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Lighting up cardiovascular problems using nanoparticles
A new nanoparticle innovation that detects unstable calcifications that can trigger heart attacks and strokes may allow doctors to pinpoint when plaque on the walls of blood vessels becomes dangerous. (2019-12-09)
New clues to the link between ALS and type 2 diabetes
Patients with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) often suffer from type 2 diabetes. (2019-12-09)
Are women getting adequate nutrition during preconception and pregnancy?
In a Maternal & Child Nutrition analysis of published studies on the dietary habits of women who were trying to conceive or were pregnant, most studies indicated that women do not meet nutritional recommendations for vegetable, cereal grain, or folate intake. (2019-12-04)
AI helps find signs of heart disease on lung cancer screens
Artificial intelligence (AI) provides an automated and accurate tool to measure a common marker of heart disease in patients getting chest CT scans for lung cancer screening, according to a new study. (2019-12-03)
Bio-inspired hydrogel can rapidly switch to rigid plastic
A new material that stiffens 1,800-fold when exposed to heat could protect motorcyclists and racecar drivers during accidents. (2019-12-03)
Protein defect leaves sperm chasing their tails
A team led by researchers from Osaka University have characterized a protein, called VSP, that keeps sperm swimming in straight lines. (2019-12-02)
Taste-related protein provides target for drugs to treat neurological disorders
Understanding how the brain processes sweet, bitter and umami tastes may one day help researchers design more effective drugs for neurological disorders. (2019-12-02)
Filaments that structure DNA
Researchers discover how outside stimuli drive the formation and reorganization of the cytoskeleton in the nucleus of mammalian cells. (2019-11-22)
Research shows old newspapers can be used to grow carbon nanotubes
New research has found that old newspaper provide a cheap and green solution for the bulk production of single walled carbon nanotubes. (2019-11-22)
Olivine-norite rock detected by Yutu-2 likely crystallized from the SPA impact melt pool
Chang'E-4 research team lead by Prof. Yangting Lin from Key Laboratory of Earth and Planetary Physics, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, suggested that olivine-norite rock detected by the lunar rover Yutu-2 likely crystallized from the SPA impact melt pool. (2019-11-19)
Master regulator in mitochondria is critical for muscle function and repair
New study identifies how loss of mitochondrial protein MICU1 disrupts calcium balance and causes muscle atrophy and weakness. (2019-11-14)
'Give me the calcium!' Tulane virus takes over cellular calcium signaling to replicate
Researchers uncover the first piece of functional evidence suggesting that Tulane virus and human norovirus use viroporins to control cellular calcium signaling. (2019-11-13)
Carbon dots make calcium easier to track
Prof. DONG Wenfei's research group from the Suzhou Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (SIBET) has developed a new type of fluorescent carbon dot that can effectively detect calcium levels in cells. (2019-11-12)
This is what the monsoon might look like in a warmer world
In the last interglacial period on Earth about 125,000 years ago, the Indian monsoon was longer, more extreme and less reliable than it is today. (2019-11-12)
Defining a new approach to treating Parkinson's disease
Scientists from the University of Cologne have contributed to identifying Cav2.3 as a new target for a promising specific therapy. (2019-11-12)
Calcium added to acidified prepartum diets for dairy cows benefits future reproduction
Achieving an appropriate calcium balance in dairy cows is critical near calving, but not only to ensure a healthy transition to lactation. (2019-11-05)
Molecular gatekeepers that regulate calcium ions key to muscle function
Controlled entry of calcium ions into the mitochondria, the cell's energy powerhouses, makes the difference between whether muscles grow strong or easily tire and perish from injury, according to research published in Cell Reports. (2019-10-31)
Scientist confirm a new 'magic number' for neutrons
An international collaboration led by scientists from the University of Hong Kong, RIKEN (Japan), and CEA (France) have used the RI Beam Factory (RIBF) at the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-base Science to show that 34 is a ''magic number'' for neutrons, meaning that atomic nuclei with 34 neutrons are more stable than would normally be expected. (2019-10-24)
Monitoring the corrosion of bioresorbable magnesium
ETH researchers have recently been able to monitor the corrosion of bioresorbable magnesium alloys at the nanoscale over a time scale of a few seconds to many hours. (2019-10-23)
Simple test predicts dangerous pregnancy disorder
Researchers have developed a simple, low-cost way to predict preeclampsia, a potentially deadly condition that kills 76,000 mothers and 500,000 babies every year. (2019-10-22)
Calcium batteries: New electrolytes, enhanced properties
Calcium-based batteries promise to reach a high energy density at low manufacturing costs. (2019-10-15)
The giant geode of Pulpí
The geode of Pulpí is an 11-meter hollow ovoid with crystal-paneled walls. (2019-10-15)
Growing and moving
How interactions between neuronal migration and outgrowth shape network architecture. (2019-10-09)
New method visualizes groups of neurons as they compute
Using a fluorescent probe that lights up when brain cells are electrically active, MIT and Boston University researchers found they can image the activity of many neurons at once, in mice brains. (2019-10-09)
How can ultrasonic brain stimulation cure brain diseases?
IBS scientists found a calcium channel expressed in astrocytes in the brain to be a highly sensitive target for LILFU-induced neuronal activity in the motor cortex, such as tail movement. (2019-10-08)
Research maps key signaling pathways linking calcium entry and exit in activated T cells
Like entrance and exit doors on a building, a cell's outer surface has doors -- channels, pumps, and transporters that selectively control what molecules enter or exit. (2019-10-08)
Voltage gated calcium channels 'read' electric patterns in embryos to create cartilage and bone
Scientists have revealed how the electrical patterns formed within an embryo initiate a cascade of molecular changes that culminate in the development of cartilage and bone. (2019-10-07)
Temple scientists ID new targets to treat fibrosis -- a feature of many chronic diseases
When it comes to repairing injured tissue, specialized cells in the body known as fibroblasts are called into action. (2019-10-04)
How a protein connecting calcium and plant hormone regulates plant growth
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that a unique mechanism involving calcium, the plant hormone auxin and a calcium-binding protein is responsible for regulating plant growth. (2019-09-26)
Army project brings quantum internet closer to reality
A US Army research result brings the quantum internet a step closer. (2019-09-26)
Inflammation amps up neurite growth, gene expression involved in heat, cold sensitivity
Inflammation increases neuronal activity, gene expression and sensory nerve (neurite) outgrowth in neurons involved in thermal -- but not physical- sensations in mice. (2019-09-26)
Is theory on Earth's climate in the last 15 million years wrong?
A key theory that attributes the climate evolution of the Earth to the breakdown of Himalayan rocks may not explain the cooling over the past 15 million years, according to a Rutgers-led study. (2019-09-23)
Mummy study: Heart disease was bigger issue for human ancestors than initially thought
A new imaging study of the mummified arteries of people who lived thousands of years ago revealed that their arteries were more clogged than originally thought, according to a proof-of-concept study led by a researcher with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (2019-09-23)
Temple researchers identify new target regulating mitochondria during stress
Like an emergency response team that is called into action to save lives, stress response proteins in the heart are activated during a heart attack to help prevent cell death. (2019-09-19)
Calcium channel blockers may be effective in treating memory loss in Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia but the changes in brain cell function underlying memory loss remains poorly understood. (2019-09-11)
'Flying fish' robot can propel itself out of water and glide through the air
A bio-inspired bot uses water from the environment to create a gas and launch itself from the water's surface. (2019-09-11)
How babies absorb calcium could be key to treating osteoporosis in seniors
New research reveals the mechanism that allows breastfeeding babies to absorb large amounts of calcium and build healthy bones -- a discovery that could lead to treatment for osteoporosis and other bone diseases later in life. (2019-09-10)
Melatonin is a potential drug for the prevention of bone loss during space flight
Melatonin could be a novel drug for preventing bone loss of astronauts during space flight. (2019-09-03)
Vitamin D: How much is too much of a good thing?
A three-year study by researchers at the Cumming School of Medicine's McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), showed there is no benefit in taking high doses of vitamin D. (2019-09-03)
Temple scientists identify promising new target to combat Alzheimer's disease
In the case of Alzheimer's disease, Temple researchers show that mitochondrial calcium transport remodeling -- what appears to be an attempt by cells to compensate for flagging energy production and metabolic dysfunction -- while initially beneficial, ultimately becomes maladaptive, fueling declines in mitochondrial function, memory, and learning. (2019-09-03)
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