2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin abolishes circadian regulation of hepatic metabolic activity in mice

TCDD abolished daily oscillations in relative liver weight The effects of TCDD on body and liver weight were examined following oral gavage with sesame oil vehicle or 30 µg/kg TCDD every 4d for 28d. At euthanasia,...

Can nanotechnology repair body organs and heal wounds? Let’s find out

Your body’s cellular structure is programmable, making it possible for it to be changed into other kinds of cells. And today, already a number of scientific studies have found at least a couple of...

George Mason University breast cancer treatment patent licensed by Targeted Pharmaceuticals

George Mason University patent with applications to breast cancer treatment licensed by Targeted Pharmaceuticals, a cannabinoid-based drug discovery company Credit: Copyright: www.gmu.edu Manassas, Va. – A patent granted...

EU Launches Pharma Strategy, Raising Both Hopes and Questions

The public’s response has been cautious after the European Union unveiled a pharmaceutical strategy last week designed to spur domestic innovation and the production of affordable, state-of-the-art therapies. Amid a boom in biotech funding driven...

How do interactions between gut bacteria and fungi exacerbate crohn’s disease?

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center researcher receives NIH funding to investigate Credit: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Scientists have...

Researchers adapt cell phone camera for SARS-CoV-2 detection

Credit: Daniel Fletcher and Melanie Ott Researchers have developed an assay that can detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in a nasal swab using a device attached to...

Researchers unveil experimental compound to block therapeutic target in blood cancer

Credit: UNC Lineberger CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina – Researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a hyperactive cell signal that contributes to tumor growth in an aggressive blood cancer. They also developed...

Can we solve the riddle of the coral reef halos?

Credit: Copyright: CNES/Airbus; DigitalGlobe.  Coral reefs worldwide are threatened by a variety of human impacts. Fishing is among the most pressing threats to reefs, because it occurs...

Small and large birth weight linked to genetics of mother and baby – except...

A large-scale study by Cardiff University and the University of Exeter has found the strongest evidence to date that genetics play a major role in most cases when babies born at full term are...

Brushing up functional materials

Over the past few years, chemists have developed different kinds of synthetic strategies to generate polymer brush layers on material surfaces. In general, polymer brushes can be attached to solid surfaces by “grafting to”...

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