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Sep 2, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Checkmating the "Red King theory"
In Lewis Carroll's book "Through the Looking-Glass," the Red Queen tells Alice how a race is run in Wonderland, stating: "Here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place." This statement holds true in nature. Competitive species are under constant pressure to evolve rapidly to outgun their competition — the Red Queen Theory.

Sep 1, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Morrbid gene fights infection havoc
A new study has identified that inflammatory disorders are mediated by RNA molecules called long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs). Turns out that the Morrbid gene regulates immune cells via lncRNAs, which are key in fighting infection and preventing inflammatory disorders.

Aug
31, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Protein that promotes the breakdown of fat
Researchers have found a protein on the surface of fat droplets — especially in the muscles of endurance athletes — that can kick-start a more efficient breakdown of fat throughout our bodies.

Aug 30, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Immune cells active in brain development
Microglia are cells that fight brain diseases and injury by swallowing foreign "objects" and activating repair molecules. Recent research suggests these cells are active even under normal conditions, and contribute to sculpting neural circuits.

Aug 29, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Face shape is in our genes
Researchers have made great strides in identifying genes that contribute to facial traits. The many characteristics that make up a person's face, nose size and face width, are determined by specific genes and their variations.

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