Apr 28, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Mouse teeth give insight into tissue regeneration
Researchers hope to one day use stem cells to heal burns, patch damaged heart tissue, even grow kidneys and other transplantable organs from scratch. This dream edges closer to reality every year — and now, basic research has information from the front teeth of mice that helps.
Apr 27, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Can we now turn off allergy-sensitive cells?
Research suggests blocking transcription factors from turning genes "on" helps aleviate severe lung reactions. RCM-1 is a newly developed, nontoxic small molecule that stops mucus production in mice exposed to allergens.
Apr 26, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Fertility can hinge on sperm swimming conditions
Female enzymes are specific to each woman in quality, quantity and function. New research finds a woman's enzymes in utero can improve sperm's ability to swim through the uterus and up a fallopian tube on the way to an egg. Every mammal's sperm must make this swim, and the easier the swim, the better the chance for success.
Apr 25, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Neurons live long life in the gut of adult mice
Contrary to dogma, new evidence supports how a healthy adult mouse can regenerate a third of its gut nerve cells every week. This refutes long-held scientific beliefs that gut nerve cells are the same from birth to death — and may reflect the human gut as well.
Apr 24, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Which facial features are most controlled by genetics?
Research published this month uses computer image and statistical shape analysis to identify which parts of the face are most likely to be inherited.