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Just the Sight of Food Gets the Liver Ready for Action
Abby Olena | Nov 15, 2018
In mice, seeing and smelling food causes immediate cellular changes that ready the liver to convert incoming amino acids to proteins.
Company Offers Free Whole-Genome Sequencing for Data Sharers
Shawna Williams | Nov 15, 2018
Nebula Genomics is among the first blockchain-based companies to reward users for contributing personal data for research.
College Campuses Close as Wildfires Ravage California
Kerry Grens | Nov 14, 2018
Universities are still assessing the extent of the damage; field sites are at risk and some equipment has been damaged.
Parkinson’s Patient Transplanted with Neurons Derived from iPSCs
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 14, 2018
This is the first time researchers have tested the use of the reprogrammed stem cells in the human brain.
Human Activities Are Making Hurricanes Worse: Study
Ashley Yeager | Nov 14, 2018
Anthropogenic climate change and urbanization appear to boost rainfall and exacerbate flooding risks, according to two
Genetic Predisposition to Obesity Linked with Depression
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 13, 2018
The variants associated with the mood disorder included those without metabolic risks, suggesting it is the psychological effects of obesity at play.
Low-Gluten Diet Alters the Human Microbiome
Catherine Offord | Nov 13, 2018
A study of Danish adults reveals moderate changes in the abundance of multiple gut bacteria species, but the results might not be due to reduced gluten per se.
Ebola Clinical Trial to Begin Amid Outbreak in DRC
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 12, 2018
The study will examine the efficacy of four drugs—an antiviral and three monoclonal antibodies—that are already being used to treat patients in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Opinion: The New Frontiers of Epigenetics
John D. Loike | Nov 12, 2018
Newly developed techniques could propel a field already advancing rapidly to complement modern medicine.
Fecal Transplant Heals Colitis Caused by Immunotherapy
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 12, 2018
A case study of two patients with advanced cancer shows it might be possible to avoid a common and severe side effect of immunotherapy treatment.