Belly Fat Has a Role to Play in Fighting Infections
Belly Fat Has a Role to Play in Fighting Infections
Hanging in front of the abdomen like an apron, the depot of visceral fat known as the omentum helps regulate immune responses.
Belly Fat Has a Role to Play in Fighting Infections
Belly Fat Has a Role to Play in Fighting Infections

Hanging in front of the abdomen like an apron, the depot of visceral fat known as the omentum helps regulate immune responses.

Hanging in front of the abdomen like an apron, the depot of visceral fat known as the omentum helps regulate immune responses.

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A Twice-Retracted Paper on Sex Differences Ignites Debate
A Twice-Retracted Paper on Sex Differences Ignites Debate
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 27, 2018
Controversy surrounding a mathematical model to explain the so-called “greater variability of males” hypothesis fells two versions of a paper—but critics of the work wish it were still published.
Federal Health Agency Revokes Contract with Fetal Tissue Supplier
Federal Health Agency Revokes Contract with Fetal Tissue Supplier
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 26, 2018
Health and Human Services plans to review all research involving human fetal tissue.
Antibody Combo Knocks Down HIV in Clinical Trials
Antibody Combo Knocks Down HIV in Clinical Trials
Kerry Grens | Sep 26, 2018
Some patients could suppress the virus without antiretroviral therapy for months after the drug infusions.
Image of the Day: Parasite Stopped in Its Tracks
Image of the Day: Parasite Stopped in Its Tracks
Iris Kulbatski | Sep 26, 2018
Suppression of a signaling pathway in Toxoplasma gondii prevents the parasite from replicating in host cells.
Gene Editing Treats Mitochondrial Disorders in Mice
Gene Editing Treats Mitochondrial Disorders in Mice
Catherine Offord | Sep 25, 2018
Researchers used TALENs and zinc finger nucleases to correct disease-causing mutations.
Fossilized Lipids Confirm <em>Dickinsonia</em> as One of the Earliest Animals
Fossilized Lipids Confirm Dickinsonia as One of the Earliest Animals
Ruth Williams | Sep 20, 2018
An analysis of organic material from 500-million-year-old fossils upholds the theory that the mysterious creatures were early forms of animal life.
Synthetic Sandalwood Maintains Hair Growth in Human Tissue
Synthetic Sandalwood Maintains Hair Growth in Human Tissue
Kerry Grens | Sep 18, 2018
The compound engages with a receptor in hair follicle cells and prevents skin cells from dying.
Cochrane Collaboration Expels Cofounder, Prompts Resignations
Cochrane Collaboration Expels Cofounder, Prompts Resignations
Catherine Offord | Sep 18, 2018
Physician Peter Gøtzsche, a board member of the organization, has been an outspoken critic of certain vaccines and of the pharma industry in general.
Gene-Edited Skin Patch Prevents Cocaine Overdose in Mice
Gene-Edited Skin Patch Prevents Cocaine Overdose in Mice
Shawna Williams | Sep 17, 2018
With a built-in supply of a powerful cocaine-chomping enzyme, the transplant might also curb addiction.