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Exercise’s Benefits to Dementia Can Be Made Chemically
Exercise’s Benefits to Dementia Can Be Made Chemically
Boosting both neurogenesis and a brain-derived growth factor can mimic the cognitive benefits of exercise in a mouse mode of Alzheimer’s disease.
Exercise’s Benefits to Dementia Can Be Made Chemically
Exercise’s Benefits to Dementia Can Be Made Chemically

Boosting both neurogenesis and a brain-derived growth factor can mimic the cognitive benefits of exercise in a mouse mode of Alzheimer’s disease.

Boosting both neurogenesis and a brain-derived growth factor can mimic the cognitive benefits of exercise in a mouse mode of Alzheimer’s disease.

Nobel Prize, genetics & genomics, cell & molecular biology, developmental biology
RNA Detection Tool Debate Flares Up at ACS Meeting  
RNA Detection Tool Debate Flares Up at ACS Meeting  
Katarina Zimmer | Sep 5, 2018
Researchers have flagged several issues with so-called SmartFlares over the years, and it’s still unclear why they don’t appear to work under certain circumstances.
Early Results of First In Vivo Gene-Editing Trial Encouraging
Early Results of First In Vivo Gene-Editing Trial Encouraging
Kerry Grens | Sep 5, 2018
Two patients who received Sangamo’s zinc finger–based treatment for Hunter syndrome have lower biomarkers of the condition, but no signs of new enzyme production.
Adult Cardiac Stem Cells Don’t Exist: Study
Adult Cardiac Stem Cells Don’t Exist: Study
Diana Kwon | Sep 5, 2018
A mouse study adds to the growing body of work disputing the ability of progenitor cells to regenerate muscle tissue in adult mammals’ hearts.
Image of the Day: Ocean Wonder
Image of the Day: Ocean Wonder
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 4, 2018
Molecules similar to those produced by sea anemones are neuroprotective in a mouse cell model of Alzheimer’s disease.
US Companies Launch CRISPR Clinical Trial
US Companies Launch CRISPR Clinical Trial
Catherine Offord | Sep 3, 2018
The Germany-based study will test an ex vivo genome-editing therapy for the inherited blood disorder β-thalassemia.
Infographic: Triggering Titin
Infographic: Triggering Titin
Julio M. Fernández | Sep 1, 2018
This third filament involved in muscle function is often ignored in medical textbooks. Here's how it works.
Old Age Has Links to Redox Stress in Muscles
Old Age Has Links to Redox Stress in Muscles
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 1, 2018
Even if people exercise, hydrogen peroxide and other reactive molecules continue to accumulate in the tissues.
Opinion: Stop Ignoring This Filament Crucial to Muscle Function
Opinion: Stop Ignoring This Filament Crucial to Muscle Function
Julio M. Fernández | Sep 1, 2018
Titin was discovered four decades ago, but some physiology textbooks fail to recognize the important role it plays in muscle contraction.
Infographic: How Muscles Age
Infographic: How Muscles Age
Gillian Butler-Browne, Vincent Mouly, Anne Bigot, Capucine Trollet | Sep 1, 2018
Numerous cellular changes underlie the decline of muscle mass and strength in the elderly.