Biology and Anatomy News

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1/14/2009
Brain May Be Wired for Social Conformity

Study says 'error-monitoring' signals keep us from being too different from others

1/12/2009
Cold Weather May Raise Blood Pressure in Elderly

Seasonal variance suggests target for better treatments

1/5/2009
Viagra May Shield Heart From Blood Pressure Damage

Sildenafil appears to delay dangerous heart muscle expansion in mice

12/29/2008
Researchers Create Molecular Manual

Compiled by supercomputers, data may aid in treating diseases

12/24/2008
Bling Makes Your Brain Sing

'Rewarding' objects receive star status in neurological vision systems, study shows

12/23/2008
Genes Seem to Affect Tissues Differently

Finding may help unravel how diseases form

12/22/2008
Gene Variant Tied to Smokers' Risk of Lung Cancer

2 transporters normally help protect lungs by removing inhaled toxins, study say

12/22/2008
'Blind' Man Navigates Obstacle Course Without Error

Researchers say finding suggests alternate vision routes in the brain

12/22/2008
Scientists Discover Trigger for Autoimmune Diseases

Self-attacking, dormant cells switch 'on' in those with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

12/22/2008
2 Cardiovascular Proteins Tied to Severity of Alzheimer's

Their interaction cuts blood flow to brain, limiting its ability to shed plaques

12/18/2008
Childhood Obesity May Cause Thyroid Problems

Finding suggests low-grade inflammation changes gland's structure

12/16/2008
Snorers Burn More Calories During the Day

But study shows it doesn't offset extra weight that often accompanies the condition

12/16/2008
HIV Can Penetrate a Woman's Healthy Genital Skin

Study finds virus can reach immune cells in just 4 hours

12/10/2008
Scientists ID Enzyme Causing Brain Cell Death

Findings could offer new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases

12/8/2008
Scientists ID Protein Aiding Breast Cancer Spread

Called Menainv, research suggests it's a promising candidate as marker for metastasis

11/28/2008
Study Recruiting From Alzheimer's-Prone Families

The findings might boost understanding of the disease generally, researchers say

11/21/2008
Scientists ID Uterine Muscle Switch for Contractions

Finding may lead to new therapies for preterm labor

11/19/2008
Researchers ID Suite of Genes in Aging Process

Biomarkers could provide scientific baseline for anti-aging drug trials, study says

10/30/2008
'Iceman' Mummy Has No Modern Kin

Though first discovered in the Alps, DNA study finds no genetic link to modern Europeans

10/29/2008
Scientists Identify Brain's 'Hate Circuit'

And same 2 areas also activated by romantic love, study finds

10/28/2008
Elaborate Network Drives When and Where Proteins Are Made

Study finds molecules convey genetic instructions from nuclei to fulfill different roles

10/23/2008
Hydrogen Sulfide Key Player in Blood Pressure Regulation

Mouse study finds 'rotten egg'-smelling gas relaxes arteries, may have broader applications

10/17/2008
Hormones May Be to Blame for Women's Cavity Rates

Reproductive pressures, dietary preferences all contribute, anthropologist suggests

10/15/2008
New Technique Activates Brain Neurons to Move Paralyzed Limb

Experiment with monkeys could lead to new treatments for severely injured patients

10/15/2008
Early TB Found in 9,000-Year-Old Bones

Ancient strain shows disease is 3,000 years older than thought

10/13/2008
Embryonic Heart Shows Strong Capacity to Regenerate

Mouse study finds fetal cells compensated for loss of nearly half of cardiac tissue

10/9/2008
Small Intestine Senses Bitter Toxins in Food

Finding could improve cancer, diabetes treatments, study suggests

10/6/2008
Occasional Forgetfulness Tied to Loss of Brain Volume

It's unclear whether this is linked to dementia, scientists say

10/3/2008
Gestational Diabetes Risk Higher for Asian-White Couples

Pelvic size may also play role in further chance of Caesarean delivery, study finds

9/16/2008
Lifestyle Changes Boost Enzyme Regulating Cell Aging

Adjustments to diet, exercise increased telomerase levels 29%, cut 'bad' cholesterol

9/11/2008
Time Teaches Brain to Recognize Objects

Research could pave way for enhanced computer vision systems, MIT study suggests

9/8/2008
Brain's Memory Capacity Much Larger Than Believed

Finding could have implications for artificial intelligence, memory disorder treatments

9/5/2008
Last of Woolly Mammoths Had North American Roots

Beasts established themselves earlier than presumed

8/21/2008
Scientists ID New Proteins in Programmed Cell Death

Findings may lead to novel drug targets for stroke, infectious diseases, study says

8/18/2008
New Imaging Technique Could Spot Early Cancers

Lasers heat nanotubes, then docs listen for ultrasound waves released showing tumors

8/11/2008
Researchers Hunt Normal Cells That Give Rise to Cancer

Identifying these progenitors may provide context for tumor formation, new treatments

8/6/2008
Brain Slow to Judge Fast-Moving Objects Head-On

It builds a statistical model based on what is, in fact, a very unhurried world, study says

8/5/2008
DNA Helps Trace History of Human Migration

Findings reveal how cultures interacted, adopted advances, study says

7/4/2008
Anxiety, Shyness May Be Long-Lasting Traits

Brain mechanism present early in life predisposes people to worry, study finds

6/26/2008
Sprinters Closest to Starter's Pistol Have Edge

Study says startle response sped up reactions

6/23/2008
Crocodile Babies Cry Out for Hatching

Tiny noises mean its time for Mom to dig up the nest, scientists say

6/13/2008
Pursuit of Females Dates Way, Way Back

Skeletal findings suggest men fighting over women took place even in prehistoric times.

6/8/2008
Scientists ID Brain Pathway That Stops Seizures

Mouse study finds gene affects acids that regulate severity of convulsions

5/7/2008
Researchers Publish Genome Sequence for Duck-Billed Platypus

One of the few mammals that lays eggs offers clues to evolution of all mammalian genes

5/6/2008
Imaging Advances Map Brain Areas Affecting Mood

Circuits involved with depression, bipolar disorders could receive more targeted treatment

4/24/2008
Collagen Samples of Tyrannosaurus Rex Link Dinosaur to Birds

First time molecular data has solidified the evolutionary connection, researchers say

4/3/2008
Eating Less May Hinder Immune System

Study with deer mice found reducing food intake 30% decreased infection-fighting cells

4/3/2008
DNA Find in Oregon Is Oldest Yet Discovered in Americas

Paisley Caves reveal genetic material in excrement linking New World to Siberia, East Asia

1/21/2008
Different Neural Pathways at Work Going Under, Coming Out of Anesthesia

Mouse study on brain's orexin system could lead to new drugs with fewer side effects

12/7/2007
Evidence of TB Found in 500,000-Year-Old Fossil

Finding contradicts belief that disease only emerged several thousands years ago