Jul 24, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Bad genes don't always lead to same outcomes
New research has uncovered how DNA influences the potential severity of any genetic disease. Two people with the same disease-causing gene mutation do not always become ill to the same extent — an end result that has puzzled scientists for decades.
Jul 23, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
How is temperature affecting mammal moms?
Temperature change affects reproduction in mammals as well as how they care for their young. With cooler temperatures, hamster moms increase their nursing output, but at warmer temperatures they decrease milk production. With climate change, researchers are hurrying to record how temperature flucturation impacts mammal moms and their babies.
Jul 22, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Sialic acid is key to unlocking brain disorders
Research in mice may help us understand how small changes in the way sialic acid attaches to the surface of a neuron can affect motor skills and learning, or cause hyperactivity.
Jul 21, 2015-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Metformin does not drop baby birthweights
Treating obese pregnant women with a diabetes drug does not stop their babies from being born overweight. Doctors had hoped that such treatment would help reduce obesity rates and lower difficult births.
Jul 20, 2015-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Binge-eating cavefish share gene with obese people
Blind cavefish have adapted to annual cycles of starvation and binge-eating having mutations in their MC4R gene. This is the same gene that is mutated in certain obese people with insatiable appetites, according to a new study led by Harvard Medical School geneticists.