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2009-12-23 09:17:11

New research in the FASEB Journal shows for the first time that reducing caloric intake, specifically in the form of glucose, extends the lifespan of human cells Going back for a second dessert after your holiday meal might not be the best strategy for living a long, cancer-free life say researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. That's because they've shown exactly how restricted calorie diets"”specifically in the form of restricted glucose"”help human cells live...

2009-12-23 09:15:16

New research in the FASEB Journal explains how variola, monkeypox, and related viruses disable immune systems to yield devastating consequences A team of researchers working in a high containment laboratory at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA, have solved a fundamental mystery about smallpox that has puzzled scientists long after the natural disease was eradicated by vaccination.: they know how it kills us. In a new research report appearing online in The FASEB...

2009-11-30 16:20:11

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that highly palatable, energy-dense foods may activate genes that ultimately make us obese Those extra helpings of gravy and dessert at the holiday table are even less of a help to your waistline than previously thought. According to a new research report recently appearing online in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org), a diet that is high in fat and in sugar actually switches on genes that ultimately cause our bodies to store too much fat....

2009-11-30 15:43:02

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that manipulating testicular hormone levels can turn male fertility on and off, representing new strategy for developing 'the pill' for men and for treating male infertility A new research report published in the December 2009 print issue of The FASEB Journal could one day give men similar type of control over their fertility that women have had since the 1960s. That's because scientists have found how and where androgenic hormones work in the testis...

2009-10-29 15:11:26

New research in the FASEB Journal opens the door for new drugs that could prevent severe flu-related lung damage As the nation copes with a shortage of vaccines for H1N1 influenza, a team of Alabama researchers have raised hopes that they have found an Achilles' heel for all strains of the flu"”antioxidants. In an article appearing in the November 2009 print issue of the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) they show that antioxidants"”the same substances found in plant-based...

2009-10-15 13:33:21

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that manipulation of the brain's own immune cells with IL-6 could lead to reversal of Alzheimer's disease pathology A breakthrough discovery by scientists from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, may lead to a new treatment for Alzheimer's Disease that actually removes amyloid plaques"”considered a hallmark of the disease"”from patients' brains. This discovery, published online in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org), is based on...

2009-10-05 09:32:36

New research in the FASEB Journal shows that fast myosin motor gene transfer increases contractions of heart muscle cells Scientists from the Universities of Michigan and Minnesota show in a research report published online in the FASEB Journal that gene therapy may be used to improve an ailing heart's ability to contract properly. In addition to showing gene therapy's potential for reversing the course of heart failure, it also offers a tantalizing glimpse of a day when "closed heart...

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2009-10-01 13:46:53

New research in the FASEB Journal demonstrates role of IL-6 on sleep-related consolidation of specific types of memories, particularly during late night REM sleep cycles Good news for procrastinating students: a nasal spray developed by a team of German scientists promises to give late night cram sessions a major boost, if a good night's sleep follows. In a research report featured as the cover story of the October 2009 print issue of The FASEB Journal, these scientists show that a molecule...

2009-09-16 05:53:23

In a development that could lead to a novel approach to the treatment of a devastating lung disease, biochemists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston report they are the first to link the osteopontin (OPN) protein to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Findings appear online and will be in the January 2010 print issue of The FASEB Journal, the journal of The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. More than 12 million Americans are currently...

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2009-09-11 07:12:06

New, long-range research in the FASEB Journal shows that large abdominal fat cells and/or waist-to-height ratios are key indicators of future diabetes When it comes to assessing risk for type 2 diabetes, not only do waistlines matter to women, but so does the size of their fat cells. This new discovery by a team of Swedish researchers was just published online in the FASEB Journal and helps explain why some women of normal weight develop type 2 diabetes, despite not having any known risk...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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