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Latest Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Stories

2009-01-24 14:30:47

Scientists at UCSF have discovered an abnormality in a patient’s immune system that may lead to safer therapies for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and colitis, as well as potential new ways to treat transplant rejection.

2009-01-12 12:17:33

Imagine new treatments for heart disease or muscle loss that direct the body to repair damaged tissue rather than helping it cope with a weakened condition.

2009-01-05 13:39:36

With cold and flu season in full swing, the fact that viruses and bacteria rapidly evolve is apparent with every sneeze, sniffle, and cough.

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2008-12-16 15:37:03

New article in the FASEB Journal shows that caffeine during pregnancy affects heart development and function

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2008-12-01 17:10:00

A stunning discovery based on epigenetics (the inheritance of propensities acquired in the womb) reveals that consuming choline—a nutrient found in eggs and other foods

2008-07-02 16:05:03

MIT researchers offer tantalizing evidence on how to make people smarter, naturally

2008-07-02 16:00:31

New study in the FASEB Journal shows how substances similar to THC are necessary for healthy skin and may lead to new skin disease treatments

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2008-04-30 08:56:26

New study in the FASEB Journal identifies c-FLIP and calpain-3 proteins as drug targets in limb-girdle muscular dystrophy and other conditions

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2008-03-31 12:55:00

Biologists have just confirmed what poets have known for centuries: eyes really are windows of the soul—or at least of the brain.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.