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2011-02-15 19:39:03

William T. Talman, MD, President of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), praised President Barack Obama for his continuing support for science and engineering. "The President recognizes that our future depends on research," Talman stated. In a letter to President Obama, Talman noted that his "support for this critical investment"”even during a time of unprecedented budgetary constraints"”will help to improve the lives of millions of people." In...

2011-01-31 14:36:36

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that there are extensive but reversible changes in the heart when it is exposed to low oxygen levels similar to those caused by many diseases From the highest mountaintop comes a new research report in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) that gets to the bottom of what happens to the hearts of people when exposed to low-levels of oxygen, such as those on Mount Everest or in the intensive care unit of a hospital. In the study, researchers...

2011-01-26 20:46:22

Last night, in his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama presented the nation with a vision of a better future through investment in education, infrastructure, and research. Recognizing the role that innovation has played in this nation's history and the promise that it holds for addressing the many challenges we face, he stated that "maintaining our leadership in research and technology is crucial to America's success." William T. Talman, MD, President of the Federation of...

2011-01-17 12:21:31

The microbiome of a person is made up of the genetic elements of the microorganisms that reside mostly within our intestines and on our skin. The characteristics of a microbiome can indicate both a healthy and diseased area within the body. In a report in the current edition of the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine studied how the absence of a molecule, toll-like receptor 2 (Tlr2), can positively and negatively...

2011-01-13 15:09:22

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that the absence of intestinal toll-like receptor 2 affects gut bacteria, pointing to a new way to manage weight and intestinal problems If you are looking to lose weight in the coming year, you may need help from an unexpected place: the bacteria in your gut. That's because scientists have discovered that the bacteria living in your intestines may play a far more significant role in weight loss and gastrointestinal problems than ever imagined. In a...

2011-01-04 14:57:53

For decades, doctors have looked at fitness levels, weight, and overall health risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Now, they may soon add a new risk factor to the list: activation of the complement system. The complement system is usually implicated in immune responses, but now there's a role for it in cardiovascular disease. In a new research report appearing in the January 2011 print issue of the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org), scientists from Europe and the United States show...

2010-12-01 21:11:38

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that plasminogen, which helps break down blood clots, puts rogue prion proteins into overdrive, causing devastating brain diseases The joy of a juicy hamburger could make a comeback thanks a new discovery by scientists from the University of Kentucky. In a new research report in the December 2010 print issue of The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org), scientists found that a protein our body uses to break up blood clots speeds up the progress of...

2010-11-30 14:17:51

Your body marches to a circadian rhythm "“ a daily cycle of light and dark orchestrated by several genes. In studies in primates, a group of researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine found that a high fat diet in mothers can upset this circadian cycle, which may lead to obesity in the offspring. Researchers from the University of Utah and the Oregon National Primate Research Center of the Oregon Health and Science University in Beaverton were also instrumental in this...

2010-11-22 16:16:44

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that a fetal liver gene called Npas2 is a key regulator of the circadian system with a significant metabolic response as a result of a mother's high-fat diet The link between sleeping and obesity is drawn tighter as a new research published online in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org/content/early/2010/11/19/fj.10-172080.abstract) study shows that what your mother ate when she was pregnant may make you obese or overweight by altering the...

2010-11-01 21:12:14

New research in the FASEB Journal explains sophisticated animal model system that allows for in-depth exploration of gene function and expression as related directly or indirectly to all diseases Everybody knows that if you're physically fit, you're less likely to get a wide range of diseases. What most people don't know is that some people are "naturally" in better shape than others, and this variation in conditioning makes it difficult to test for disease risk and drug effectiveness in...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'