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2014-04-01 15:23:26

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that molecular function of the "hairless" gene may explain why mutations contribute to the pathogenesis of atrichia with papular lesions, a rare form of hair loss It's not a hair-brained idea: A new research report appearing in the April 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal explains why people with a rare balding condition called "atrichia with papular lesions" lose their hair, and it identifies a strategy for reversing this hair loss. Specifically the...

2014-03-26 11:32:37

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that the complement system allows the body to identify abnormal vessels and specifically target them for removal without damaging healthy cells A new report published online in The FASEB Journal may lead the way toward new treatments or a cure for a common cause of blindness (proliferative retinopathies). Specifically, scientists have discovered that the body's innate immune system does more than help ward off external pathogens. It also helps...

Dark Chocolate Is Good For Your Heart
2014-02-27 09:05:27

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) It might seem too good to be true, but dark chocolate is good for you and scientists now know why. Dark chocolate helps restore flexibility to arteries while also preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels. Both arterial stiffness and white blood cell adhesion are known factors that play a significant role in atherosclerosis. What's more, the scientists also found that increasing the flavanol...

2013-12-02 21:30:10

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that an abnormal amount of an inflammatory protein called PAR2 is present on abdominal fat tissues of overweight and obese humans and rats Scientists have moved a step closer to an "obesity drug" that may block the effects of diets high in sugar and fats. In a new research report published in the December 2013 issue of The FASEB Journal, scientists show that there is an abnormal amount of an inflammatory protein called PAR2 in the abdominal fat...

2013-09-30 14:13:54

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that C6', a compound that releases nitric oxide in the body, prevented abnormalities associated with priapism in mice with and without sickle cell disease It's not the little blue pill famous for helping men get big results, but for those who need it, the outcome might be even more significant. A new research report published online in The FASEB Journal, offers hope to men who experience priapism. This condition, which is often seen in men with...

2013-07-11 16:26:01

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that obese fathers have changes to microRNAs that increase the risks for daughters to be overweight/obese, and both sons and daughters to have diabetes-like diseases If you are obese and hope to be a father, here's another reason to lose weight: your children and grandchildren may inherit your waistline or metabolic disorders. That's because scientists have discovered in mice that obese fathers, even those who did not show any signs of diabetes,...

2013-05-28 21:52:37

Resolvins are molecules naturally produced by the body from omega-3 fatty acids — a process that can be jumpstarted by common aspirin. In a new study, published in The FASEB Journal, researchers at Karolinska Institutet describe how resolvins could protect against the cognitive impairment that often affects recovery of surgical and critically ill patients. The study adds new knowledge on how peripheral surgery affects the brain and neuronal function contributing to the processes of...

2013-04-30 23:04:50

Zebrafish study suggests new research in The FASEB Journal confirms that zebrafish can be used as a model of human exposure to cyanide that vitamin B2 is an antidote to cyanide poisoning With the remains of a recent lottery winner having been exhumed for foul play related to cyanide poisoning, future winners might wonder what they can do to avoid the same fate. A new report in The FASEB Journal involving zebrafish suggests that riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, may mitigate the toxic...

2013-03-26 11:12:49

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered a novel strategy for preventing infections due to the highly common herpes simplex viruses, the microbes responsible for causing genital herpes (herpes simplex virus 2) and cold sores (herpes simplex virus 1). The finding, published online by The FASEB Journal, could lead to new drugs for treating or suppressing herpes virus infections. "We've essentially identified the molecular "key" that herpes...

2013-02-12 14:47:33

New research in The FASEB Journal, based on carbon-14 dating, shows that despite repeated high-impact loading, the Achilles tendon is not renewed, but stays the same throughout adult life Notorious among athletes and trainers as career killers, Achilles tendon injuries are among the most devastating. Now, by carbon testing tissues exposed to nuclear fallout in post WWII tests, scientists have learned why: Like our teeth and the lenses in our eyes, the Achilles tendon is a tissue that does...