The cover story in the June issue of Genetics describes a new technique allowing scientists to study the function of individual proteins in individual cell types in a living organism, providing deeper insights into protein function by isolating its function. Until now there was no tool for this.
– University of Massachusetts Amherst|6/19/2013 2:40 PM EDT
The role of dietary fructose in the development of obesity and fatty liver diseases remains controversial, with previous studies indicating that the problems resulted from fructose and a diet too high in calories. However, a new study conducted in an animal model at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center showed that fructose rapidly caused liver damage even without weight gain. The researchers found that over the six-week study period liver damage more than doubled in the animals fed a high-fructose diet as compared to those in the control group.
– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center|6/19/2013 2:30 PM EDT
University of Alabama child-care experts offer suggestions on how to prepare children, and parents, for kindergarten.
– University of Alabama|6/19/2013 2:00 PM EDT
In a study published in the June 19 online edition of the journal Nature, a scientific team led by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine visually monitored the dynamic cellular events that take place when cardiac regeneration occurs in zebrafish after cardiac ventricular injury. Their findings provide evidence that various cell lines in the heart are more plastic, or capable of transformation into new cell types, than previously thought.
– University of California, San Diego Health Sciences|6/19/2013 2:00 PM EDT
Starbucks announced it is voluntarily posting calorie counts on its menu boards and one Loyola dietitian is raising her coffee cup in salute.
– Loyola University Health System|6/19/2013 1:50 PM EDT
Supreme Court Invalidated Gene Patents: What’s Next? Media Are Invited to Register Now for a Live, Cap-Exclusive Event
Live expert panel discussion today, June 19, 2013, from 3-4 p.m. EDT on Supreme Court Ruling on gene patents.
– College of American Pathologists (CAP)|6/19/2013 1:00 PM EDT
Using clouds of ultra-cold atoms and a pair of lasers operating at optical wavelengths, researchers have reached a quantum network milestone: entangling light with an optical atomic coherence composed of interacting atoms in two different states.
– Georgia Institute of Technology|6/19/2013 1:00 PM EDT
In this week’s issue of Nature, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute report their discovery of an important trick that a well-known intrinsically disordered protein uses to expand and control its functionality.
– Scripps Research Institute|6/19/2013 1:00 PM EDT
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