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A Nucleotide Change Could Initiate Fragile X Syndrome

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Researchers reveal how the alteration of a single nucleotide—the basic building block of DNA—could initiate fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of intellectual disability.
27-Aug-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Deploying Exosomes to Win a Battle of the Sexes

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A study in JCB provides further detail into how male fruit flies deploy exosomes to alter the mating behavior of females. The findings also identify a signaling pathway that might play a role in human cancers of tissues that secrete exosomes, such...
20-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Club Cells Are “Bad Guys” During Flu Infection

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Reserachers show that a specialized subset of lung cells can shake flu infection, yet they remain stamped with an inflammatory gene signature that wreaks havoc in the lung.
13-Aug-2014 11:20 AM EDT

Sugary Bugs Subvert Antibodies

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Researchers reveal how a lung-damaging bacterium turns the body's antibody response in its favor.
6-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Tackling Liver Injury

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Researchers uncover a new drug that spurs liver regeneration after surgery.
6-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Key Adjustment Enables Parasite Shape-Shifting

Crafty parasites undergo dramatic shape changes that enable them to adapt to different living conditions and thrive. Researchers show that these transformations might not be as difficult as they appear.
30-Jul-2014 11:15 AM EDT

Healing the Heart with Fat

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A diet enriched in 18-HEPE might help prevent heart failure in patients with cardiovascular diseases, according to researchers in Japan.
16-Jul-2014 11:15 AM EDT

Study Links Enzyme to Alzheimer’s Disease

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Unclogging the body’s protein disposal system may improve memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers in Korea.
16-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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