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Healing the Heart with Fat


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


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

Unlocking the Therapeutic Potential of SLC13 Transporters


A new study provides the first functional analysis of a member of a family of transporter proteins implicated in diabetes, obesity, and lifespan, potentially providing the key that will enable researchers to unlock their therapeutic potential.
18-Jun-2014 12:00 PM EDT

How Sperm Get Into the Zona


Before it can fertilize an egg, a sperm has to bind to and bore through an outer egg layer known as the zona pellucida. Researchers now identify the protein in the zona pellucida that sperm latch onto.
11-Jun-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Combination Therapy May Help Patients with Follicular Lymphoma


Follicular lymphoma is an incurable form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is diagnosed each year in 120,000 people worldwide. Researchers show that a high-risk group of patients with the disease could benefit from a novel drug combination.
6-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Neurons Can Use Local Stores for Communication Needs


Researchers reveal that neurons can utilize a supremely localized internal store of calcium to initiate the secretion of neuropeptides, one class of signaling molecules through which neurons communicate with each other and with other cells.
20-May-2014 4:00 PM EDT

How Cone Snail Venom Minimizes Pain


The venom from marine cone snails, used to immobilize prey, contains numerous peptides called conotoxins, some of which can act as painkillers in mammals. Researchers provide new insight into the mechanisms by which one conotoxin, Vc1.1, inhibits...
14-May-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Understanding Aspirin’s Effect on Wound Healing Offers Hope for Treating Chronic Wounds


Researchers describe how aspirin acts on key skin cells called keratinocytes to delay skin repair at wound sites. A better understanding of this process offers hope for the development of drugs to encourage wounds to heal.
7-May-2014 11:10 AM EDT

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