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2020 Experimental Biology Meeting Wire
 

2020 Experimental Biology Meeting

Though the Experimental Biology 2020 meeting was canceled in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are pleased to report that EB research abstracts are being published in this month’s issue of The FASEB Journal.

Read about the latest research that was scheduled for the 2020 Experimental Biology Meeting in our newsroom.



Is It Safe to Vape While Breastfeeding?

Findings from a new animal study suggest that maternal nicotine exposure during breastfeeding could be linked to problems with skull and face development.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Experimental Biology 2020


Researchers Identify Drugs that Could Halt Preterm Labor

Researchers have discovered a common molecular pathway in women who experience preterm labor and are using this insight to develop new treatments for woman who experience early labor.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Experimental Biology 2020


Breathing During Exercise Is Harder for Women Than Men

While both sexes have the capacity for phenomenal athletic achievements, women on average must work harder to breathe during strenuous exercise compared to men, according to new research.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Experimental Biology 2020


“Dirty” Mice Could Help Make a More Effective Flu Vaccine

A new study calls into question the reliance on disease-free laboratory mice for testing new influenza (flu) vaccines.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Experimental Biology 2020


Tube Worm Slime Displays Long-Lasting, Self-Powered Glow

When threatened, the marine parchment tube worm secretes a sticky slime that emits a unique long-lasting blue light. New research into how the worm creates and sustains this light suggests that the process is self-powered.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Experimental Biology 2020


Can Vaping Scar Your Lungs? New Insights and a Possible Remedy

Researchers report evidence that the compounds in e-cigarette liquid could potentially cause the body’s tissue repair process to go haywire and lead to scarring inside the lungs.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Experimental Biology 2020


Insights into Why Loud Noise is Bad for Your Health

Two new mouse studies provide new insight into how noise exposure can lead to high blood pressure and cancer-related DNA damage.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Experimental Biology 2020


Researchers Weave Human Tissue into New Blood Vessels

Researchers have used threads made of engineered human tissue to weave blood vessels that could one day help repair diseased or damaged blood vessels.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Experimental Biology 2020


Light Helps Arthritis Treatments Target Joints

Results from a new mouse study suggest that a new light-activated drug delivery method helps confine treatments to the joints, which could reduce whole-body side effects.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Experimental Biology 2020


Earbud-like Nerve Stimulator Shows Promise for Relieving Indigestion

People who suffer frequent indigestion may find relief with a small device that hooks onto the ear known as a transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulator, or taVNS.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Experimental Biology 2020


CBD Shows Promise for Fighting Aggressive Brain Cancer

Findings from a new study examining human and canine brain cancer cells suggest that cannabidiol could be a useful therapy for a difficult-to-treat brain cancer. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive chemical compound derived from marijuana.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Experimental Biology 2020


Scientists Trace Path from PTSD to Heart Disease

A new study helps explain why people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face a higher risk of heart disease at an earlier age than people without PTSD.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Experimental Biology 2020


Reducing Early Brain Inflammation Could Slow Alzheimer’s Progression

In a new animal study examining Alzheimer’s disease, researchers found that disease progression could be slowed by decreasing neuroinflammation in the brain before memory problems and cognitive impairment were apparent.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

The FASEB Journal; Experimental Biology 2020


Scientists Use Bacteria to Help Plants Grow in Salty Soil

A new study has shown that salt-tolerant bacteria can be used to enhance salt tolerance in various types of plants. The new approach could increase crop yield in areas dealing with increasing soil salinity.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Experimental Biology 2020


Blood Test Offers Early Warning of Chemotherapy-Related Heart Problems

Scientists have identified a collection of biomarkers that together signal that a person’s cancer treatment may be harming their heart.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Experimental Biology 2020


Scientists Uncover How Zika Virus Can Spread through Sexual Contact

Zika virus is capable of replicating and spreading infectious particles within the outermost cells lining the vaginal tract, according to new research.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Experimental Biology 2020


3D Tissue Models Provide Unprecedented Insight into Human Brain Function and Disease

Researchers have created 3D tissue structures that recapitulate many aspects of specific human brain regions.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Experimental Biology 2020


High-fat Diet Consequences Include Mental Fatigue, Researchers Say

Obesity has been shown to place physical stress on the body, but new research suggests that excess weight may also cause mental fatigue.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Experimental Biology 2020


What’s the Best Way to Identify Male Hemp Seedlings?

More farmers are growing non-intoxicating strains of cannabis, or hemp, for CBD production. This new market has led to commercial genetic tests for early determination of hemp plant sex. A new study has found that these tests may not all produce accu...

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

The FASEB Journal; Experimental Biology 2020


Less Addictive Form of Buprenorphine May Help Curb Cocaine Relapse

New research performed in mice suggests that chemical modifications to buprenorphine can improve its effectiveness to treat cocaine addiction while minimizing abuse potential.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

The FASEB Journal; Experimental Biology 2020


Say No to Vaping: Blood Pressure, Heart Rate Rises in Healthy, Young Nonsmokers

New research finds that nicotine-filled e-cigarettes cause increases in heart rate and blood pressure in young people, health issues that remain even after a vaping session.

– Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Experimental Biology 2020

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