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Researchers Find New Role for Dopamine in Gene Transcription and Cell Proliferation

George Washington University

A joint group of researchers at the George Washington University and the University of Pittsburgh have found that dopamine and the dopamine D2 receptor modulate expression via the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. This pathway is responsible for control of cell proliferation and organ identity and is implicated in cancer, thus having broad implications for health and development of new therapeutics

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, Cell Biology, Kidney Disease, Scientific Reports,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST
Newswise: Early Spinal Patterns May Predict Scoliosis in Teen Years

Early Spinal Patterns May Predict Scoliosis in Teen Years

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A pediatric researcher has identified patterns of spinal curvature in younger children that may be likely to develop into scoliosis by adolescence. Accurately predicting scoliosis, a common, abnormal curvature of the spine, may set the stage for the first-ever methods to prevent the potentially disabling condition.

Channels: All Journal News, Bone Health, Children's Health, Healthcare, Scientific Reports, Nature (journal),

Released:
13-Nov-2019 3:30 PM EST
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‘Ghost’ footprints from Pleistocene era revealed by radar tech

Cornell University

Invisible footprints hiding since the end of the last ice age – and what lies beneath them – have been discovered by Cornell University researchers using a special type of radar in a novel way.

Channels: All Journal News, Archaeology and Anthropology, Dinosaurs, Paleontology, Scientific Reports,

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11-Nov-2019 2:25 PM EST
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The gut may be the ticket to reducing chemo’s side effects

Ohio State University

In a new study, scientists observed several simultaneous reactions in mice given a common chemotherapy drug: Their gut bacteria and tissue changed, their blood and brains showed signs of inflammation, and their behaviors suggested they were fatigued and cognitively impaired.

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, Cognition and Learning, Mental Health, Microbiome, Neuro, Scientific Reports,

Released:
11-Nov-2019 2:10 PM EST
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Creating Fake Rhino Horn with Horse Hair to Help in Saving the Endangered Rhino

Oxford University Press

Published today in Scientific Reports they hope their method will provide a blueprint to create credible fakes that could eventually flood a market which has decimated the wild rhino population.

Channels: All Journal News, Wildlife, Environmental Science, Scientific Reports,

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8-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Newswise: CBD, THC Use During Early Pregnancy Can Disrupt Fetal Development
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CBD, THC Use During Early Pregnancy Can Disrupt Fetal Development

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

A new study published in Scientific Reports, a Nature Research journal, shows how a one-time exposure during early pregnancy to cannabinoids (CBs) – both synthetic and natural – can cause growth issues in a developing embryo. This is the first research to show such a connection in mammals.

Channels: Alcohol and Alcoholism, Children's Health, Marijuana, Women's Health, Staff Picks, Scientific Reports, All Journal News,

Released:
4-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Cell Chemistry Illuminated by Laser Light

Cell Chemistry Illuminated by Laser Light

Stony Brook University

Raman microspectroscopy is a laboratory technique to produce molecular fingerprints of materials, however fluorescence has interfered with its applications. Now scientists have devised a photochemical technique, published in Scientific Reports, that suppresses fluorescence.

Channels: All Journal News, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Marine Science, Scientific Reports,

Released:
4-Nov-2019 2:20 PM EST
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Name that tune: Brain takes just 100 to 300 milliseconds to recognize familiar music

University College London

The human brain can recognise a familiar song within 100 to 300 milliseconds, highlighting the deep hold favourite tunes have on our memory, a UCL study finds.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Neuro, Parkinson’s Disease, Scientific Reports,

Released:
30-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Research On Large Storm Waves Could Help Lessen Their Impact On Coasts

Research On Large Storm Waves Could Help Lessen Their Impact On Coasts

Georgia Institute of Technology

An international team of researchers has analyzed months of data of large nearshore waves to provide new insights that could help improve the designs of a variety of coastal structures from seaports to seawalls to better withstand destructive waves.

Channels: All Journal News, Environmental Science, Materials Science, Technology, Hurricanes, Scientific Reports, Grant Funded News,

Released:
29-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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