Scientists envision a ‘stock market’ for species to put a price tag on actions...

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Species have objective value, but they also provide ecosystem services with significant economic value, such as the pollination of our crops by bees. However, because such values are difficult to put into numbers, they...

Math model predicts many drug combinations to help treat heart attacks

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The researchers used mice to develop a mathematical model of myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack.The new model predicts many useful new drug combinations that may one day help treat heart attacks,...

New research contributes to a better understanding of the basic biology of nerve cells

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Scientists are beginning to understand the exact actions of a type of gene that, unlike other genes, does not code for proteins - the building blocks of life.New research led by the University of...

New study offers a ‘big picture’ of Europe’s genetic landscape

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 genetic landscapeA new study from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences examining population genetics across Europe has looked at the diverse ancestors of people living in the United Kingdom. This information has the...

Biochemists use enzymes to change the way brain cells communicate with each other

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As you read this sentence, neurons in your brain send fast-fire electrical signals to each other, relaying information. They do this through small, specialized junctions between them called synapses.There are many different types of...

Decoding a key cell component atom by atom

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Decoding a key cellWhatever you're doing, whether you're driving a car, walking, or even at your laziest, eating potato chips and watching TV on the couch, there's a whole host of molecular machines inside...

One in 500 men carries an extra sex chromosome, putting them at risk of...

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About one in 500 men can carry an extra X or Y chromosome - most of them unaware - putting them at increased risk for diseases such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, and thrombosis,...

IgG antibodies in breast milk help form the gut bacteria and immunity of babies

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IgG antibodies in breast milkIgG: Researchers have known for some time that breast milk provides essential nutrients to newborns, and antibodies from mothers who have been vaccinated against a specific disease-causing bacteria or virus can...

A stress protein in fibroblasts may be a good target for future cancer drugs

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The ATF4 protein acts in tumors and tumor-supporting fibroblasts to promote tumor survivalA study led by researchers at the university's Perelman School of Medicine suggests that a stress protein that is overactive in many...

Proteomic study of 2,002 tumors identifies 11 molecular subtypes of all cancers across 14...

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To facilitate gene-level data queries from more than 10,000 cancer patient transcript sequences and proteomics data from 2,000 patients, the researchers developed an easy-to-use cancer data analysis web platform called UALCAN.Proteomic study: A new study...