JUPITER, FL - Jan. 16, 2019 - Your cells have an amazing ability--they can build their own energy factories, called mitochondria. Once built, mitochondria must move where needed in the cell. Defects in mitochondrial transport are a suspected cause of diseases including Alzheimer's, ALS, Huntington's and Parkinson's.
A research in collaboration with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has carried out a massive genetic study of the relationships between feather mites and birds
The researchers also identified two genes involved in metabolism that were "turned down" in the next two generations of flies, called bmm and PGC-1. Revving up the flies' metabolism by overexpressing these genes also protected the hearts of the children and grandchildren of flies that ate a fatty diet. This protection lasted even if the subsequent generation consumed coconut oil.
Researchers at the University of Basel's Biozentrum have now discovered a molecular approach preventing rejection of the transplanted graft while simultaneously maintaining the ability to fight against infections.
Short-lived wild insects "get old" - losing some of their physical abilities - before they die, new research shows. Few studies have examined whether insects such as field crickets - whose adult life lasts a few weeks - experience "ageing" in the sense of physical decline in nature.
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have used mathematical modelling to identify why the 2007 UK outbreak of bluetongue - a viral disease spread by midge bites that affects sheep and cattle - was smaller than it could have been and to predict the future impact of the disease in northern Europe as the climate warms.
Study: Animal populations are decreasing due to their high-risk food-finding strategies
Primates of the Caribbean: Ancient DNA reveals history of mystery monkey
Study: Turmoil behind primate power struggles often overlooked by researchers
A spark in the gut? Scientists say that there are hundreds of bacteria in the stomach that have just been discovered as electrogenic in a different, simpler way than other types of bacteria that produce electricity.
Japanese cancer researcher based in Atlanta praises the anime 'Cells at Work!' for giving accurate depictions of the immune system battling against cancer cells.
Neuroscientists found a new type of human brain cell called the rosehip neuron. The mysterious neuron could be one of the few cells that only exist in human or primate brains.
Scientists find the first ever direct evidence of interbreeding among early humans. The first-generation hybrid named Denny has a Neanderthal mother and a Denisovan father, two entirely different human species that co-existed for hundreds of thousands of years.