Aging reversed through mitochondrial DNA replenishment

Aging reversed through mitochondrial DNA replenishment Aging reversed through mitochondrial DNA replenishment Researchers have reversed wrinkled skin and hair loss, hallmarks of aging, in a mouse model. When a mutation leading to mitochondrial dysfunction is induced, the mouse develops wrinkled skin and extensive, visible hair loss in a matter of weeks. When the mitochondrial function…

Scientists identify a new kind of human brain cell

Public Release: 27-Aug-2018   ‘Rosehip’ neurons not found in rodents, may be involved in fine-level control between regions of the human brain Allen Institute IMAGE: This is a digital reconstruction of a rosehip neuron in the human brain. Credit: Tamas Lab, University of Szeged One of the most intriguing questions about the human brain is…

Shrimp heal injured fish

Public Release: 22-Aug-2018 James Cook University James Cook University scientists in Australia have discovered that shrimp help heal injured fish. PhD student David Vaughan is working on a project led by Dr Kate Hutson at JCU’s Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture. He said it was important to know how the shrimp interact with…

Antibiotic side effects in kids lead to nearly 70,000 ER visits in the US each year

Public Release: 23-Aug-2018 Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society The use of antibiotics drives the development of antibiotic resistance, a major threat to public health worldwide. But these drugs also carry the risk of harm to individual patients, including children. According to a new analysis published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, antibiotics led…

Radical transformations likely needed to achieve universal health care

Public Release: 23-Aug-2018 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Boston, MA – Technological innovation, expansion of the use of frontline personnel such as community health workers, and rapid increases in health care financing are likely to be instrumental to achieving universal health care (UHC) in countries around the world, according to a new analysis…

Genetically engineered virus spins gold into beads

Public Release: 23-Aug-2018 The discovery could make production of some electronic components cheaper, easier, and faster University of California – Riverside IMAGE: Electron microscope image of M13 spheroid-templated spiky gold nanobead with corresponding graphical illustration. Credit: Haberer Lab, UC Riverside RIVERSIDE, Calif. (http://www.ucr.edu) — The race is on to find manufacturing techniques capable of arranging…

Maple leaf extract could inhibit skin wrinkles

Maple leaf extract could inhibit skin wrinkles Maple leaf extract could inhibit skin wrinkles Maple trees are best known for their maple syrup and lovely fall foliage. But it turns out that the beauty of those leaves could be skin-deep — and that’s a good thing. Today, scientists report that an extract from the leaves…

One of the most popular ADHD drugs may cause hallucinations and other psychotic symptoms

Public Release: 22-Aug-2018 Exeley Inc. In the scientific article recently published in Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Erica Ramstad and others reviewed the existing evidence between various psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, problems with concentration or anxiety with methylphenidate, a drug commonly prescribed as a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder…

Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo caused in part by Indonesian volcanic eruption

Public Release: 22-Aug-2018 Imperial College London Electrically charged volcanic ash short-circuited Earth’s atmosphere in 1815, causing global poor weather and Napoleon’s defeat, says new research. Historians know that rainy and muddy conditions helped the Allied army defeat the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo. The June 1815 event changed the course of…