New knowledge on the cellular makeup and growth of teeth can expedite developments in regenerative dentistry — a biological therapy for damaged teeth — as well as the treatment of tooth sensitivity. The study, which was conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, is published in Nature Communications. Teeth develop through a […]

They might share the same name, but ash produced in the western wildfires is a very different hazard than ash produced in explosive eruptions. Terra/MODIS image of the wildfires across California, Oregon and Washington on September 10, 2020. Credit: NASA. The western United States is on fire. Large swaths of Oregon, […]

Study shows adding stem cells to educational intervention can significantly help kids with autism. Results of a clinical trial released today (September 9, 2020) in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine indicate that a combination of stem cell therapy and educational intervention can significantly help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). “Social communication, language, […]

Flavorings combine with solvents in e-cigarettes to produce new toxic chemicals that irritate the airways, triggering reactions that can lead to breathing and heart and blood vessel problems, according to new research presented at the ‘virtual’ European Respiratory Society International Congress.[1] Sven-Eric Jordt, associate professor of anesthesiology, pharmacology, and cancer […]

The Trump administration on Monday finalized its weakening of an Obama-era rule aimed at reducing polluted wastewater from coal-burning power plants that has contaminated streams, lakes and underground aquifers The change will allow utilities to use cheaper technologies and take longer to comply with pollution reduction guidelines that are less […]

Losing weight could prevent or even reverse diabetes, according to late breaking research presented today at ESC Congress 2020.1 In 2019, approximately 463 million people worldwide had diabetes, of which the vast majority (around 90%) was type 2 diabetes.2 Diabetes doubles the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and death from […]

Mice lacking CNOT3 in pancreatic beta cells have fewer insulin-producing cells, leading to diabetes. Credit: OIST A protein that’s common throughout the body plays a key role in regulating glucose levels, says new research conducted in the Cell Signal Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University […]

Postdoctoral associate Junwei Li, lead author of the study, holds an example of a capsule containing their enzyme. Credit: Image by Melanie Gonick/MIT MIT engineers devise a temporary film that could deliver drugs or aid in digestion and may help treat diabetes, infections, and other conditions. By making use of enzymes […]

Mania Graphic. Credit: Diogo Matias Identifying the brain circuits affected in these “lesional” cases of mania, in addition to contributing to understanding the underlying mechanisms, could help find more effective treatments for bipolar disorder. A team of scientists from Portugal and the USA have now announced significant progress in the […]

International Space Station night image of Madrid, courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA. 12 February 2012. Time: 02:22:46 GMT (local time 03:22:46) (ISS030-E-82052). Credit: Courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA. Blue light has become an increasingly common component of urban outdoor lighting. […]