One key to a healthy weight may lie deep inside the brain, in the endoplasmic reticulum of cells that produce the “grandfather” of appetite-regulating hormones.
Basic Science and Laboratory Research
A Cas9 protein discovered in meningitis bacteria can act as precise “scissors” for both types of genetic material, cutting at a desired spot guided by CRISPR RNAs.
Learning from Flint: Legionnaires’ Disease Studies Show a Need for Careful Water Treatment and Better Patient Testing Everywhere
In two new studies, researchers show clear link between Flint’s water changes and disease cases, and find that the bacteria strain found in homes is not what doctors often test for.
A new study finds that obesity-prone rats respond more strongly to food-related cues, including specific changes in cells of the same brain area linked to addiction.
The lifting of a three-year ban on gain-of-function research revives the critical goal of averting disaster — but may also increase the risk of accidental or deliberate pandemics.
How a visualization — and a new understanding — of a class of “defender proteins” may help scientists fight HIV infection.