Findings by Marshall University scientists published this week in iScience shows that fat cells control the systemic response to brain function, causing impairment in memory and cognition in mice. The activation of Na,K-ATPase oxidant amplification loop affects the expression of important protein markers in fat cells as well as in the hippocampus, which can worsen brain function and lead to neurodegeneration. T
Recent research highlights from three journals of the Ecological Society of America. From Ecological Monographs: the fiery future of Yellowstone, and aerial imagery of grassland soils. From Ecological Applications: seagrass restoration, and changes afoot in U.S. wilderness areas. From Ecology: large herbivores are eating more than just plants, and an explanation for the difference between tropical and temperate fruits.
A new four-year research study, supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, will identify appropriate ethical and policy guidance for translational xenotransplantation kidney clinical trials—studies that connect basic research with clinical practice.
- NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine has found no correlation between COVID-19 vaccinations and risk of first-trimester miscarriages, providing further evidence of the safety of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy.
- New England Journal of Medicine
A study led by UC Davis explores how human-caused changes on land can affect aquatic animals, specifically in the case of the fungal pathogen, Cryptococcus gattii.
- Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
- John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program
What if, in order to understand the social intelligence of animals, including humans, we had to study the brain at the group level and not only at rather than the individual level? This is a perspective put forward by Julia Sliwa, a CNRS researcher at the Paris Brain Institute, in the journal Science.