Molecular Biology

Maintaining Balance in the Brain

San Francisco, CA — With the school year well on its way, we all recognize the importance of getting students energized. However, we also know that overstimulated children can wreak havoc on a classroom,...

Eating Less Fat may Save Your Hair

Tokyo, Japan — It’s well known that obesity is linked to the development of numerous diseases in humans. Heart disease, diabetes, and other ailments are extremely common in obese individuals. However,...

Cancer Immunotherapy Gets PIP Boost

Kyoto, Japan — A synthetic molecular code shows promise towards improving the response of some cancer patients to immunotherapy treatments. The approach involves using a molecule that can provide energy...

Enzyme could be Major Driver of Preeclampsia

Dallas, TX — A new study by UT Southwestern scientists indicates that an enzyme called protein phosphatase 2 (PP2A) appears to be a major driver of preeclampsia, a dangerous pregnancy complication...

Understanding a Nanomuscle

Kanazawa, Japan — Cells in the human body constantly receive substances from the outside via a process called endocytosis.  One important endocytosis pathway involves the formation of a protrusion...

Deleting DNA to Treat Mitochondrial Diseases

Kyoto, Japan — Mutant DNA sequences inside cellular mitochondria can be eliminated using a bespoke chemical compound. The approach, developed by scientists at Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated...

Taking the Pain Out of Kidney Stone Analysis

Osaka, Japan — Up to 15% of people will experience kidney stones, and for 50% of those that do, they will recur. It is therefore important to understand as much as possible about how kidney stones...

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