Protein interaction drives muscle atrophy

Protein interaction drives muscle atrophy

Muscle wasting, or atrophy, is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans. Aging is the most common cause, but muscle atrophy also happens as a result of muscle disuse—after injury or spinal cord damage, for example—malnutrition, critical illness, or...
Trolls often waive their anonymity online

Trolls often waive their anonymity online

From politicians and celebrities, companies and organizations to individuals of certain nationalities and the socially disadvantaged, the list of parties affected by hate speech in social media is long. Insulting, threatening or derogatory comments are commonplace in...
Diabetes drugs may ease addiction

Diabetes drugs may ease addiction

Drugs that mimic the action of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), and which are being used clinically to treat obesity and Type 2 diabetes, also may have a role in treating drug abuse. That’s the implication of a study in mice by Aurelio Galli, Ph.D., and colleagues...
Spit: The diagnostic tool of the future?

Spit: The diagnostic tool of the future?

In the name of spit science, Douglas Granger and his colleagues have collected saliva samples from a restless polar bear, a college marching band and Navy medics dodging bullets in simulated combat. The mouthwatering liquid is a gold mine of information, says Granger,...
Menopause, sleepless nights may make women age faster

Menopause, sleepless nights may make women age faster

In a pair of studies published today UCLA researchers report that menopause accelerates biological aging and that insomnia, which often accompanies menopause, also has a clear association with age acceleration. The dual findings suggest both factors could increase...

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