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Potential new treatment for brittle bone disease

Patients with osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease) treated with teriparatide, a form of parathyroid hormone approved for treatment of women with osteoporosis, had stronger...

How the ‘Matthew Effect’ helps some scientific papers gain popularity

Fine-grained research shows boost for leading-edge and low-profile work in the life sciences happens after authors are honored. Do scientific papers written by well-known scholars...

Serotonin Perpetuates Chronic Pain Signals In Local Nerves

Setting the stage for possible advances in pain treatment, researchers at The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland report they have pinpointed...

Tiny acts of microbe justice help reveal how nature fights freeloaders

The idea of everyone in a community pitching in is so universal that even bacteria have a system to prevent the layabouts of their...

Team Cuts Toxicity Associated With Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a devastating illness that gradually robs sufferers of muscle strength and eventually causes a...

Unusual suspects in hunt for RNA machines

DNA stores the information of life, proteins provide the action, and in between sits elusive RNA, which serves both as a database of information...

Mice can inherit learned sensitivity to a smell

Trauma can scar people so indelibly that their children are affected. History provides examples of generations traumatized by war and starvation, whose children experience...

How living cells solved a needle in a haystack problem to...

Scientists have figured out how calcium channels – the infinitesimal cell membrane pores that generate electrical signals by gating a charged-particle influx – have...

Drug Strategy Blocks a Leading Driver of Cancer

The protein in cells that most often drives the development of cancers has eluded scientists’ efforts to block it for three decades – until...

Existing drug unexpectedly benefits mice with Leigh syndrome

The transplant anti-rejection drug rapamycin showed unexpected benefits in a mouse model of a fatal defect in the energy powerhouses of cells, the mitochondria....

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