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New Structure in Dogs’ Eye Linked to Blinding Retinal Diseases

In humans, a tiny area in the center of the retina called the fovea is critically important to viewing fine details. Densely packed with...

Study in Fruitflies Connects Protein Misfolding, Sleep Loss and Age

Pulling an “all-nighter” before a big test is practically a rite of passage in college. Usually, it’s no problem: You stay up all night,...

New Sleep Gene Promotes the Need to Sleep

All creatures great and small, including fruitflies, need sleep. Researchers have surmised that sleep – in any species -- is necessary for repairing proteins,...

Making stem cells grow human hair

If the content of many a situation comedy, not to mention late-night TV advertisements, is to be believed, there's an epidemic of balding men,...

Activating Pathway Could Restart Hair Growth in Dormant Hair Follicles

A pathway known for its role in regulating adult stem cells has been shown to be important for hair follicle proliferation, but contrary to...

Brain Connectivity Study Reveals Striking Differences Between Men and Women

A new brain connectivity study from Penn Medicine published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found striking differences in the neural wiring...

Blood Test Accurately Diagnoses Concussion, Predicts Long Term Cognitive Disability

A new blood biomarker correctly predicted which concussion victims went on to have white matter tract structural damage and persistent cognitive dysfunction following a...

Epigenetic Changes May Explain Chronic Kidney Disease

The research of physician-scientist Katalin Susztak, MD, PhD, associate professor of Medicine in the Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, at the Perelman School of...

Sons of cocaine-using dads may resist drug addiction

A father's cocaine use may make his sons less sensitive to the drug and thereby more likely to resist addictive behaviors, suggests new findings...

Diabetes Drug May Help Lung Cancer Patients

Treating aggressive lung cancer with the diabetes drug metformin along with radiation and chemotherapy may slow tumor growth and recurrence, suggests new preliminary findings...

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