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The hubbub about the heart’s lub-dub

The heart’s cellular blueprint has been the subject of scientific debate for decades, with no component causing more trouble the KCNE1. This little protein, E1...

MIT robot may accelerate trials for stroke medications

Robot protocol able to cut time and cost of Phase III drug trials by 70 percent. The development of drugs to treat acute stroke or...

The internal clock and feeding rhythm set the pace of the...

Living organisms have adapted to the day-night cycle and, in most cases, evolved a "circadian clock" – that is: an actual cellular metronome –...

Caffeine enhances memory

For some, it's the tradition of steeping tealeaves to brew the perfect cup of tea. For others, it's the morning shuffle to a coffee...

Nutrition influences metabolism through circadian rhythms

A high-fat diet affects the molecular mechanism controlling the internal body clock that regulates metabolic functions in the liver, UC Irvine scientists have found....

Researchers create compounds that boost antibiotics’ effectiveness

Inhibitor compounds developed by UC Irvine structural biologists and Northwestern University chemists have been shown to bolster the ability of antibiotics to treat deadly...

New material mimics calamari skin, is invisible to infrared cameras

What can the U.S. military learn from a common squid? A lot about how to hide from enemies, according to researchers at UC Irvine’s...

Centers throughout the brain work together to make reading possible

A combination of brain scans and reading tests has revealed that several regions in the brain are responsible for allowing humans to read.The findings...

Beyond tender loving care: ‘TLCs’ promise health and happiness

WASHINGTON -- Lifestyle changes -- such as getting more exercise, time in nature, or helping others -- can be as effective as drugs or counseling to treat an array of mental illnesses, according to a new paper published by the American Psychologica...

Herschel finds less dark matter but more stars

ESA's Herschel space observatory has discovered a population of dust-enshrouded galaxies that do not need as much dark matter as previously thought to collect gas and burst into star formation. The galaxies are far away and each boasts some 30...

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