Medical research

Faulty neurotransmitter causes weak, overactive bladder in mice

Urinating more frequently and in lower volumes can be a sign of overactive bladder, according to physiologists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston. Researchers investigated how the ...

Genetics

Researchers refine understanding of fetal hemoglobin regulation

Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have discovered a new part of the regulatory cascade responsible for silencing fetal hemoglobin in adult cells. The findings, published today in Nature Genetics, refine ...

Immunology

In colitis patients, skin conditions may originate in the gut

A new study by UC San Francisco researchers reveals how gut inflammation can disrupt not only the digestive system, but also the skin. It's a tale in which the main players are specialized immune cells and the bacterial communities—called ...

Overweight & Obesity

Molecule boosts fat burning

Normally, fat cells store energy. In brown fat cells, however, energy is dissipated as heat—brown fat thus serves as a biological heater. Most mammals therefore have this mechanism. In humans it keeps newborns warm; in ...

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