Neuroscience

A novel biomarker for multiple sclerosis

An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine (Volume 242, Issue 15, September, 2017) identifies opioid growth factor (OGF) as a novel biomarker for the onset and progression of multiple sclerosis (MS). The study, ...

Cardiology

Possible new tool for first responders: An ice bag to the face

A new study suggests a simple bag of ice water applied to the face could help maintain adequate blood pressure in people who have suffered significant blood loss. Blair Johnson, PhD, assistant professor at the University ...

Oncology & Cancer

Targeting cancer cells with an implantable drug delivery system

An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine (Volume 242, Issue 7, March, 2017) describes a new drug delivery system for the treatment of cancer. The study, led by Dr. Horst A. von Recum from the Department of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Suppressing vasculogenic mimicry in breast cancer

An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine (Volume 242, Issue 6, March, 2017) identifies a new signaling pathway involved in breast cancer cell growth. The study, led by Dr. Chan-Wha Kim, from the Department ...

Genetics

Researchers find potential treatments for hemoglobinopathies

An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine (Volume 242, Issue 3, February, 2017) identifies microRNAs (miRNAs) as key factors in some hemoglobinopathies, genetic disorders characterized by alterations in the ...

Medical research

Fat tissue shows a robust circadian rhythm in a dish

In humans, glucose tolerance varies with time of day, but the mechanism responsible for the variation in insulin sensitivity throughout the day is unclear. In a recent study in The Journal of the Federation of American Societies ...

Medical research

Physiologists study how athletes respond to icy water conditions

Hundreds of athletes around the globe are diving into frigid waters to compete in one-mile ice swims. Performance and human physiological response in water this cold—it must be 5o Celsius or less to qualify as an "ice mile" ...

Neuroscience

UH pharmacology student to present research on Fragile X April 3

Luis Martinez, a pharmacology doctoral candidate at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, has earned a spot to present his research on Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) at the 2016 Experimental Biology Meeting April 2-6 in ...

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