High-fat diet in childhood may affect sperm later in life

New research in mice suggests that a high-fat diet early in life may impair male fertility in adulthood. The first-of-its-kind study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New gene implicated in neuron diseases

Failures in a quality control system that protects protein-building fidelity in cells can lead to motor neuron degeneration and related diseases, according to a new study from an international team co-directed by Scripps ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cellular antiviral defenses

Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) is a quality control mechanism that regulates levels of both aberrant and wild-type cellular RNAs. It also contributes to antiviral immunity against select plant and human RNA viruses. However, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What medications are safe in cases of COVID-19?

There is plenty of information floating around the Internet about what medications may or may not be useful in treating the symptoms associated with COVID-19. The extent of the pandemic, coupled with our digital capabilities, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Simple, low-cost ventilator builds on available resuscitation bags

A simple, low-cost ventilator based on the resuscitation bags carried in ambulances—and widely available in hospitals—has been designed by an international team of university researchers. The device, which is powered ...

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