Stress can promote breast cancer cell colonization of bone, Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology investigators have discovered.
Johns Hopkins tissue engineers have used tiny, artificial fiber scaffolds thousands of times smaller than a human hair to help coax stem cells into developing into cartilage, the shock-absorbing lining of elbows and knees that often wears thin from injury or age.
For decades, researcher Mina Bissell pursued a revolutionary idea?that a cancer cell doesn't automatically become a tumor, but rather, depends on surrounding cells (its microenvironment) for cues on how to develop.
Delivering a high-birth-weight infant more than doubles a woman's breast cancer risk, according to research from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
“While watching 30-min television (TV) programs that contained either food-related content or non-food-related content, participants were asked to eat two types of candy by explicitly being told that we were interested in how the TV program influenced their taste and therefore they needed to consume some of those candies. The results indicated that there was no overall difference in candy intake based on the TV content; however, the association was moderated by their restrained eating status. Restrained eaters ate more calories while watching a food-related TV program whereas unrestrained eaters were not influenced by the content of the TV program.”
Bonus excerpt from the materials and methods:
“After all of the participants were seated, they were instructed that they were going to watch two TV program segments of SpongeBob SquarePants that would take approximately 30 min. We chose SpongeBob SquarePants because it is one of most popular animated television programs in the U.S. and we consequently assumed that most students would pay attention to the content of the shows. Importantly, those two segments contained either food-related content or non-food-related content depending on the condition. Specifically, food-related segments included the episodes of ...
Mayo Clinic researchers have found a novel way to monitor real-time chemical changes in the brains of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS).
NASA plans to develop a host of spacecraft and booster vehicles in order to replace the Space Shuttle and send astronauts to the Moon and possibly to Mars as well. Currently, NASA is in the process of designing two boosters, the Ares I and Ares V.
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have uncovered one of the mechanisms by which aging may compromise the ability of the immune system to fight infections and respond to vaccines.
The ability of infants to recognize speech is more sophisticated than previously known, researchers in New York University?s Department of Psychology have found.
The Canadian Biotechnologist and Bio-Rad Laboratories Canada congratulate Karen Walker, science teacher at the Earl of March Secondary School in Kanata, Ontario, on being awarded the 2012 Biotechnology Explorer Mini Grant. In the words of her department head, Sherry Lee: Ms. Walker is committed to stimulating student interest in genomic, is a leader in biotechnology [...]
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