The Science Behind the Headlines

Cracking The Circadian Code

Cracking The Circadian Code

Cracking the Circadian Code The most recent WEEKLY described the molecular basis of circadian rhythm, the internal 24-hour clock that governs many of our biological processes. Disrupting this cycle over the long term is linked to diseases including obesity, diabetes,...

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Circadian Rhythm & Disease

Circadian Rhythm & Disease

AND THE BEAT GOES ON Earlier this week, most areas of North America and Europe observed the annual ritual of “springing forward.” People started setting their clocks ahead one hour in the U.S. in 1918. The federal government aimed to save electricity and increase...

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Biotech for Non-Scientists

Attack Of The Tregs!!

Attack Of The Tregs!!

Attack Of The Tregs!! No matter what it sounds like, this subset of helper T-cells aren’t invaders from another planet. Nope, Tregs, or regulatory T-cells, come from New Jersey (don’t say it!) and elsewhere.  They suppress the immune system. These newcomers to the...

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The Gut-Brain Axis

The Gut-Brain Axis

Decoding The Gut-Brain Axis Earlier this week, a newly published study made headlines for showing a direct link between the gut microbiome and depression. For the past several years, scientists have suspected a link between bugs in the gut and neurological health....

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An Egg-cellent Idea

An Egg-cellent Idea

An Egg-cellent Idea "The incredible, edible egg." This advertising slogan created for the American Egg Board in the 1970s rings truer than ever. Here’s why: scientists at the Roslin Institute (Midlothian, Scotland), part of the University of Edinburgh, recently...

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Medical Devices & Diagnostics

An Epigenetic Liquid Biopsy

An Epigenetic Liquid Biopsy

A New Type of Liquid Biopsy Biopsy. It can bring to mind painful cutting, punching and poking. Thankfully, these important and potentially life-saving procedures have moved into the new millennium along with the rest of us. Liquid biopsies have become a hot area of...

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