Sailfish: the fastest fish in the world?

The fascination for speed runs deep in humans: we are in awe of fast cars and the 100-meter race is the most popular event at the Olympics. More »

Nerves are required to repair the injured heart

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), such as heart attack, are responsible for approximately 18 million deaths each year, which accounts More »

Can the developmental synchrony be affected by the mothers?

Biological synchrony is a ubiquitous yet highly diverse phenomenon, with examples as wide-ranging as More »

Regulation of mediator’s expression and chemotaxis in mast cells

The increasing prevalence of inflammatory diseases worldwide underlines the importance to study the molecular mechanisms leading to these disorders More »


Lung cancer imaging before surgery and the role of brain MRI

Lung cancer kills more people each year than any other cancer worldwide. The best chance at curing the cancer is with surgery, however not all lung cancers can be taken out. Surgeons use a variety of imaging

Atelocollagen-conjugated miR-520d-5p is effective dramatically in therapy-resistant undifferentiated cancers

We have previously shown that hsa-miR-520d-5p can convert cancer cells into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) or mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) via the demethylation and consequent upregulation of TP53 in vivo. We have also reported that miR-520d-5p

Mechanism of the tumor suppressive properties of glycodelin

Malignant growth in cancer is characterized by loss of cell differentiation, uncontrolled proliferation and resistance to apoptosis. In some cases it is possible to revert malignant cells back to normal. However, this process is not very well

Lipid modified natural RNA

tRNA is an integral part of the protein translation process. It translates the genetic code from mRNA to make the corresponding protein. The process of protein translation requires a well-defined structure of specific tRNA and its ability

The Fracture Liaison Service. A standardized order set towards efficient management of fragility fractures with minor expenses

Over more than a decade, the secondary fracture prevention strategy has been the heart of osteoporosis-related fracture management studies. Management programs have oscillated between low and high levels of intensity of intervention(s); sensitization through letters or pamphlets,

Stopping the spread of diarrheal disease through the environment

More than half a million children die every year from diarrheal diseases. Most of these diseases are caused by pathogens, or “germs”. In my paper Environmental Transmission of Diarrheal Pathogens in Low and Middle Income Countries published

Small dense LDL, sub-clinical atherosclerosis and psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic arthropathy associated with psoriasis, marked by an axial and/or peripheral joint involvement and high cardiovascular. Several large  studies confirmed the relationship of small dense LDL (sd-LDL) with coronary events. Although some

Acute stroke in 3 brain territories suggests cancer

Over the past several decades cancer has increased to rival heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States. Non-infectious endocarditis and cancer-associated hypercoagulation (C-AH) have both been suggested as a source of stroke

Artemisia annua leaves improved solubility of antimalarial drug, artemisinin

Artemisia annua L., also known as Sweet Annie, is a Chinese medicinal herb that produces the important antimalarial drug, artemisinin. Artemisinin is the most powerful antimalarial ever discovered and its derivatives are the main component of artemisinin

How can we observe the evolution of the species: an example of the New Zealand damselfly genus Xanthocnemis?

This article is part of a large research that investigates the taxonomy of the endemic to New Zealand damselfly genus Xanthocnemis. Prior to the beginning of this study, four species have been reported for the genus: X.

Steroid hormones regulated the cellular immune response of the crustacean

The endocrine system plays a crucial role in metabolism. Endocrine – secreted materials regulate the growth , development, reproduction, and immune response of organisms. In crustaceans , steroid hormones have been synthesized by feeding cholesterol as the

Gut microbiota: A potential trigger of rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disorder characterized by synovitis in multiple joints and systemic comorbidities. Both genetic and environmental agents are thought to be the risk factors for arthritis. Recent studies have suggested that

Transgenic high-lysine rice may offer a truthful solution to malnutrition?

Amino acids are among the most important components in living organisms being the backbones of proteins that are critical to the survival of all living organisms, including plants. Unfortunately human beings and most of their farm animals

Genetic modification for crop improvement

Genetic modification (GM) of crops involves the transfer of genes for specific traits between distantly related plant species using recombinant DNA technology known as transgenesis. Besides, crops can also be modified by silencing or overexpressing its endogenous

Is it possible to operate multiple times endoscopically a person with incisional hernia?

An Incisional Hernia is a hernia that occurs through a previously made incision in the abdominal wall, in the scar left from a previous surgical operation. The first time that an incisional hernia was treated with minimally invasive

Effect of tenapanor on sodium absorption and interdialytic weight gain in patients with advanced kidney disease

The major function of the kidneys is to eliminate waste products and excess fluid from the body, through the production of urine. Patients with kidney failure need dialysis, typically three sessions per week, as an artificial replacement