Daily Archives: March 22, 2016

Infrared does more good than bad for the skin: how can we learn from the sun

In the last decade, it has been proposed that the sun’s Infrared (IR) wavelengths might be damaging human skin and that sunscreens, in addition to their desired effect to protect against Ultraviolet (UV), should also protect against

Closantel return

Fasciolosis is a zoonotic parasitic disease of intrahepatic location caused by the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica. This trematode affects both animals and humans. It is important because the economic losses are generating billions of dollars annually. The

Impacts of life at 2300 m

Populations all over the world live high up in the mountains. The main mountain ranges with long term settlements include the Himalayas in Asia, the Andes in South America and the Ethiopian highlands in Africa. Researchers could

Prior surgical abortion as independent risk factor for preterm birth

Preterm birth is the number one cause of perinatal mortality in many countries, including the US. Defining risk factors for prediction of preterm birth is an important goal for several reasons. First, identifying women at risk allows

Single nucleotide polymorphisms as genomic markers for high-throughput pharmacogenomic studies

DNA is a double strand molecule composed of nucleotide subunits, consisting of three components: a sugar, a phosphate group and one of four nitrogen-containing base, (Adenine, Cytosine, Guanine or Thymine). Among humans, DNA molecules are 99.9% identical.

Energy intensive hub regions of the brain

In this work, we analyzed a massive database of brain connectivity data from the Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas, which contains data from experiments where researchers inject viral tracers into different regions of the mouse brain. The