Mice study implicates fat as obesity cause

Credit: Pixbay What we eat plays a big role in our ability to regulate our body weight. Over time, however, different ideas have emerged about the most important dietary factors that cause us to put on weight. During the 1980s and 1990s, it was widely accepted that the most important factor in weight gain is […]

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French Biotech Raises €12.5M for Antibiotic Booster Drugs

French-biotech Antabio closed €12.5M at series A to fund its pipeline of antibiotic booster drugs that should help in the global fight against antimicrobial resistance. After raising €7.3M last year, Antabio extended its Series A financing round with €5.2M of additional funding raised from private investors. The French biotech will use the funding to continue […]

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This Spanish Biotech’s Drugs Can Cross the Blood-Brain Barrier

Today, we’re in Barcelona visiting iProteos, a biotech that is developing drugs that can cross the blood-brain barrier to treat a range of neurological disorders and schizophrenia. Mission: iProteos is developing treatments for central nervous system (CNS) disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy, as well as schizophrenia. The Spanish biotech’s drugs mimic the action […]

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Understanding the social dynamics that cause cooperation to thrive, or fail

Credit: Amiyaal Ilany Examples of cooperation abound in nature, from honeybee hives to human families. Yet it's also easy enough to find examples of selfishness and conflict. Studying the conditions that give rise to cooperation has occupied researchers for generations, with implications for understanding the forces that drive workplace dynamics, charitable giving, animal behavior, even […]

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Massive genome havoc in breast cancer is revealed

Credit: Schatz Lab, CSHL/JHU Cold Spring Harbor, NY – In cancer cells, genetic errors wreak havoc. Misspelled genes, as well as structural variations — larger-scale rearrangements of DNA that can encompass large chunks of chromosomes — disturb carefully balanced mechanisms that have evolved to regulate cell growth. Genes that are normally silent are massively activated […]

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