Scientists Discover a Unique Gut Bacteria That May Cause Arthritis

E coli Bacteria Human Gut

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune and inflammatory disease that causes joint inflammation and pain. A bacterium has been identified by the CU Division of Rheumatology that may trigger rheumatoid arthritis in those who are already at risk. Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have found that a unique bacteria found in the gut … Read more

Mystery Behind Comb Jelly’s Mesmerizing Movement Solved

Adjacent Comb Plates Wave Semi Synchronously

Adjacent comb plates wave semi-synchronously. Credit: University of Tsukuba University of Tsukuba researchers discover a protein that controls the unique movement of comb jellies. The rainbow of moving lights visible along the sides of comb jellies is one of the most fascinating sights in the ocean. Now, Japanese scientists have found a protein that controls … Read more

Global Warming Increases the Risk of Ectotherm Heat Failure

Climate Change Global Warming Concept

Climate models predict that the maximum temperature will increase by almost 3°C towards 2100 on land and on average slightly more than 1°C in aquatic environments. Much larger changes may occur regionally. Global warming may have dire repercussions for ectotherms (cold-blooded animals) on land and in water all across the world. According to recent research, … Read more

Scientists Discover That Reduced Activity and High Sugar Consumption Is Worse for Men Than Women

Scientists Discover That Reduced Activity and High Sugar Consumption Is Worse for Men Than Women

According to the research, only in men did a sedentary lifestyle and excessive sugar consumption cause lower insulin-stimulated leg blood flow and a decline in a protein called adropin. The study involved short-term exposure to decreased activity and increased sugar intake. New research from the University of Missouri School of Medicine provides the first evidence … Read more

Chemists Discover Why Synonymous DNA Mutations Are Not Always Silent

Non-Covalent Lasso Entanglement

Illustration of a new class of protein misfolding called a non-covalent lasso entanglement that can result from changes to the rate of protein synthesis caused by synonymous mutations. Bottom: structure of a protein showing its native state and misfolded state with non-covalent lasso entanglement. Credit: Yang Jiang, Penn State Modeling shows how genetic changes that … Read more

Researchers Map Hidden Connections Between Common Diseases

Mapping Hidden Connections Between Common Diseases

Comparison of comorbidities for asthma, by sex. The size of a node (circle) is proportional to the prevalence of the condition in the study period (April 1, 2010, to March 31, 2015). The width of the lines between two nodes represents how highly correlated the two conditions are. Credit: Valerie Kuan, Spiros Denaxas, et al … Read more

Researchers Shed Light on Blood-Clotting After COVID-19 Vaccination

Three COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

The scientists emphasize that the condition is incredibly rare, but should still be taken into account. The findings reveal a slight increase in risk after adenovirus vaccines, which should be taken into account when organizing immunization campaigns and planning future vaccine development. A new study recently published in The BMJ provides further information on the risk of … Read more

How Did Ancient Fish Colonize the Deep Sea?

Bristlemouth Fish

A lanternfish in the family Myctophidae, mesopelagic fishes that undergo daily vertical migrations. Credit: Steven Haddock/Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute The deep sea holds more than 90% of our oceans’ water, but only around one-third of all fish species. Scientists have long assumed that the reason was obvious: shallow ocean waters are warm and rich … Read more