B0004822 SEM section through kidney tubule

Sex differences: renal gene expression differs with gender

Sex specific differences in renal disease incidence are well established; differential gene expression may explain why

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Attenuating aneurysms: intravenous injections of stem cells reduce aortic aneurysms

The anti-inflammatory effects of bone marrow-derived MSCs can slow the development of aortic aneurysm in mice

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Hampering HGF activity helps rheumatoid arthritis

Inhibiting angiogenesis may help prevent disease progression in rheumatoid arthritis, finds a recent study in SKG mice

Blood pressure meter_Flickr_Jasleen_Kaur

Prehypertension: an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease?

Hypertension is a well-known risk factor for cardiovascular disease; a new meta-analysis now shows prehypertension is too

Nuts_Flickr, Adam Wyles

Nuts about living longer: can walnuts protect against premature mortality?

The PREDIMED trial aims to assess the efficacy of the Mediterranean diet in preventing cardiovascular disease

Bee_Apis mellifera_Flickr_Thomas Bresson

The ins and outs of honey bee parasitic infection

In situations of infection, bee hives may defend themselves through ‘social immunity’ characterized by altered behaviours

Child running_Flickr_Eric Soderstrom

Child’s play: Reducing childhood risk factors for cardiovascular disease

How much physical activity should young children engage in to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease?

PNT assembly model, Audette et al, Journal of Nanobiotechnology,2013,11,24

The power of pilins as protein nanotubes

The inherent biocompatilibity of proteins has led nanotechnologists to study the assembly of bacterial pili protein nanotubes

Brain white matter MRI tractography, Gigandet et al, PLoS ONE,3,12,e4006

Unraveling the autistic mind through structural analyses of neural connections

Autism has been linked to abnormal connectivity patterns in the brain, particularly in the under-connectivity of the long distance tracts

Zebrafish stripes, Lim et al, Genome Biology 2013,14,R69

What makes for a powerful enhancer sequence?

A screen of all possible 6-base pair zebrafish enhancer sequences is a useful starting point for genome engineers