Research Highlights: Women Who Breastfed May Have Better Mental Health At The Age of 50

Photo by William Fortunato on Pexels.com Women Who Breastfed May Have Better Mental Health At The Age of 50 October 23, 2021 Breastfeeding may give long-term health benefits to women in addition to the known benefits on the child.Breastfeeding can also influence mental health.However, breastfeeding has been diminishing after the industrial era; thus, it is … Continue reading Research Highlights: Women Who Breastfed May Have Better Mental Health At The Age of 50

Research Highlights: Gut Bacteria Promote Therapy Resistant Prostate Cancer

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000380.htm Gut Bacteria Promote Therapy Resistant Prostate Cancer October 11, 2021 Androgens such as testosterone are important for male sexual and reproductive function.Androgens play a role in the growth of prostate cancer cells.Decreasing androgens by means of castration or hormone suppression is the current treatment for prostate cancer.Castration refers to the process of removing the … Continue reading Research Highlights: Gut Bacteria Promote Therapy Resistant Prostate Cancer

Research Highlights: Plant’s Glowing Properties Produce Stunning Images of Microscopic Structures

Volvox and Zea mays leaf tissue treated with aldehyde. Images by: https://bsapubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aps3.11437 Plant's Glowing Properties Produce Stunning Images of Microscopic Structures October 3, 2021 Microscopic staining has been used to enhance the visualization of samples at the microscopic level.Before viewing samples under a microscope, cells and tissues must be stained which requires long preparation processes.Another … Continue reading Research Highlights: Plant’s Glowing Properties Produce Stunning Images of Microscopic Structures

Image: A new species of marsupial frog has been discovered in Peruvian Amazon. It belongs to the genus of tailless frogs. The new species have thick granular skin on the back, a turquoise iris and a spotless belly.

A new species of marsupial frog has been discovered in Peruvian Amazon. It belongs to the genus of tailless frogs. The new species have thick granular skin on the back, a turquoise iris and a spotless belly. Source: https://phys.org/news/2021-04-species-frog-unearthed-peruvian-amazon.html

Research Highlights: A Roundworm May Help Us Explain How We Perceive Gravity

https://www.salk.edu A Roundworm May Help Us Explain How We Perceive Gravity October 1, 2021 Humans depend on gravity to determine orientation and maintain balance.Gravity is important for life to exist on Earth.However, the effect of gravity at the molecular level is poorly understood.Among animals, anatomical differences are clearly evident but there is notable conservation across … Continue reading Research Highlights: A Roundworm May Help Us Explain How We Perceive Gravity

Research Highlights: Bacterial Protein Makes “Zombie” Plant

By: No machine-readable author provided. MPF assumed (based on copyright claims). - No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims)., CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=757016 Bacterial Protein Makes "Zombie" Plant September 18, 2021 Obligate parasite is an organism that completes its life-cycle by exploiting a suitable host.Some obligate parasites induce significant observable changes … Continue reading Research Highlights: Bacterial Protein Makes “Zombie” Plant

Research Highlights: Vitamin B12 May Alleviate Parkinson’s Disease

Image by b0red from Pixabay Vitamin B12 May Alleviate Parkinson's Disease September 14, 2021 Cobalamin, also known as Vitamin B12, is a water-soluble vitamin associated with metabolism.[2]Vitamin B12 plays an important role in the normal functioning of the nervous system.[2]Myelin works as an insulator of nerve cell axon to increase the rate of electrical impulses.[3]Severe … Continue reading Research Highlights: Vitamin B12 May Alleviate Parkinson’s Disease

Research Highlights: Therapeutic Drug Accumulation in Gut Bacteria May Explain Individual Differences in Drug Response

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Therapeutic Drug Accumulation in Gut Bacteria May Explain Individual Differences in Drug Response September 12, 2021 The availability and efficacy of therapeutic drugs can be regulated by gut bacteria.However, the systemic mapping of the drug-bacteria interactions has only started recently.The primary underlying mechanism suggested is that microorganisms chemically transform … Continue reading Research Highlights: Therapeutic Drug Accumulation in Gut Bacteria May Explain Individual Differences in Drug Response

Research Highlights: The Teamwork of Neutrophil and Macrophage to Kill Bacterial Pathogens

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abj2101 The Teamwork of Neutrophil and Macrophage to Kill Bacterial Pathogens September 11, 2021 Staphylococcus aureus is a common Gram-positive round-shaped bacterium that is a member of the Firmicutes.S. aureus is usually part of the human body's microbiome however, it causes a wide range of illnesses which includes skin infections, food poisoning, and bone/joint infections.[2]S. aureus … Continue reading Research Highlights: The Teamwork of Neutrophil and Macrophage to Kill Bacterial Pathogens