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Immune response molecule produces autism-like symptoms in mice

Immune response molecule produces autism-like symptoms in mice

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is typically characterized by reduced social interaction, repetitive behavior, and fixations on certain objects, although individuals with autism often express unique sets of symptoms (1). Mice models have been used to show that viral and bacterial infections in the mother during pregnancy, combined with the corresponding […]

The Epigenetic Switch for Obesity

The Epigenetic Switch for Obesity

In today’s America, where obesity is epidemic, pinpointing and attacking the causes of weight gain is central to the world of public health. While it has long been established that weight gain is determined by more than just culture and decision making, a clear molecular basis for obesity has eluded […]

Emotionally controlling parents and aggressive college-age children

Emotionally controlling parents and aggressive college-age children

Caitlin Wagner and Jamie Abaied from the University of Vermont conducted a study that validated the link between controlling parenting styles and aggression in emerging adults, particularly college students. Furthermore, this study gives insight into how reactivity of the sympathetic nervous system(SNS), or the part of the nervous system that […]

Molecular “noise” aids cell differentiation

Molecular “noise” aids cell differentiation

The ability of a cell to differentiate, or become more specialized in structure and function, entails a complex series of molecular interactions. Transcription factors represent one class of molecules that help control this process by turning specific genes on or off (1). However, if transcription factors mutate and cannot regulate […]

Trusting statistics in medicine

Trusting statistics in medicine

On Friday, January 15, Dr. Jessica Lasky-Su explained the mystery of medical statistics to a full auditorium for this week’s Charles C. Jones Seminar. Lasky-Su is currently serving both as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Statistician at Bringham and Women’s Hospital. In her talk, she […]

  • Immune response molecule produces autism-like symptoms in mice
  • The Epigenetic Switch for Obesity
  • Emotionally controlling parents and aggressive college-age children
  • Molecular “noise” aids cell differentiation
  • Trusting statistics in medicine
  • Structure of Key Protein Involved in Malaria Revealed
  • Faculty Candidate Presents Molecular Basis for Autism
Immune response molecule produces autism-like symptoms in mice

Immune response molecule produces autism-like symptoms in mice

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is typically characterized by reduced social interaction, repetitive behavior, and fixations on certain objects, although individuals with autism often express unique sets of symptoms (1). Mice models have been used to show that viral and bacterial infections in the mother during pregnancy, combined with the corresponding […]

The Epigenetic Switch for Obesity

The Epigenetic Switch for Obesity

In today’s America, where obesity is epidemic, pinpointing and attacking the causes of weight gain is central to the world of public health. While it has long been established that weight gain is determined by more than just culture and decision making, a clear molecular basis for obesity has eluded […]

Emotionally controlling parents and aggressive college-age children

Emotionally controlling parents and aggressive college-age children

Caitlin Wagner and Jamie Abaied from the University of Vermont conducted a study that validated the link between controlling parenting styles and aggression in emerging adults, particularly college students. Furthermore, this study gives insight into how reactivity of the sympathetic nervous system(SNS), or the part of the nervous system that […]

Molecular “noise” aids cell differentiation

Molecular “noise” aids cell differentiation

The ability of a cell to differentiate, or become more specialized in structure and function, entails a complex series of molecular interactions. Transcription factors represent one class of molecules that help control this process by turning specific genes on or off (1). However, if transcription factors mutate and cannot regulate […]

Trusting statistics in medicine

Trusting statistics in medicine

On Friday, January 15, Dr. Jessica Lasky-Su explained the mystery of medical statistics to a full auditorium for this week’s Charles C. Jones Seminar. Lasky-Su is currently serving both as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Statistician at Bringham and Women’s Hospital. In her talk, she […]

Structure of Key Protein Involved in Malaria Revealed

Structure of Key Protein Involved in Malaria Revealed

Malaria is a fever-based illness that has been a major issue across the globe, particularly in Africa. The history of malaria stretches back to prehistoric origins and is still a widespread and often lethal disease in the 21st century. Recently, however, scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology […]

Faculty Candidate Presents Molecular Basis for Autism

Faculty Candidate Presents Molecular Basis for Autism

On Monday, January 11th, 2016, faculty candidate Jason Yi, Ph.D., presented his findings, published in Cell, on a molecular basis for autism (1, 2). Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder associated with an impaired ability to process social stimuli. ASD has attracted more attention in recent years, as […]

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