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Aging Epigenetically Reversed In Human Cell Lines

Epigenetic modification or adding glycine to cell culture media can make fibroblast cell lines young again, study says.

Microdialysis Reveals The Neurotransmitters Of Aggressive Behavior In Mice

In mice, aggressive behavior triggers a surge of the neurotransmitter glutamate, which in turn causes the release of serotonin.

Pinpointing The Pacemaker Cells Of Sleep Cycles

A study in mice has identified the specific neurons involved in the regulation of the circadian cycle.

The Link Between Diet & Hormones

What flies eat can determine when they undergo metamorphosis, according to a study examining the role of serotonin-producing neurons.

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Insomnia Proteins Now Linked To Osteoporosis

Orexin proteins, being developed to treat patients with insomnia, could also be helpful in treating osteoporosis, scientists say.

2014 Fifa Ball Has Stable Flight Trajectory

According to scientists from Japan, the Adidas Brazuca owes its expected stable aerodynamic performance to its six-panel design.

Eisai, Uni Of Tsukuba To Find Treatments For IBD

The private-public partnership between Eisai and the University of Tsukuba will focus on developing drugs and diagnostics for inflammatory bowel disease.

Algae, Aquatic Plants Could Mop Up Radiation In Fukushima

Microalgae and aquatic plants can help to decrease radiopollution in the Fukushima area, according to researchers.