Plenty of probiotic yogurts, pickles, and kombuchas claim to boost our digestive health with armies of microbes, but some scientists have more ambitious therapeutic plans for the “bugs” that colonize us. They hope to leverage these microbes as living therapeutics for a range of health conditions, including ulcerative colitis, multiple sclerosis,...
A team of researchers at have uncovered some intriguing clues in the mystery of how some poison birds and frogs evade their own toxins. […]
UCSF researchers found that mice in which activity of a protein called eIF4E is diminished, either genetically or pharmaceutically, gain only half the weight of other mice, even if all the mice eat a high-fat diet. […]
UCSF researchers have figured out precisely what receptor tyrosine kinases are, how they form and their role in cancer. […]