News tagged with degenerative disease

Can osteoarthritis affect a dog's mood?

It is well known that osteoarthritis (OA) can have an emotional impact on humans but is this the case in dogs? Researchers at the University of Bristol are looking for dogs affected by the condition to take part in an arthritis ...

date6 hours ago in Plants & Animals
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Scientists find key to vitamin A metabolism

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have uncovered the mechanism that enables the enzyme Lecithin: retinol acyltransferase (LRAT) to store vitamin A—a process that is indispensable for vision.

dateDec 10, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Watching molecules 'dance' in real time

( —A new technique which traps light at the nanoscale to enable real-time monitoring of individual molecules bending and flexing may aid in our understanding of how changes within a cell can lead to diseases such ...

dateAug 13, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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Countering the caregiver placebo effect

How do you know that your pet is benefiting from its pain medication? A new clinical trial design from North Carolina State University researchers could help overcome pet owners' unconscious observation bias and determine ...

dateMar 12, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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