Microbiome discovery may open new doors to development of treatments for gastrointestinal diseases

University of Calgary researchers probing the gut—”the inner tube of life”—have for the first time discovered specific factors in its workings that in the future may help improve treatment for patients facing gut damage or gastrointestinal disease. The findings from Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases researchers immediately improve the understanding of factors that help regulate […]


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Scientists identify the essential role of a gene in placental development

Scientists working with an experimental mouse model at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) have identified the essential role of the gene GPR126 in the development of the placenta during pregnancy. The results, published in Science Advances, show that GPR126 (adhesion G protein-coupled receptor 126) is essential for the development of a specific placental […]


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Anxiety cues found in the brain despite safe environment

Imagine you are in a meadow picking flowers. You know that some flowers are safe, while others have a bee inside that will sting you. How would you react to this environment and, more importantly, how would your brain react? This is the scene in a virtual-reality environment used by researchers to understand the impact […]


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