Although cholesterol has long been implicated in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease, the mechanism by which this occurs has not been well understood. Using mathematical modeling, researchers discovered that the cholesterol in cell membranes can accelerate the aggregation of the protein amyloid-β42, a key pathological hallmark in Alzheimer’s disease.
The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act passed by a vote of 9 to 0 in the California Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. SB 1249 would make it unlawful for cosmetic manufacturers to sell any cosmetic in California if the final product or any component of the product was knowingly tested on animals.
Researchers have been able to systematically trace how the mutations in one’s genes develop over time, the process by which melanoma forms and spreads.
Researchers used artificial intelligence to teach computers how to predict the locations of structures inside human cells simply by viewing the external features of the cell.
Researchers created a computational model to simulate the brains of patients suffering from depression and showed that depressive episodes can impair both recent memory storage and retrieval by limiting the formation of new brain cells.
With confirmation that Laval University of Québec City, Canada, has ended the use of live piglets in its training of pediatrics residents, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine announces that no surveyed pediatrics residency programs in the United States or Canada use live animals for procedural training.
Scientists recently developed a test to detect metabolites or digested food components in the blood as a way to monitor food consumption or adherence to specific diets.