It’s all connected: circadian clock, microbiome and response to diet

It’s all connected: circadian clock, microbiome and response to diet

Disrupt the circadian clock, and metabolism will change. Alter the microbiome and, again, metabolism will change. Would altering the circadian clock affect the microbiome? Dr. Derek O’Neil, a postdoctoral fellow in obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine took on the project to answer this question and he found the first evidence that a … Continue reading

Changes in NLRP genes may be an answer to unexplained female infertility

Changes in NLRP genes may be an answer to unexplained female infertility

Scientists estimate that as many as 15 percent of couples with infertility and 50 percent of women with recurrent pregnancy loss do not have a diagnosis for their condition. Some of these women may have recurrent loss of pregnancies with abnormally developing placentas, loss of the embryo before implantation, or, more rarely, having a baby … Continue reading

A pill to prevent Alzheimer’s disease might someday be a reality

A pill to prevent Alzheimer’s disease might someday be a reality

Taking a pill that prevents the accumulation of toxic molecules in the brain might someday help prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease, according to scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The scientists took a three-pronged approach to help subdue early events that occur in the brain long before … Continue reading

Mouse model shows that Notch activation can drive metastatic prostate cancer

Mouse model shows that Notch activation can drive metastatic prostate cancer

Nearly 200 thousand men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. Most of the deaths associated with prostate cancer occur in advanced stages of the disease, which are the result of metastasis – the spreading of the tumor away from its origin. Notch signaling pathway is involved in prostate cancer and, in a paper published … Continue reading