metabolomics

An excess of metabolite intensity differences unique to the brains of individuals with autism spectrum disorder has been found by scientists from the Skoltech Center for Neurobiology and Brain Restoration (CNBR), the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS, New York, USA), the Max Planck Institute in Potsdam, and the Cologne Institute (Germany). The… Read more

Taurine helps spark a process called remyelination, which is crucial to repairing the nerve cells damaged in multiple sclerosis, new research from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute has found. The results suggest that administering taurine, a molecule naturally produced by human cells, could boost the effectiveness of current multiple sclerosis (MS) therapies. “Remission of… Read more

A set of biomarker signatures that suggest how well a person is aging and the risk for aging-related diseases has been identified by researchers at Boston University. The finding opens the door to a molecular-based definition of aging that uses information from multiple biomarkers to create signatures associated with different mortality and morbidity risks. Further… Read more

An exceptional muscle, your heart beats more than 2 billion times over the average life span. But the heart’s efficiency can diminish over time. One big contributor to this decreased function is cardiac hypertrophy, a thickening of the heart muscle, resulting in a decrease in the size of the left and right ventricles. This makes… Read more

Cancer cells are defined by their ability for uncontrolled growth, one cell quickly becoming two, and two becoming many. Gary Patti, associate professor of chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis, says: “It’s a fascinating process. Imagine creating two copies of yourself every few days, instead of just maintaining the one you have. In the… Read more