Fatty acid may help combat multiple sclerosis, study finds — ScienceDaily

The abnormal immune system response that causes multiple sclerosis (MS) by attacking and damaging the central nervous system can be triggered by the lack of a specific fatty acid in fat tissue, according to a new Yale study. The finding suggests that dietary change might help treat some people with the autoimmune disease. The study […]

Study reveals how retinoic acid regulates brood pouch formation and pregnancy of male seahorses

Regulatory role of retinoic acid in the brood pouch formation and pregnancy of male seahorses. Credit: SCSIO Seahorses have the unique characteristic of male pregnancy, which includes the carrying of many embryos in a brood pouch that incubates and nourishes the embryos, similar to the mammalian placenta. However, the regulatory networks underlying brood pouch formation […]

New test method to standardize immunological evaluation of nucleic acid nanoparticles

Schematic summary of the experimental flow. Credit: Melina Richardson (Afonin Lab, UNC Charlotte) Therapeutic nucleic acids—lab-created segments of DNA or RNA, designed be used to block or modify genes, control gene expression or regulate other cellular processes—are a promising but still emerging area of biomedical treatment, with several drugs already in use and many more […]

New test method to standardize immunological evaluation of nucleic acid nanoparticles

IMAGE: Schematic summary of the experimental flow. view more  Credit: Melina Richardson (Afonin Lab, UNC Charlotte) Therapeutic nucleic acids – lab-created segments of DNA or RNA, designed be used to block or modify genes, control gene expression or regulate other cellular processes – are a promising but still emerging area of biomedical treatment, with several drugs […]