Zebrafish teach researchers more about atrial fibrillation

Researchers from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences have shown a possible link between a genetic variation and the widespread type of cardiac arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation. The scientists conducted the study in zebrafish, which is a recognised scientific animal model within cardiac research. Here, researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the Max Planck Institute in Germany […]

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Breaking the dogma: Key cell death regulator has more than one way to get the job done

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have discovered a new way that the molecule RIPK1 leads to cell death in infected, damaged or unwanted cells showing that more than one mechanism can trigger the process. The findings appeared online today in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. “Our findings break the existing dogma that RIPK1 kinase activity is required for […]

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How Celeb Babies Celebrated Their 1st Thanksgivings: Psalm, Birdie and More

There’s a first time for everything! From Kim Kardashian’s son Psalm to Jessica Simpson’s daughter Birdie, these celebrity babies celebrated their first Thanksgivings on Thursday, November 28. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 39, posted a picture of her husband, Kanye West, and their 6-month-old during the holiday, writing, “So Thankful for my babies.” In the sweet father-son shot, the […]

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