Imperial Valley News Center
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Inside every living cell, internal structures are continuously moving about. Under a microscope, organelles such as the nucleus, mitochondria, transport vesicles, or even external flagella wobble and twitch. This may happen spontaneously as these tiny structures are passively jostled inside a cell. But that’s not necessarily all there is to it. Often a cell invests extra energy into these motions to enhance cell functions in ways we don’t yet understand.
Imperial, California - Polypharmacy has been identified as a new threat for old Americans, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.
Durham, North Carolina - A research team from Duke Health has developed an antibody from the body’s own immune system that preferentially attacks cancer cells.
Durham, North Carolina - The immune system appears to hamper an investigational vaccine from inducing antibodies that protect against HIV infection, but there may be ways to overcome this impediment, according to research led by the Duke Human Vaccine Institute.
Seattle, Washington - Giving young children a two-minute warning that “screen time” is about to end makes transitions away from tablets, phones, televisions and other technological devices more painful, a new University of Washington study has found.
Ann Arbor, Michigan - A pioneering study of worldwide sleep patterns combines math modeling, mobile apps and big data to parse the roles society and biology each play in setting sleep schedules.