CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME AND LOWER BRAIN ‘REWARDS’

Chronic fatigue syndrome, a medical disorder characterized by extreme and ongoing fatigue with no other diagnosed cause, remains poorly understood despite decades of scientific study. Although researchers estimate that more than 1 million Americans are affected by this condition, the cause for chronic fatigue syndrome, a definitive way to diagnose it, and even its very [...]

Gotta Love a “GOOD” model! For the liver that is!

Researchers are constantly searching for methods to generate models for testing hypotheses within the context of biological relevance. Not only is it important to generate models that are fully functional to test an hypothesis, but these models must mimic that biological system of interest as seen within its natural context. Scientists at the University of [...]

DRUGS USED FOR HYPERTENSION AIDS IN HEART FUNCTION

Results of study using animal model among the presentations at the meeting Experimental Biology 2012 SAN DIEGO— Heart failure is the most common cause of death throughout the world, typically the result of chronic high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. As a result, research efforts have focused on an array of approaches aimed at [...]

Joining the Ranks of Science-Blogging Greats and Experimental Biology 2012

During this year's Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego, California, I have the great opportunity of serving as the official meeting blogger for the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP). As a graduate student this presents itself as a wonderful opportunity in not only to attend a great meeting but to blog among the ranks [...]