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Nitric Oxide Levels Could Improve Heart Function

A new study evaluated that researchers showed that nitric oxide might help commonly used heart drugs maximize their benefits while improving heart function. The most common heart medications may get an assist from nitric oxide circulating in the body. Researchers showed that nitric oxide may help commonly used heart drugs maximize their benefits while improving heart function. In turn, the study found nitric oxide deficiencies could underlie heart failure while tilting drug effects toward more harmful pathways and side effects. The study was published in Molecular Cell.

New Technique That Accelerates Into Protein Therapies

The research team has combined technologies to develop a new biotech technique that promises to accelerate research into protein therapies. A Northwestern-led synthetic biology research team has combined technologies to develop a new biotech technique that promises to accelerate research into protein therapies that could one day become the next defense against antibiotic-resistant super germs or the next new drug. The study was published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology.

Early Mammography Screening Might Be Beneficial

In the United States, the continuing controversy over the best age to start screening mammography has put women younger than 50 years at significantly increased risk for delayed diagnosis, which leads to more extensive and costly treatment.

Male Infertility is Related to Taurine Deficiency, New Study

Sperm cells have a unique shape that allows them to travel. During fertilization, sperm pass through several physiological environments while still maintaining their shape, using poorly understood mechanisms. Researchers found that male mice lacking cysteine dioxygenase, a protein involved in taurine production, have severely impaired fertility, and that taurine production allows sperm cells to maintain their shape in response to changing water levels in their environment.

Different Brain Regions Plays A Major Role In Mental Illness

Researchers used brain imaging to identify how patterns of brain connectivity the ability of different brain regions to talk to each other can affect a person's likelihood of developing common forms of mental illness. Individual regions of the brain have to team up to get things done. And like in any team, the key to working together is communication. The study was published in Biological Psychiatry.