Two brand new articles out from Dr. Bhagirath Chaurasia regarding his work in Diabetes

The developments outlined in these articles from Dr. Chaurasia and his lab have the potential to reverse prediabetes; a development that could change millions of lives.   His article in Science Magazine entitled “Targeting a ceramide double bond improves insulin resistance and hapatic steatosis” can be found here. Eurekalert published an article entitled “Tiny change has…

Robert Campbell, PhD bestowed the cover of the Blood Journal

Evolving evidence indicates that platelets and megakaryocytes (MKs) have unexpected activities in inflammation and infection; but whether viral infections upregulate biologically active, anti-viral immune genes in platelets and MKs is unknown. We examined anti-viral immune genes in these cells in dengue and influenza infections, viruses that are global public health threats. Using complementary biochemical, pharmacological,…

The Yost Lab has published a paper in Nature Communications titled, “Loss of Embryonic Neural Crest Derived Cardiomyocytes Causes Adult Onset Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Zebrafish.”

General overview Adult-onset cardiomyopathy and heart failure in humans is a major health concern. Approximately 5.7 million adults in the US have heart failure,costing an estimated $30.7 billion each year in health care. Using zebrafish as a discovery model, we have found that disruption of a small group of specialized heart cells (called neural crest…