Gastrointestinal diseases are a major cause of mortality in pandas but scientists understand little about their digestive process.
This basic knowledge of a specific cancer is essential to start drug testing, says researcher Peter Lewis.
Su-Chun Zhang and co-first authors Yuejun Chen and Man Xiong grew the specialized nerve cells from human embryonic stem cells.
“We are a long way from declaring a cure for fragile X, but these results are promising,” says researcher Xinyu Zhao.
A fruit called the noni, now hyped for a vast array of unproven health benefits, is at the heart of a new research study.
Just one cat tested positive in the U.S. last year, but it now appears the virus can replicate and spread from cat to cat.
Hailman was a professor emeritus of zoology and well-known experimentalist and animal behaviorist. His UW-Madison career spanned 30 years.
The exploratory analysis may open a new window on understanding complex disorders like autism.
If replicated in human cells, the feat could one day fuel drug discovery, powerful new models for heart disease and the raw material for treating diseased hearts.
Very little is known about the virus even though more than 50 years have passed since it was discovered in the Zika Forest in Uganda.