New optogenetic tools show promise in treating cardiovascular, neuropsychiatric disorders

You’ve heard of “nature versus nurture,” and philosophers argue about which is more important. But how does this work on the cellular level? Although genes stay the same throughout the lifespan, genetic code isn’t necessarily a person’s destiny. In fact, genes can be switched on and off to regulate a number of activities within cells. […]

Drinking kefir may prompt brain-gut communication to lower blood pressure

Drinking kefir may have a positive effect on blood pressure by promoting communication between the gut and brain. Kefir is a fermented probiotic milk beverage known to help maintain the balance of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system. Researchers will present their findings today at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology […]

Common therapy options for psoriasis can help reduce coronary plaque, study shows

Late-breaking clinical science shows common therapy options for psoriasis (PSO)-a chronic inflammatory skin disease-can help reduce coronary plaque. The authors found that not only do the treatments reduce the volume of the plaque, but also the plaque becomes less inflammatory over time harboring fewer characteristics prone to rupture and cause a heart attack. It is […]

Drinking kefir may have positive effect on blood pressure by promoting brain-gut communication

Drinking kefir may have a positive effect on blood pressure by promoting communication between the gut and brain. Kefir is a fermented probiotic milk beverage known to help maintain the balance of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system. Researchers will present their findings today at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology […]