Tag: "licks" at biology news
JCI table of contents March 1, 2005
EDITOR PICK Licorice licks
herpes virus infection Many of the viruses that infect people can sit suppressed in cells for long periods of time, but when they are reactivated can cause painful symptoms and distress. While treatment for active infections is progressing nicely, ...
An essential regulator of body weight revealed
...pped with a device that measures each time a mouse licks
the bottle containing its liquid diet. The effects of eliminating NPY/AgRP neurons in adult mice were dramatic. After treatment with diphtheria toxin, the animals began to eat less and less; by the fifth day, they had stopped eating entirely. Within ...
Soil particles found to boost prion's capacity to infect
...n to consume soil as a source of minerals. Mineral licks
are frequented by many animals, raising the prospect that the agents may become concentrated in the soil. Relatively little is known about the routes of prion transmission in animals, but the new Wisconsin study may help to resolve one puzzle: Oral...