Proteomics and precision medicine
5 hours ago
As medical professionals search for new ways to personalize diagnosis and treatment of disease, a research team at the University of Iowa has already put into practice what may be the next big step in precision medicine: ...
Pioneering discovery leads to potential preventive treatment for sudden cardiac death
6 hours ago
More than 15 years ago, David Warshaw, Ph.D., and coworkers discovered the precise malfunction of a specific protein in the heart that leads to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a common culprit in cases of sudden death in young ...
Protein that switches cancers from inflammation to proliferation identified
11 hours ago
Oxford University scientists researching PAD4, a protein that plays a role in the development of inflammatory diseases like arthritis and which is regularly found in cancers have uncovered the protein's role in cancer development. ...
Researchers making progress on understanding why people lose their hair as they age
15 hours ago report
(Medical Xpress)—Two groups of researchers working on two different projects have made inroads into understanding the cause of alopecia—the gradual loss of hair during aging. One team, with members from Japan, the U.S. ...
The amazing axon adventure
16 hours ago
How does the brain make connections, and how does it maintain them? Cambridge neuroscientists and mathematicians are using a variety of techniques to understand how the brain 'wires up', and what it might be able to tell ...
A day in the life of a synapse reveals new facets of the adult brain
17 hours ago
A new study from the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory in the Feb. 4 online edition of Neuron sheds light on the innate plasticity of the adult brain at its most fundamental level—the synapse.
Standard method for deriving stem cells may be better for use in regenerative medicine
18 hours ago
Scientists at the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have discovered an important naturally occurring process in the developing human embryo that can be lost when embryonic stem ...
Neurobiologists characterize nerve cells that detect motion by light changes
18 hours ago
The ability to see the direction in which something is moving is vital for survival. Only in this way is it possible to avoid predators, capture prey or, as humans in a modern world, cross a road safely. However, the direction ...
Scientists find brain plasticity assorted into functional networks
Feb 04, 2016
The brain still has a lot to learn about itself. Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have made a key finding of the striking differences in how the brain's cells can change through experience.
New study indicates why children are likelier to develop food allergies
Feb 04, 2016
An estimated 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies, many of them children. These are non-trivial concerns, as food allergy or intolerance can cause symptoms ranging from a harmless skin rash to a potentially lethal ...