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MonthOctober 2014

Scientists identify proteins responsible for synapse-vesicle fusion.

While neurons rapidly propagate information in their interior via electrical signals, they communicate with each other at special contact points known as the synapses. Chemical messenger substances, the neurotransmitters, are … Continue Reading Scientists identify proteins responsible for synapse-vesicle fusion.

Multiple new molecular biomarkers identified for lung cancer in large-scale study.

Analysis of 607 small cell lung cancer (SCLC) lung tumours and neuroendocrine tumours (NET) identified common molecular markers among both groups that could reveal new therapeutic targets for patients with … Continue Reading Multiple new molecular biomarkers identified for lung cancer in large-scale study.

Researchers have validated an EEG test to diagnose the severity of schizophrenia.

Researchers at University of California have validated an EEG test to study and treat schizophrenia. The findings, published in two separate studies, offer a clinical test that could be used … Continue Reading Researchers have validated an EEG test to diagnose the severity of schizophrenia.

Scientists uncover master key in development of Huntington’s Disease.

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have uncovered a major contributor to Huntington’s disease, a devastating progressive neurological condition that produces involuntary movements, emotional disturbance and cognitive impairment. Using … Continue Reading Scientists uncover master key in development of Huntington’s Disease.

In a world first, doctors transplant a ‘dead’ heart that had stopped beating.

Australian surgeons state that they have used hearts that had stopped beating in successful transplants, in a world first that could change the way organs are donated.  Until now, doctors … Continue Reading In a world first, doctors transplant a ‘dead’ heart that had stopped beating.