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.
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.
A research group from the Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden (CRTD) demonstrated for the first time the in vitro growth of a piece of spinal cord in three … Continue Reading Spatially, anatomically correct spinal cord grown in the lab for the first time.
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.
Engineers at the University of California and the Gregorio Marañon Hospital have determined for the first time the impact of a ring-shaped vortex on transporting blood flow in normal and … Continue Reading Researchers image impact of ring-shaped vortex within the human heart for the first time.
Binge drinking can have lasting effects on brain pathways that are still developing during adolescence, state researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Louisiana State University. Results of their … Continue Reading Neurological adolescent binge-drinking animal model launched.
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.
DEET has been the gold standard of insect repellents for more than six decades, and now researchers from the University of California, Davis, scientist have discovered the exact odorant receptor … Continue Reading Scientists discover exact receptor for DEET that repels mosquitoes.
A new study has found that certain prostate cancer medications are linked with an increased risk of dying from heart-related causes in men with congestive heart failure or prior heart … Continue Reading Prostate cancer medications linked to increased heart-related death risk.
Researchers from Stanford University using a combination of different imaging techniques have found structural abnormalities in the brains of people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to a new study … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study identifies brain abnormalities in chronic fatigue syndrome patients.
A common protein plays a different role than previously thought in the opening and closing of channels that let ions flow in and out of our cells, researchers at Johns … Continue Reading Study gives new view on how ion-channel activity is regulated.
Do blood vessels that feed tumours differ from other blood vessels? Fourteen years ago, experiments designed to answer that question led to the discovery of several genes that are more … Continue Reading Blood vessel growth in the brain relies on a protein found in tumour blood vessels.
In an analysis that included approximately 35,000 participants, researchers from Lund University linked the genetic predisposition to elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) to aortic valve calcium and narrowing of the … Continue Reading Elevated LDL-C gene linked to narrowing of the aortic valve.
The University of Liverpool is part of an international research team that will assess whether the blood or plasma of Ebola survivors can be used to treat Ebola patients in … Continue Reading Researchers to test whether Ebola survivors’ blood can provide new treatment.
Using a technique that illuminates subtle changes in individual proteins, chemistry researchers at Cornell and Scripps Research Institute have uncovered new insight into the underlying causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). … Continue Reading Cornell scientists show that ALS is a protein aggregation disease.
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.