Finding out whether you have been infected with dengue may soon be as easy as spitting into a rapid test kit. The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR … Continue Reading New rapid lab-on-a-chip detects dengue antibodies from saliva.
For the first time researchers have imaged and linked live individual brain cells to specific basic behaviours.
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have used new deep-brain imaging techniques to link the activity of individual, genetically similar neurons to particular behaviours of mice. Specifically, for the … Continue Reading For the first time researchers have imaged and linked live individual brain cells to specific basic behaviours.
For the first time, scientists have revealed a mechanism underlying the cellular degeneration of upper motor neurons, a small group of neurons in the brain recently shown to play a … Continue Reading Researchers identify mechanism of upper motor neuron degeneration in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Antibiotic-resistant infections are on the rise, foiling efforts to reduce death rates in developing countries where uncontrolled use of antibiotics and poor sanitation run amok. The epidemic of ‘superbugs,’ bacteria … Continue Reading Bacteriophages encoded from antibiotic-resistant bacteria DNA, used to destroy parent bacteria.
Deep brain stimulation study is the first to successfully treat swallowing dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson’s disease patients treated with low-frequency deep brain stimulation show significant improvements in swallowing dysfunction and freezing of gait over typical high-frequency treatment. The study, published in Neurology, provides a … Continue Reading Deep brain stimulation study is the first to successfully treat swallowing dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease.
Researchers at the University of California have shown that a micromotor fueled by stomach acid can take a bubble-powered ride inside a mouse. These tiny motors, each about one-fifth the … Continue Reading Stomach acid-powered nanobots get their first test in a living animal.
The androgen receptor in prostate cancer cells can activate different sets of genes depending on whether it binds with an androgen hormone or an antiandrogen drug, according to a new … Continue Reading Study maps why different sets of genes are activated by androgen receptor in prostate cancer cells.
People who carry a variant of a gene that is associated with longevity also have larger volumes in a front part of the brain involved in planning and decision-making, according … Continue Reading Brain region vulnerable to aging is larger in those with longevity gene variant.
Defective cilia can lead to a host of diseases and conditions in the human body, from rare, inherited bone malformations to blindness, male infertility, kidney disease and obesity. It is … Continue Reading Researchers video and measure tubulin transport in cilia for the first time.
Researchers at University of California, San Diego Skaggs School and the University of Southern California report the first crystal structure of the cellular receptor CXCR4 bound to an immune signaling … Continue Reading Researchers capture the 3d structure of a chemokine and its receptor for the first time.
Scientists estimate that the human brain consists of about ten to one hundred billions of nerve cells. In order to fulfill their respective tasks as long as possible, these cells … Continue Reading For the first time, researchers observe protein degradation in intact brain cells.
Research suggests anti-inflammatory protein, interleukin 10, may trigger plaque in Alzheimer’s disease.
Inflammation has long been studied in Alzheimer’s, but in a counterintuitive finding, University of Florida researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which anti-inflammatory processes may trigger the disease. This anti-inflammatory … Continue Reading Research suggests anti-inflammatory protein, interleukin 10, may trigger plaque in Alzheimer’s disease.
Connection between mitochondria, shortened telomeres and psychiatric disorders seen at a cellular level.
Researchers from Butler Hospital have identified an association between biological changes on the cellular level and both childhood adversity and psychiatric disorders. These changes in the form of telomere shortening … Continue Reading Connection between mitochondria, shortened telomeres and psychiatric disorders seen at a cellular level.
Obesity-linked diabetes is a growing public health problem and contributes to cardiovascular disease, the most prevalent cause of death in the U.S. High plasma concentrations fatty acids derived from food … Continue Reading Researchers find new links between obesity and cardiovascular disease.
Scientists from the The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have produced an approach that protects animal models against a type of genetic disruption that causes intellectual disability, including serious memory impairments … Continue Reading Precision medicine developed to protect against intellectual disability during neurodevelopment.
Recent research has linked autism with a lack of pruning in developing brain connections, but a new Dartmouth study suggests instead it is the excessive growth of new connections that … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map the epigenetic methylation of excessive brain connections in Autism.