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MonthFebruary 2016

Study shows brain cell mitochondria controls blood-sugar levels after a meal.

A large body of data gathered over the last decades has identified the neuronal pathways which link the central nervous system with the autonomic innervation of the endocrine pancreas. These … Continue Reading Study shows brain cell mitochondria controls blood-sugar levels after a meal.

Study identifies neurogenetics that link abnormal neurodevelopment to ASD.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a group of highly inheritable behavioural disorders. Patients with ASD have mild to severe communication difficulties, repetitive behaviour and social challenges. Such disorders significantly challenge … Continue Reading Study identifies neurogenetics that link abnormal neurodevelopment to ASD.

New 3D- imaging provides unprecedented views of cancer in it’s natural environment.

It is known that cancer cells don’t live on glass slides, yet the vast majority of images related to cancer biology come from the cells being photographed on flat, two-dimensional … Continue Reading New 3D- imaging provides unprecedented views of cancer in it’s natural environment.

New biomimetic nanoparticle successfully treats eye cancer in animal model.

Biomimicry or biomimetics is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The goal is to create products and processes … Continue Reading New biomimetic nanoparticle successfully treats eye cancer in animal model.

Study breaks new ground on the role and formation of astrocytes in the brain.

Astrocytes are star-shaped cells in the brain that surround brain cells, known as neurons, protecting them from injury and enabling them to function properly.  The brain contains billions of cells, … Continue Reading Study breaks new ground on the role and formation of astrocytes in the brain.

Researchers identify previously unknown class of antigen present in T1 diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is the autoimmune form of diabetes, in which insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas are destroyed by immune cells, especially those known as T cells.  Insulin is … Continue Reading Researchers identify previously unknown class of antigen present in T1 diabetes.