Olfactory neurons are cells in the nasal cavity with the ability to regenerate, responsible for perceiving odors and passing the information along to the brain. They project axons to the … Continue Reading Genetically-engineered olfactory cells successfully bypass the BBB to kill brain cancer tumors.
Mental illness, particularly bipolar disorder and depression, can be difficult to diagnose as many conditions have similar symptoms. These two illnesses are virtually identical except individuals with bipolar disorder also … Continue Reading Neuroimaging distinguishes between bipolar disorder and depression in human study.
Glial cells are immune cells found in the brain not directly involved in synaptic interactions or electrical signaling, although their supportive functions are known to play a crucial role in … Continue Reading Study identifies new key role for astrocytes in memory and learning.
The ear is the sensory organ dedicated to hearing and balance in mammals and is usually described as having three parts, namely, the outer ear, middle ear, and the inner … Continue Reading Researchers identify three previously unknown neuronal types in the inner ear.
When a person is exposed to an infection, they are often protected from getting the same infection again by immune memory, the part of the immune system capable of remembering … Continue Reading New part of the immune system identified, expected to evolve vaccination.
An artificial cell is a bioengineered particle mimicking a naturally occurring biological cell. The hypothesis involves synthetic entities biomimicking some of the properties of natural cells, such as surface characteristics, … Continue Reading New artificial cells successfully minimized to target and kill specific bacteria.
Micromotors are self-propelled microscopic robots, measuring about the width of a human hair, designed to perform a host of biomedical tasks in the body, such as drug delivery and ablation. … Continue Reading Microbots successfully orally administered in pill form.
More than one thousand species of bacteria have been identified in the human gut, dubbed the microbiome, with these symbiotic bacteria intricately involved in establishing and maintaining the health of … Continue Reading New study is a step closer to the synthetic microbiome, inbuilt disease sensing and treatment.