Mitochondria are spherical or rod-shaped organelles found within the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells, referred to as the powerhouse of the cell as they act as the site for the production … Continue Reading Decades-long mystery solved of how mitochondria’s energy currency is maintained.
Approximately one out of a hundred people suffer from epilepsy and one out of twenty suffer a seizure at least once during their lifetime. Seizures occur when many nerve cells … Continue Reading Researchers identify a new neural mechanism in epilepsy.
The molecular switches regulating human cell growth do a great job of replacing cells that die during the course of a lifetime. However, when they misfire, life-threatening cancers can occur. … Continue Reading Study identifies electrical control of cancer cell proliferation.
Sleep seems simple enough, a state of rest and restoration that almost every vertebrate creature must enter regularly in order to survive. However, the brain responds differently to stimuli when … Continue Reading Researchers identify the calcium channel in the brain essential for deep sleep.
A team of researchers have made a significant discovery in the mechanism of brain swelling, paving the way to preventative treatment for severe to fatal brain damage following stroke, head … Continue Reading Researchers stop brain swelling at the source in animal model.
Researchers have uncovered a unique connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, providing further evidence that a disease that robs people of their memories may be affected by elevated blood sugar, … Continue Reading Scientists find new link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers have performed the first human-based study to identify calcium channels in cerebral arteries and determine the distinct role each channel plays in helping control blood flow to the brain. … Continue Reading Researchers show how calcium ion-channels control arterial tone and blood flow in the brain.
Researchers from the University of Bern have discovered a mechanism that is responsible for the level of chronic pain in the brain. The results of this study point to new … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map chronic pain memory in the brain.
Researchers have discovered a mechanism linked to the brain damage often suffered by stroke victims, and are now searching for drugs to block it. Strokes happen when the blood supply … Continue Reading Researchers identify the mechanism of stroke damage.
Anesthesia, long considered a blessing to patients and surgeons, has been a mystery for much of its 160-plus-year history in the operating room. No one could figure out how these … Continue Reading Study begins to unravel the 160-year old mystery of the mechanism of anesthesia.
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.
Researchers at the University of California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Marine Biological Laboratory, have created a cellular probe that combines a tarantula toxin with a fluorescent compound to help … Continue Reading Tarantula venom illuminates electrical activity in live neurons for the first time.