Tapping into the part of the body where cells exist exhibiting neuron-like behavior to tap directly into the central nervous system with these out-of-brain neuronal colonies constantly being searched for. … Continue Reading Neuron-like activity identified in skin cells.
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.
All animals need to sleep for varying durations and in humans, sleep duration changes over their lifetime, gradually reducing from birth through to old age. The mammalian body appears to … Continue Reading Researchers identify neurogenetics responsible for sleep duration.
In a life-threatening situation, the heart beats faster and harder, invigorated by the fight-or-flight response, which instantaneously prepares a person to react or run. Now, a new study by researchers … Continue Reading Researchers map how calcium uptake in mitochondria during a heart attack causes large cell death.
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 star-shaped brain cell called an astrocyte appears to help keep blood pressure and blood flow inside the brain on a healthy, even keel, a new study from researchers at … Continue Reading Study shows astrocytes maintain blood pressure and blood flow in the brain.
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.
Adding two non-invasive imaging tests to traditional cardiovascular disease risk factor assessment more precisely predicts a healthy patient’s future risk of heart attack, stroke, or premature death, according to a … Continue Reading New non-invasive bioimaging can detect coronary artery disease long before it strikes.
The average heart beats 35 million times a year, 2.5 billion times over a lifetime. Those beats must be precisely calibrated; even a small divergence from the metronomic rhythm can … Continue Reading Researchers identify protein responsible for keeping the heart beating on time.
The human body consists of almost 100 billion neurons that contain synapses, point-to-point contacts for information transfer. Every function, feeling and action depends on the ability of synapses within neurons … Continue Reading New insights into the regulation of neuroplasticity.
Researchers at the University of Alberta’s have explained how the function of a key protein in the heart changes in heart failure. The study is published in the in Proceedings … Continue Reading Researchers unlock 38-year-old mystery of the heart.