When it comes to hearing, precision is important say researchers. Due to the fact vertebrates, such as birds and humans, have two ears, and sound-waves from either side travel different … Continue Reading Researchers map auditory brain cells for maximum hearing precision.
Spinal muscular atrophy is a debilitating disease that causes weakness and wasting of the muscles. The disease ranges in severity with patients experiencing different symptoms, from the inability to sit … Continue Reading Molecular mechanism underlying neurodegeneration in spinal muscular atrophy identified.
The human brain is home to many different types of neurons with their own genetic signature to define their function. These neurons are derived from progenitor cells, which are specialized … Continue Reading The ‘neuronal big bang’ is visualised for the first time.
The molecular intricacies of hunger and satiety, pivotal for understanding metabolic disorders and the problem of obesity, are not yet fully understood by scientists. How much a person eats and … Continue Reading Protein responsible for regulating feeding behaviour in the brain identified.
Current asthma medications, which work by suppressing inflammatory signaling by immune cells or by dilating the airways, can stop working over time. Now, a new study from Boston Children’s Hospital, … Continue Reading Study successfully targets nerve endings to curb allergic asthma in animal model.
Fragile X syndrome, an inherited cause of autism and intellectual disability, can have consequences even for carriers of the disorder who don’t have full-blown symptoms. Some carriers may experience social … Continue Reading New previously unseen cellular mechanism identified in Fragile X syndrome.
Amyloid precursor protein (APP) modulates the many processes through which newborn neurons are generated in the adult brain, state researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a new study. An … Continue Reading Dysfunctional precursor protein impairs making of new neurons in brain.