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 how the blood-brain barrier is maintained to control ‘tight junction’ function.
It has long been known that the brain is protected from alterations elsewhere in the body by a highly regulated gateway known as the blood-brain barrier, which allows only selected … Continue Reading Researchers identify how the blood-brain barrier is maintained to control ‘tight junction’ function.
Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have identified what they believe to be the cells responsible for fibrosis, the buildup of scar tissue. Fibrotic diseases, such as chronic kidney … Continue Reading Researchers have identified the cells responsible for fibrosis, the buildup of scar tissue.
Molecules called long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been implicated in breast cancer but exactly why they cause metastasis and tumour growth has been little understood, until now. Scientists at The … Continue Reading Hedgehog signalling pathway for breast cancer identified.