Each year about one in every nine infants in the United States is born preterm (before 37 weeks), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Premature birth can … Continue Reading Researchers identify molecular mechanisms within fetal lungs responsible for initiating labour.
Stating that sleep is an essential biological process seems as obvious as saying that the sun rises every morning. Yet, researchers’ understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of … Continue Reading Lipidomics study identifies common biomarkers of sleep debt in humans and rats.
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.
Do blood vessels that feed tumours differ from other blood vessels? Fourteen years ago, experiments designed to answer that question led to the discovery of several genes that are more … Continue Reading Blood vessel growth in the brain relies on a protein found in tumour blood vessels.
A key mechanism behind diabetes may start in the brain, with early signs of the disease detectable through rising levels of molecules not previously linked to insulin signalling, according to … Continue Reading Researchers identify insulin resistance link in the brain.