A natural inbuilt timer, the circadian rhythm is a 24-hour cycle in all humans, plants, and animals determining sleep and feeding patterns. Circadian rhythms are endogenously generated and can be … Continue Reading The skin keeps time independently of the brain.
Researchers have long been using the field of optogenetics, a biological technique involving the use of light to control cells in living tissue, typically neurons, which have been engineered to … Continue Reading Researchers wirelessly hack master gene using nanophotonics.
Welcome to The Top Ten Healthinnovations of 2016, the third-year in our successful series, where the most exciting discoveries and breakthroughs are decided by you, the global medical community. This … Continue Reading The Top Ten Healthinnovations of 2016.
Epigenetic dysfunction is implicated in many neurological and psychiatric diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. Consequently, histone deacetylases (HDACs) are being aggressively pursued as therapeutic targets. However, a fundamental knowledge … Continue Reading Researchers image the epigenetics of the human brain for the first time ever.
Abnormalities in human airway smooth muscle cell function and structure play critical roles in chronic inflammatory airway diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cystic fibrosis. One key … Continue Reading Olfactory receptors discovered in human bronchi.
Diffuse gliomas represent 80% of all malignant brain tumours. Adult diffuse gliomas are classified and graded according to histological criteria. However, although histopathology classification is well established it suffers from unstandardized, … Continue Reading Large-scale study identifies new epigenetic subtypes of brain cancer.
The immune system exercises constant vigilance to protect the body from external threats, including what the person eats and drinks. A careful balancing act plays out as digested food travels … Continue Reading Study finds neurons in gut regulate the immune system to control inflammation.
A glioma is a type of tumour that starts in the brain or spine. It is called a glioma because it arises from glial cells. The most common site of … Continue Reading First ever study shows how astrocytes help to spread glioma.
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.
A new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows that nerve cells and blood vessels in the eye constantly talk to each other to maintain healthy blood … Continue Reading Study finds nerve cells and blood vessels in eye ‘talk’ to prevent disease.
Deadly brain tumours called high-grade gliomas grow with the help of nerve activity in the cerebral cortex, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of … Continue Reading Researchers show that brain cancer proliferation is stimulated by nerve activity in the cortex.
A precision genetic analysis has yielded a surprising result, a network of neurons control breathing within the vagus nerve. Among these function-specific network of neurons, two types are dedicated to … Continue Reading Researchers identify neural networks within the vagus nerve responsible for breathing.
A research team at UC San Francisco has discovered an RNA molecule called Pnky that can be manipulated to increase the production of neurons from neural stem cells. The opensource … Continue Reading Researchers identify noncoding RNA crucial for stem cell suppression in the brain.