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Follow your gut
We may try to consciously make good food choices, but our bodies have their own way of weighing in. (2020-04-06)
Ex­tra­cel­lu­lar forces help epi­thelial cells stick to­gether
Defects in the maintenance of the superficial tissue of the body, known as epithelial tissue, can help cancer cells achieve motility and metastasise. (2020-04-02)
APS tip sheet: Untangling neurons with scattered light
New analysis examines light scattering properties in brain tissue to better understand the three-dimensional structure of nerve fibers. (2020-03-30)
Unearthing gut secret paves way for targeted treatments
Scientists have identified a specific type of sensory nerve ending in the gut and how these communicate pain or discomfort to the brain, paving the way for targeted treatments for common conditions like ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome or chronic constipation. (2020-03-29)
Deleting a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising insulin-producing cells
Removing a gene from the cells that produce insulin prevents mice from developing Type 1 diabetes by sparing the cells an attack from their own immune system, a new University of Wisconsin-Madison study shows. (2020-03-26)
New imaging method sheds light on Alzheimer's disease
To understand what happens in the brain when Alzheimer's disease develops, researchers need to be able to study the molecular structures in the neurons affected by Alzheimer's disease. (2020-03-25)
Changing how we think about warm perception
Perceiving warmth requires input from a surprising source: cool receptors. (2020-03-24)
Antibodies in the brain trigger epilepsy
Certain forms of epilepsy are accompanied by inflammation of important brain regions. (2020-03-24)
New brain disorder discovery
A study has uncovered a new neurodegenerative disorder in which children experience developmental regression and severe epilepsy. (2020-03-19)
Alzheimer's disease: Inflammation triggers fatal cycle
An immune reaction in the brain seems to play a major role in the development of Alzheimer's disease. (2020-03-18)
Rapid, automatic identification of individual, live brain cells
Generalized brain atlases, so-called connectome maps, are still no help for identifying neurons in individual, live, wriggling worms. (2020-03-18)
Engineered botox is more potent and safer in mice
Botulinum toxin (BoNT) is used for a range of applications, but when injected it can diffuse into the surrounding tissue and give rise to adverse effects. (2020-03-17)
Building a better botox
Botulinum toxins are FDA-approved and widely used. Although they are safe and effective, they can drift away from the site of injection, reducing efficacy and causing side effects. (2020-03-17)
A new strategy for the management of inflammatory pain
A group of researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin has discovered a new mechanism of long-lasting pain relief. (2020-03-16)
Worm nerve responses for good and bad
Studies on a tiny soil worm help explain how animal nervous systems translate external signals as 'good' or 'bad' in order to elicit the appropriate response. (2020-03-13)
Brain-doping produced by your own body
Researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which Epo acts in nerve cells. (2020-03-13)
The need for speed
Scientists at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore show that parallel neural pathways that bypass the brain's tight frequency control enable animals to move faster. (2020-03-12)
Careless cancer cells may be susceptible to future drugs
Could the ability of cancer cells to quickly alter their genome be used as a weapon against malignant tumors? (2020-03-11)
JNK protein triggers nerve cells to withdraw their synapses when stressed
New study from Eleanor Coffey's lab at Turku Bioscience Center in Finland identifies that the JNK protein triggers nerve cells to withdraw their synapses when stressed. (2020-03-11)
More than a nice coating
Researchers at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) have shown that specialized aggregates of molecules enwrapping nerve cells in the brain, the perineuronal nets, are crucial for regulating the connections between nerve cells that control motor memories. (2020-03-10)
Rejuvenating the immune system supports brain repair after injury
Researchers have identified a major shift in how to treat brain injuries, after rejuvenating immune cells to support the repair process. (2020-03-08)
Neuroscientists discover new structure of important protein in the brain
A novel structure of a so-called 'neurotransmitter: sodium symporter' has been mapped at the University of Copenhagen. (2020-03-06)
Neural hardware for image recognition in nanoseconds
Usually, artificial intelligence is based on software. Scientists at TU Wien (Vienna) created intelligent hardware, which is much faster. (2020-03-05)
UConn researchers discover new stem cells that can generate new bone
A population of stem cells with the ability to generate new bone has been newly discovered by a group of researchers at the UConn School of Dental Medicine. (2020-03-05)
Regenerative nerve interface enhances precision and durability of hand prostheses
Researchers have found that a new nerve interface technology endows upper limb amputees with greater control and precision when using prosthetic hands. (2020-03-04)
The origin of satiety: Brain cells that change shape after a meal
You just finished a good meal and are feeling full? (2020-03-03)
Boosting energy levels within damaged nerves may help them heal
When the spinal cord is injured, the damaged nerve fibers -- called axons -- are normally incapable of regrowth, leading to permanent loss of function. (2020-03-03)
IU scientists study link between energy levels, spinal cord injury
A team of researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine, in collaboration with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, have investigated how boosting energy levels within damaged nerve fibers or axons may represent a novel therapeutic direction for axonal regeneration and functional recovery. (2020-03-03)
Researchers identify protein critical for wound healing after spinal cord injury
Plexin-B2, an axon guidance protein in the central nervous system (CNS), plays an important role in wound healing and neural repair following spinal cord injury (SCI), according to research conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published today in Nature Neuroscience (2020-03-02)
GPS for chromosomes: Reorganization of the genome during development
The spatial arrangement of genetic material within the cell nucleus plays an important role in the development of an organism. (2020-02-28)
A molecular atlas of skin cells
Our skin protects us from physical injury, radiation and microbes, and at the same time produces hair and facilitates perspiration. (2020-02-27)
New research uncovers potential pathway to slowing Alzheimer's
Overcoming the loss of a process in the brain called ''RNA editing'' may slow the progress of Alzheimer's disease and other synaptic disorders, a study shows. (2020-02-27)
Brain cells protect muscles from wasting away
Several processes in the roundworm C. elegans boost the stress response in cells, incidentally making worms resistant to a high-fat diet and extending their lifespan. (2020-02-21)
Study: Disease-causing repeats help human neurons function
Researchers found that repeats in the gene that causes Fragile X Syndrome normally regulate how and when proteins are made in neurons. (2020-02-17)
NUS researchers identify novel protein to prevent neuropathy from chemotherapy
A team of researchers from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has identified a novel protein that would prevent the development of neuropathy, a major side effect of chemotherapy, in cancer patients. (2020-02-17)
New Brazilian study describes neural inflammatory processes in lab-developed human cells
Astrocytes are neural cells with many important functions in the nervous system. (2020-02-13)
Very tough and essential for survival
The brains of most fish and amphibian species contain a pair of conspicuously large nerve cells. (2020-02-13)
Absent p53, oral cancers recruit and reprogram nerves to fuel tumor growth
Loss of an important tumor-suppressing gene allows head and neck cancer to spin off signals to nearby nerves, changing their function and recruiting them to the tumor, where they fuel growth and cancer progress. (2020-02-12)
Epigenetics: Inheritance of epigenetic marks
A study undertaken by an international team led by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich molecular biologist Axel Imhof sheds new light on the mechanisms that control the establishment of epigenetic modifications on newly synthesized histones following cell division. (2020-02-10)
Initial protective role of nervous system's 'star-shaped cells' in sporadic motor neuron disease uncovered
Support cells in the nervous system help protect motor neurons in the early-stages of sporadic motor neuron disease, according to new research from the Crick and UCL. (2020-02-10)
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