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How Does the Nervous System Influence Stem Cell Development?

News   Oct 19, 2018 | Original story from the University of Illinois

Evidence for Direct Influence of Autonomic Neurotransmitters on Stem Cell Proliferation

To characterize the relationship, the researchers focused on stem cells in the intestinal lining, or epithelium, in mice. Pictured: Transmission electron micrograph of rat intestinal colon showing apical microvilli. Image made available by James D. Jamieson and the Department of Cell Biology, Yale University School of Medicine. Credit: George E. Palade



Time To Say Goodbye… to the “Household Measure” BMI?


A new study published in PLOS Biology sees an international collaboration of academia and industry experts introduce a novel "revolutionary" approach towards personalized and precision biomedicine, moving away from the "classic" morphometric BMI.


A Third "Short Sleep" Gene Has Been Discovered – And It Prevents Memory Deficits


In a new study, scientists have discovered a third "short sleep" gene. It is the first gene to be identified that prevents the memory deficits typically associated with sleep deprivation.


The Next Generation of Hearing Implants Could Be Soft


Close to half a million people around the world suffer from a serious hearing impairment. Cochlear implants, whilst useful for some patients, do not help people whose inner ear is damaged or whose auditory nerve does not function properly. Now, researchers have developed a soft variant of an implant that communicates directly with the brainstem.



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