How Alcohol Addiction – and Abstinence – Remodel the BrainNews
Novel imaging technologies produce first whole-brain atlas at single-cell resolution, revealing how alcohol addiction – and abstinence – change neural physiology and affect previously unsuspected regions of the brain
A Bigger Hippocampus Doesn't Mean Better MemoryNews
When it comes to certain parts of the brain, bigger doesn't necessarily equate to better memory. According to a new study led by Michigan State University, a larger hippocampus, a curved, seahorse-shaped structure embedded deep in the brain, does not always reliably predict learning and memory abilities in older adults.
Exploring an Enigmatic Sea Monster’s GenomeNews
In 1857, the Danish naturalist Japetus Steenstrup linked the tell tales of ships being dragged to the ocean floor to the existence of the giant squid: A ten-armed invertebrate, that is credibly believed to grow up to 13 meters and weigh over 900 kg. Now, more than 160 years later, an international team of scientists have sequenced and annotated the genome of a giant squid.READ MORE
New research published in Nature suggests that B cells also play a major role in predicting of patient’s response to immunotherapy, whilst it was previously thought only T cells could be used in this way.READ MORE
A lengthy-named gene called Elongation of Very Long Chain Fatty Acids Protein 2 or ELOVL2 is an established biomarker of age. In a new paper researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say the gene appears to play a key role in age-associated functional and anatomical aging in vivo in mouse retinas, a finding that has direct relevance to age-related eye diseases.
Researchers have developed a new method to degrade atrazine, one of the most widely used pesticides in North America, using a combination of a new nanostructured material and sunlight.READ MORE
Researchers have engineered and tested a new therapeutic nanoparticle platform to deliver the drug paclitaxel to treat triple-negative breast cancer.READ MORE
Although experts say that small amounts of BPA in foods are unlikely to cause problems, some people worry that constant low-level exposures could have health effects. Now researchers have shown that, in mice, BPA activates an immune response that persists for at least three generations.READ MORE
Researchers report in the journal Nature that they have for the first time demonstrated at the molecular level what happens when two antimalarial drugs were combined.READ MORE