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hair loss treatment

Researchers Discover Why Some Parts of the Body Have Hair and...

Why do humans have hair on our arms and legs but not on the palms of our hands and the soles of...
neurodegenerative diseases

Biologists Discover an Unusual Hallmark of Aging in Neurons

As we age, neurons in our brains can become damaged by free radicals. MIT biologists have now discovered that this type of...
memory consolidation

Scripps Research Scientists Decode Mechanism of Remembering—and Forgetting

It’s a common expression to say that your brain is full. Although the brain doesn’t literally fill up, in recent years researchers have discovered...
neurodegenerative diseases

Biologists Discover an Unusual Hallmark of Aging in Neurons

As we age, neurons in our brains can become damaged by free radicals. MIT biologists have now discovered that this type of damage, known...
Low-protein high-carb diet

Low-Protein High-Carb Diet Shows Promise for Healthy Brain Ageing

Low-protein high-carbohydrate diets may be the key to longevity, and healthy brain ageing in particular, according to a new mice study from the University...
inflammation

Long Noncoding RNA Identified as a Key Regulator of Inflammation

Scientists have identified an RNA molecule with broad powers to regulate the body's inflammatory response to infection and injury. Called lincRNA-Cox2, it belongs to...
wearable bioreactor

Regeneration Science Takes a Leap Forward

Researchers led by Tufts University biologists and engineers have found that delivering progesterone to an amputation injury site can induce the regeneration of limbs...
attention deficit disordervideo

Owls Help JHU Scientists Unlock Secret of How the Brain Pays...

By studying barn owls, scientists at Johns Hopkins University believe they’ve taken an important step toward solving the longstanding mystery of how the brain...
brain cells

Key Molecule Responsible for Learning and Memory Discovered

Unlike old dogs, old adults can indeed learn new tricks thanks to a protein molecule called netrin.Netrin is known to help set up the...
Tourette Disorder

New Tourette Disorder Genes Come to Light

In the largest DNA sequencing study of Tourette Disorder (TD) to date, UC San Francisco researchers and their collaborators have unearthed new data suggesting...
RUNX-deficient cancers

RUNX Proteins Act as Regulators in DNA Repair

A study by researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore has revealed that RUNX proteins...
Breast Cancer

Research Identifies New Treatment Targets in Breast Cancer

Scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U), in collaboration with the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, have generated the first single...
Virtual Brain Cell

Upgrade for Virtual Brain Cell

There are no crystal balls in science. For researchers, making predictions about the outcome of an experiment requires close observation of available data. But...
autism

New Insight Into How Autism Might Develop in Human Brain

In a study published in Stem Cell Reports, a McGill team of scientists led by Dr. Carl Ernst, researcher at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre, revealed...
Parkinson's disease

Human Embryonic Stem Cells-derived Dopaminergic Neurons Alleviate Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease...

Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the leading neural degenerative disorders, which is primarily caused by death of dopaminergic neurons in substantia nigra. This...
sense of touch

Brain Scientists Identify ‘Cross Talk’ Between Neurons That Control Touch in...

Scientists report they have uncovered a previously overlooked connection between neurons in two distinct areas of the mammalian brain. The neurons, they say, control...
hyponatremia

As Harmful as Dehydration?

We are all familiar with the drawbacks of dehydration, but we rarely hear about the harmful effects of overhydration. It is known that excess...
Germ Cell

UMD Study Uncovers Germ Cell Findings with Implications for Disease Research

A UMD-led, multi-institution team of researchers has discovered new mechanisms that dictate the development of germline cells — precursor stem cells that become either...
muscle diseases

Artificial Muscles Promise to Speed up Testing of Treatments for Muscle...

Artificial muscles grown from human stem cells could pave the way forward for treating muscle diseases, according to new research led by UCL. The study,...
cell signaling process

Uncovering a Hidden Protein “Tail” that Puts the Brakes on Cell...

The mechanism, dubbed a “tail,” is part of a small protein known mostly for its role in attaching larger structures to the cell membrane....