• Glial Cells Shown to Contribute to Memory and Recognition in the Brain
  • Learning fear through odor
  • New peptide to treat Alzheimer’s
  • Blood test shows potential for universal cancer diagnosis
  • Link Found between Sleep Deprivation and Symptoms of Schizophrenia
  • Skin color differences inadequate for vitamin D3 compensation in northerners
  • A Semi-Synthetic Organism: The Third DNA Base Pair?
Glial Cells Shown to Contribute to Memory and Recognition in the Brain

Glial Cells Shown to Contribute to Memory and Recognition in the Brain

Recently, a team of researchers led by Stephen Heinemann, a neurobiologist at University of California, San Diego, published the results showing that neurons are not the only type of cell in the brain involved in processes relating to memory (1). Glial cells, or simply glia, are cells in the nervous […]

Learning fear through odor

Learning fear through odor

Babies can get new phobias just by smelling the odor of their distressed mothers. A new study by the University of Michigan Medical School and New York University School of Medicine showed mother rats can teach new fears to their young (2). The concept that factors other than DNA can […]

New peptide to treat Alzheimer’s

New peptide to treat Alzheimer’s

A new molecular structure, developed by the University of Washington and other laboratories, could stop the progression of Alzheimer’s and related diseases. Gene Hopping, a research scientist at the University of Washington, and others discovered a peptide that inhibits a type of toxic molecule involved in diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, […]

Blood test shows potential for universal cancer diagnosis

Blood test shows potential for universal cancer diagnosis

A single blood test may act as a simpler and more efficient “universal” cancer diagnosis according to a recent study conducted at the University of Bradford (1). Scientists led by Diana Anderson believe that the lymphocyte genome sensitivity assay (LGS), can accurately detect cancer in patients without the need for […]

Link Found between Sleep Deprivation and Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Link Found between Sleep Deprivation and Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Scientists at the University of Bonn have discovered that 24 hours of sleep deprivation in humans leads to symptoms of schizophrenia. They published their findings in a July 2, 2014 edition of Journal of Neuroscience (1). Schizophrenia, a psychological disorder that impairs an individual’s ability to differentiate between reality and […]

Skin color differences inadequate for vitamin D3 compensation in northerners

Skin color differences inadequate for vitamin D3 compensation in northerners

Recent evidence suggests that a non-pigmentation mutation of the epidermal structural protein filaggrin (FLG) better explains how populations in northern latitudes, namely northern Europeans, compensate for lower levels of ultraviolet-B light exposure (1). Scientists from the University of San Francisco compiled loss-of-function FLG mutation prevalence data from various populations and […]

A Semi-Synthetic Organism: The Third DNA Base Pair?

A Semi-Synthetic Organism: The Third DNA Base Pair?

The Romesberg team at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) recently created an unnatural DNA base pair that can be incorporated into the genome of E. coli. While in nature the genetic code only contains two DNA base pairs, A-T and C-G, these researchers have made a bacterium that can “stably […]

 

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Glial Cells Shown to Contribute to Memory and Recognition in the Brain

Glial Cells Shown to Contribute to Memory and Recognition in the Brain

Recently, a team of researchers led by Stephen Heinemann, a neurobiologist at University of California, San Diego, published the results showing that neurons are not the only type of cell in the brain involved in processes relating to memory (1). Glial cells, or simply glia, are cells in the nervous […]

 
 

Learning fear through odor

Learning fear through odor

Babies can get new phobias just by smelling the odor of their distressed mothers. A new study by the University of Michigan Medical School and New York University School of Medicine showed mother rats can teach new fears to their young (2). The concept that factors other than DNA can […]

 
 

New peptide to treat Alzheimer’s

New peptide to treat Alzheimer’s

A new molecular structure, developed by the University of Washington and other laboratories, could stop the progression of Alzheimer’s and related diseases. Gene Hopping, a research scientist at the University of Washington, and others discovered a peptide that inhibits a type of toxic molecule involved in diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, […]

 
 

Blood test shows potential for universal cancer diagnosis

Blood test shows potential for universal cancer diagnosis

A single blood test may act as a simpler and more efficient “universal” cancer diagnosis according to a recent study conducted at the University of Bradford (1). Scientists led by Diana Anderson believe that the lymphocyte genome sensitivity assay (LGS), can accurately detect cancer in patients without the need for […]

 
 

Link Found between Sleep Deprivation and Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Link Found between Sleep Deprivation and Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Scientists at the University of Bonn have discovered that 24 hours of sleep deprivation in humans leads to symptoms of schizophrenia. They published their findings in a July 2, 2014 edition of Journal of Neuroscience (1). Schizophrenia, a psychological disorder that impairs an individual’s ability to differentiate between reality and […]

 
 
 
 

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