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Highly precise wiring in the cerebral cortex

Our brains house extremely complex neuronal circuits whose detailed structures are still largely unknown. This is especially true for the cerebral cortex of mammals, where, among other things, vision, thoughts or spatial ...

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UV exposure may contribute to impaired fat homeostasis

(HealthDay)—Adipochemokines induced by ultraviolet (UV) light may play a role in reduction of lipogenesis in subcutaneous (SC) fat, according to a study published online Aug. 27 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Intradiscal electrothermal therapy cost-effective

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Smart inhaler to help asthma sufferers breathe easier

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Mitochondria drive cell survival in times of need

McGill University researchers have discovered a mechanism through which mitochondria, the energy factory of our body's cells, play a role in preventing cells from dying when the cells are deprived of nutrients - a finding ...

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