Developmental Cell

Cancer

Blood flow is a major influence on tumor cell metastasis

Scientists have long theorized that blood flow plays an integral role in cancer metastasis. But new research testing this long-held hypothesis in zebrafish and humans confirms that the circulatory blood flow impacts the position ...

Medical research

Scientists discover a new blood platelet formation mechanism

Thrombocytopenia is a disease characterised by a lower platelet level than normal. Platelets are tiny cells that participate in the coagulation of blood. Patients usually suffer uncontrolled bleeding that gives rise to hematomas ...

Medical research

New insights into infertility-causing sex chromosome disorders

Research carried out by Francis Crick Institute scientists provides new insights into sex chromosome disorders which typically cause infertility, such as Turner syndrome and Klinefelter syndrome. Through their research, the ...

Medical research

Study identifies potential therapy for disease affecting preemies

One in five very low-birth-weight, premature infants suffers a life-threatening brain hemorrhage, often originating in a vital region known as the germinal matrix. In a recently published study in the journal Developmental ...

Medical research

Fruit fly study identifies new gene linked to aortic aneurysms

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has identified a new gene linked to human aortic aneurysms. By combining comprehensive genetic studies in the fruit fly, dataset searches and analysis of diseased human aortic tissue, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers identify new heartburn target

Acid reflux and heartburn affect more than 20 percent of the U.S. population, but common medications to treat the disease might not work for a large portion people who suffer from the diseases.

Neuroscience

How an unlikely cellular 'antenna' can impair brain development

An antenna-like structure on cells, once considered a useless vestige, appears to be important for proper brain development in mammals and when impaired can cause defects in the brain's wiring similar to what's seen in autism, ...

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