Journal of Cell Biology

Neuroscience

Enzyme ensures thick insulation

ETH researchers have revealed that Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system largely produce their own fatty acids in order to create electrical insulation for nerve fibres. This process relies on an enzyme whose absence ...

Medical research

Mouse study links heart regeneration to telomere length

Researchers at the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research have discovered that the ends of heart muscle cell chromosomes rapidly erode after birth, limiting the cells' ability to proliferate and replace damaged ...

Medical research

New molecular clues about mysterious brain blood vessel disorder

Researchers have uncovered new details about the relationship between two proteins associated with the formation of cerebral cavernous malformations, a little understood neurovascular disorder. The study appears in The Journal ...

Medical research

Can our bones protect us against diabetes and obesity?

A team of researchers at the IRCM led by Mathieu Ferron, PhD, in collaboration with researchers at Columbia University, discovered a new function of the skeleton associated with diabetes and obesity. The scientific breakthrough, ...

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