Health

Eight ways chemical pollutants harm the body

A new review of existing evidence proposes eight hallmarks of environmental exposures that chart the biological pathways through which pollutants contribute to disease: oxidative stress and inflammation, genomic alterations ...

Oncology & Cancer

New computational method detects disrupted pathways in cancer

Cancer is a notoriously complex disease, in part because it may be caused by mutations among hundreds or even thousands of genes. In addition, most cancers exhibit an extraordinary amount of variation among genetic mutations, ...

Neuroscience

Video: Human brain scan

This colorful brain scan is a 3-D model created by tractography, which uses data collected with diffusion weighted MRI to map the brain's white matter. Each line represents a bundle of nerve fibers wrapped in a myelin sheaths, ...

Medical research

Discovery illuminates how cell growth pathway responds to signals

A basic science discovery by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reveals a fundamental way cells interpret signals from their environment and may eventually pave the way for potential new therapies.

Genetics

Study reveals new insights into facial birth defects

Mount Sinai researchers have revealed new insights into how the body regulates craniofacial development in newborns, which can sometimes lead to birth defects such as cleft lip or palate.

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