Medical research

Scientists create a recipe to make human blood-brain-barrier

The blood-brain barrier is the brain's gatekeeper. A nearly impenetrable shield of cells, it keeps toxins and other agents that may be in circulating blood from gaining access to and harming the brain.

Medical research

Study offers promising approach to reducing plaque in arteries

In a new Yale-led study, investigators have revealed previously unknown factors that contribute to the hardening of arteries and plaque growth, which cause heart disease. Their insight is the basis for a promising therapeutic ...

Medical research

Found: The missing ingredient to grow blood vessels

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered an ingredient vital for proper blood vessel formation that explains why numerous promising treatments have failed. The discovery offers important ...

Genetics

Big data provides clues for characterizing immunity in Japanese

Although genes are distributed widely across chromosomes, many genes related to the immune system are clustered together on human chromosome 6 in a segment called the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) region. The density ...

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