Neuroscience

New method to detect oxygen consumption in the brain

The human brain consumes an immense amount of energy and needs an uninterrupted supply of oxygen to maintain its activity. Therefore, the brain is equipped with a network of delicate blood vessels that transport oxygen molecules ...

Sleep apnea

Study identifies potential new treatment target for sleep apnea

In a new study with obese mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have added to evidence that specialized channel proteins are possible therapeutic targets for sleep apnea and similar abnormally slow breathing disorders ...

Medical research

New mouse model provides unprecedented look at human immune system

Upon the prick of a finger or scrape of the knee, neutrophils rush to the scene. These white blood cells are the first line of defense against infection in all multicellular organisms. "They are absolutely essential for life," ...

Oncology & Cancer

How intestinal cancer stem cells evade anti-angiogenic therapy

A team led by Ludwig Lausanne's Tatiana Petrova, Jeremiah Bernier-Latmani and alum Christoph Cisarovsky identified a novel mechanism by which stem cells in intestinal tumors generate new blood vessels and evade anti-angiogenic ...

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