Medications

Mathematical model predicts drug concentration in the brain

Do medicines arrive in the right amount at the right spot in our brain? By making a model that depicts our brain in small "brain blocks," Ph.D. student Esmée Vendel tries to find an answer to this question. She made a mathematical ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Deepening our understanding of selfish behavior

Is a selfish person just processing the decisions that result in rewards to others differently? Perhaps, suggests a recent RIKEN study. A RIKEN team, led by Hiroyuki Nakahara of the Laboratory for Integrated Theoretical Neuroscience ...

Medical research

Cancer cells can reuse apparent 'dead end metabolites'

Researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have discovered that an apparent "dead end metabolite" has a previously unknown function regulating cell growth. The finding could guide efforts to target cancer ...

Genetics

Can a DNA construction kit replace expensive antibody medication?

Researchers at KU Leuven in Belgium have developed a technique to make sheep produce new antibodies simply by injecting the DNA building blocks. This approach is much cheaper and more efficient than producing antibodies industrially ...

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