Neuroscience

Study reveals brain's finely tuned system of energy supply

New research out today in the journal Neuron reveals how the brain is able to meet its massive energy demands with a "just in time" system that delivers oxygen that fuels nerve cells. The findings could shed light on diseases ...

Medical research

Scientists propose treatment for severe lung diseases

Researchers are developing a new drug to treat life-threatening lung damage and breathing problems in people with severe infections like pneumonia, those undergoing certain cancer treatments and premature infants with underdeveloped, ...

Medical research

Key protein may affect risk of stroke

Studies on mice reveal that a special protein in the brain's tiniest blood vessels may affect the risk of stroke. Peter Carlsson, professor in genetics at the University of Gothenburg, and his research team are publishing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists announce major breakthrough against rare kidney disease

Scientists at The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have made a significant breakthrough in the fight against Membranous Nephropathy (MN) – a rare kidney disease which ...

Medical research

How do neurons and blood vessels "talk" to each other?

Neurons and blood vessels often traverse the body side by side, a fact observed as early as the 16th century by the Flemish anatomist Andreas Vesalius. Only over the last ten years, however, researchers have discovered that ...

Neuroscience

Cell-saving drugs could reduce brain damage after stroke

Long-term brain damage caused by stroke could be reduced by saving cells called pericytes that control blood flow in capillaries, reports a new study led by scientists from University College London.

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