Neuroscience

Insulin action in the brain can lead to obesity

Fat-rich food makes you fat. Behind this simple equation lie complex signalling pathways, through which the neurotransmitters in the brain control the body's energy balance. Scientists at the Cologne-based Max Planck Institute ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

New findings challenge current view on origins of Parkinson's disease

The neurodegeneration that occurs in Parkinson's disease is a result of stress on the endoplasmic reticulum in the cell rather than failure of the mitochondria as previously thought, according to a study in fruit flies. It ...

Medical research

Researchers uncover mechanism blocking retina regeneration

A discovery opens the possibility of one day restoring loss of vision by activating the retina's ability to regenerate. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the Cardiovascular Research Institute and the Texas Heart ...

Neuroscience

Why the brain is more reluctant to function as we age

New findings, led by neuroscientists at the University of Bristol and published this week in the journal Neurobiology of Aging, reveal a novel mechanism through which the brain may become more reluctant to function as we ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

High iron, copper levels block brain-cell DNA repair

No one knows the cause of most cases of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative disorders. But researchers have found that certain factors are consistently associated with these debilitating conditions. One is ...

Oncology & Cancer

Internal skin cancer prevention: Repairing UV damage in the skin

(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) of the Novartis Research Foundation have elucidated the mechanisms underlying the repair of UV-induced damage in DNA, which ...

Medical research

Researchers find new clues about aging

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a new pathway that sets the clock for programmed aging in normal cells. The study provides insights about the interaction between a toxic protein called progerin and ...

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