Neuroscience

Research clears up how brain 'cleaners' fail in ALS

In preclinical studies, Mayo Clinic scientists and collaborators have identified the molecular mechanism used by the brain's "cleaners" as they remove a problematic protein in the brain. This work, published in Nature Neuroscience, ...

Medical research

Research team unlocks strategies driving neuron connections

Using high-resolution imaging and 3-D computer modeling, a University of Oregon research team has found that the branching arms of neurons weave through space in a way that balances their need to connect to other neurons ...

Medical research

Researchers identify 'hot spots' for developing lymphatic vessels

When an embryo develops, a wide variety of proteins and enzymes trigger a series of biochemical reactions. The development of the lymphatic vasculature is crucially dependent on one specific protein—the growth factor VEGF-C. ...

Medical research

Discovery of a novel function for MAP2 in synaptic strengthening

Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI, headed by Suh Pan-Ghill) announced on the 6th of April, 2020 that the KBRI research team led by Dr. Kea Joo Lee (Collaboration with Dr. Daniel Pak at Georgetown University) presented ...

Ophthalmology

Confocal microscopy aids surgical removal of tumors from eyelid

(HealthDay)—Imaging using fluorescence confocal microscopy (FCM) analysis in the reflectance mode and with an "en face" scanning can control tumor margins of eyelid basal cell carcinoma (BCC) to optimize surgical management, ...

Oncology & Cancer

New peri-op approach accurately IDs melanoma in nail matrix

(HealthDay) -- Intraoperative reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) can be used to diagnose melanonychia striata in the nail matrix, according to a study published online June 7 in the British Journal of Dermatology.