Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

During epidemics, access to GPS data from smartphones can be crucial

A new EPFL and MIT study into the interplay between mobility and the 2013 and 2014 dengue outbreaks in Singapore has uncovered a legal void around access to mobile phone data—information that can prove vital in preventing ...

Medical research

Studying the human brain in mice

The human brain is a tricky study subject. Brain scans are still limited in resolution and the knowledge they can provide, and in vitro approaches are not yet able to fully replicate the important micro-environment of brain ...

Medical research

Study finds that Bisphenol A increases the pain sensation of mice

University of Alicante (UA) and Miguel Hernández University (UMH) researchers have found out the mechanism of action of bisphenol A (BPA) in nociceptor neurons that transmit the sense of pain. BPA is a chemical substance ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study could aid degenerative disease therapies

Fresh insights into how nerves connect with muscles in the body could aid the development of therapies to treat neurodegenerative diseases.

Oncology & Cancer

CRISPR-edited C. elegans identifies vulnerabilities in cancer

A one-millimeter worm, the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, is an animal model widely used in biomedical research by hundreds of laboratories around the world. Surprisingly, it has approximately the same number of genes that ...

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