Psychology & Psychiatry

Abnormal 12-hour cyclic gene activity found in schizophrenic brains

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, U.S. present the first evidence of 12-hour cycles of gene activity in the human brain. Published in the open access journal PLOS Biology on January 24, the study ...

Genetics

Scientists make progress in decoding genetics of insomnia

A research effort involving researchers from Texas A&M University, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has used human genomics to identify a new ...

Inflammatory disorders

From grave to cradle: Collagen-induced gut cell reprogramming

Most cells have a pretty normal life: they're born, they grow, they get old, and they die. But the Benjamin Buttons of the cellular world can go from old to young again in the right context. Now, researchers from Japan have ...

Neuroscience

Targeting tau, the other protein behind Alzheimer's disease

In November, researchers reported the drug lecanemab slowed the progression of Alzheimer's disease. The effect was modest, but it has generated tremendous excitement because it was the first time a drug had been shown to ...

Biomedical technology

Gene therapies raise difficult legal and ethical questions

New advanced therapies can alleviate or cure chronic diseases. But medical progress raises the question of how rights should be protected and balanced, according to Jessica Almqvist, professor in international law and human ...

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