Neuroscience

New neuron type discovered only in primate brains

Neuropsychiatric illnesses like schizophrenia and autism are a complex interplay of brain chemicals, environment, and genetics that requires careful study to understand the root causes. Scientists have traditionally relied ...

Medical research

A new mouse model may unlock the secrets of type 1 diabetes

Researchers at the University of Toledo have found a new way to replicate in lab mice the development and progression of type 1 diabetes, a breakthrough that has the potential to reshape how the chronic disease is studied.

Immunology

Study could aid development of new drugs to treat gout

Findings from a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study could lead to the development of new drugs to treat gout. The study, led by Liang Qiao, MD, and his colleagues and collaborators, was published March ...

Medical research

Uncovering a flaw in drug testing for chronic anxiety disorder

Pre-clinical trials—the stage at which medications or therapies are tested on animals like laboratory mice—is a crucial part of drug development. It's only then that scientists can assess benefits and side effects before ...

Medical research

How fat are your lab mice?

Researchers are increasingly aware that fat in some parts of the body is more harmful than fat in other places. To help determine how obesity works, scientists turn to animal models and now, they are able to visualize how ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Very promising' treatment for Huntington disease discovered

Medical researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered a promising new therapy for Huntington disease that restores lost motor skills and may delay or stop the progression of the disease based on lab model tests, ...

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