Neuroscience

Seven-month-old babies already have a sense of symmetry

A collaborative study conducted by the UPV/EHU's Gogo Elebiduna group examined the spontaneous looking patterns of seven-month-old babies when presented with mosaic-like sequences with a symmetrical and asymmetrical structure. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Why a certain plant virus is so powerful at fighting cancer

A plant virus that infects legumes, called cowpea mosaic virus, has a special power that you may not have known about: when injected into a tumor, it triggers the immune system to treat the cancer—even metastatic cancer—and ...

Genetics

Advances in understanding autism, based on "mosaic" mutations

Two studies in today's Nature Neuroscience, led by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Harvard Medical School (HMS), implicate mosaic mutations arising during embryonic development ...

Genetics

Are mosaic embryos the 'dark horse' of IVF?

Not every embryo contains 46 perfect chromosomes. Some have more, others have fewer. The result is a common abnormality known as aneuploidy, which occurs in as many as 80 percent of human embryos.

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