Medical research

Study identifies potential therapy for disease affecting preemies

One in five very low-birth-weight, premature infants suffers a life-threatening brain hemorrhage, often originating in a vital region known as the germinal matrix. In a recently published study in the journal Developmental ...

Oncology & Cancer

New understanding of why cancer cells move

A University of Hawai'i Cancer Center researcher has identified how some cancer cells are made to move during metastasis. The research provides a better understanding of how cancer spreads and may create new opportunities ...

Neuroscience

How whip-like cell appendages promote bodily fluid flow

Researchers at Nagoya University have identified a molecule that enables cell appendages called cilia to beat in a coordinated way to drive the flow of fluid around the brain; this prevents the accumulation of this fluid, ...

Neuroscience

A molecule for proper neural wiring in the cerebellum

Researchers at Hokkaido University have found that the L-gutamate/L-aspartate transporter (GLAST) molecule plays an essential role in establishing and maintaining proper neural wiring of Purkinje cells in the cerebellum.

Immunology

Oddly shaped immune cells cause fibrosis

Scientists at the Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) at Osaka University, Japan, report a new group of monocytes they call SatM. Studies in mice show that SatM may be responsible for causing fibrosis and creates ...

Neuroscience

New mouse model of ALS more closely mimics human disease

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive, fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells controlling voluntary muscles. No effective treatments have been found.

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