Following your gut: The remarkable role of intestinal cells

Food is essential for life—a daily source of calories and comfort. But for the more than 3 million adults in the United States that suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or IBD, it is also a daily source of pain and discomfort.

Oncology & Cancer

Converting glioma cells into neurons may treat glioblastoma

Gliomas are the most common primary brain tumors in adults. Among them, the high-grade glioblastomas (GBMs) are particularly known to be notoriously aggressive and invasive, which makes it challenging to treat them. The disease ...


Behind the scenes, brain circuit ensures vision remains reliable

When it comes to processing vision, the brain is full of noise. Information moves from the eyes through many connections in the brain. Ideally the same image would be reliably represented the same way each time, but instead ...


Stopping dementia in Down syndrome patients

Down syndrome is mostly known for the learning disabilities it causes, but patients typically suffer from a wide number of ailments. One is the early onset of Alzheimer's disease. Using iPS cells from Down syndrome patients, ...


New findings in the field of perinatal brain injury

A new study, led by researchers at the University of Gothenburg, have generated the first comprehensive transcriptional atlas of neonatal mouse meningeal leukocytes, under normal conditions and after perinatal brain injury. ...


Stem cells model genetic risk for developing Alzheimer's disease

New research published in Stem Cell Reports has found elevated cholesterol supply from astrocytes to neurons in the model of Alzheimer's disease (AD) brains, suggesting that modulating brain cholesterol could be explored ...

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