Medical research

Excess dietary salt identified as autoimmune trigger

For the past few decades, health officials have been reporting increases in the incidence of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Now researchers at Yale School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the ...

Genetics

Handful of genetic changes led to huge changes to human brain

Changes to just three genetic letters among billions led to evolution and development of the mammalian motor sensory network, and laid the groundwork for the defining characteristics of the human brain, Yale University researchers ...

Medical research

A network for longevity

Gradual disruption of various processes in our cells results in ageing. Now scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne have discovered a network of regulatory molecules that converge to prevent ...

Medical research

Target for obesity drugs comes into focus

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Michigan have determined how the hormone leptin, an important regulator of metabolism and body weight, interacts with a key receptor in the brain.

Genetics

Biologists describe key mechanism in early embryo development

New York University and University of Iowa biologists have identified a key mechanism controlling early embryonic development that is critical in determining how structures such as appendages -- arms and legs in humans -- ...

Neuroscience

Control of fear in the brain decoded

When healthy people are faced with threatening situations, they react with a suitable behavioural response and do not descend into a state of either panic or indifference, as is the case, for example, with patients who suffer ...

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