Parkinson's & Movement disorders

New evidence suggests link between gut health and Parkinson's disease

While previous studies suggest Parkinson's disease begins in the gut and spreads to the brain, how the process occurs has been elusive. Now, a pre-clinical study led by Duke Health researchers provides new evidence that bolsters ...

Oncology & Cancer

YBX1 as a key regulator of mitochondrial pyruvate uptake

Cancer metastasis is a crucial area in cancer research that directly affects patient survival and treatment outcomes. Cancer cells often undergo adaptive metabolic changes during metastasis from in situ to distant organs ...

Cardiology

Video: How innovation is transforming heart transplants

Mayo Clinic doctors are using innovation to improve the lives of people who suffer from congestive heart failure and other chronic heart conditions. The Organ Care System, also known as "heart in a box," is potentially helping ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How smartphones weaken attention spans in children and adults

It's no secret that smartphones and other digital devices control and consume our attention, both among adults and young people. This can be illustrated with three different, but very common scenarios:

Neuroscience

Mechanism decoded: How synapses are formed

Whether in the brain or in the muscles, wherever there are nerve cells, there are synapses. These contact points between neurons form the basis for the transmission of excitation, the communication between neurons. As in ...

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