Neuroscience

A little myelin goes a long way to restore nervous system function

In the central nervous system of humans and all other mammals, a vital insulating sheath composed of lipids and proteins around nerve fibers helps speed the electrical signals or nerve impulses that direct our bodies to walk, ...

Medical research

'Natural killer' cells could halt Parkinson's progression

Researchers at the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center and their colleagues have found that "natural killer" white blood cells could guard against the cascade of cellular changes that lead to Parkinson's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mapping the pathway to gut health in HIV and SIV infections

A UC Davis study found that the damaged gut lining (known as leaky gut) in monkeys infected with chronic simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), an HIV-like virus, was rapidly repaired within five hours of receiving Lactobacillus ...

Neuroscience

New approach to treating chronic itch

Researchers at the University of Zurich have discovered a new approach to suppressing itch by targeting two receptors in the spinal cord with the right experimental drug. In a series of experiments in mice and dogs, they ...

Immunology

Worms use immune system to extract food from cells

White blood cells are usually our allies in fighting infections, but new research shows that when Trichinella worms first invade muscle cells, one particular type of white blood cell doesn't attack – rather it helps the ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers demonstrate efficacy of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma vaccine

An experimental vaccine developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine is the first veterinary cancer vaccine of its kind that shows an increase in survival time for ...

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