Discovery could help scientists stop the "death cascade" of neurons after a stroke
Matrix fragments trigger fatal excitement
FHL1 helps build muscle mass
Defensive protein killed ancient primate retroviruses, research suggests
Scientists drill holes through deadly bacteria's Kevlar-like hide
New research helps explain genetics of Parkinson's disease
A new study by Narendra et al. suggests that Parkin, the product of the Parkinson's disease-related gene Park2, prompts neuronal survival by clearing the cell of its damaged mitochondria.
Breakthrough in cell-type analysis offers new ways to study development and disease
Like skilled assassins, many diseases seem to know exactly what types of cells to attack. While decimating one cadre of cells, diseases will inexplicably spare a seemingly identical group of neighbors. What makes cells vulnerable ...
What makes an axon an axon?
Researchers find new path to antibiotics in dirt
Scientists confirm molecular clipping mechanism behind stem cell development
New method provides panoramic view of protein-RNA interactions in living cells
Without glial cells, animals lose their senses
In mice, anxiety is linked to immune system
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the first study ever to genetically link the immune system to normal behavior, scientists at Rockefeller and Columbia universities show that mast cells, known as the pharmacologic bombshells of the immune ...
Beyond recognizing odors, a single neuron controls reactions
(PhysOrg.com) -- Babies will smile when they catch the scent of vanilla, but a whiff of rotting meat will send them into fits. From people to mice and flies to worms, animals of all kinds are born with likes ...