In a new paper in Tissue Engineering: Part C, researchers describe a relatively accessible method for making a working – though not thinking – sphere of central nervous system tissue. The advance could provide an inexpensive and easy-to-make 3D testbed for biomedical research.
Researchers aim to reveal neural mechanisms related to olfaction.
Researchers have identified a protein used by tumors to help them detect food supplies. Initial...
Three scientists from the U.S., Japan and China won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for...
Our smartphones, tablets, computers and biosensors all have improved because of the rapidly increasing efficiency of semiconductors. Now, materials scientists from the have discovered a way to make organic semiconductors more powerful and more efficient.
Researchers say that hepatic fibrosis, which involves scarring of the liver that can result in dysfunction and, in severe cases, cirrhosis and cancer, may be as much a consequence of genetics as environmental factors.
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A diet high in processed fructose sabotages rats’ brains’ ability to heal after head trauma, neuroscientists report.
A new study in mice shows that restoring the synthesis of a key brain chemical tied to inhibiting addictive behavior may help prevent alcohol cravings following binge drinking.
Achromatopsia is a rare, inherited vision disorder that affects the eye’s cone cells, resulting in problems with daytime vision, clarity and color perception. It often strikes people early in life, and currently there is no cure for the condition. In a new study, scientists has identified two naturally occurring genetic mutations in dogs that result in achromatopsia.
Scientists have uncovered a significant—and potentially treatable—relationship between a chemical that helps transmit signals in the brain and genetic mutations present in a subset of individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
Although stroke is very rare in children new research published Sept. 30 in Neurology found that the flu and colds may temporarily increase stroke risk in children, and that vaccines may decrease the risk of stroke.
The Obama administration on Thursday established stricter limits on the smog-causing pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness, drawing swift condemnation from business leaders and Republicans who warned of damage to the economy.
Variations in DNA at a specific location (or 'locus') on the genome that protect African children from developing severe malaria, in some cases nearly halving a child’s chance of developing the life-threatening disease, have been identified in the largest genetic association study of malaria to date.
How does the brain determine which direction to let its thoughts fly? Looking for the mechanisms behind cognitive control of thought, researchers have used brain scans to shed new light on this question.
Biologists have identified a mechanism that promotes activation of genes critical for the initiation of embryonic development.
Five Americans came down with an unusual illness after traveling to Germany for a controversial treatment involving injections with sheep cells, health officials reported Wednesday.
Researchers from Duke University watch in real time as Cyptoccoccal meningitis moves through tissue, blood vessels and into the brain of transparent zebrafish larvae.
There is a strong correspondence between a particular set of connections in the brain and positive lifestyle and behavior traits, according to a new study.