On this episode of Bioscience Technology This Week:
Sense of Smell Linked to Alzheimer's Disease
A decreased ability to identify odors might indicate the development of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, according to the results of research trials reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014.
Power Pellet Helps Mild-mannered Cells Gobble Up Undesirable Neighbors
Identifying and devouring dying cells and other "junk" is usually the job of white blood cells, which also go after bacteria and other invaders. In new experiments, researchers stripped down phagocytosis, figuring out the minimum tools one cell needs to eat another one.