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New brain development disorder identified by scientists

22 de May de 2018 | 1:00 pm
Researchers have identified a new inherited neurodevelopmental disease that causes slow growth, seizures and learning difficulties in humans. Writing in the journal eLife, the...

Researchers identify genetic variants that may predict glaucoma risk

21 de May de 2018 | 1:00 pm
A study led by scientists from King’s College London, University College London, Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School has identified 133 genetic...

Lower vitamin D levels linked to more belly fat

20 de May de 2018 | 1:00 pm
Obese people who carry much of their excess fat around their waist are at risk of vitamin D deficiency, new research warns. The finding...

Natural antioxidant bilirubin may improve cardiovascular health

19 de May de 2018 | 1:00 pm
Bilirubin, a yellow-orange pigment, is formed after the breakdown of red blood cells and is eliminated by the liver. It’s not only a sign...

Genome editing method targets HIV

18 de May de 2018 | 1:00 pm
By destroying the regulatory genes of the AIDS virus HIV-1 using the genome editing system CRISPR/Cas9, a Japanese research group has succeeded in blocking...

Smarter brains run on sparsely connected neurons

17 de May de 2018 | 1:00 pm
The more intelligent a person, the fewer connections there are between the neurons in his cerebral cortex. This is the result of a study...

Diagnosing breast cancer with an imaging pill

16 de May de 2018 | 1:00 pm
For women, mammograms are a sometimes uncomfortable, but necessary, annual ritual. But this procedure doesn’t always provide accurate results, and it exposes women to...

Tumor-like spheres help scientists discover smarter cancer drugs

15 de May de 2018 | 12:00 pm
Cancer is a disease often driven by mutations in genes. As researchers learn more about these genes, and the proteins they code for, they...

Key protein in sperm tail assembly identified

14 de May de 2018 | 1:00 pm
The group led by ICREA Research Professor Cayetano Gonzalez at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), in collaboration with Giuliano Callaini’s team...

Discovery of novel biomarker with remarkable specificity to rheumatoid arthritis

13 de May de 2018 | 1:00 pm
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s tissues. Unlike the wear-and-tear damage of osteoarthritis,...
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