A Study identifies a Chemical Pathway linked to Neuronal Death

A Study identifies a Chemical Pathway linked to Neuronal Death

The human brain is an organ that consumes approximately 20 to 25% of the body’s energy requirements. This high energy demand for neural processes is…
In Elderly Men, specialized T Cells may cause Severe Asthma Attacks

In Elderly Men, specialized T Cells may cause Severe Asthma Attacks

Scientists from the University of Southampton and the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) in California have discovered a type of immune cells that may…
The Evolution of Vertebrate Brains was Heavily influenced by Ancient Retroviruses

The Evolution of Vertebrate Brains was Heavily influenced by Ancient Retroviruses

Researchers report February 15 in the journal Cell that ancient viruses may be to thank for myelin — and, by extension, our large, complex brains.…
Researchers Identify a Novel Cell that Recalls Allergens

Researchers Identify a Novel Cell that Recalls Allergens

Researchers at McMaster University and the Danish pharmaceutical company ALK-Abello A/S have discovered a remarkable discovery: a novel cell that recalls allergies. The discovery provides…
Researchers have discovered a New Purpose for a Protein that helps Build Memories

Researchers have discovered a New Purpose for a Protein that helps Build Memories

Researchers found a new function for a common protein in the brain, shedding light on the mysteries of the mind and with intriguing implications for…
The Megalodon was less Massive than Originally Assumed

The Megalodon was less Massive than Originally Assumed

A new study reveals that the Megalodon, a massive shark that went extinct 3.6 million years ago, was more thin than previous research showed. This…
Bacterial Genomes

Bacterial Genomes

Bacterial genomes are the whole set of genetic material contained within a bacterium’s DNA. When compared to eukaryotic genomes, they are often smaller and less…
Understanding the Role of Supersulfides in Controlling Mitochondrial Function and Longevity

Understanding the Role of Supersulfides in Controlling Mitochondrial Function and Longevity

Supersulfides are garnering attention for their presence as low-molecular-weight thiols or persulfidated cysteine residues, which are more common in both bacterial and eukaryotic cells. These…
Syphilis-like Infections were Endemic in the Americas prior to Columbus’ Arrival

Syphilis-like Infections were Endemic in the Americas prior to Columbus’ Arrival

Researchers at the Universities of Basel and Zurich have discovered the genetic material of the pathogen Treponema pallidum in the bones of people who died…
How Aging Affects Brain Cells’ Ability to Retain Memory

How Aging Affects Brain Cells’ Ability to Retain Memory

A team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has demonstrated that communication among memory-coding neurons — nerve cells in the brain responsible…
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