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The Sophistication of the Human Brain Renders it more Prone to Disorders, Study Suggests

January 23, 2019

A new research paper by Prof Rony Paz of the Weizmann Institute of Science and his colleagues, published…
How Communication Among Cells Affects Development of Multicellular Tissue

October 18, 2018

Using a combination of computational modeling and experimental techniques, a research team has developed new information about how…
Scientists seek to engineer chatter among cells

July 25, 2017

Communities of cells communicate to coordinate their actions, but how do they coordinate with other communities? Scientists at…
Feeding caterpillars make leaves shine

June 4, 2015

Scientists visualize calcium signals in plants which are elicited by wounding and ultimately regulate defense responses against herbivores…
How cancer turns good cells to the dark side

January 26, 2015

Rice researchers find ‘jagged’ proteins key as tumors hijack cell-signaling process Cancer uses a little-understood element of cell…
DNA origami nano-tool provides important clue to cancer

July 7, 2014

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have headed a study that has provided new knowledge about the EphA2…
Living cells: Communicating with the world across the border

May 16, 2014

All living cells are held together by membranes, which provide a barrier to the transport of nutrients. They…
Brain noise found to nurture synapses

May 8, 2014

Miniature neurotransmission appears to play key role in synapse development A study has shown that a long-overlooked form…
Discovery of new structure of cell’s communication channel could aid drug development

May 1, 2014

The structure of sodium channels – which play an essential role in the functioning of heart and nerve…
Sociable receptors: in pairs, in groups or in a crowd

February 6, 2014

The proportion of different receptor groups in the cell membrane determines whether cell repulsion takes place When cells…
A New—and Reversible—Cause of Aging

December 21, 2013

A naturally produced compound rewinds aspects of age-related demise in mice Researchers have discovered a cause of aging…
Scientists identify protein responsible for controlling communication between brain cells

November 28, 2013

Scientists are a step closer to understanding how some of the brain’s 100 billion nerve cells co-ordinate their…
Hydrogel implant enables light-based communication with cells inside the body

October 22, 2013

As researchers develop novel therapies based on inducing specific cells to do specific things, getting the right message…
When neurons have less to say, they say it with particular emphasis

October 17, 2013

Neurons strengthen their synapses in order to remain active after loss of input The brain is an extremely…
NIH funds research to explore a cell communication process

August 14, 2013

The U.S. National Institutes of Health announced yesterday it will award $17 million this year for 24 research…
Researchers discover how brain cells change their tune

July 26, 2013

Study may advance fundamental understanding of how brain cells communicate Brain cells talk to each other in a…
Even Bacteria Use Social Networks

July 19, 2013

Berkeley Lab scientists image cell-to-cell connections between soil microbes The next time your Facebook stream is filled with…
Complex brain function depends on flexibility

May 20, 2013

Neurons that can multitask greatly enhance the brain’s computational power, study finds. Over the past few decades, neuroscientists…
New Cancer Driver Found

May 9, 2013

Approximately 90 percent of cancers start within tissues that form the inner linings of various organs. Decades of…
Heart cells change stem cell behavior

May 3, 2013

Stem cells drawn from amniotic fluid show promise for tissue engineering, but it’s important to know what they…
NIH study uses Botox to find new wrinkle in brain communication

May 3, 2013

National Institutes of Health researchers used the popular anti-wrinkle agent Botox to discover a new and important role…
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