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Serotonin linked to somatic awareness, a condition long thought to be imaginary

June 20, 2019

An international team spearheaded by researchers at McGill University has discovered a biological mechanism that could explain heightened…
VR slow training for a future without falls

June 17, 2019

An elderly woman balances on one leg while watching a television display. What do you think she’s doing?…
Bird personalities influenced by age and experience, study shows

June 3, 2019

Differences in the personalities of birds are related to both age and experience, according to new research by…
Sea Hare Reveals Secrets about Learning

June 25, 2018

For all the meekness of its name, the sea hare moves with a pretty tough crowd. Toxic really.…
Orthopaedic implants for the future

June 22, 2018

The hardware that hold orthopaedic implants together must have some give in order to accommodate physiology. Think of…
Getting sleepy? Fruit flies constantly tune into environmental temperature to time sleep

February 26, 2018

Humans and fruit flies may have not shared a common ancestor for hundreds of millions of years, but…
New strategy identifies potential drugs and targets for brain repair

March 29, 2017

Researchers have discovered drugs that activate signaling pathways leading to specific adult brain cell types from stem cells…
A nose for smells? Practice makes perfect!

March 8, 2017

The human brain has the ability to recognise and process a very wide range of sensory stimuli, from…
Cause of killer cardiac disease identified by new method

March 3, 2017

A team of researchers have invented a new method to identify the origin of irregular electrical ‘storm waves’…
Unlocking the secrets of the Achilles’ heel

February 28, 2017

Microstructure and micromechanics of the interface between bone and tendon Walking, running, sprinting — every movement of the…
Cell ‘stickiness’ could indicate metastatic potential

February 28, 2017

How strongly tumor cells adhere to the surrounding tissue could indicate the likelihood that cancer will spread to…
A minimally invasive tool to measure muscle impairment

February 28, 2017

A minimally invasive, fiber-optic technique that accurately measures the passive stretch and twitch contraction of living muscle tissue…
Immune cell serves as an essential communications link for migrating cells

February 17, 2017

Scientists at the University of Washington have discovered that a common type of cell in the vertebrate immune…
Function of olfactory receptor in the human heart identified

February 9, 2017

The new findings may be relevant in the long term for diabetic patients and patients with increased heart…
Inactivity in obese mice linked to a decreased motivation to move

December 29, 2016

Starting a regular program at the gym is a common New Year’s resolution, but it’s one that most…
Visualizing gene expression with MRI

December 23, 2016

Genes tell cells what to do — for example, when to repair DNA mistakes or when to die–and…
How brain tissue recovers after injury

December 16, 2016

A research team led by Associate Professor Mitsuharu ENDO and Professor Yasuhiro MINAMI (both from the Department of…
Vestibular function declines starting at age 40

November 29, 2016

A new study led by Mass. Eye and Ear researchers found that our ability to detect and perceive…
Protein and salt drive post-meal sleepiness

November 22, 2016

Sleepiness after a large meal is something we all experience, and new research with fruit flies suggests higher…
Protein points cells in the right direction for migrations in developing tissues

November 20, 2016

CDC-42 GTPase is required for shaping skin tissue in embryonic C. elegans The stretching and growth of skin…
New research clarifies why wounds heal more slowly with age

November 18, 2016

Older bodies need longer to mend. This reality of aging has been documented since World War I, with…
Scientists discover how protein senses touch

November 15, 2016

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) reveals that a protein first discovered…
How the liver dances to a day/night rhythm

November 5, 2016

Following the day-night cycle, the liver has its own metabolic rhythm. Using cutting-edge proteomics, scientists at EPFL and…
Small increases in running shoe weight tied to slower race times

October 31, 2016

It makes sense that running with heavier shoes on will cause you to exert more energy than running…
How human eggs end up with the wrong number of chromosomes

October 20, 2016

One day before ovulation, human oocytes begin to divide into what will become mature eggs. Ideally, eggs are…
Fighting pain through knowledge about sensory organs in the fingertips

October 12, 2016

Learning how sensory organs in the skin work may solve sensory disorders, including pain seen in inflammation, diabetes…
Location: Cellular hotspots for tumors and regeneration

September 2, 2016

Two studies publishing on 1st September in Open Access journal PLOS Biology identify overlapping groups of cells in…
Studying blood flow dynamics to identify the heart of vessel failure

August 16, 2016

Insights into blood flow may lead to improved cardiac health care When plaque, fatty deposits that build up…
Botulinum toxin study proves possibility of remote effects

August 4, 2016

The botulinum toxins are among the deadliest substances on Earth, and two specific toxins — including the popular…
Study finds new enzyme with structure that could explain how heart can beat optimally

June 22, 2016

The heart is the only muscle that contracts and relaxes continuously over a lifetime to pump oxygen-rich blood…
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