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The mammalian heart has generally been considered to lack the ability to repair itself after injury, but a 2011 study in newborn mice challenged this view, providing evidence for complete regeneration after...

Cell culture studies suggest that vitamin A derivatives can reverse pre-malignant lesions to normality, but only has a small window of opportunity as it has no impact on invasive or tumorigenic stage cells. These...

Approximately 50% of elderly humans experience sleep disorders, with consequences for quality of life and poor health. However, a new study on the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster suggests that manipulation of...

A new study done on pregnant women with gestational diabetes as well as type 2 diabetes shows interesting results and possible treatment options for diabetic patients. Pregnant women with diabetes and type 2...

Scientists now present a protein that facilitates the control of nerve cells by light. It might be used as a basis of studies of diseases of the nervous system. The ChlocC channelrhodopsin presented now reacts about...

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that molecular function of the "hairless" gene may explain why mutations contribute to the pathogenesis of atrichia with papular lesions, a rare form of hair...

Researchers from Imperial College London and the Hertie Institute, University of Tuebingen have identified a possible mechanism for re-growing damaged nerve fibres in the central nervous system (CNS). This damage...

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have discovered that a substance called Vacquinol-1 makes cells from glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of brain tumor, literally explode. When mice were given the...