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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...

New research indicates that obesity in the general population may be genetically linked to how our bodies digest carbohydrates. Published in the journal Nature Genetics, the study investigated the relationship...

The last decade has seen public smoking bans enacted in several European countries and North American states with demonstrated benefits for adult health. However, a new meta-analysis study suggests that such bans...