Keeping you up to date on recent developments in neurology, including: Detecting brain damage in babies earlier with new infrared scanner; VR treatment for PTSD to be evaluated in clinical trial; NIH study identifies diverse spectrum of neurons that govern movement.
Using advanced intravital microscopy to visualize immune cell movement within the tissues, investigators at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne have discovered that the neurotransmitter noradrenaline produced by the sympathetic nervous system causes a dramatic paralysis of immune cell movement.
Urgency to meet the world's worsening load of COVID-19 cases appeared unflagging Thursday, with four new trials kicking off to evaluate treatments aimed at keeping people from progressing to worsened disease and reports on two new variant-focused efforts yielding signs of preclinical promise.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in diagnostics, including: Urine test could reduce prostate cancer biopsies; Neurons forget who they are in Alzheimer’s disease; Sensor can predict hallucinogenic serotonin receptor effects.
Researchers have gained new insights into what makes for transplantable livers – and what doesn’t. In a clinical trial of 12 livers, a team from Massachusetts General Hospital showed that both livers with high fat content and those without could be viable for transplantation.
Twenty years after the first, exclusively white human genomes were fully sequenced, science finds itself in the same position as the rest of society: with the uncomfortable realization that old inequalities are often morphing, rather than disappearing. Vocal racists – scientists of the stripe of a James Watson – are by no means a thing of the past. But they are only the tip of the iceberg.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in orthopedics, including: Skin and bones repaired by bioprinting during surgery; Researchers use AI to detect wrist fractures; Smart Score quantifies clinical outcomes for shoulder arthroplasty patients.
Under certain circumstances, a normally innocuous key molecular intermediate of regular cell metabolism, farnesyl pyrophosphate, can trigger neuronal lysis and cell death, according to a study led by Chinese researchers at Tsinghua and Peking universities in Beijing.
A collaboration aimed at identifying and developing potential new antimalarial drug candidate drugs has been announced between Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia, and Janssen Pharmaceutica, with assistance from Johnson & Johnson Innovation.