Feb 24, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Unexpected influence on how stem cells divide
Most cells divide by simple division into 2 identical cells, mitosis. But, stem cells have options. They can regenerate themselves through mitotic division — or differentiate one daughter cell into virtually any specialized cell. However, this only can happen if mini-organs — peroxisomes — are distributed evenly throughout the stem cell.
Feb 23, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
How to normalise synapses in autism & schizophrenia
Targeted drug therapies during adolescence may be used to normalize synapse number in the brains of those with Autism and Schizophrenia who have abnormal numbers of synapses.
Feb 22, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Autism biomarkers found in infants
Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study brains of infant siblings of older children with autism, scientists were able to correctly identify 80 percent of babies who subsequently were diagnosed with autism at 2 years of age.
Feb 21, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Gene 'switch' clues us to origins of fine motor skills
A switch drives the supply of nerve cells going to our hands and feet. By identifying Hoxc9, we get an idea of the complexity and diversity of cells in our central nervous system needed for movement.
Feb 20, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Why are you left or right handed?
One assumption was that differences in gene activity of the right and left hemispheres of the brain are responsible for a person's preference in using either the right or left hand. But, maybe not.