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Unexpectedly stalled: the dynamics of brain blood flow in Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's disease is characterized by a progressive loss of memory and cognitive function, and although much is known about the underlying mechanisms that contribute to this brain dysfunction, no effective therapies exist. It has been known for decades that blood flow to the brain is... click to read more

  • Oliver Bracko | Research Associate at Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Nozomi Nishimura | Associate Professor at Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Chris B. Schaffer | Associate Professor at Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Views 218
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 19, 2019
Blood-eating cells: a defense or a threat?

Anemia, a term you may have come across in an internet search or while donating blood at your local blood bank, is a condition in which you don't have enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells are important to deliver oxygen to your body,... click to read more

  • Holly Akilesh | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, Seattle, USA
  • Hayley Waterman | PhD Student at University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • Jessica Hamerman | Professor at University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Views 627
Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 21, 2019
City living and psychotic experiences: exploring the role of air pollution

Understanding the impact of city living on mental health has never been more important. By 2050, 70% of the world's population will live in towns, cities, and megacities like London, New York, Tokyo, and Shanghai. Growing evidence links urban living to psychotic disorders such as... click to read more

  • Joanne Newbury | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK
  • Helen L. Fisher | Reader at Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK
Views 1031
Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 13, 2019
Ten cigarettes in a bottle of wine for cancer

Do you drink one small glass of wine a day? Four pints of beer a week? Did you know drinking at even these relatively low levels can increase your risk of cancer? Less than 15% of the population are aware of a link between alcohol... click to read more

  • Theresa Hydes | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Views 960
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Aug 9, 2019
Shuttle service for metastatic cancer cells

The majority of cancer-related deaths are due to the spread of cancer cells throughout the body, a process called metastasis. While we still do not fully understand how metastasis works, an important role is attributed to the "disobedience" of a patient's own immune cells. In... click to read more

  • Barbara M. Szczerba | PhD student at University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • Nicola Aceto | Assistant Professor at University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Views 460
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 7, 2019