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Could we reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients? Mice answer yes!

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. A striking characteristic is memory loss. In the brain, nerve cells or neurons make connections, named synapses, to process information. When the synapses are not functional or when the neurons are not well connected anymore, cognitive... click to read more

  • Aude Marzo | Postdoctoral Research fellow at University College London, Department Cellular and Developmental Biology, London, UK
  • Faye McLeod | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
  • Patricia Salinas | Professor at Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
Views 3223
Reading time 2.5 min
published on Mar 16, 2017
What happens to our genes in the twilight of death?

Death -- the ultimate end of everyone's journey. What is there to study? Is anything interesting happening? Aside from religious and philosophical discourses, valuable knowledge might be obtained from tangible physical facts. Consider an analogy: a disaster happens in a chemical plant that results in... click to read more

  • Peter Noble | Professor at Department of Periodontics, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • Alex Pozhitkov | Research Scientist at Department of Oral Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Views 3848
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 28, 2017
Aluminium in antiperspirants: an effective tool or a breast cancer threat?

Aluminium is the most abundant metal in Earth's crust. Due to its abundance and to its remarkable physical and chemical properties - it is lightweight, durable, and resistant to corrosion - aluminium is widely present in many different industrial products, including sunscreens, lipsticks, toothpastes, anti-acid... click to read more

  • Stefano Mandriota | Research Director at Laboratoire de cancérogenèse environnementale, Fondation des Grangettes, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 3795
Reading time 3 min
published on Feb 9, 2017
The surprising effects of a Paleo diet on diabetic patients

Diabetes is a widely spread disease in modern society, a condition in which the capacity of the body to manage blood glucose is impaired. Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is associated with many metabolic dysfunctions, such as insulin resistance (the inability of the tissues - mainly... click to read more

  • Alice Matone | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Microsoft Research - University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology (COSBI)
Views 3734
Reading time 3 min
published on Dec 14, 2016
Exploring nature to treat multiple sclerosis

The chemical diversity in nature is unprecedented and exploring natural products for medical applications has a long tradition with many successful stories to be told. As a matter of fact, natural products or natural product-derived pharmaceuticals, constitute about half of all medical drugs on the... click to read more

  • Christian W. Gruber | Assistant Professor at School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Carsten Gründemann | PD Dr. rer. nat. at Environmental Health Sciences and Hospital Infection control, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Germany
Views 2608
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Nov 16, 2016