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May 12, 2022

Colon cancer: how mutation of the APC gene disrupts lymphocyte migration

In patients with familial adenomatous polyposis, a genetic disease predisposing to colon cancer, mutations of the APC gene induce the formation of intestinal polyps, but also reduce immune system activity. In a new study, researchers from the Institut Pasteur, INSERM(1) and Université Paris Cité describe the mechanisms that modify the […]
May 11, 2022

Cellular regeneration therapy restores damaged liver tissue faster than ever

Salk scientists improve liver regeneration in mice, which could lead to new treatments for liver disease Mammals can’t typically regenerate organs as efficiently as other vertebrates, such as fish and lizards. Now, Salk scientists have found a way to partially reset liver cells to more youthful states—allowing them to heal […]
May 11, 2022

Decoding a direct dialog between the gut microbiota and the brain

Gut microbiota by-products circulate in the bloodstream, regulating host physiological processes including immunity, metabolism and brain functions. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur (a partner research organization of Université Paris Cité), Inserm and the CNRS have discovered that hypothalamic neurons in an animal model directly detect variations in bacterial activity and […]
May 10, 2022

Astronauts' Brains Altered by Extended Trips to Space

Going to space changes a person. We've known that ever since NASA and the former Soviet Union started sending people to space back in the mid-20th Century. Not only does that trip affect an astronaut's outlook (just look what it did to William Shatner) but it changes their body. Space […]
May 10, 2022

Cellular spring cleaning may keep us youthful and healthy for longer

The in-built cellular process of maintaining the health of our cells by recycling dead or toxic material plays a key role in our health overall. Known as autophagy, researchers are now keen to know if boosting the natural process may hold off the debilitating diseases of old age. By intervening […]
May 9, 2022

Newly Discovered Neural Network Gets Visual and Motor Circuits in Sync

A recent paper in the journal Neuron presents a discovery of a bi-directional neural network connecting the legs and the visual system to shape walking. Researchers noticed that the visual neurons of a fruit fly relay a stream of neural activity even in total darkness. It turned out that the neurons were […]