Why the brain is more reluctant to function as we age

New findings, led by neuroscientists at the University of Bristol and published this week in the journal Neurobiology of Aging, reveal a novel mechanism through which the brain may become more reluctant to function as we grow older.

Brain function linked to birth size in new study

First evidence linking brain function variations between the left and right sides of the brain to size at birth and the weight of the placenta

Smoking influences gene function

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have found that exposure to cigarette smoke can alter gene expression and appear to have a wide-ranging negative influence on the immune system.

Mediterranean-style diet improves heart function

A study of twins shows that even with genes that put them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, eating a Mediterranean-style diet can improve heart function, according to research.

Sickle cell may affect brain function

Sickle cell disease may affect brain function in adults who have few or mild complications of the inherited blood disease, according to results of the first study to examine cognitive functioning in adults with sickle cell disease.

Stem cell function characterised

A team of researchers are the first to fully characterise a special type of stem cell, endothelial progenitor cells, that exist in circulating blood, to see if they can behave as endothelial cells in the body when cultured on a bioengineered surface.

Loss of gene function increases cancer aggression

Prostate cancer cells are more likely to spread to other parts of the body if a specific gene quits functioning normally, according to new data from researchers.

Gene function discovery

Scientists have created a new computational model that can be used to predict gene function of uncharacterised plant genes with unprecedented speed and accuracy.

New function for Syndecan-4

Researchers have discovered a new function of a protein that could ultimately unlock the mystery of how these workhorses of the body play a central role in the mechanics of biological processes in people.

Brain function can return after meth abuse, medical news

Researchers report that it takes at least a year for former methamphetamine users to regain impulse control.

Altering cellular form and function

Harvard Apparatus’ family of cell modification and re-engineering products are utilised when the introduction or withdrawal of molecules.

Understanding the gene function

The functional genomics revolution started when studies of worms and flies showed the possibility of neutralising the expression of a specific gene by a previously unknown mechanism, called RNA interference or RNAi.





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