A novel genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease among Icelanders.
Rare neurological syndromes for which there was no cause can be the result of variations in the gene ATAD3A.
International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium reveals genes essential for life and provides insights into human disease.
A new mechanism in the mouse brain that regulates obesity.
The new oncogene MNX1 is more active in African American than in European American prostate cancer.
Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center have discovered a mechanism that confers resistance to drugs used to treat certain types of acute myeloid leukemia. Targeting this pathway with a novel lipid-based therapeutic showed efficacy in a preclinical model of AML. These findings were reported in an article published in the Oct. 13, 2016 issue of Blood.
The prevailing notion that the African continent has been getting progressively drier over time is being challenged finding that drought has decreased over the past 1.3 million years and that the continent is on a 100,000-year cycle of wet and dry conditions. These findings add a wrinkle to one of the keys to human evolutionary theory, the savannah hypothesis, which states that the progressively drier conditions in Africa drove prehuman ancestors from forests into grasslands.
Fish farms may hold key to studying the impact of rising CO2 on marine life, and if fish could adapt to climate change.
Check out these newsworthy studies from the Oct. 19, 2016, issue of JNeurosci.
New research from the University of Liverpool highlights problems impacting on the cognitive development of children in sub-Saharan Africa.