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Researchers in Berlin and Munich, Germany and Oxford, United Kingdom, have revealed that a protein well known for its role in Alzheimer's disease controls spindle development in muscle and leads to impaired movement in mice when the protein is absent or treated with inhibitors.
Geneticists have identified a regulatory gene that appears to play a key role in the classic symptoms of schizophrenia.
Scientists have created what appears to be a schizophrenic mouse by reducing the inhibition of brain cells involved in complex reasoning and decisions about appropriate social behavior.
A psychiatric expert in Hungary suggests a gene linked to psychosis may have a positive effect: creativity. Szabolcs Keri of Semmelweis University in Budapest links a variant of neuregulin 1 gene to creativity in people with high intellectual and academic performance.
Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. Sylvia Plath stuck her head in the oven. History teems with examples of great artists acting in very peculiar ways. Were these artists simply mad or brilliant? According to new research reported in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, maybe both.
Researchers made a potential new breakthrough in human cardiac care when they discovered that injecting a growth factor could spur regrowth of heart tissue and improve heart function in mice without using stem cells.
Growth factor enhances heart regeneration, improves heart function without need for cardiac stem cellsBOSTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Injured heart tissue normally can't regrow, but researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have now laid the groundwork for regenerating heart tissue after a heart attack, in patients with heart failure, or in children with congenital heart defects.
Researchers appear to have a new way to fix a broken heart. They have devised a method to coax heart muscle cells into reentering the cell cycle, allowing the differentiated adult cells to divide and regenerate healthy heart tissue after a heart attack
Injured heart tissue normally can't regrow, but researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have now laid the groundwork for regenerating heart tissue after a heart attack, in patients with heart failure
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.