Research news from top universities.
1k followers 27 cikk/hét
Why does this worm have such giant eyes?

New research digs into the mysteries behind the huge eyes of the Vanadis bristle worm. The worm’s eyes weigh about twenty times as much as the rest of the animal’s head and seem grotesquely out of place on this tiny and transparent marine critter. It’s as if two giant, shiny red balloons have been strapped to its body. Indeed, if our eyes were proportionally...

Fri Apr 12, 2024 17:06
Chemicals in your garage may boost ALS risk

A new study finds that storing chemicals in a garage at home may be linked with an increased risk of ALS. Over the last decade, researchers at University of Michigan continue to find that exposure to environmental toxins—from pesticides used in agriculture to volatile organic compounds in the manufacturing industry—is linked to the development of amyotrophic...

Thu Apr 11, 2024 21:49
Synthetic platelets stop bleeding in animal models

Researchers have developed synthetic platelets that can be used to stop bleeding and enhance healing at the site of an injury. The researchers have demonstrated that the synthetic platelets work well in animal models but have not yet begun clinical trials in humans. A number of medical situations require platelet transfusions—such as cases of severe...

Thu Apr 11, 2024 21:17
Why do some people have arthritis pain but no inflammation?

New research may explain why some people with rheumatoid arthritis have pain without inflammation. Treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has come a long way in recent years. In many cases, a battery of medications can now successfully stymy the inflammatory cells that cause swelling and pain when they infiltrate tissues around the joints. Yet for...

Thu Apr 11, 2024 20:46
New theory may clarify ‘mysteries’ of Parkinson’s disease

Researchers have a new theory about the origins and spread of Parkinson’s disease. The nose or the gut? For the past two decades, the scientific community has debated the wellspring of the toxic proteins at the source of Parkinson’s disease. In 2003, a German pathologist, Heiko Braak, first proposed that the disease begins outside the brain. More...

Thu Apr 11, 2024 18:42
Team finds new source for sleep-related brain waves

Researchers have uncovered a previously unknown source of two key brain waves crucial for deep sleep: slow waves and sleep spindles. Traditionally believed to originate from one brain circuit linking the thalamus and cortex, the team’s findings, published in Scientific Reports, suggest that the axons in memory centers of the hippocampus play a role....

Thu Apr 11, 2024 18:42

Készítse el saját hírfolyamát

Készen áll, hogy kipróbálja?
Indítson egy 14 napos próbaverziót, ehhez nincs szüksége bankártyára.

Fiók létrehozása