Researchers have not only untangled an unusual wiring system that cancer cells use for carbohydrate metabolism, but also identified a natural compound that appears to selectively shut down this system in laboratory studies.
An unexpected source for the brain’s development has been discovered by researchers, a finding that offers new insights into the building of the nervous system.
A new way of producing 3-D data has been developed to show the cardiac conduction system — the special cells that enable our hearts to beat — in unprecedented detail.
Researchers have identified altered expression of a gene called ANK1, which only recently has been associated with memory robbing Alzheimer’s disease, in specific cells in the brain. Following sequencing of each of these cell types, the scientists found that altered ANK1 expression originates in microglia, a type of immune cell found in the brain and central nervous system.