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Brain mapping of the hippocampus. Image credit: Jim Stanis and Tyler Ard, USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute.
WEEKLY SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
A recent study published in Science Translational Medicine describes a therapeutic approach fashioned for effective MS treatment without weakening the immune system, among other serious side effects, that often are the result of current treatments.
Neuroscientists at the University of Southern California have created an "atlas" of the hippocampus to better understand its physical structure and physiological functioning in relation to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, diseases associated with cognitive and memory impairment. Published in Nature Neuroscience and reported by Sci News.
For years, Japanese officials have maintained a neutral stance on the ethics behind gene-editing. Until now. Bioethicist, Tetsuya Ishii, at Hoikkado University in Sapporo, discusses the developments of the decision to pursue gene-editing and the implications it could pose for future embryonic research. Published in Nature.A Technology Strategy Board-supported study examined white blood cell biomarkers in patients who develop sepsis in efforts to establish potential "early warning markers" for this serious infectious condition. Reported by News: Medical and Life Sciences.
Researchers from University of Kelsinki analyzed transcripts, metabolites and proteins in mice of varying ages to assess what contributes to heart tissue preservation and loss. The main goal of the lab is to help identify drugs that would be useful for reducing damage caused by heart attacks. Reported by News: Medical and Life Sciences.
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