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Telomeres Might Predict Lung Cancer Recurrence

Telomeres are sections of DNA that tell an interesting story about lifespan. Shorter telomeres usually suggest a shorter life -- but new research by a Wilmot lung cancer expert shows that longer telomeres might be a promising biomarker for a recurrence of early stage lung cancer.

Low-levels of BPA Change Developing Brains

Researchers found that exposing very young mouse pups to low levels of bishphenol-A or BPA, a chemical compound that gives plastics their sturdy nature, can impair their brains’ adaptability. 

12/8/2014 | 0 comments

A New Powerful Platform to Study the Human Brain

New research shows how scientists were able to create a new animal model that is transforming our understanding of the biology of the human brain and creating new ways to study neurological disorders.

12/5/2014 | 0 comments

Blows to Head Can Lead to Dirty Brains

It the latest of a series of studies that are fundamentally changing the way scientists look at neurological disorders, new research shows that traumatic brain injury impairs the brain’s ability to clear waste, leading to the toxic accumulation of proteins and, ultimately, dementia.

12/2/2014 | 0 comments

New Understanding of Lethal Brain Infection

A new animal model, which allows scientists to study human cells in the living brain, has shed new light on progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a deadly brain infection found in people with compromised immune systems.

11/17/2014 | 0 comments

Food 0, Sex 1

In a study that will probably elicit a collective “duh” from the average college student, researchers have discovered that male brains – at least in nematodes – are wired to ignore food so that they can instead focus on searching for a mate.

10/16/2014 | 0 comments