Protein promiscuity is critical for nutrition and drug absorption

To eat, a cell needs to carry its main nutrients (sugars, lipids, and peptides –pieces of…

Drug combinations to combat antibiotic resistance

One of the biggest health threats in our current society is not related to a virus,…

A new imaging technique allows visualisation inside intact animals

One of the biggest challenges of medical imaging technologies is actually resolving the structures of interest,…

Learning music in old age can prevent grey matter loss

Music is not only a pleasure for our brains, it seems that learning it at an…

Obesity hinders brain recognition of nutrient signals

Recent research has demonstrated that obesity impairs the mechanisms that allow our brains to realise when…

Losing the Y chromosome, bad for males, good for cancer

In humans, biological sex is determined by the chromosomes X or Y. People having a Y…

A lifetime of mental illness accelerates ageing

Mental illness is associated with accelerated ageing, namely with shorter life span and ageing-related diseases such…

Organoid intelligence: brains acting as computers

While for long in neuroscience, computers were used to model brain function, organoid intelligence, a new…

A single gene holds the key to male contraception

So far, contraception has been practically exclusive to women. They are the ones not only responsible…

Botox does not only remove wrinkles, it can also affect emotional processing

We reflect other people’s emotions through an ingrained, unconscious process. According to the facial feedback hypothesis,…