Intermittent fasting could improve nerve regeneration

Intermittent fasting is more than the latest diet fad, it has proven benefits –at least in…

A blinding mutation that might increase intelligence

How to breed more intelligent humans? This is a difficult question, one which raises numerous questions…

Unexpected effects of gene editing: angry, bitey hamsters

In the last years, CRISPR-Cas9 technology has revolutionised gene editing, having enormous research and clinical potential.…

Your eyes speak, and they can help identify certain neurological conditions

A common saying refers to the power of the eyes as a window inside our souls;…

Epstein-Barr virus linked to multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating autoimmune condition whereby neurons lose their myelin sheath leading to…

Healing from the skin: the first topical gene therapy is out

One of the biggest difficulties of bringing new therapeutic methods into clinical practice is targeted delivery.…

The human genome, fully sequenced at last!

If you follow anything related to genetics, you’re probably thinking that is old news, as the…

Proteins can also act as brain messengers

Brain cells communicate through neurotransmitters like glutamate or dopamine, the substances we got used to read…

A glial cell that touches the heart

A new type of cell has been identified in the heart of several organisms, from the…

An ancient stress-related mechanism helps worms keep their cool

How an organism can sense and cope with warming temperatures is key for survival, particularly under…