Archive: 27/11/2017

New pain treatment tested in humans

Nerve growth factor signals through receptors of the tropomyosin-related kinase (Trk) family, and research in animals has shown that inhibitors of Trks A, B, and C can reduce pain. Now a new study in the British Journal of ...

Nov 27, 2017
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Tracking down genetic influences on brain disorders

New findings will help to identify the genetic causes of brain disorders: researchers at the Universities of Basel, Bonn and Cologne have presented a systematic catalog of specific variable locations in the genome that influence ...

Nov 27, 2017
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Rods in the retina contribute to daylight vision

An international research team headed by Thomas Münch from Tübingen University found the contribution of rod photoreceptors in mouse retinas to be much greater than previously assumed. Rods cannot distinguish between colours ...

Nov 27, 2017
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Parental diet affects offspring immunity

A review of studies about parents' diet and the immunity of animal offspring has found a close relationship exists, with implications for wildlife conservation and livestock rearing as well as human health.

Nov 27, 2017
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How to reduce medications in older generations

New research published today in the Journal of Gerontology has developed new ways to characterise older people who take multiple medicines and those who are open to "deprescribing", a process where medicines are reviewed ...

Nov 27, 2017
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