Gene expression in humans, flies, worms
A multi-institutional effort to identify how genes are regulated among humans, flies and worms has identified significant similarities and differences among the organisms.
New potential painkiller
Researchers have discovered that a compound they developed could potentially serve as a painkiller, with particular utility for East Asians with an alcohol-metabolizing enzyme mutation.
Targeted brain stimulation aids stroke recovery in mice, scientists find
Optogenetically stimulating mice’s brains five days after stroke improved the animals’ motor control and brain biochemistry.
New research sheds light on how children’s brains memorize facts
As children shift from counting on their fingers to remembering math facts, the hippocampus and its functional circuits support the brain’s construction of adultlike ways of using memory.
Looking for origins of Alzheimer’s disease to find a treatment
Scientists at the School of Medicine are at the forefront of research into how Alzheimer’s disease develops, with an eye on finding better ways to predict and treat the illness.