Science

Study Reveals Immune Driver of Brain Ageing

Stanford, CA — Suppose Smokey the Bear were to go on a tear and start setting forest fires instead of putting them out. That roughly describes the behaviour of certain cells of our immune system that...

Brain Cell Network Supplies Neurons with Energy

Bonn, Germany — The human brain has about as many neurons as glial cells. These are divided into four major groups: the microglia, the astrocytes, the NG2 glial cells, and the oligodendrocytes. Oligodendrocytes...

How Cells Move and Don’t Get Stuck

Berlin, Germany — Cell velocity, or how fast a cell moves, is known to depend on how sticky the surface is beneath it, but the precise mechanisms of this relationship have remained elusive for decades....

Nanodiamonds Feel the Heat

Osaka, Japan — A team of scientists from Osaka University, The University of Queensland, and the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Engineering used tiny nanodiamonds coated with a...

Basis for the Essential Cellular Powerhouses

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany — Mitochondria are vital for the human body as cellular powerhouses: They possess more than 1,000 different proteins, required for many central metabolic pathways. Disfunction...

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