USC researchers have successfully grown human, testosterone-producing cells in the lab, paving the way to someday treat low testosterone with personalized replacement cells. In today’s Proceedings from the National Academy of Sciences, scientists describe how they transformed stem cells into functioning Leydig cells—the cells in the testes that produce the male sex hormone. “Our study
How do neurons process information? Neurons are known to break down an incoming electrical signal into sub-units. Now, researchers at Blue Brain have discovered that dendrites, the neuron’s tree-like receptors, work together—dynamically and depending on the workload—for learning. The findings further our understanding of how we think and may inspire new algorithms for artificial intelligence.
TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 — When times are tough, single moms tend to spend more on their children’s health care than on their own, a new study finds. But two-parent families are less likely to make that change, the researchers said. The study looked at how losing a job, money or health insurance affects a
Egg cartons do not re-use – otherwise, health risks threaten According to experts, each German produces on average about 220 pounds of packaging waste per year. Therefore, it is to be welcomed, if consumers use packaging. In the case of egg cartons should be of this environmental protection measure apart. Because on the cartons hazardous
A mum from Brisbane has shown how you can get back in shape by walking and cutting out junk food. Magella Goring made a 2016 New Year’s resolution to get fitter and lose weight and has lost 16 kilos in 10 months. The mum of two, posted pictures of her transformation but says the power walks
As the brain grows and develops, nerve cells must make connections between one another in order to function properly. Brain cells are tightly packed together, so each cell might touch hundreds or thousands of other cells, and yet those cells only make stable and strong connections with a fraction of those neighboring cells. Researchers have
For most people with hemophilia B, whose bodies can’t properly form blood clots, constant injections to replenish their clotting factors are a way of life. But now, Salk researchers have demonstrated in mice that hemophilia B can be treated for life with one single injection, containing disease-free liver cells that can produce their missing clotting