A new Baylor study reveals the CD44s molecule gives glioblastoma brain cancer cells a survival advantage. Removing CD44s from cancer cells and treating with erlotinib helped to promote the death of cancer cells than by just treating the cancer with erlotinib alone, researchers said.
Researchers report a lack of a nutrient required for normal brain development may trigger a mild form of autism. The findings, published in BioEssays, suggests supplementing the diet with carnitine could prevent up to 20% of autism cases.
Researchers provide some revealing facts about sleep and debunk myths about sleep problems.
A new study in eLife reports lunatic fringe genes mediates a mechanism that preserves neural stem cells, so they can form new neurons throughout life. The findings, researchers say, have far-reaching implications for the study of neurogenesis.