A protein associated with circadian rhythm appears to play a significant role in some forms of epilepsy, researchers say.
Researchers have devised a new way to map the transcriptome. In the process, they have revealed important variations in protein synthesis. The approach could have implications for furthering understanding of neurodegenerative diseases.
Scientists at the Allen Institute for Brain Science reported that human brains share a consistent genetic blueprint and possess enormous biochemical complexity. The findings stem from the first deep and large-scale analysis of the vast data set publicly available in the Allen Human Brain Atlas.
Recent findings by an international collaboration including IRCM researchers hold new implications for the pathogenesis of myotonic dystrophy.
Planarian flatworms have come under intense study for their renowned ability to regenerate any missing body part, even as adults. But now they may take on a starring role as a model system for studying eye development and eye diseases in vertebrates, including humans.
UCLA researchers have combined two tools — gene expression and the use of peripheral blood — to expand scientists’ arsenal...