Fish oil supplements do not prevent heart attacks or strokes in those with type 2 diabetes, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Researchers recently developed a novel model of Alzheimer’s disease. The model platform uses microchannels and two chambers to mimic blood flow and allow important cellular factors to interact, thus recapitulating the molecular mechanisms of the disease process.
Researchers have discovered how to incorporate oligodendrocytes, an essential brain cell type, into the growth of human "miniature brains-in-a-dish" derived from stem cells. These new brain organoids can model human brain structures more accurately because the oligodendrocytes allow for the formation of myelin—the insulating coating that protect nerves—and are critical for faster relay of nerve signals.