Researchers have been able to systematically trace how the mutations in one’s genes develop over time, the process by which melanoma forms and spreads.
Researchers in Brazil (D’Or Institute for Research & Education), in conjunction with scientists at L’Oréal, successfully differentiated human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) into peripheral sensory neurons—or the neurons that innervate our arms, legs, fingers, and toes—in the presence of skin cells. The cells were responsive to pain-causing irritants, such as capsaicin, resiniferatoxin, anandamide, bradykinin, potassium solution, and hydrogen peroxide.
Researchers created a computational model to simulate the brains of patients suffering from depression and showed that depressive episodes can impair both recent memory storage and retrieval by limiting the formation of new brain cells.
Scientists recently developed a test to detect metabolites or digested food components in the blood as a way to monitor food consumption or adherence to specific diets.