Measurements could help scientists develop better designs for a bioartificial pancreas.
In an NIA-funded study that could help better understand how genetics influence our neurons’ ability to maintain healthy memory and learning as we grow older, researchers confirmed in mice the importance of the gene heterochromatin protein 1 binding protein 3 (Hp1bp3) in cognitive aging.
Rhesus macaques have long been considered the prime model for AIDS vaccine research – as well as for understanding a host of other global infectious viruses such as Ebola, Zika, Dengue and malaria – because these monkeys’ immune systems are analogous to humans.
The study, published Thursday in the journal Science, suggests that a lack of adequate sleep can advance Alzheimer's while good sleep could help maintain brain health.
Animal studies have already suggested that ALS can be prevented by replacing the mutated genes that cause some forms of the condition with normal versions. But delivering genes to nerve cells in the spine is a challenge.
Analyzing large numbers of autism mice, researchers have found that the mice cluster into subtypes based on brain structure and functional connectivity.