ISTOCK, GEORGEJASON
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
The brain’s immune cells gobble up synapses in the hippocampi of rodents fed high-fat or high-sugar diets.
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice

The brain’s immune cells gobble up synapses in the hippocampi of rodents fed high-fat or high-sugar diets.

The brain’s immune cells gobble up synapses in the hippocampi of rodents fed high-fat or high-sugar diets.

fraud, neuroscience, evolution, cell & molecular biology
Image of the Day: Switch Gears
Image of the Day: Switch Gears
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 10, 2018
A gene responsible for the free-moving, primitive nature of fetal cells is expressed in some breast cancer cells in mice and humans.
Image of the Day: Zip It
Image of the Day: Zip It
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 7, 2018
The cytoskeleton of endothelial cells and adhesion proteins work together to help build new blood vessels.  
Geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza Dies
Geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza Dies
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 6, 2018
He was known for his work on the gene-culture theory of human evolution and the Human Genome Diversity Project.
Exercise’s Benefits to Dementia Can Be Made Chemically
Exercise’s Benefits to Dementia Can Be Made Chemically
Ruth Williams | Sep 6, 2018
Boosting both neurogenesis and a brain-derived growth factor can mimic the cognitive benefits of exercise in a mouse mode of Alzheimer’s disease.
Theranos Goes Under
Theranos Goes Under
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 5, 2018
The discredited blood-testing company announced its decision to close in a company-wide email.
RNA Detection Tool Debate Flares Up at ACS Meeting  
RNA Detection Tool Debate Flares Up at ACS Meeting  
Katarina Zimmer | Sep 5, 2018
Researchers have flagged several issues with so-called SmartFlares over the years, and it’s still unclear why they don’t appear to work under certain circumstances.
Adult Cardiac Stem Cells Don’t Exist: Study
Adult Cardiac Stem Cells Don’t Exist: Study
Diana Kwon | Sep 5, 2018
A mouse study adds to the growing body of work disputing the ability of progenitor cells to regenerate muscle tissue in adult mammals’ hearts.
Infographic: Triggering Titin
Infographic: Triggering Titin
Julio M. Fernández | Sep 1, 2018
This third filament involved in muscle function is often ignored in medical textbooks. Here's how it works.
Old Age Has Links to Redox Stress in Muscles
Old Age Has Links to Redox Stress in Muscles
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 1, 2018
Even if people exercise, hydrogen peroxide and other reactive molecules continue to accumulate in the tissues.