Image of the Day: Itch to Scratch
Image of the Day: Itch to Scratch
Blocking a key receptor in itch-detecting neurons could quell chronic conditions.
Image of the Day: Itch to Scratch
Image of the Day: Itch to Scratch

Blocking a key receptor in itch-detecting neurons could quell chronic conditions.

Blocking a key receptor in itch-detecting neurons could quell chronic conditions.

membrane proteins, immunology, neuroscience
Strategies for Smuggling Gene Therapies Past the Immune System
Strategies for Smuggling Gene Therapies Past the Immune System
Monique Brouillette | Jul 15, 2019
Researchers are devising ways to prevent viral vectors carrying gene therapies from triggering an immune response.
Bone and the Microbiome Have a Brittle Relationship
Bone and the Microbiome Have a Brittle Relationship
Kerry Grens | Jul 12, 2019
Animal studies and a few small clinical trials show it’s possible to get commensal microbes to protect against bone loss, rather than contribute to it.
Karaoke-Sleep Study Links Disrupted REM With Poor Memory Processing
Karaoke-Sleep Study Links Disrupted REM With Poor Memory Processing
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 11, 2019
An unusual experiment suggests that interrupted REM sleep can interfere with the amygdala’s ability to process emotional memories overnight—in this case, the distressing memories of listening to oneself sing out of tune.
#MeTooSTEM Founder BethAnn McLaughlin Has Left Vanderbilt
#MeTooSTEM Founder BethAnn McLaughlin Has Left Vanderbilt
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 10, 2019
Her departure follows her denial of tenure.
An Alternative Route to Anesthesia-Induced Anaphylaxis
An Alternative Route to Anesthesia-Induced Anaphylaxis
Ruth Williams | Jul 10, 2019
A study in patients identifies a nontraditional immune pathway that can cause a severe reaction to anesthetic drugs.
Does the Microbiome Help the Body Fight Cancer?
Does the Microbiome Help the Body Fight Cancer?
Catherine Offord | Jul 10, 2019
Research in mice and humans is beginning to establish a link between the composition of microbes in the gut and immune responses to tumor cells, but the mechanisms are not yet clear.
Image of the Day: Second Hand
Image of the Day: Second Hand
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 10, 2019
A 3-D printed prosthetic hand moves by reading the signals in forearm muscles.
Biologists Create New Maps of <em>Caenorhabditis elegans&nbsp;</em>Neurons
Biologists Create New Maps of Caenorhabditis elegans Neurons
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 8, 2019
The connectomes trace 385 neurons in the male worm and 302 neurons in the hermaphrodite worm.
Botanists Say Plants Are Not Conscious
Botanists Say Plants Are Not Conscious
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 5, 2019
Researchers push back against those who work in the field of plant neurobiology and claim plants can learn and have a form of consciousness.