Genetic Painkillers

An international collaboration has potentially paved the way for the development of more effective painkillers.

How The Brain Tells Our Limbs Apart

We are now able to better understand the neural regulation by the regions of the spinal cord that connect to the arms and those that connect to the legs, which could lead to tailored stem-cell-based treatments.

MicroRNA As An Alternative To Steroids?

A study published in Cell Reports demonstrates the potential role of microRNA-223 in reducing, or controlling, inflammation in zebrafish. The microRNA is highly expressed in human blood cells that cause inflammation.

‘Learning’ Gene Isolated

A new study has identified a gene associated with memory and learning, which makes for a very useful model to study ‘intelligence’ in isolation.