Goodbye ‘stress granules’: Study expands possibilities for treating neurological diseases

USP5 and USP13 hydrate ubiquitin chains in stress granules. These reactions are required for the efficient disassembly of stress granules after the stress is relieved. Credit: Journal of Cell Science USP5 and USP13 hydrate ubiquitin chains in stress granules. These reactions are required for the efficient disassembly of stress granules after the stress is relieved. […]

Memory depends on protein ‘off-switch’

Memory, learning and cognitive flexibility depend on a protein ‘off-switch’ in the brain, according to a breakthrough discovery made by an international research collaboration co-led by the University of Warwick. This new knowledge could enable us to better understand and combat neurological diseases which inhibit memory, such as Alzheimer’s. Dr Mark Wall from Warwick’s School […]

What is biceps tenodesis?

When is biceps tenodesis used? Surgical procedure Recovery Success rate Complications Alternative treatments Outlook Biceps tenodesis is a surgery to repair the biceps tendon. This procedure is typically used when the biceps tendon causes pain in and around the shoulder. Inflammation and wear and tear to the tendon due to injury, overuse, and aging are […]

Study reveals 133 genetic variants that may improve risk prediction for glaucoma

Researchers funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) have identified 133 genetic variants that predict with 75-percent accuracy a person’s risk for developing glaucoma related to elevated pressure within the eye. Future genetic tests could identify high-risk individuals who would benefit from early interventions aimed at preventing vision loss from glaucoma, a leading cause of […]

Research sheds light on genetic characteristics of Indonesia’s rotavirus

Rotavirus A causes acute diarrhea in young children, and infects both animals and humans worldwide. A Japanese research group has found that the acute gastroenteritis infecting children in Indonesia between 2015 and 2016 was caused by dominant strains of equine-like G3 rotavirus, genetically different from human strains of the virus. The findings could shed light […]

Study shows link between astronauts’ weight and post-flight eye changes

New research suggests that changes in the eye that occur during spaceflight may be related to how much an astronaut weighs. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology–Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. Reduced gravity levels (microgravity) in space can lead to spaceflight-associated neuro-ocular syndrome (SANS) in some astronauts. SANS […]