Scientist Get Closer To The Cause of Stuttering Through Mice Tests

Scientist Get Closer To The Cause of Stuttering Through Mice Tests

Researchers believe that stuttering – a potentially lifelong and debilitating speech disorder – stems from problems with the circuits in the brain that control speech, but precisely how and where these problems occur is unknown. Using a mouse model of stuttering, scientists report that a loss of cells in the brain called astrocytes are associated […]

Stem Cells Can Restore Vision in Blind Mice

Stem Cells Can Restore Vision in Blind Mice

Stem Cells Can Restore Vision in Blind Mice Scientists say they have restored some degree of vision in blind lab mice, by activating stem cells in their eyes. The procedure is the 1st of its kind and the researchers hope it will lead to treatments for incurable eye diseases. Stem cells are primitive cells that […]

THC’s Effects on the Human Brain

THC’s Effects on the Human Brain

THC’s Effects on the Human Brain A “toke” a day might just keep the doctor away, or at least keep your brain younger. That according to a new study out Monday in the journal Nature Medicine. Researchers at the University of Bonn and Hebrew University gave young and old mice THC, that is the ingredient […]

Anti-aging, the Quest for Young Blood

Anti-aging, the Quest for Young Blood

Anti-aging, the Quest for Young Blood During the past 10 years scientific studies on mice suggest that certain aspects of aging, including brain function, can be slowed or reversed when older animals receive blood from younger ones. A common technique used in such studies is called parabiosis. Parabiosis is the process through which the circulatory […]