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Researchers identify role of gene in placental development

A recent study has shown that the gene GPR126 plays an essential role in the development of the placenta during […]

Psychedelics: A new kind of trip

When we think about consciousness, we often consider it as being aware of one’s internal and external existence. But while […]

Therapeutic antibody unblocks blood vessels to improve cancer drug delivery

Scientists at UCL have developed a novel therapeutic antibody that can unblock blood vessels inside tumours to allow for more […]

RNA modifications provide new insights into disease brain states

Recently, researchers have used advanced microscopy to investigate the role that RNA modifications play in ‘synaptic tagging’ within the brain. […]

How is human pregnancy unique?

In a recent study, researchers delved into the evolutionary history of pregnancy, identifying hundreds of genes that evolved to be […]

Mitochondrial DNA is released by cigarette smoke

In a recent study, researchers have discovered that mitochondrial DNA is released extracellularly upon exposure to cigarette smoke and in […]

Can we be genetically predisposed to psychiatric disease and addiction?

A recent study, published in NeuroResource, has used single-nucleus transcriptome analysis to identify cell-type-specific molecular signatures in the brain that […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 25th September

We have got you covered for another week with our latest Genomics Week in Brief, jam-packed with some of the […]

Reversing diabetes with a selective microRNA inhibitor

Researchers have designed a structure-specific microRNA inhibitor that selectively represses a microRNA family member, which may in turn reverse the […]

Culturing ovarian follicles to foster in vitro gametogenesis

A recent study has demonstrated that the generation of functional ovarian follicle structures from mouse pluripotent stem cells in culture […]