Repairing Nerves and Roaring Lions
In this NewsFlash, we get the latest from the National Cancer Research Institute's conference in Liverpool, find out why removing genes can help repair neurons, and why clearing out old cells can help reduce diseases of old age. Plus, how nicotine primes the brain for cocaine addiction, and how the lion got it's roar.
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Kat Arney offers a roundup of the latest news, and what to expect from the National Cancer Research Institute's annual cancer conference, held this year in Liverpool...
Deletion of two regulatory genes allows damaged neurons to grow back in a sustained way. This could point the way to new drug targets that encourage nerve regrowth and encourage functional recovery...
Most cell types in our body are being constantly replenished, but we still get old. A sub population of cells are said to undergo senescence – chemical controls kick in and stop them from dividing to produce new cells. When we’re young, these are then cleared out by the immune...
This week's NewsFlash explores how smoking could pave the way for cocaine use, how our skin sees sunlight in order to protect us and the secret of being a roaring success...