eLife Episode 3: Now hear this, flu jabs and worm stem cells
The cocktail party effect and how the brain decides which sounds to attend to, genes dismissed as dead relics turn out to play significant roles in inflammation, iPS cells reproduce degenerative retinal disease, the genetic responses to flu jabs, and the discovery of stem cells in schistosomes...
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Neuroscientists are getting closer to understanding how people can distinguish where different sounds come from in noisy environments
Researchers have discovered a role for pseudogenes – which are thought to be dead genes – in regulating the immune response.
Experiments with stem cells are shedding new light on the genetic origins of one of the most common forms of inherited blindness.
Changes in gene expression could be used to predict whether individuals will respond successfully to the influenza vaccine.
Genetic techniques are providing new insights into the origins of schistosomiasis, a tropical disease that is caused by parasitic flatworms