Tag Archives: Brain

Researchers create atlas of developing mouse brain

Researchers at Harvard University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have created a detailed atlas of a critical region of the developing mouse brain, applying multiple advanced genomic technologies to the part of the cerebral cortex that is responsible for processing sensation from the body. By measuring how gene activity and regulation change… Read More »

Lots of deep sleep can delay onset of dementia because brain ‘washes itself’

Getting a good night’s sleep can delay the onset of dementia later in life, scientists have discovered. How people slumber can be used as a “crystal ball” to predict if they will be hit by Alzheimer’s disease in the future, according to the researchers. Plenty of deep sleep was found to best delay the onset… Read More »

Liquid Biopsy Detects Brain Cancer and Early-Stage Kidney Cancer

July 23, 2020, by NCI Staff Researchers are studying liquid biopsies for detecting cancer that identify patterns of chemical tags, called methyl groups, on DNA in blood or other body fluids. Credit: National Human Genome Research Institute A test that analyzes DNA in blood accurately identified two kinds of cancer, according to two new studies.… Read More »