Understanding the brain’s visual system could inform the development of better artificial systems
- Nature Communications
Debilitating cluster headaches commonly begin in childhood, but patients are not typically diagnosed until they are adults, according to research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston).
- Headache The Journal of Head and Face Pain
- Autonomic Technologies, Clusterbusters
A new study highlights the negative effects clearcutting has on plants and the symbiotic fungal partners that grow on and around their roots called mycorrhizae. After 17 years of regrowth, soil and roots from the deforested areas had less mycorrhizal diversity than intact forests. The study simultaneously offers a roadmap to researchers for determining the best way to analyze mycorrhizal communities when working with DNA.
- Applications in Plant Sciences
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Syncrude Canada Limited, Total Exploration and Production Canada Limited, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Imperial Oil Resources Limited
A recent study from the University of Chicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) provides first evidence of vertical transmission of the microbiome associated with the Chondrichthyes, a class of fish that includes sharks, rays and skates.
- Animal Microbiome
- Microbiome Center, University of Chicago, National Science Foundation
Back pain affects many people at some point in their lives, and a common cause is damage to the squishy discs or flexible, rubbery tissues of the spine. However, observing this damage at an early stage is difficult with current imaging methods. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Nano can see microscopic soft tissue destruction in animal spines by targeting denatured collagen with fluorescent molecules.
- ACS Nano
A publication detailing a research breakthrough by faculty at LSU Health New Orleans’ Cancer Center has just been selected as one of 24 Cancer Research Landmarks Papers. In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act, the American Association for Cancer Research created the Cancer Research Landmarks series. The series highlights pivotal National Cancer Institute-funded basic, translational, and clinical studies published in Cancer Research over the last 50 years, with commentaries reflecting on how these discoveries impacted the trajectory of the field.