Scientists turn blood into nerve cells in pursuit of better pain relief

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

A new study details a technique that turns blood cells into different nerve cells, promising to improve our understanding of why things itch or burn.

Mapping spinal circuitry to fight phantom pain

Posted in Medicine on 7th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

A team of scientists have identified an important neural mechanism in the spinal cord that appears to be capable of sending erroneous pain signals to the brain.

Study identifies potential therapeutic target for incurable type of soft-tissue cancer

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jan, 2014
by Alex Muller

A deadly, rare type of soft-tissue cancer may be completely eradicated simply by inhibiting a key protein involved in its growth,

Stomach 'clock' tells us how much to eat

Posted in Medicine on 7th Dec, 2013
by Alex Muller

"These nerves are responsible for letting the brain know how much food we have eaten and when to stop eating".