Seven Days in Life

19 – 25 November 2018


new drugNew drug discovery could halt spread of brain cancer
A team of researchers may have found a solution to stopping the spread of glioblastoma with a new drug and cancer treatment method. Find source



brainBrain-computer interface enables people with paralysis to control tablet devices
Three clinical trial participants with paralysis chatted with family and friends, shopped online and used other tablet computer applications, all by just thinking about pointing and clicking a mouse. Find source

clockTo predict the future, the brain uses two clocks
One type of anticipatory timing relies on memories from past experiences. The other on rhythm. Both are critical to our ability to navigate and enjoy the world, and scientists have found they are handled in two different parts of the brain. Find source

optiControlling organ growth with light
Now, scientists have enhanced the optogenetics technique to stop organ-shaping processes in fruit fly embryos. Their results allow control over a crucial step in embryonic development.  Find source

scoScorpion venom to shuttle drugs into the brain
Biologists have described the capacity of a small protein (a peptide) derived from chlorotoxin, found in scorpion venom (Giant Yellow Israeli scorpion), to carry drugs across the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Find source


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