Browse our latest Human Biology and Medicine articles

Page 2 of 37
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Opioids depress breathing through two small brainstem sites

    Iris Bachmutsky et al.
    Opioids stop breathing during overdose by silencing two small brain sites, with just 140 neurons in the breathing rhythm generator exerting the key effect.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    SLAMF6​ deficiency augments tumor killing and skews toward an effector phenotype revealing it as a novel T cell checkpoint

    Emma Hajaj et al.
    SLAMF6 is an inhibitory checkpoint of T cells, the lack of which leads to better tumor control, suggesting a new immunotherapy target.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    p16 deficiency attenuates intervertebral disc degeneration by adjusting oxidative stress and nucleus pulposus cell cycle

    Hui Che et al.
    A novel IVDD mechanism that involves p16 is demonstrated and theoretical evidence is provided for effective methods to downregulate p16 and so reverse IVDD.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Biallelic TANGO1 mutations cause a novel syndromal disease due to hampered cellular collagen secretion

    Caroline Lekszas et al.
    The first human TANGO1-associated syndromal disease manifests as impaired collagen secretion, highlighting the importance of TANGO1 in human pathophysiology.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Contraception: Stopping sperm in their tracks

    Luke L McGoldrick, Jean-Ju Chung
    An automated high-throughput platform can screen for molecules that change the motility of sperm cells and their ability to fertilize.
    Insight
    Available as:
    • HTML
    • PDF
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    TLR5 participates in the TLR4 receptor complex and promotes MyD88-dependent signaling in environmental lung injury

    Salik Hussain et al.
    The response to TLR4 ligands in mice and humans is modulated by TLR5, which participates in the TLR4 signaling complex.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Human Neocortical Neurosolver (HNN), a new software tool for interpreting the cellular and network origin of human MEG/EEG data

    Samuel A Neymotin et al.
    Human Neocortical Neurosolver is a new user-friendly software tool for researchers to develop and test hypotheses on cellular/circuit origins of human MEG/EEG signals using a biophysical model.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Endothelial heterogeneity across distinct vascular beds during homeostasis and inflammation

    Ankit Jambusaria et al.
    Vascular endothelial cells in the brain, heart and lung exhibit tissue-specific heterogeneity and plasticity, expressing genes that were traditionally thought to be only expressed by the surrounding parenchymal tissue cells.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Intermittent hypoxia mediated by TSP1 dependent on STAT3 induces cardiac fibroblast activation and cardiac fibrosis

    Qiankun Bao et al.
    Targeting STAT3 provides a potential therapeutic strategy for obstructive sleep apnea-related fibrotic heart disease mediated by TSP1.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Ankyrin-G mediates targeting of both Na+ and KATP channels to the rat cardiac intercalated disc

    Hua-Qian Yang et al.
    The functional interaction of Na+ and KATP channels at the intercalated disk of cardiomyocytes depends on Ankyrin G and is clinically relevant since KATP channel mutations affect Na+ channel expression.