Do DSCAMs organize retinal circuit development via homophilic cell adhesion?
The DSCAMs (Down syndrome cell adhesion molecules) belong to the Immunoglobulin-superfamily (IgSF) of cell adhesion molecules that are involved in synaptic...August 30, 2015
The development of the enteric nervous system and its role in Hirschsprung’s disease
The enteric nervous system is the independently operating part of the PNS that is responsible for coordinating the complex and often...July 2, 2015
The Development & Function of the Placenta During Pregnancy
The placenta is an organ essential for the normal development of the fetus and maintenance of a healthy pregnancy. This organ...June 2, 2015
Preeclampsia & Gestational Vascular Complications
Preeclampsia is a multifactorial disorder and an unpredictable syndrome, encircled with many theoretical speculations on its aetiology; it is unique to...May 24, 2015
Neurogenesis in the Adult Brain and its Implications in Neural Circuit Plasticity
Few issues in modern neuroscience have provoked as much controversy or confusion as the ability of the adult nervous system to...May 14, 2015
The Role of Eosinophils in the Pathogenesis of Asthma
The incidence of asthma within the borders of developed nations has increased dramatically since the 1950s. Rates of people experiencing strong...May 12, 2015
Muscle Hyperplasia: Could the Notch3 Null Mutation Be to Blame?
Numerous past studies have been successful at proving the fact that Notch signalling, a tightly regulated signalling system existent in majority...May 11, 2015
Is human aggression an instinct or something which we learn?
Theories concerning the origin of human aggression are all rooted in the long-standing debate of nature versus nurture. While some regarded...May 10, 2015
The Epigenetics and Genetics of Embryonic Stem Cell Renewal
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) originate as undifferentiated inner mass cells within a blastocyst. Pluripotency and indefinite self-renewal are the two distinctive...May 10, 2015
Artificial reproductive Technologies and Their Risks
Worldwide, assisted reproductive technologies (ART), namely in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and intra cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), are increasingly used to overcome...May 9, 2015