Posts Tagged: biology

Meet Eiko Iwakoshi

Meet Eiko Iwakoshi

Doctor Eiko Iwakoshi  Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life Can you please describe your field of research? My field of specialty is neuroendocrinology. I’m interested in the biological diversity and uniformity of animals. I try to understand those things from the point of view of biologically active substances, mainly bioactive peptides…. Read more

Math shows why animals see at night

Math shows why animals see at night

Original text by Margaux Phares, edited by Emma Buchet. Biological experiments confirm mathematical modeling of retina development in mice By combining mathematics with science, an interdisciplinary team at Hiroshima University (HU) found how changes in the shape of DNA structure affect the nuclei of nocturnal animals. Their findings could help explain how nocturnal animals, such… Read more

Airborne particles can send our detox systems into overdrive

Airborne particles can send our detox systems into overdrive

An international team of scientists have observed a previously unclear inflammatory mechanism caused by airborne particles that can worsen asthma symptoms, it has been reported in Toxicological Sciences. As the world gets more and more industrialized, the risk of developing respiratory diseases increases. Very small particles released from industry and vehicle fumes are harmful to… Read more

Bioinspiration workshop with the University of Münster

Bioinspiration workshop with the University of Münster

Ideas-mining is a problem-solving tool developed by the University of Münster almost 20 years ago. The goal is to tackle a problem from various approaches, sometimes using unusual methods. These methods can then be applied in numerous areas, from business to scientific research, and even human resources. Creativity is the focus here, as Ideas-mining aims… Read more

New target for chronic pain relief confirmed by scientists

New target for chronic pain relief confirmed by scientists

Scientists observe drug target that can reduce pain when activated   A research group at Hiroshima University observed a potential new target for chronic pain treatment. Further research using this receptor could lead to new, more effective drugs to use in pain-relieving treatment for chronic pain. Conditions that cause chronic pain can be difficult to manage. These… Read more

Space-like gravity weakens muscle development

Space-like gravity weakens muscle development

Microgravity conditions affect DNA methylation of muscle cells, slowing their differentiation   Astronauts go through many physiological changes during their time in spaceflight, including lower muscle mass and slower muscle development. Similar symptoms can occur in the muscles of people on Earth’s surface, too. In fact, it could affect everyone to some extent later in… Read more