Research Highlights: KPTN Gene Linked to Brain-Related Disorder

Image Source: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Clinical-picture-macrocephaly_fig1_316703554 Original Article: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajhg.2013.10.001 The proper development of neuronal circuits during neuromorphogenesis and neuronal-network formation is critically dependent on a coordinated and intricate series of molecular and cellular cues and responses. Although the cortical actin cytoskeleton is known to play a key role in neuromorphogenesis, relatively little is known about the specific molecules … Continue reading Research Highlights: KPTN Gene Linked to Brain-Related Disorder

Research Highlights: The Role of Small RNAs in the Production of Blood Cells

Image Source: https://www.mit.edu/ Original Article: http://doi.org/10.1155/2013/695754 Hematopoiesis is the process by which the body produces blood cells and blood plasma. Blood cells are divided into three lineages: erythriod (erythrocytes), lymphoid (B and T cells), and myeloid (granulocytes, megakaryocytes, and macrophages). Haematopoiesis is a complex process regulated by several mechanisms including microRNAs (miRNAs). miRNAs are small … Continue reading Research Highlights: The Role of Small RNAs in the Production of Blood Cells

Research Highlights: High Immune Cell Count Associated with Low IQ in Children with HIV

Image Source: https://news.mit.edu/ Original Article: http://doi.org/10.1186/1742-6405-11-7 The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is an enveloped retrovirus that contains 2 copies of a single-stranded RNA genome. HIV causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) that is the last stage of HIV disease. HIV causes neurocognitive impairment possibly by transmigration through the blood brain barrier of activated T cells and … Continue reading Research Highlights: High Immune Cell Count Associated with Low IQ in Children with HIV