Skin Cell Atlas points to new drug targets for inflammatory diseases — ScienceDaily

Scientists have created a highly detailed map of skin, which reveals that cellular processes from development are re-activated in cells from patients with inflammatory skin disease. The researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Newcastle University and Kings College London, discovered that skin from eczema and psoriasis patients share many of the same molecular pathways as […]

Giant 2D atlas of the universe helps dark energy spectroscopic survey

IMAGE: Sky distribution of the latest DESI imaging data release from the website of the DESI imaging legacy surveys. The enlarged image is part of the sky showing the DESI spectroscopic… view more  Credit: DESI website The Beijing-Arizona Sky Survey (BASS) team of National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) and their collaborators of […]

Scientists paint multicolor atlas of the brain — ScienceDaily

The human brain contains approximately 86 billion neurons, or nerve cells, woven together by an estimated 100 trillion connections, or synapses. Each cell has a role that helps us to move muscles, process our environment, form memories, and much more. Given the huge number of neurons and connections, there is still much we don’t know […]

Scientists paint multicolor atlas of the brain

IMAGE: A NeuroPAL worm coiled into an O-shape with the head and tail touching each other at the top of the ring. Every neuron (the colored dots) can be identified by… view more  Credit: Eviatar Yemini The human brain contains approximately 86 billion neurons, or nerve cells, woven together by an estimated 100 trillion connections, or […]

ATLAS project finds 12 new species of sea creatures

Cold-water corals and seastars. Credit: IFREMER / ATLAS project Researchers working with the ATLAS project have reported to the press that they have found 12 new species of sea creatures new to science. The EU funded undersea project has been ongoing for five years and has carried out 45 research expeditions that involved the work […]

Cell atlas of tropical disease parasite may hold key to new treatments

The first cell atlas of an important life stage of Schistosoma mansoni, a parasitic worm that poses a risk to hundreds of millions of people each year, has been developed by researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators. The study, published today (18 December 2020) in Nature Communications, identified 13 distinct cell types […]

Comet 2019 LD2 (ATLAS) found to be actively transitioning

Comet 2019 LD2 (ATLAS) as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: Hubble Space Telescope/Bryce Bolin. A comet discovered last year is offering scientists new insights into how these objects “turn on” and evolve, as it actually transitions out of the Centaur population and into the Jupiter Family of Comets (JFCs), according to a paper […]