Mitochondria aren’t just the bean-shaped powerhouses of the cell. They are dynamic organelles that modify their structures to match their functions. Now, new research shows that mitochondrial morphology correlates not only with function, but also with symptom severity in autism.
People with autism often struggle to understand nonverbal communication. Psychologist Suzanne Scherf wants to help them learn how to interpret this style of communication through the narrative power of video games.
Mitochondria are dynamic organelles that change their morphology in response to the energetic needs of the cell. But in some disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, mitochondria don't appropriately respond, and the resulting metabolic dysfunction contributes to symptom severity.
Following innovations in amplification and scaling over the past 30 years, single cell sequencing technologies have permeated all corners of biomedical research, providing cellular insights into diseases such as heart failure or the immune response during COVID-19 infection.
As reports of disrupted menstrual cycles after COVID-19 vaccinations rose, researchers investigated the connection. Their reports revealed that while vaccine-associated menstrual changes may be small and temporary, knowledge of these potential side effects is vital for public trust.
A new vaccine targeting mosquito saliva proteins proved safe and prompted a strong immune response in humans, moving scientists one step closer to halting the transmission of all mosquito-borne pathogens.
After tragedy struck during a 1960s clinical trial, development of a vaccine for RSV ground to a halt. But as new RSV vaccine candidates enter late-stage clinical trials, a safe and effective vaccine is finally in sight.
The FDA approved the first video game prescription in 2020. Since then, researchers are building more “prescription video games.” However, they aren’t sticking to 2D games; they are developing virtual reality experiences.