Daily Archives: October 26, 2016

Delivery of therapeutic drugs in the form of a Trojan horse

When our immune system is infiltrated by pathogens and other disease-causing particles, the key response is usually inflammation and cell death. Cell death is also essential for fundamental physiological processes such as (embryonal) development and tissue homeostasis.

Inflammation alters brain function and pain processing centrally

In the last couple of years, some fascinating abilities of the immune system have emerged: The immune system is tightly interconnected with the nervous system, and can directly affect how the brain functions, and how a person

Depression severity is related to the development of heart disease in previously cardiac health subjects

Depression is a disabling, high-prevalence psychiatric condition. It is well established that depression is linked with physiological changes that can contribute to an unfavorable outcome in cardiac patients. As depressed patients exhibit impairments in the autonomic nervous

Organ allocation policies according to the UNESCO’s Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights

On October 19th, 2015 the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) adopted the “Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights”. The Declaration has been signed by representatives of the 191 member

Fish responses to ocean acidification comes with a cost

Ocean acidification is currently recognized as a major threat to marine ecosystems and has become one of the fastest growing research fields in marine sciences. The excessive amount of anthropogenic carbon dioxide is making our oceans warmer