Yunpo Zhao, Jianli Duan and Ylva Engström, together with collaborators in the US, have discovered that a cluster of neurons control sugar and bitter sensitivity in the fruit fly Drosophila. These neurons originate from the same neural stem cell and use the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA to control taste sensation.
The parasite Toxoplasma is carried by a large portion of the global human population. Now a study led by researchers at Stockholm University shows how this microscopic parasite so successfully spreads in the body, for example to the brain. The parasite infects immune cells and hijacks their identity. The study is published in the scientific journal Cell Host & Microbe.
Emely Kjellsson Lindblom is a senior lecturer at Fysikum, Stockholm University. She works with Medical Radiation Physics. "Research in medical radiation physics focuses primarily on optimization of radiation therapy. We have several ongoing projects linked to Karolinska University Hospital's racetrack microtron in Solna, and there are also plans for a light ion radiation therapy facility.