A Single Season of High School Football Causes Changes in the Teenage BrainNews
Researchers using a new type of magnetic resonance imaging to take brain scans of teenage football players suggest that just one season of playing might be enough to cause microscopic changes in the structure of the brain, even whilst wearing helmets and not sustaining concussions.Read more
The Cerebellum Makes Moves and MemoriesNews
The cerebellum, a structure found in the back of the skull, is known to be important for the control of movement, while the frontal cortex is responsible for cognitive functions such as short-term memory and decision making. However, as researchers continue to unlock the mystery of how billions of neurons in the brain interact, it is becoming more apparent that it is not that black and white.
The Brain Bounces Back: Activity enables mice to overcome brain damageArticle
Scientists removed an area of the somatosensory cortex in mice and found the animals could recover their behavioral deficit within two days.Read more
'Microdosers' of LSD and Magic Mushrooms are Wiser and More CreativeArticle
Researchers just ran the first ever pre-registered scientific study on the microdosing of psychedelics and found some very promising results.Read more
Inflamyloid: What Is It and Why Is It Important in Alzheimer's Disease?Article
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the leading cause of dementia worldwide. Classically, the “amyloid” hypothesis, which ties the disease’s spread to that of amyloid protein, is thought to underlie AD’s pathology. After years of mixed to negative results in clinical trials, new research is underway to investigate what role the brain’s own immune system plays in amyloid-driven disease; an “infl-amyloid” hypothesis.
Through the Looking Glass of Single Cell ProteomicsArticle
To pick apart the differences between individual cells in complex multicellular organisms, we need to look at cells one-by-one. This article takes a look at how several scientists in North America are using single cell proteomics (SCP) technologies to discern disease pathogenesis and enhance directed stem-cell differentiation.Read more