Using Big Data to Reduce the Risk of StrokeNews
People with irregular and abnormally fast heart rates caused by a condition called atrial fibrillation could be at a greater risk of stroke and bleeding because they are not receiving optimal treatment, warn scientists from UCL and The University of Hong Kong (HKU).
The Brain's Two ClocksNews
Anticipatory timing is controlled by two clocks in the brain, one dependent on memories from past experiences and the other on rhythm. Both are critical to our ability to navigate and enjoy the world. New research shows the neural networks supporting each of these timekeepers are split between two different parts of the brain, depending on the task at hand.Read more
Unlocking the Secrets of Brain Organization -in the Fruit FlyArticle
As many people spent the summer trying to keep the flies away from their fruit-bowls, an international group of scientists published one of the biggest and most important datasets in the field of connectomics to date, the complete 3D electron micrograph volume of the fruit-fly (Drosophila melanogaster) brain.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