Pain is a Self-Fulfilling ProphecyNews
Expect a shot to hurt and it probably will, even if the needle poke isn’t really so painful. Brace for a second shot and you’ll likely flinch again, even though—second time around—you should know better. That’s the takeaway of a new brain imaging study which found that expectations about pain intensity can become self-fulfilling prophecies.
Researchers Find Inhibiting One Protein Destroys Toxic Clumps Seen in Parkinson's DiseaseNews
“To our knowledge, these data are the first to elucidate the role of USP13 in neurodegeneration.”Read more
Drug Candidate Could Recover Vocal Abilities Lost to ADNP SyndromeNews
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that the drug candidate CP201, also known as NAP, may improve vocal communication abilities that are underdeveloped in Activity-dependent neuroprotective protein (ADNP) patients.Read more
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