Hand or Foot? Phantom Feelings Are More Common Than You'd ThinkNews
A new study shows how healthy people can sometimes misattribute touch to the wrong side of their body, or even to a completely wrong part of the body. The findings are contributing to our understanding of "phantom sensations" in amputees.READ MORE
Conversation Analysis Predicts Psychosis With 93% AccuracyNews
A machine-learning method discovered a hidden clue in people’s language predictive of the later emergence of psychosis — the frequent use of words associated with soundREAD MORE
Analysis of 31,000 parent-child trios yielded more than 45,000 de novo mutations (DNMs). Researchers developed an improved method to test for the enrichment (over-representation) of damaging DNMs in individual genes and found 307 significantly enriched genes, 49 of which are novel.READ MORE
Schizophrenia may be related to genetic abnormalities of chromosome 22, known as 22q11 deletion syndrome. However, not everyone who has the syndrome necessarily develops psychotic symptoms. So, what triggers the illness? An 18-year-long study provides some answers.READ MORE
Researchers at Duke University have isolated a cluster of neurons in a mouse's brain that are crucial to making the squeaky, ultrasonic 'songs' a male mouse produces when courting a potential mate. This level of understanding is a key advancement in the ongoing search for the mechanisms that allow humans to form speech and other communication sounds.
Cat breeds differ from each other in behaviour with regard to activity, aggressiveness, shyness, sociability and stereotypical behaviour. A study has discovered that behavioural traits are highly heritable. Heritability of behaviour explains differences between breeds.
Molecules form a complex called STRIPAK, which is essential for the promotion of neural stem cell reactivation, and for switching off dormancy.READ MORE
A vaccine pioneered by virus-like particles induced a robust and long-lived antibody response to tau protein in mice, reducing soluble and insoluble species of Tau in the hippocampus and cortex.READ MORE
A microfluidic organ chip model of the human blood-brain barrier, that recapitulates in vivo barrier functions, offers a new preclinical tool for development of brain-targeting therapeutics.READ MORE
New research has identified a novel approach to staving off the detrimental effects of aging in mice.READ MORE
An approach to eating disorders that treat them as just that - disorders of eating, and not mental health disorders - has led to the development of an eating app that has shown a vastly improved rate of remission for anorexics over traditional therapy.READ MORE