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A foggy bridge.

Researchers Discover Cause of “Brain Fog” Linked to Long COVID

A team of scientists from Trinity College Dublin and investigators from FutureNeuro announced a major discovery that has profound importance for our understanding of brain fog and cognitive decline seen in some patients with Long COVID.
A sign reading "ALS".

New Cell Culture Model Identifies Potential ALS Drug Target

Using the new cell culture model "iNets", University of Zurich researchers identified a missing link between aberrant TDP-43 behavior and neuronal cell death: a toxic accumulation of NPTX2, a protein that is usually secreted through the synapses.
The fabricated and packaged nanodialysis device.

A New Nanoscale Device for Analyzing Brain Chemistry

A new silicon-based nanosensor has been developed to track subtle changes in brain chemistry with sub-second resolution.
Smoke coming from factory chimneys.

Link Found Between Air Pollution and Alzheimer’s Plaques

People with higher exposure to traffic-related air pollution were more likely to have high amounts of amyloid plaques in their brains associated with Alzheimer’s disease after death.
Stonehenge in daylight.

Ancient Glue Suggests Neanderthals and Early Humans Had Similar Thought Patterns

A new study of stone tools from the Middle Palaeolithic period – between 120,000 and 40,000 years ago – suggests that Neanderthals might have had a higher level of cognition than previously thought.
A drawing of a man stuck at a crossroads.

How Neurons Forge Pathways in the Brain When We Make a Decision

Research reveals how neurons in the brain are wired to help a mouse make decisions. The findings suggest that different sets of neurons work together to solidify choices.
Two mice juggling on top of a record player.

AI Learns and Predicts User Behaviors

Researchers have created an open-source platform known as A-SOiD that can learn and predict user-defined behaviors, just from video.
An adult sea lamprey.

Ancient Sea Monster’s Brain Development Is Eerily Similar to Humans

A new study discovered that the hindbrain–the part of the brain controlling vital functions like blood pressure and heart rate–of both sea lampreys and humans is built using an extraordinarily similar molecular and genetic toolkit.
Two people shake hands.

Variation in Trust Levels Has a Genetic Component

Trust, a cornerstone of human interaction, has a significant genetic component, with around 33% of the variation between individuals attributed to our genes.
Someone having a blood test.

Blood Test Predicts Patient Outcome After Stroke

An ultra-sensitive blood test that reflects brain damage after acute ischemic stroke – and also predicts functional outcome. This is a discovery that is expected to be of great significance in the future.