How Does Life Change When You Lose Your Sense of Smell?News
A new study from the University of East Anglia reveals the huge range of emotional and practical impacts caused by a loss of smell.READ MORE
The Spinal Cord Organizes Locomotion Like a Three-gear EngineNews
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have revealed a new principle of organisation which explains how locomotion is coordinated in vertebrates akin to an engine with three gears. The results are published in the scientific journal Neuron.
Why Does Stress Turn Hair Gray? Nerve Study Provides the AnswerNews
For a long time, anecdotes have connected stressful experiences with the phenomenon of hair graying. Now, for the first time, scientists have discovered exactly how the process plays out: stress activates nerves that are part of the fight-or-flight response, which in turn cause permanent damage to pigment-regenerating stem cells in hair follicles.READ MORE
A preliminary study has found that when young, healthy men were deprived of just one night of sleep, they had higher levels of tau, a biomarker for Alzheimer's disease, in their blood than when they had a full, uninterrupted night of rest.READ MORE
Researchers have created the first lab-dish models of the segmentation clock using stem cells derived from adult human tissue. The achievements not only provide the first evidence that the segmentation clock ticks in humans but also provide the first in vitro systems enabling the study of very early spine development in humans.READ MORE
A new study suggests that the same mechanisms that enable rapid learning during early development are also involved when heightened learning is triggered during adulthood.READ MORE
Despite naloxone being recommended for those who take high-dose opioids, or who have a history of opioid problems, a new study finds those at risk aren’t getting the overdose rescue drug.READ MORE
A novel screening platform, developed by scientists at Scripps Research, has fueled the discovery of a set of drug-like compounds, that may powerfully protect brain cells from stresses found in Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.READ MORE
Combining advanced optical imaging with an artificial intelligence algorithm can produce accurate, real-time intraoperative diagnosis of brain tumors, according to a new study.READ MORE
An international research collaboration has been awarded a $9-million research grant to tackle the complex problem of chronic musculoskeletal pain in adolescents.READ MORE
A new study shows that brief daily mindfulness training delivered through the HEADSPACE mindfulness app makes it easier to achieve lasting extinction of fear reactions.