Our Desire To Share Before Analyzing Is Helping COVID-19 Misinformation SpreadNews
To stay current about the Covid-19 pandemic, people need to process health information when they read the news. Inevitably, that means people will be exposed to health misinformation, too, in the form of false content, often found online, about the illness. Now a new study contains insights that may help reduce the problem.
Unresponsive People at End of Life Show Brain Response to SoundNews
Hearing is widely thought to be the last sense to go in the dying process. Now UBC researchers have evidence that some people may still be able to hear while in an unresponsive state at the end of their life.
COVID-19 Complications Can Lead to Delirium, Stroke and a Rare, Inflammatory Brain DisorderNews
Neurological complications of Covid-19 can include delirium, brain inflammation, stroke and nerve damage, finds a new UCL and UCLH-led study.
How Microglia Chomp Paths Through the Brain's Scaffolding To Promote PlasticityNews
A new study has explored the role that the brain's immune cells, microglia, have in helping synapses form. These cells chomp away at the matrix proteins blocking synapses' paths, making a space for neurons to find one another.READ MORE
Whether it is playing a piano sonata or acing a tennis serve, the brain needs to orchestrate precise, coordinated control over the body’s many muscles. Moreover, there needs to be some kind of feedback from the senses should any of those movements go wrong.READ MORE
Despite widespread use of a single term, Alzheimer’s disease is actually a diverse collection of diseases, symptoms and pathological changes. What’s happening in the brain often varies widely from patient to patient, and a trigger for one person may be harmless is another.READ MORE
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have determined that a small region of the hippocampus known as CA2 is essential for social memory, the ability of an animal to recognize another of the same species.READ MORE
Chronic stress that produces inflammation and anxiety in mice appears to prime their immune systems for a prolonged fight, causing the animals to have an excessive reaction to a single acute stressor weeks later, new research suggests.READ MORE
Stroke remains number one cause of disability and fourth leading cause of death in the United States.READ MORE
Many animals have highly developed senses, such as vision in carnivores, touch in mice, and hearing in bats. New research from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute has uncovered a brain molecule that can explain the existence of such finely-tuned sensory capabilities, revealing how brain cells responsible for specific senses are positioned to receive incoming sensory information.READ MORE
Working with mice genetically engineered to display symptoms of schizophrenia, neuroscientists at the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT have uncovered a faulty brain mechanism that may underlie schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders in humans.READ MORE