Cognitive Dissonance: Musicians' Brain React Differently to Inharmonious SoundsNews
A study examining human musical perception has compared how the brain reacts when musical sequences perceived do not finish as might be expected. The results of the study have shown that although the perception of music is universal, training in music alters its perception.READ MORE
Previously Undiscovered Immune Cell Population Affects Learning and MemoryNews
A new study has suggested that not only are there immune cell populations hiding undiscovered in the body, but they might have impacts far beyond protection from intruding microorganisms.READ MORE
APOE-Activated Microglia Could Form Link Between Tau Tangles and Neurodegeneration, Suggests Mouse StudyNews
Tangles of a protein called tau can be found in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. A new study has found that brain immune cells called microglia form the crucial link between protein clumping and brain damage. The research shows that eliminating such cells cuts tau-linked brain damage in mice - showing a way forward for studies in humans.READ MORE
Experts frequently tout the value of a good night's sleep. However, a new study casts doubt on the value of sleep time suggesting that women who experience night sweats are more vulnerable to cognitive dysfunction as their sleep duration increases.READ MORE
Researchers Used High-Throughput Mutagenesis to Study Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), with Unexpected ResultsNews Sep 24, 2019
Results showed that aggregation of TDP-43 is not harmful but actually protects cells, changing our understanding of ALS and opening the door to radically new therapeutic approaches.READ MORE
Researchers have discovered that the spreading of seizures through the brain can be suppressed depending on the amount of pressure within the brain, an important discovery that may revolutionize the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy.READ MORE
Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, led by Kristen Brennand, have dug deeper into the mystery of schizophrenia's genetic component. In a new study published in Nature Genetics, they explore the potential role of expression quantitative trait loci, or eQTLs, that govern the expression of several genes in schizophrenia.READ MORE
Combining predictive mathematical models and laboratory experiments, a study by SISSA has shed light on several mechanisms behind this phenomenon.
It’s the first time that researchers have empirically demonstrated that cats display the same main attachment styles as babies and dogs.READ MORE
Mild Long-Term Depressive Symptoms Among Mothers are Connected With Emotional Problems Among Small ChildrenNews Sep 24, 2019
The study investigated how the depressive symptoms of both parents affected the child by the age of two and five.
Scientists appear to have solved a decades-long mystery regarding the precise pathway leading to a fatal genetic disorder in children that results in seizures, developmental regression and death, usually around age 3. Studying a mouse model with the same human illness — called Krabbe disease — the researchers also identified a possible therapeutic strategy.
Biological samples can be highly susceptible to changes over time, and degraded samples can produce spurious results in research. To address these concerns, scientists have designed a highly sensitive test that can be used to establish the integrity of blood plasma and serum, the most common biosamples used in medical research.READ MORE