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 molecule, 2-arachidonoylglycerol, also referred to as “2-AG”, protects against stress by reducing “anxiety-causing” connections between two particular regions in the brain – 2-AG elicits its effect by activating the same receptors as cannabis.READ MORE
English and Italian speakers with dementia-related language impairment experience distinct kinds of speech and reading difficulties based on features of their native languages, according to new research.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and their colleagues in Germany, the USA and Finland have studied the safety of very long-term antipsychotic therapy for schizophrenia. According to the study, mortality was higher during periods when patients were not on medication than when they were.
A new study identifies how the immune system normally protects neurons in the gut, and why they can die after infection, providing potential insight into IBS.READ MORE
Researchers have been able to record, decode and reconstruct neural activity patterns for common movement skills in both motor and sensory areas of the cerebral cortex. The findings have immediate implications for neuroprostheses, devices that bypass neurological injuries by inferring intended motor actions from a patient’s brainREAD MORE
Experts in the Japanese phenomena of hikikomori say this condition, which involves extreme social isolation, is more widespread than previously acknowledged, and it deserves a clear and consistent definition to improve treatment across the globe.