007 – The Man With the Golden Gut?
James Bond made a total of 25 films between 1962 and 2021. In all those films, secret agent 007 washed his hands only twice, even though he often stayed in less than hygienic places with considerable health risks. Researchers systematically examined all the health risks in the 47 countries Bond visited and found Bond was at much greater risk than we always thought!
Psychiatric Disorders: What Role Might Brain pH Play?
A growing amount of research suggests that a low pH in the brain may be a primary feature of neuropsychiatric disorders. A research team from Japan have identified that increased lactate in the brain is correlated with increased post-translational modification of proteins, which can alter gene expression.
Neurons Grow Synapses Using "Call-and-Response" Circuits
A team of scientists has found one way that neurons and astrocytes work together to form healthy connections called synapses.
Universe Simulation Involves Nearly 60 Trillion Particles
Collectively clocking in at nearly 60 trillion particles, a newly released set of cosmological simulations is by far the biggest ever produced.
Why Did Three Teenagers Develop Psychiatric Symptoms After COVID-19?
Suicidal thoughts, “paranoia-like fears,” delusions and “foggy brain” have been identified in three adolescents who had mild or asymptomatic COVID-19. Now, a new study into their immune responses identifies a potential mechanism by which these symptoms emerged.
Dosing “Error” in AstraZeneca Vaccine Trial Led to New Finding
A dosing error made during an AstraZeneca-University of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine trial has led to a new dosage finding in mice.
Examining the Long-Term Protective Effects of Childhood Vaccination
According to research, being vaccinated during childhood with the Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine against tuberculosis is not a long-term protective factor against COVID-19, despite what was thought at the beginning of the pandemic.
Word-Prediction Algorithms Mimic the Brain's Language Centers
Neuroscientists find the internal workings of next-word prediction models resemble those of language-processing centers in the brain.
Pairing Patients With the Best Antidepressant Based on Their Health History
According to a new study a person’s existing medical conditions can have an influence on which antidepressant may work best.
Learning a Second Language Boosts Cognitive Function
Learning a second language is an effective and enjoyable way to improve brain health, reports a new study. Researchers found that older adults who studied Spanish showed similar improvements in certain critical cognitive skills as did those who engaged in brain training activities.
Gender Myth Busted: Men and Women Show Same Emotional Variation
Contrary to widely held gender stereotypes, women are not more emotional than men, researchers say. Feelings such as enthusiasm, nervousness or strength are often interpreted differently between the two genders. It’s what being “emotional” means to men vs. women that is part of a new study that dispels these biases.
Metabolic Memory Plays a Part in Breast Cancer Relapse
Researchers have analyzed tumor cells and have identified molecular targets for therapies that could prevent breast cancer recurrence.