How Alcohol Addiction – and Abstinence – Remodel the BrainNews
Novel imaging technologies produce first whole-brain atlas at single-cell resolution, revealing how alcohol addiction – and abstinence – change neural physiology and affect previously unsuspected regions of the brain
A Bigger Hippocampus Doesn't Mean Better MemoryNews
When it comes to certain parts of the brain, bigger doesn't necessarily equate to better memory. According to a new study led by Michigan State University, a larger hippocampus, a curved, seahorse-shaped structure embedded deep in the brain, does not always reliably predict learning and memory abilities in older adults.
Exploring an Enigmatic Sea Monster’s GenomeNews
In 1857, the Danish naturalist Japetus Steenstrup linked the tell tales of ships being dragged to the ocean floor to the existence of the giant squid: A ten-armed invertebrate, that is credibly believed to grow up to 13 meters and weigh over 900 kg. Now, more than 160 years later, an international team of scientists have sequenced and annotated the genome of a giant squid.READ MORE
bluebird bio Inc. have announced that their gene therapy for the blood disorder transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia (TDT) is commercially available for the first time.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.
In the first-ever genome-scale analysis of the puberty process in humans, researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) outline distinct and critical changes to stem cells in males during adolescence.READ MORE
Researchers have discovered a molecular switch that can turn on a substance in animals that could repair neurological damage in disorders such as multiple sclerosis.READ MORE