Model for Anticipating Viral Transmission Could Help To Optimize Disease Control MeasuresNews
Researchers propose a mathematical model to better understand the dynamics of the interactions between microorganisms within hosts and their transmission ability. The framework was applied on transmission data of the influenza virus, and offers to be a new tool for anticipating the consequences of microbial diversity and optimizing disease control measures.
Brain Connection Changes Linked to Post-Trauma DissociationNews
A team has found that brain imaging analyses can uncover changes in functional connections between brain regions linked to a specific individual’s dissociative symptoms following trauma.READ MORE
160 Genes Linked to Brain Shrinkage in 45,000-Person StudyNews
A new study implicates 160 genes in brain shrinkage seen on MRIs of 45,000 healthy adults. The shrinkage is in the cortex, the dimply outer layer of the brain that gives rise to thinking, awareness and action, and largely consists of gray matter.
A new study has revealed psoriatic arthritis may be activated by the same trigger in different patients. Researchers identified high levels of a specific receptor in immune cells, giving promising evidence of a single cause for the disease.READ MORE
Researchers at EPFL have developed remote-controlled, mechanical microdevices that, when inserted into human tissue, can manipulate the fluid that surrounds them, collect cells or release drugs. This breakthrough offers numerous potential applications in the biomedical field, from diagnostics to therapy.READ MORE
Scientists have identified a new drug that could prevent or mitigate the consequences derived from SARS-CoV-2 infection.READ MORE
Every day, we make hundreds of decisions. Decisions like these are shaped by our own values and preferences but understanding how our brains make these choices is still not well understood. Now, a new study has identified a new area of the brain that could be involved in cost-benefit decision-making.READ MORE
Research by psychologists at the University of Konstanz observed higher levels of psychological and physiological relaxation in people after only ten minutes of receiving a massage.READ MORE
How do birds make decisions and which brain regions are particularly active when they solve tasks? Researchers have constructed an experimental set-up which allows them to carry out fMRI examinations on awake pigeons and thus also investigate cognitive processes for the first time.READ MORE
HSE University researchers have confirmed that the level of phonological processing skills in children can impact their ability to master reading.READ MORE
Scientists from the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and Kyoto University have found that the “segmentation clock”—a genetic network that governs the body pattern formation of embryos—progresses more slowly in humans than in mice because the biochemical reactions are slower in human cells.READ MORE
In a new paper, researchers conclude that speaking two languages on a regular basis - and having done so all one's life - enhances cognitive reserve and delays the appearance of symptoms associated with cognitive decline and dementia.