Brain Markers for Angry DreamsNews
Researchers have identified a pattern of brain activity that reflects anger experienced during dreaming according to a new study carried out on healthy adults and published in The Journal of Neuroscience. The study helps to clarify the neural basis of dream emotions.
All cells possess a cytoskeleton which allows them to move and maintain their shape. Scientists recently showed that a part of this cytoskeleton called branched actin is also essential to cell proliferation: this actin transmits information to cells on whether they should proliferate. If the necessary conditions are not met, these actin fibres are not synthesized, and the cell does not divide – except in the case of cancerous cells, which can override this control mechanism.READ MORE
In light of the continuing anti-vaccination movement, a provocative new article provides a comprehensive overview of the potential risks of vaccinating breastfeeding women.READ MORE
Researchers investigating repair mechanisms in spinal cord injury have found that a specific type of neuronal feedback from sites below the injury plays a crucial role during early recovery and for maintaining regained motor functions.READ MORE
In studies with lab-grown human cells and in mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have found that an experimental drug may be twice as good at fighting vision loss as previously thought.
A Penn State researcher and his team will receive over $1.8 million over three years from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to investigate how opioid use is treated in adolescence.READ MORE
Providing rodents with more space, an exercise wheel, toys and company before an injury helped to ‘prime’ their cells, making it more likely their damaged nerves would regenerate following spinal injury.READ MORE
What if the brain could detect its own disease? Researchers have been trying to create a material that “thinks” like the brain does, which would be more sensitive to early signs of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s. Thinking is a long way off, but researchers have engineered a new material that can at least “listen.”READ MORE