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.
Researchers have restored and preserved some cellular activities and structures in the brains of pigs that had been decapitated for food production four hours before, although could not detect any network-wide electrical activity that would suggest sentience or consciousness.
The neuropeptide oxytocin blocks enhanced drinking in alcohol-dependent rats, according to a new study. Targeting the oxytocin system, the authors note, may provide novel pharmaceutical interventions for the treatment of alcohol-use disorder.READ MORE
Although it contains arsenic, researchers say they tested the antibiotic's toxicity on human blood cells and reported that “it doesn’t kill human cells in tissue culture.”READ MORE
Scientists have "reverse engineered" brain cancer stem cells gene by gene, uncovering multiple potential targets for this hard-to-treat cancer.READ MORE
The elucidation of the native structure of the AMPA receptor in a rodent model via cryo-EM may lead to new insights on the mechanisms behind a wide range of nervous system disorders and diseases.READ MORE
A vaccine against Streptococcus pneumoniae, a major cause of childhood illness and mortality in the developing world, sharply reduced the incidence of serious pneumococcal disease among children in a large Kenyan community.READ MORE
There are hundreds of thousands of structural variants (SVs) in the human genome that are hard to identify than single nucleotide variants. Researchers have used a full suite of genomic technologies to analyze the number of SVs in three individuals, and the results present as the most comprehensive catalog of SVS to date.READ MORE