Trial of Ketamine Therapy for Alcohol Use Disorder Reports Positive Findings
A clinical trial exploring the use of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy to treat alcohol use disorder (AUD) has reported positive results, according to the researchers.
New Wearable "Helmet" Device Allows Non-Invasive Optical Brain Imaging
A 2-kilo, helmet-shaped device that allows non-invasive optical brain imaging has been detailed in the Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO) .
Researchers Harness the Cell Matrix To Repair Nerves in Pre-Clinical Study
Researchers have announced new breakthrough for nerve repair therapies based on body’s own processes in the journal Matrix Biology.
New MRI Technique Could Diagnose Multiple Sclerosis Earlier
It is important that multiple sclerosis (MS) is diagnosed and treated as early as possible. The technique of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays a key role in this process. In the search for better methods, a new MRI technique has been used that could pave the way to quicker assessment of disease activity in MS.
One-Third of COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial Participants Reported Adverse Events, Despite Receiving a Placebo
A new study from researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) suggests that some of the adverse events reported in the COVID-19 vaccine trials are attributable to the placebo effect.
Can Aerobic Exercise Benefit the Brain in Parkinson's Disease?
Brain function of patients with Parkinson's disease improves with regular exercise. Exercise strengthens connections between different brain areas and it inhibits brain shrinkage.
Key Protein Differences Found in Sporadic and Inherited Alzheimer's
Researchers are making new discoveries about the pathological changes in people who have inherited Alzheimer’s disease versus those who develop the disease sporadically.
Astrocytes May Betray the Brain in ALS
Scientists have revealed harmful changes in supporting cells, called astrocytes, in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Making a Common Chemical Detection Platform More Accessible
A cheaper method to produce nanosurfaces could improve the accessibility of a spectroscopy technique that is widely used in industry.
Connectomics Reveals Role of Dopamine in Cocaine Addiction
Researchers have used advanced technology and mice to study dopamine neuron structure, addiction and the brain’s ability to recover.
Who Should Be Vaccinated First To Prevent Spread of New Variants?
A theoretical framework has been published that assesses the impact of various vaccination strategies on the rate of emergence for new variants.