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.
By exploring the benefits of sport in memory and motor learning, scientists at UNIGE are opening up promising perspectives for school programs and in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.
A group of psychologists discovered that we see possible romantic partners as a lot more attractive if we have what the scientists call "a sexy mindset." Under the same condition we also tend to overestimate our own chances of romantic success.
Breaks in our DNA, which can occur spontaneously or result from irradiation or chemical insults, can lead to severe problems since they foster mutations and can ultimately lead to cancer. One of the main DNA repair pathways involves copying the missing information on the damaged DNA from the replicated sister chromatid. For this to occur, the two DNA molecules of sister chromatids need to come close together at the exact same genomic position. The team around Daniel Gerlich developed a method that solves this problem.READ MORE
A new research study has revealed that individuals with type 2 diabetes who used metformin experienced slower cognitive decline with lower dementia rates than those who did not use the medication.
New research released from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus proposes that Alzheimer's disease may be driven by the overactivation of fructose made in the brain.
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers, led by Shahid Mukhtar, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, have now built an interactome that includes the lung-epithelial cell host interactome integrated with a SARS-CoV-2 interactome.READ MORE
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a chronic sleep condition affecting more than one billion people worldwide. Researchers have discovered how OSA-related sleep disturbances affect the gut microbiome in mice and how transplanting those gut bacteria into other mice can cause changes to sleep patterns in the recipient mice.
Toronto scientists have mapped the genes allowing cancer cells to avoid getting killed by the immune system that paves the way for the development of immunotherapies that would be effective for larger patient populations and across different tumour types.
A research team at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore has found a new approach that turns a nanoparticle into a 'Trojan horse' that causes cancer cells to self-destruct.READ MORE
Researchers have discovered a novel, second mechanism of action by the antiviral drug remdesivir against SARS-CoV-2, according to findings published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.READ MORE