How Alcohol Addiction – and Abstinence – Remodel the BrainNews
Novel imaging technologies produce first whole-brain atlas at single-cell resolution, revealing how alcohol addiction – and abstinence – change neural physiology and affect previously unsuspected regions of the brain
A Bigger Hippocampus Doesn't Mean Better MemoryNews
When it comes to certain parts of the brain, bigger doesn't necessarily equate to better memory. According to a new study led by Michigan State University, a larger hippocampus, a curved, seahorse-shaped structure embedded deep in the brain, does not always reliably predict learning and memory abilities in older adults.
Exploring an Enigmatic Sea Monster’s GenomeNews
In 1857, the Danish naturalist Japetus Steenstrup linked the tell tales of ships being dragged to the ocean floor to the existence of the giant squid: A ten-armed invertebrate, that is credibly believed to grow up to 13 meters and weigh over 900 kg. Now, more than 160 years later, an international team of scientists have sequenced and annotated the genome of a giant squid.READ MORE
Initial results from treating endometriosis in mice with cannabinoids suggest that they may be able to relieve some symptoms of the disease.READ MORE
Chemists have found a new use for the waste product of nuclear power - transforming an unused stockpile into a versatile compound which could be used to create valuable commodity chemicals as well as new energy sources.READ MORE
Specifically programmed materials can, under specific conditions, encourage stem cells to transform into bone cells – as revealed by a German research team under the leadership of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht.READ MORE
Researchers have uncovered the molecular mechanism triggered by the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the cannabinoid that causes people to feel the euphoria or “high” associated with cannabis – in the bloodstream that accelerates cancer growth in patients with HPV-positive head and neck cancers.READ MORE
Certain probiotic bacteria – microorganisms that can improve the state of our gut's health – are capable of slashing levels of a protein related to Parkinson's disease, suggests new research conducted in roundworm models of the disease.