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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.
Scientists at the University of Huddersfield aim to minimize, or eliminate completely, the hair loss that is one of the most distressing side-effects of cancer treatment. They aim to achieve this by combining scalp cooling – already shown to be effective in half of all cases – with a specially formulated shampoo or lotion that could be applied to the scalp.READ MORE
The FDA warned that some tools — such as apps on a smartphone marketed to coaches or parents for use during sporting events — have not been reviewed by the FDA for safety and efficacy and could result in an incorrect diagnosis, potentially leading to a person with a serious head injury returning to their normal activities instead of getting medical care.READ MORE
A new technique for the decontamination of organs before transplantation using ultraviolet and red light irradiation has been developed.READ MORE
Researchers have identified ketamine-induced brain-related changes that are responsible for maintaining the remission of behaviors related to depression in mice – findings that may help researchers develop interventions that promote lasting remission of depression in humans.READ MORE
Multiple new genes involved in hearing loss have been revealed in a large study of mouse mutants. The new genes identified reveal the metabolic pathways and regulatory processes involved in hearing.READ MORE
New research reveals that an experimental PET (positron emission tomography) scan on living people is able to detect abnormal brain tissue—called tau protein—in patterns similar to those found in the brains of deceased people diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy after death.READ MORE
Antimicrobial and antifungal resistance is a major public health problem worldwide. A study suggests that the solution may come from the tiny bodies of insects, or more accurately, from the microbiota that they host.READ MORE
In a landmark study, a group of U.S. scientists has found no long-lasting, major differences between the epigenomes of astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a year in space aboard the International Space Station, and his twin brother, Mark, who remained on Earth.READ MORE
Scientists have identified special types of brain cells that may allow us to simulate the decision-making processes of others, thereby reconstructing their state of mind and predicting their intentions. Dysfunction in these "simulation neurons" may help explain difficulties with social interactions in conditions such as autism and social anxiety.