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Scientists map our underappreciated ‘little brain’

Scientists at UC Berkeley and Western University in Canada have used brain imaging to map the cerebellum, a formerly underappreciated neural region that contains the vast majority of the brain’s neurons, hence its Latin moniker “little brain.” The results of

Scientists identify new genetic interactions that may impact cancer outcomes

Living cells contain tens of thousands of genes that serve as instruction guides for making the proteins cells need to survive. These genes function in highly cooperative and interdependent ways, and scientists have long known that a change in the

Scientists develop a physical biomarker for cornea restoration therapy

Our eyes—the windows to the soul—need constant care, and as we age, they sometimes also need significant repair. The panes of these windows—the corneas—are transparent tissues that have been the focus of some of the oldest and most common transplantation

Scientists discover how mosquito brains integrate diverse sensory cues to find a host

For female mosquitoes, finding their next meal is all about smelling and seeing. Through behavioral experiments and real-time recording of the female mosquito brain, a team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of Washington, has discovered how the

Scientists find a way to reduce sugar in drinks

Research has shown that increasing the pH level of water could help tackle obesity and health problems caused by high sugar content in drinks. Scientists at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) have been working with University of Sheffield, Innovate UK

Scientists identify metabolic features specific to the autistic brain

Skoltech scientists looked into the differences in the concentrations of multiple metabolites in healthy humans and individuals suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), gaining a deeper insight into the molecular processes that take place in the brain of autistic individuals.

Scientists shift goals in Alzheimer’s research to focus on prevention

After more than 100 years of research on Alzheimer’s disease, scientists are beginning to believe that a cure is not achievable. “The idea that there is going to be one drug that fixes all this seems more and more unlikely.

Scientists link frequent use of sleep medication with changes to risk of developing dementia

Many older adults who have trouble sleeping take medication to help them sleep. New research, presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019, suggests certain groups of people who take sleep medication may be at a higher risk of developing

Hit it where it hurts—scientists reveal how mirrors cure phantom pain

Easing phantom limb pain can be as simple as looking in the mirror. Scientists who have mapped how mirror therapy changes the brain may now be able to predict just how much treatment will ease a particular patient’s pain. Phantom

Scientists uncover mechanism behind development of viral infections

A team of researchers from the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medicine Centre’s Viral Research and Experimental Medicine Centre (ViREMiCS) found that immune cells undergoing stress and an altered metabolism are the reasons why some individuals become sick from viral infections while

Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s

Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal—a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. On Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, half a dozen research groups gave new results

Scientists explore blood flow bump that happens when our neurons are significantly activated

When a group of our neurons get activated by thinking hard about a math problem or the vibrant colors of an exotic flower, within a single second blood flow to those brain cells increases a bit. This bump in blood

Scientists connect dots between colitis and colon cancer

Graduate student Mohammed L. Ibrahim and Dr. Kebin Liu. Credit: Phil Jones, Senior Photographer, Augusta University Lingering inflammation in the colon is a known risk factor for colorectal cancer and now scientists report one way it resets the stage to