An international team of researchers has developed a method of fabricating nanoscale electronic scaffolds that can be injected via syringe. The scaffolds can then be connected to devices and used to monitor neural activity, stimulate tissues, or even promote regeneration of neurons.
Staphylococcus aureus, also known as the dreaded Staph bacteria that can cause lethal infections, is commonly found in the human nose. The germ is also estimated to cause infections killing 18,000 people every year in the U.S. But the potentially deadly unwelcome guests are a product of environment, not genes – and can be pushed out by benign bacteria, according to an international study of twins.
Scientists have discovered a previously unknown connection between the brain and immune system that could result in drastic breakthroughs in treating diseases, including Alzheimer’s.
A team of neuroscientists has determined how a pair of growth factor molecules contributes to long-term memory formation, a finding that appears in the journal Neuron.
Our understanding of how a key part of the human brain works may be wrong, according to a new study.
South Korea on Monday reported its sixth death from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as authorities were bolstering measures to stem the spread of the virus that has left dozens of people infected.
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Process that allows brains to learn and remember also leads to degeneration with age.
A single dose of an FDA-approved intravenous nutrition source may be able to significantly reduce the toxicity and increase the bio-availability of platinum-based cancer drugs, according to a study published in Scientific Reports.
Real-time brain scans coupled with a machine-learning algorithm can reveal whether a person has memory of a particular subject. Now, scientists have shown that, with a little bit of concentration, people can easily hide their memories from the computer.
A total of 569 blood samples were collected from people across four continents for the initial study.
Texas doctors say they have done the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man with a large head wound from cancer treatment.
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In recent years, scientists have discovered the human brain works on predictions, contrary to the previously accepted theory that it reacts to the sensations it picks up from the outside world. Experts say humans’ reactions are in fact the body adjusting to predictions the brain is making based on the state of our body the last time it was in a similar situation.
Sleep may be a missing piece in the Alzheimer’s disease puzzle. Scientists have found compelling evidence that poor sleep — particularly a deficit of the deep, restorative slumber needed to hit the save button on memories — is a channel through which the beta-amyloid protein believed to trigger Alzheimer’s disease attacks the brain’s long-term memory.
A company in the Netherlands is working on a needle-free vaccine candidate for treating human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
According to sleep specialists talking on Alan Alda’s World Science Festival panel “What is Sleep?,” the last decade of research has revealed that the sleeping brain links current and past memories, re-rehearses and finesses activities tried during the day, and even secretes chemicals that make teens taller—among other things.
An international research team of engineers has developed nanotechnology that promises to make surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) simpler and more affordable.
President Barack Obama's effort to curb the use of antibiotics in meat is starting with his own employees.
South Korea on Tuesday confirmed the country's first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as it fights to contain the spread of a virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East.
South Korea reported two additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, or MERS, on Sunday.
In adolescents with bipolar disorder, key areas of the brain that help regulate emotions develop differently, a new study shows.
Part of a gene variant present in some wild African chimps is nearly identical to a section of an analogous gene version found in HIV-infected humans who are uncharacteristically slow to progress to full-blown AIDS.
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