Adult born neurons are essential for synaptic structural remodeling and memory consolidation during REM sleep, a new mouse study found.
Smoking increases the gene expression of ACE2, a protein that binds to SARS-CoV-2, increasing the risk of coronavirus infection. Findings suggest long-term smokers could have an increase of ACE2 in the lungs, leading to higher rates of morbidity in COVID-19 patients.
A visual cortical prosthesis can restore sight by bypassing damage to the eyes and delivering visual information retrieved from a camera directly to the brain.
Anakinra, a clinically approved anti-inflammatory used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, improves respiratory function in patients with severe COVID-19 infection.
Recovered coronavirus patients show a wide range of immune responses following the infection, with about half from a current study showing sustained antibodies two weeks later. Results indicate which parts of the virus are most effective at triggering the immune responses.
Researchers provide the first evidence that the human brain replays waking experiences while we sleep.
It is well reported that diabetes is a risk factor for severe COVID-19 infections and increased mortality risk as a result of the virus. A new study reports those with Type 2 diabetes with well-controlled blood sugar levels fare much better if the contract coronavirus than those with poorly controlled blood glucose levels.
Researchers genetically engineered neurons to produce a newly developed, light-sensitive protein called SOUL. They then used optogenetic technology to shine a light through the skull and alter neural responses through an entire mouse brain.
Researchers were able to restore the sense of touch to a 28-year-old who suffered a spinal cord injury with the help of new brain-computer interface technology.
The hand knob area of the premotor cortex operates across a wide range of motor functions and body areas.
By analyzing alterations in waveform recorded from neurons during a heartbeat, researchers can more accurately classify different types of neurons in the human brain.
Consumed alone, artificial sweeteners do not appear to have a negative impact. However, when consumed with carbohydrates, insulin sensitivity changes and the brain has a decreased response to sweet tastes.