A new study reports brain cells are made up of less polyunsaturated fatty acids than other major organs in the body. The findings challenge popular belief that phospholipids containing polyunsaturated fatty acids are higher in the brain.
Using minimally invasive brain implants, researchers evoked the sense of touch in patients who had lost tactile sensations. The technique could be used to restore tactile sensations to those with paralysis and neuropathy.
Researchers have developed a novel antibody strategy to prevent the association between a harmless protein and a disease mediator that could lead to sepsis, and ultimately death. The findings could help to prevent sepsis induced by COVID-19 infections.