Treating coronavirus patients with alpha-blockers may help prevent the cytokine storm associated with severe COVID-19 infection. Alpha-blockers interfere with the cell signaling that triggers cytokine storms. Mice with bacterial infections that were treated with alpha-blockers experienced reduced cytokine storms and decreased death rates.
A pre-clinical mouse study may provide an exciting new step toward developing new treatment approaches for Fragile X.
Researchers have identified a set of genes that may have influenced human brain size, which helped us diverge from other apes. The study reveals the genes are unique to humans and help to build the neocortex.
According to a new study, distant areas of the brain are required to help store a single memory.
Researchers have created a revolutionary new tool to help shed light on living cells. By combining two existing imaging technologies, researchers were able to image living cells in 3D.
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Using machine learning, researchers have created a comprehensive brain map that links different groups of neurons to specific behaviors in fruit fly brains. The study, published in Cell, reports the AI used more than 225 days of video footage to help create the map. Left in human hands, the work would have taken an estimated 3,800 years to complete.
A new mathematical model that identifies essential connections between neurons reveals some neural networks in the brain are more essential than others.
A new 3D protein structure helps researchers to better understand the rapid action of neurotransmission.
A new study could be the first step to understanding the biochemistry that controls the switch from sleep to wakefulness, researchers believe.