A new study links viral infections including mononucleosis and pneumonia experienced during adolescence with an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis.
In the absence of neural activity, BDNF expression can still be activated. The findings shed light on how therapeutic ketamine used has an antidepressant effect and how it works in both the long and short term.
The habenula relays external information, such as sight and smell, along with internal states associated with emotion and learning to brain regions that govern adaptive behaviors.
Researchers have successfully replicated an entire, viable glioblastoma brain tumor via 3D bioprinting. The bioprinted tumor includes a complex system of blood vessel-like tubes through which blood cells and drug molecules can flow, simulating a real tumor.
MIT researchers have developed a new, lightweight robotic hand that provides tactile feedback and is dexterous enough to perform tasks like zipping a suitcase and pouring juice.
Contradicting conventional thought, researchers find neurons associated with processing touch sensations do not simply respond to distinct types of touch. Instead, these neurons respond to many types of touch, and to varying degrees.
Many people report feeling nausea and dizziness, similar to motion sickness, when looking at their cellphones or computers for too long. Researchers investigate why some experience cybersickness and provide advice on managing symptoms.
A newly developed speech neuroprosthesis has restored a voice to a severely paralyzed man. The technology translates signals from the brain to the vocal tracts, generating words on a screen.