Researchers have identified a link between the immune system, viral infection and premature hair graying. The study reports mice who went prematurely gray produced unusually high amounts of MITF, a protein that is responsible for releasing interferons, which help to fight viral infections. This suggests genes responsible for controlling pigmentation also work to control the immune system.
A new study reveals differences in ear function can lead to asymmetrical brain differences in mice.
Using a mathematical model based on experimental data from multiple sclerosis patients, researchers performed computer simulations of the different known biological processes associated with the disease. They discovered the symptoms and disease course are produced by the same underlying mechanism that damages the nerve cells over time.
Researchers have developed a computer model that provides insight into how cooling specific areas of the brain could help to treat epilepsy.
Does hearing certain sounds evoke feelings of uncontrollable anger or disgust? You may have misophonia. A new paper looks at the neurobiological underpinnings of this auditory disorder.
While it is widely believed social cues can accelerate puberty, previous studies have found it difficult to clearly identify the most crucial signals responsible for the change. A new study in PLOS Biology reveals sexual touch contributes to the acceleration of puberty.
Researchers have investigated the mouth clicks in human echolocation. They hope to use synthetic human clicks to investigate how sounds can reveal the physical features of an object.
High frequency stimulation of neural fibers leads to greater OPCs proliferation, a new study reports.