Bodily inflammation following the death of a spouse can predict future depression risk in the surviving spouse, a new study reports.
Help may be at hand to assist those with trichotillomania from pulling their hair. A new glove sensor has been developed by students that tracks hand motion and flexing, relaying the information to a smartphone app. The glove is able to sense when a hair has been pulled.
At the cellular levels, neurodegeneration associated with diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's occurs in two different phases by different activities of protein signaling pathways that regulate cell function.
Stress, loneliness, and sleep loss can weaken the immune system, leaving people more susceptible to COVID-19. The best way to mitigate the negative health effects of stress and social isolation during the pandemic is to stay connected with others, particularly via video calls.
Study finds evidence that present-day Germans who live close to World War Two concentration camp sites are more xenophobic, more likely to support extreme right-wing politics, and less tolerant to immigrants and religious minorities. A similar link was previously established in the US between extreme political beliefs, racism, and living in close proximity to areas where owning slaves was the norm.
A new study sheds light on the molecular basis of memory. The study details how the binding sites of CamKII act to align actin fragments, creating bundles that support skeletons of dendritic spines.
Researchers are developing a new brain-to-brain communication headset that will allow the transfer of visual information from those with sight to the blind. The non-invasive system will 'write' information to neurons reprogrammed to fire in response to magnetic signals.
Researchers look into how racially stereotypical appearances and prejudice affect outcomes for students in STEM fields.
A new device that uses fast flowing fluids to insert nanotubes into the brain may be used to help treat a number of neurological diseases, researchers say.