Inhibitory neurons in the spinal cord lose their connections to motor neurons in mouse models of ALS. While no connection between this deterioration to the development of ALS has been made, researchers say the loss of inhibitory signals could explain why motor neurons die in those with ALS.
During vigorous exercise, the body produces large amounts of the hormone GDF15, but the quantity is not sufficient enough to affect behavior or appetite.
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Analyzing patient data, artificial intelligence technology was able to predict mortality risk from COVID-19 infection with 90% accuracy.
Ethnicity may play a role in the perception of bitter tastes, a new study reports. Researchers say this could be related to anatomical differences on the surface of the tongue.
Those who work in physically demanding jobs have a 55% higher risk of developing dementia than those who have more sedentary careers.
Beta2-adrenergic receptors in brown fat cells are responsible for stimulating thermogenesis.
96% of patients hospitalized for coronavirus infections report experiencing PTSD as a result of their illness. Researchers also found an increased risk of depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders in those hospitalized for COVID-19.
Neural networks that are directly responsible for the coordination of walking movements are located in the spinal cord. A specific group of neurons in the brainstem signal to the spinal cord and control direction.
Administering nimodipine to mouse models of spinal cord injury reduced spasticity in the animals.