Administering nimodipine to mouse models of spinal cord injury reduced spasticity in the animals.
Brain activity in the fusiform face area on the right side of the brain showed no difference in those with face blindness compared to those without the condition. However, researchers found those with prosopagnosia had reduced activity in a corresponding area on the left side of the brain.
Despite previous findings, researchers have found precapillary sphincters in the brain. The study reports the precapillary sphincters may play a major role in disturbances of the brain's blood supply and blood pressure.
Previous studies have documented how infection during pregnancy can increase the risk of ASD and a range of psychiatric disorders in the offspring. A new study reveals how maternal infections can affect neural development and how the timing of infection plays a critical role in elevating the risks of mental health conditions.
Study of female fertility from age 9 to menopause reveals specific mechanisms that may affect fertility at different ages. The mechanisms depend on naturally occurring chromosome errors that vary depending on age.
A new study challenges existing theories about spinal cord neurons. New findings suggest neurological signals originate from a major, scattered network of cells that send signals to only a few other neurons.
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Using a Siamese neural network, a new deep learning system dubbed Ghostwriter is able to distinguish the writing styles between different texts. The algorithm compares a student's current written work against past examples of their prose, providing a percentage score for similar writing styles. The new system could be used to determine if a student has plagiarized their work, or if it is an original piece.
Autoreactive cytotoxic CD8 T cells have been detected in people with narcolepsy type one. The finding suggests levels of the T-cell reactivity, combined with specific gene expression, may spur on the development of NT1.
Researchers report dysfunctional mitophagy may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease. When mitophagy is improved, symptoms of Alzheimer's almost disappeared in animal models of the disease.