Cryptococcus neoformans, a fungus that causes fungal meningitis, shrinks as it travels through the body and acquires the characteristics that allow the infection to spread.
The benefits of animal therapy for memory and mental health are well documented. Some agencies are using realistic robotic pets as a therapeutic tool for memory care in older adults. Now, researchers have developed a new protocol for the use of robotic animals to aid in memory care.
A new type of neuron in the mammalian retina has been discovered. The new cell, named the Campana cell, appears to relay visual signals to both rod and cone photoreceptors in the retina, however, their precise purpose is not yet known.
Study ties twenty genes into suicidal behaviors that span generations of families.
Young adults who acquire fewer genetic mutations over time lived five years longer than those who acquired them more rapidly.
Mice with dysfunctional Hoxb8-lineage microglia exhibited excessive overgrooming behaviors that resemble trichotillomania in humans. Female sex hormones also caused more severe OCD-like behaviors and increased anxiety in the mouse models.
Increased estrogen activity during the second trimester of pregnancy could be a new, early biomarker for autism.
Researchers report the dizzying effect experienced by those who suffer from Tullio phenomena occurs when sound generates pathological fluid mechanical waves in the semicircular canals of the ear.
A new study reveals that genes aren't the only factor in female sexual behavior, the quality of the father and daughter relationship also plays a role.
A new automated, robotic surgical drill is able to reduce procedure time from two hours to two and a half minutes for a complex cranial operation.
Researchers use CRISPR to modulate genes in order to reduce tissue damage and inflammation for people with neck and back pain.
Researchers have discovered a compound from marine snails that is able to block pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids.