Researchers recorded the electrical activity in over 1000 neurons around 100 sites of the brain during different states of consciousness in monkeys. The results were analyzed by machine learning. Results pointed away from the prefrontal cortex, an area monitored to safely maintain general anesthesia, and toward areas at the back of the brain. The study reveals deep brain and areas toward the back of the brain are more predictive of states of consciousness.
Renewed, thin myelin sheaths are sufficient to help restore nervous system impairments in diseases like multiple sclerosis, a new study in PNAS reports.
Study confirms cats can become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus and pass the infection along to other cats. Cats shed the virus up to six days following infection via their nasal passages. Researchers urge cat owners to keep their pets indoors during the pandemic.
Researchers describe the different facial muscle combinations that help make three types of smiles.
Researchers report oligodendrocytes may be critical to the remyelination process.
Disruptions in the Atk protein can lead to brain changes that are characteristic of bipolar disorder.
Grafting neurons derived from a monkey's own stem cells reversed the debilitating and mental health symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease. The treatment shows promise for alleviating the symptoms of Parkinson's in humans.