Chikungunya, and other mosquito-borne alphaviruses are known to trigger brain infections and arthritis in those who contract the infections. Researchers have identified two antibodies that protect animals from diseases caused by alphaviruses. The findings could pave the way to new treatments and a universal vaccine for alphaviruses.
Study reveals a detailed map of gene proteins, infiltrating cells, and signaling pathways that play significant roles in the development and progression of glioblastoma brain cancer.
Students who consistently sleep the optimal eight hours per night perform better on tests and report higher personal satisfaction than their peers who have more disrupted sleep patterns.
Reduced gray matter volume in the insula and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex may represent a genetically conferred predispositional risk factor for alcohol use disorder.
Fenofibrate, an FDA-approved drug commonly used to treat high cholesterol, activated support cells around sensory neurons in mouse models of spinal cord injury, helping them regrow twice as fast as a placebo.
WUSTL researchers have converted skin cells into motor neurons without going through the stem cell state. The new technique could help in the development of devastating neurodegenerative diseases, like ALS, that affect motor neurons.
Researchers have identified a brain network that is involved in helping an infant learn to walk. Additionally, disruptions in the network may predict future risk of a child being diagnosed with ASD.
A new study reports children who exhibit excessive self control and have tendencies toward perfectionism are twice as likely to develop OCD by their teenage years. Researchers report perfectionist children often have smaller dorsal anterior cingulate cortex volume, an area of the brain linked to OCD.