Researchers discover infants as young as 8 months look for consistent behavioral patters and are able to make judgement about other people's preferences based on probabilities calculated from observed events.
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 from WUSTL have identified a compound that targets APOE in mouse brains and which protects against Alzheimer's disease. The APOE4 genetic variant increases the risk of people developing Alzheimer's disease. The findings offer new possible avenues of treating the disease in humans.
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.
WUSTL researchers report a poor night's sleep can cause levels of amyloid beta to rise faster than the brain's waste disposal system can remove it. Researchers note frequent sleep disruptions can lead to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
A new study, using mouse models, demonstrates sensory deprivation can activate the brain to rewire networks following a stroke. The findings could have major implications for stroke rehabilitation in humans.