Scientists have observed the neurological mechanism behind temperature-dependent febrile seizures by genetically engineering fruit flies to harbor a mutation analogous to one that causes epileptic seizures in people. Their new study also highlights the first use of genetic engineering to swap a human genetic disease mutation into a directly analogous gene in a fly.
According to researchers, the APOE4 gene may interfere with memory formation.
27 existing drugs which are currently not under evaluation for COVID-19 are effective at halting the replication of SARS-CoV-2. Four of the drugs, apilimod, MLN-3897, VBY-825, and ONO 5334, which have previously been tested for the treatment of a range of diseases from rheumatoid arthritis to cancer, appear to be the best candidates for coronavirus treatment.
New findings reveal exercise increases levels of endocannabinoids in the body. The findings may explain some of the beneficial effects of exercise on the brain and body.
Too little sleep and too much screen time are linked to increased impulsive behaviors, especially in younger people. Reducing recreational screen time to two hours a day and sleeping for 9-11 hours per night can help curb impulse behaviors.
A new tool is allowing researchers to interactively explore the hierarchical processes that happen in the brain when it is resting or performing tasks.
A tiny neural implant dubbed the Stentrode, allows people with upper limb paralysis to regain motor function. The device wirelessly restores the transmission of brain impulses.