Feeling at a loose end due to social distancing? You can help researchers design drugs that could help stop coronavirus from infecting human cells. Using a free computer game called Foldit, citizen scientists are helping researchers to hunt for proteins that might stop COVID-19.
A study of 252 professional baseball players revealed those who scored higher on a series of computerized motor and visual tasks had better batting averages and fewer strikeouts than their peers with lower scores.
A new study reveals children show less attention to emotional facial expressions if their parents are highly critical.
Researchers have developed software capable of measuring writing speed and the pressure of a pen on a page. Asking volunteers to draw spirals, and using the new technology to analyse both speed and pen pressure, researchers were able to detect who had Parkinson's, as well as the severity of the disease.
A new study reports social robots may be good counselors. Researchers say the NAO robot is able to provide a helpful motivational interview, a technique used by counselors to support behavior change.
Examining wastewater is helping researchers track coronavirus infection trends. The waste reflects the viral load excreted by a population within a few hours and can help establish COVID-19 community hot spots. While researchers will not be able to calculate the exact number of community cases of coronavirus by examining wastewater, they can trace the increase of SARS-CoV-2 concentration and track the level of infection rate.
A new report calls for renewed attention to the growing evidence that many common and widely available chemicals endanger neurodevelopment in fetuses and children of all ages.
While many of us find the sound of a person chewing or breathing heavily annoying, for those with misophonia, such noises are unbearable. Researchers have identified the neural networks and brain changes associated with the disorder.
Impulsivity may be reduced and brain function improved in patients with frontotemporal dementia by restoring low levels of serotonin, a new study reports.