New markers for dementia risk could pave the way for the development of blood-based methods for diagnosing and screening for dementia. This provides an opportunity to identify and diagnose at-risk populations earlier. Continue reading New blood-based markers for dementia risk identified
Researchers have gathered data about how metabolism changes in the body during pregnancy and what that might mean for maternal diseases. Continue reading Maternal Monkey Metabolism: what can it teach us about human pregnancy?
Researchers find female absence is a sufficient general explanation for the longstanding mystery of why male birds chorus at dawn and dusk. Continue reading Absence makes the songbird sing
Scientists have developed a method to print brain tissue using commercial 3D printers. This technology could revolutionize our understanding of brain disorders. Continue reading Printing Human Brains – Fact or Fiction?
In a new study, researchers have narrowed in on the biological reason that women have higher rates of autoimmune disease than men: a certain molecule found only in cells with more than one X chromosome. Continue reading Researchers uncover possible cause for higher frequency of autoimmune diseases in women
Once hunted to near extinction, sea otters have returned to California. A new study reveals the key role these critters play in maintaining coastal ecosystems. Continue reading Sea otters protect coastlines from erosion
Martian rover Perseverance confirms that it’s sitting on an ancient lake bed, an ideal location to look for signs of life. Continue reading Perseverance finds direct evidence of ancient lake bed on Mars
Researchers have discovered how HIV-1 transports its viral contents into our cell nucleus. Continue reading How does HIV-1 squeeze itself into a cell nucleus?
The brain of an adult undergoes changes to adapt to the process of learning a second language. Continue reading The brain rewires itself when learning a second language
Self-organizing structures grown from small samples of fetal brain tissue provide a new model for studying brain development and diseases. Continue reading Brain-like structures grown from fetal tissue offer insights into neural development