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June 16, 2023

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Evidence of Conscious-Like Activity in the Dying Brain

A new study provides early evidence of a surge of activity correlated with consciousness in the dying ...

Nanowire Networks Learn and Remember Like a Human Brain

Scientists have demonstrated nanowire networks can exhibit both short- and long-term memory like the human ...

Small Acts of Kindness Are Frequent and Universal, Study Finds

A study found that people around the world signal others for assistance every couple of minutes. The research, which examined behaviors in towns and rural areas in several different countries, revealed that people comply with these small requests for help far more often than they decline them. The ...

Making Sense of Scents: Deciphering Our Sense of Smell

Breaking a longstanding impasse in our understanding of olfaction, scientists have created the first molecular-level, 3D picture of how an odor molecule activates a human odorant receptor, a crucial step in deciphering the sense of ...

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Researchers Uncover Why Light-to-Moderate Drinking Is Tied to Better Heart Health

一项新的研究提供了一个解释为什么光-moderate alcohol consumption may be associated with lower risk of heart disease. For the first time, researchers found that alcohol, in light to ...

New Study Links Contraceptive Pills and Depression

Women who used combined contraceptive pills were at greater risk of developing depression than women who did not, according to a new study. Contraceptive pills increased women's risk by 73 per ...

Mouse Models of Adolescent Binge Drinking Reveal Key Long-Lasting Brain Changes

Heavy alcohol consumption may cause permanent dysregulation of neurons, or brain cells, in adolescents, according to a new study in mice. The findings suggest that exposure to binge-levels of alcohol ...

Colorful Fresh Foods Improve Athletes' Vision

Nutrition is an important part of any top athlete's training program. And now, a new study proposes that supplementing the diet of athletes with colorful fruits and vegetables could improve ...

How Chronic Stress Drives the Brain to Crave Comfort Food

Stress can override natural satiety cues to drive more food intake and boost cravings for ...

Autonomous Products Like Robot Vacuums Make Our Lives Easier. But Do They Deprive Us of Meaningful Experiences?

'Meaning of manual labor' causes consumers to reject autonomous ...

How Does Dopamine Regulate Both Learning and Motivation?

A new study brings together two schools of thought on the function of the neurotransmitter dopamine: one saying that dopamine provides a learning signal, the other saying that dopamine drives ...

无线嗅反馈系统让用户Smell in the VR World

A research team recently invented a novel, wireless, skin-interfaced olfactory feedback system that can release various odours with miniaturized odor generators (OGs). The new technology integrates ...

Poorly Insulated Nerve Cells Promote Alzheimer's Disease in Old Age

Researchers have shown that defective myelin actively promotes disease-related changes in Alzheimer's ...

How Caregiver Speech Shapes Infant Brain

New research shines light on how parents who talk more to their infants improve their children's brain development. Scientists used imaging and audio recordings to link early language skills to ...

Newly Discovered Brain Mechanism Linked to Anxiety, OCD

大流行及其后果引起了焦虑to new levels. But the roots of anxiety-related conditions, including obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder (OCSD), are still unclear. In a new ...


Study Shows Promising Treatment for Tinnitus

A double-blind randomized clinical trial of a device aimed at silencing the phantom sounds of tinnitus has yielded promising ...

Prediction May Be Key to Eye-and-Hand Coordination

Researchers have found that the ability to visually predict movement may be an important part of the ability to make a great catch -- or grab a moving ...

New Drug Delays Progression of Glioma, a Deadly Brain Cancer

Scientists have shown that a new targeted therapy drug can extend the amount of time people with a subtype of glioma are on treatment without their cancer worsening. The finding suggests a possible ...

Parkinson's Disease Drug Ropinirole Safely Slowed the Progression of ALS for Over 6 Months in a Clinical Trial

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a fatal motor neuron disease that causes people to gradually lose control of their muscles. There is no cure, and ...

Eye Drops Slow Nearsightedness Progression in Kids

The results of a new clinical trial suggest that the first drug therapy to slow the progression of nearsightedness in kids could be on the horizon. The three-year study found that a daily drop in ...

Discovery of Neurons That Allow Us to Recognize Others

Scientists have identified the neurons that are activated when perceiving others, as well as the neurons that represent value information associated with others in the CA1 region of the hippocampus ...

Deep-Brain Stimulation During Sleep Strengthens Memory

New research provides the first physiological evidence from inside the human brain supporting the dominant scientific theory on how the brain consolidates memory during sleep. Further, deep-brain ...

Gene Engineered Cell Therapy Developed to Target Brain Metastatic Melanomas

Overall survival for patients with melanoma that has spread to the brain is only four to six months. Immunotherapies, which harness the power of the immune system to attack cancer cells, have ...

Male Babies 'Talk' More in the First Year Than Female Babies Do

Young babies make many squeals, vowel-like sounds, growls, and short word-like sounds such as 'ba' or 'aga.' Those precursors to speech or 'protophones' are later ...

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