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AI helps scientists understand brain activity behind thoughts

Baylor College of Medicine
Monday, November 23, 2020

A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University has developed artificial intelligence (AI) models that help them better understand the brain computations that underlie thoughts.

Early details of brain damage in COVID-19 patients

Massachusetts General Hospital
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Study finds COVID-19 patients with neurological symptoms show some of the same disturbances in the brain as other patients who have suffered oxygen deprivation from other causes, but there are also notable differences.

Can high-intensity exercise slow Parkinson’s?

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Trial tests if high- or moderate-intensity exercise is more effective in decreasing Parkinson’s symptoms.

Promising MS drug could worsen disease, UVA research suggests

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Friday, November 13, 2020

A drug that has shown promise for treating multiple sclerosis may actually make the debilitating disease worse, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests. 

Astrocytes identified as master ‘conductors’ of the brain

Duke University
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Star-shaped ‘glue’ cells make it their business to govern connections between neurons.

Protein in blood may predict prognosis, recovery from stroke

Mayo Clinic in Florida
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida and collaborators have found that a biomarker in the blood may determine the extent of brain injury from different types of strokes and predict prognosis in these patients.

Taste Aversion Reveals How Bad Experiences Modify Brain and Behavior

Stony Brook University
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

A new study showing how a stomach ache associated with a novel, appealing food forms an aversion to that food also reveals how areas of the brain may work together to alter behavior based on good or bad experiences.

How does the brain process fear?

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Friday, November 6, 2020

CSHL Professor Bo Li’s team explores the brain circuits that underlie fear. 

Fighting Zika? Call in the T Cells

La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

In a new Science Advances study, Shresta and her colleagues at LJI report that the immune system’s T cells have the power to prevent Zika infection in mice. This finding suggests that effective Zika vaccines need to activate T cells to work alongside antibodies.

Brain Region Implicated in Predicting the Consequences of Actions

The Zuckerman Institute, Columbia University
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Researchers monitor brain cells in mice that build mental models to simulate the future.