Study: People with increased risk of Alzheimer's have deficits in navigating

Study: People with increased risk of Alzheimer’s have deficits in navigating

An international research team headed by Anne Bierbrauer, Dr. Lukas Kunz, Dr. Carlos Gomez and Professor Nikolai Axmacher from Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Universitätsklinikum Freiburg now reports that problems in spatial navigation can also be...
Study: Brain-inspired electronic system could vastly reduce AI's carbon footprint

Study: Brain-inspired electronic system could vastly reduce AI’s carbon footprint

Extremely energy-efficient artificial intelligence is now closer to reality after a study by UCL researchers found a way to improve the accuracy of a brain-inspired computing system. The system, which uses memristors to create artificial...
Study: Seizures during menstrual cycle linked to drug-resistant epilepsy

Study: Seizures during menstrual cycle linked to drug-resistant epilepsy

More frequent seizures during the menstrual cycle in women with genetic generalized epilepsy have been linked for the first time to drug-resistant epilepsy, when anti-seizure medications don't work, according to a Rutgers coauthored study...
Study: Inflammatory bowel disease linked to an immune cell run amok

Study: Inflammatory bowel disease linked to an immune cell run amok

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of intestinal disorders affecting an estimated six to eight million people worldwide. Although there are many treatments for IBD, a number of patients fail to respond long-term,...
Study: Re-engineering antibodies for COVID-19

Study: Re-engineering antibodies for COVID-19

With millions of COVID-19 cases reported across the globe, people are turning to antibody tests to find out whether they have been exposed to the coronavirus that causes the disease. But what are antibodies?...
Research identifies 21 existing drugs that could treat COVID-19

Research identifies 21 existing drugs that could treat COVID-19

A Nature study authored by a global team of scientists and led by Sumit Chanda, Ph.D., professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, has identified 21 existing drugs that stop the replication of...
Study: "Love hormone" oxytocin could be used to treat cognitive disorders like Alzheimer's

Study: “Love hormone” oxytocin could be used to treat cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disorder in which the nerve cells (neurons) in a person's brain and the connections among them degenerate slowly, causing severe memory loss, intellectual deficiencies, and deterioration in motor skills...
Study: Genes, cardiovascular health each factor into dementia risk

Study: Genes, cardiovascular health each factor into dementia risk

Genes and cardiovascular health each contribute in an additive way to a person's risk of dementia, U.S. researchers including Sudha Seshadri, MD, and Claudia Satizabal, PhD, of The University of Texas Health Science Center...
Research helps to settle debate on roles of REM and non-REM sleep in visual learning

Research helps to settle debate on roles of REM and non-REM sleep in visual...

Which sleep stage is most important for learning: REM or non-REM? Does sleep improve learning by enhancing skills while people snooze, or by cementing those skills in the brain so that they're less likely...
Study: Women taking menopausal hormone therapy may be more resistant to urine infections

Study: Women taking menopausal hormone therapy may be more resistant to urine infections

In the first analysis of its kind, US-based doctors have shown that women who take menopausal hormone therapy (MHT, also known as HRT) have a greater variety of beneficial bacteria in their urine, possibly...

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