COSMOS, a newly developed optical technique, can simultaneously record the activity of neurons across the entire top surface of a mouse’s cerebral cortex.
Researchers synthesized 3D fuzzy graphene on a nanowire template to create new material for photothermally stimulating cells.
A new study reveals COVID-19 infection rates may correlate with seasonality. Lower humidity is associated with an increase in locally acquired positive cases of coronavirus. The study reports a 1% decrease in humidity could increase the number of coron…
Estrogen level fluctuations appear to play a role in alcohol use disorder in women. Reducing the number of estrogen receptors in the ventral tegmental area decreased binge drinking behaviors in female mouse models.
Dopamine D2 receptor overexpression in cholinergic interneurons of the nucleus accumbens may explain why some are more prone to cocaine addiction than others.
When hippocampal firing rates are high before exposure to a learning task, people are better able to successfully encode memory. Findings suggest the hippocampus may have a “ready to encode” mode that facilitates memory recall.
Study reveals specific brain wave patterns that underlie the ability to remove irrelevant learned associations to make way for new, updated information. The research shows a particular behavior can be dependent on the synchronization of high-frequency …
Ketamine increases the number of serotonin 1B receptors. Ketamine binds to serotonin 1B receptors, reducing the release of serotonin and increasing the release of dopamine.
Abnormal sensory processing associated with ASD has been linked to weaker neural suppression in the visual cortex.
Study reports SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, was well suited to making the jump from animals to humans by shapeshifting as it gained the ability to infect human cells. The virus’s ability to infect humans occurred via exchanging gene fragm…