Increased Neuronal Activity Shortens Lifespan in Animals
Increased Neuronal Activity Shortens Lifespan in Animals
Suppressing the natural age-related increase in neuronal excitation lengthens the lives of worms, and there are indications that the same may be true for mice and humans.
Increased Neuronal Activity Shortens Lifespan in Animals
Increased Neuronal Activity Shortens Lifespan in Animals

Suppressing the natural age-related increase in neuronal excitation lengthens the lives of worms, and there are indications that the same may be true for mice and humans.

Suppressing the natural age-related increase in neuronal excitation lengthens the lives of worms, and there are indications that the same may be true for mice and humans.

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WHO Panel Calls For a Registry of Gene-Editing Research in Humans
WHO Panel Calls For a Registry of Gene-Editing Research in Humans
Catherine Offord | Mar 20, 2019
The advisors’ recommendations follow news of ethically dubious gene-editing work carried out by He Jiankui late last year.
Brain Rhythms Guide How Humans Pay Attention
Brain Rhythms Guide How Humans Pay Attention
Phil Jaekl | Nov 30, 2018
A perception of sustained focus may actually be the result of cycles of fluctuating rather than continuous neural activity, according to new behavioral and neurological data from studies in humans and macaques.
Both Sides of the Brain Are Active During One-Sided Arm Movement
Both Sides of the Brain Are Active During One-Sided Arm Movement
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 8, 2018
Researchers directly recorded neural activity in both sides of the brain’s cortex during the movement of only one arm in humans.
Cancer Cells Fuse with Immune Cells in Human Patients
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Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 13, 2018
The hybrid cells promote tumor heterogeneity and possible metastasis, a new study in mice and humans shows.
Image of the Day: Hide and Seek
Image of the Day: Hide and Seek
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 26, 2018
Neurons of the embryonic subplate don’t die as scientists had thought.
Herpes Viruses Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Herpes Viruses Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 21, 2018

A new study shows that the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients have a greater viral load, while another study in mice shows infection leads to amyloid-β build up.

Pancreatic Cell Size Negatively Relates to Lifespan in Mammals
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Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 19, 2018
Species with larger pancreatic cells tend to have shorter lives, according to a study.  
New Federal Policy for Human Research Subjects Delayed
New Federal Policy for Human Research Subjects Delayed
Diana Kwon | Jan 22, 2018
Both higher education and industry associations were advocating for a later implementation date for the Common Rule, which governs human studies.
The Sleeping Brain Can Learn
The Sleeping Brain Can Learn
Diana Kwon | Aug 8, 2017
Humans can remember new sensory information presented during REM sleep, but this ability is suppressed during deep, slow-wave slumber.