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Neuroscience

Neural sensors that use near-infrared light can reveal brain activity deep within animal models

Biomedical engineers, cell biologists and neuroscientists at Duke University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have developed a new type of genetically encoded neural biosensor that operates in near-infrared light.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Team proposes a holistic economic reimagination that focuses on brain health to improve employees' resilience

After the COVID-19 pandemic crippled the global economy, scientists at the Center for BrainHealth, part of the University of Texas at Dallas, worked with researchers around the world to develop a science-based plan that could ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaria parasites hide out in humans when it's not mosquito season

Malaria parasites survive the mosquito-free dry season by waiting silently in humans for the return of the rainy season that brings back with it mosquitoes. New research, by an international team including Penn State scientists, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Asymptomatic virus sufferers lose antibodies sooner: study

Asymptomatic coronavirus sufferers appear to lose detectable antibodies sooner than people who have exhibited COVID-19 symptoms, according to one of the biggest studies of its kind in Britain published on Tuesday.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Postpartum depression may persist three years after giving birth

A National Institutes of Health study of 5,000 women has found that approximately 1 in 4 experienced high levels of depressive symptoms at some point in the three years after giving birth. The rest of the women experienced ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

War songs and lullabies behind origins of music

Love is not the reason why we sing and create symphonies—at least not the primary reason, according to a new evolutionary theory of the origins of music.