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Q&A: How new software is changing our understanding of human brain development

A single brain is unfathomably complex. So brain researchers, whether they're looking at datasets built from 300,000 neurons in 81 mice or from MRIs of 1,200 young adults, are now dealing with so much information that they ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

How periods may affect sensitivity to insulin

The sensitivity of the brain to insulin may be modulated by menstrual cycle phase, a paper published in Nature Metabolism suggests. The findings are based on a randomized clinical trial involving 11 women.

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Long Covid linked to multiple organ changes, research suggests

A third of people hospitalized with COVID-19 have "abnormalities" in multiple organs months after getting infected, a UK study said on Saturday, potentially shedding light on the elusive condition of long COVID.


Fruit flies offer clues to how brains make reward-based decisions

Like many collectors of L.P. records, James Fitzgerald's brother-in-law has a favorite store where he consistently finds the best vinyl for his collection. But there are times when he spends hours at the store and comes up ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A human protein found in non-immune cells defends against COVID-19

Earlier this month, health authorities confirmed that BA.2.86, a highly mutated variant of the virus that causes COVID-19, is at risk of spreading rapidly in countries around the world. With updated shots rolling out this ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study sheds a new light on cancer metastasis

The ability of cancer cells to metastasize, or spread from one part of the body to another, is one of the reasons why cancer can be extremely challenging to treat. However, the process that drives metastasis is complex and ...