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Psychology & Psychiatry

Tuning into brainwave rhythms speeds up learning in adults, study finds

Scientists have shown for the first time that briefly tuning into a person's individual brainwave cycle before they perform a learning task dramatically boosts the speed at which cognitive skills improve.

Neuroscience

A TREM2 activating antibody with a transport vehicle that could boost the metabolism and function of brain microglia

The protein TREM2, which in humans is encoded by the TREM2 gene, is known to play a crucial role in the growth and development of different types of immune cells, including microglia. Microglia are specialized immune cells ...

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Medical research

Study shows how our brains can turn into smarter disease fighters

Combating Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases by inserting healthy new immune cells into the brain has taken a leap toward reality. Neuroscientists at the University of California, Irvine and the University of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Marburg virus vaccine shows promising results in first-in-human study

A newly published paper in The Lancet shows that an experimental vaccine against Marburg virus (MARV) was safe and induced an immune response in a small, first-in-human clinical trial. The vaccine, developed by researchers ...

Medical research

'Spleen-on-a-chip' yields insight into sickle cell disease

Every day, billions of red blood cells pass through the spleen, an organ that is responsible for filtering out old or damaged blood cells. This task is made more difficult when the blood cells are misshapen, as they are in ...

Neuroscience

Brain's 'wakeful rest' network may be key to Alzheimer's risk

If you have ever let your mind wander, you have relied on the brain's default mode network (DMN). Scientifically, the DMN is a connection of brain regions that interact when a person is in a state of wakeful rest. This network ...

Neuroscience

Calcium channels regulate neuroinflammation and neuropathic pain

Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered that specific calcium channels help regulate sex differences in the functioning of immune cells for neuroinflammation and overall neuropathic pain, according to findings ...