Neuroscience

Mapping a life's worth of changes in a mysterious brain structure

Until recently, scientists didn't know much about perivascular spaces (PVS), fluid-filled regions in the brain involved in clearing waste and toxins—mainly because it's tough to get a clear look at them using neuroimaging. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Maternal anxiety affects the fetal brain

Anxiety in gestating mothers appears to affect the course of brain development in their fetuses, changing neural connectivity in the womb, a new study by Children's National Hospital researchers suggests. The findings, published ...

Medical research

Lethal brain infections in mice thwarted by decoy molecule

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a molecule that protects mice from brain infections caused by Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV), a mosquito-borne virus notorious ...

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