Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How herpes checks into the nervous system for life

Herpes type 1 is sealed with a kiss for a lifetime. More than half of U.S. adults are carriers of HSV1 (herpes simplex virus type 1) which hibernates in the peripheral nervous system and can never be eradicated.

Neuroscience

'Taming the storm': Neuroimmune interactions and brain plasticity

Neuroimmune interactions are emerging as key regulators of brain plasticity throughout life and in both health and disease, but much remains to be discovered. In a special issue of Brain Plasticity, experts review our present ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How are epilepsy and autism linked?

Epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders, or ASD, show a remarkable degree of comorbidity and may share pathological mechanisms. Questions that have bogged down scientists about these disorders include: Does autism lead to ...

Neuroscience

Exploring psychosomatic inflammation

Your phone pings. It's a notification from your friend, who you just went out for a drink with last night. According to her text, she has just tested positive for COVID-19. You start feeling your throat, you sneak a short ...

Neuroscience

Artificial networks learn to smell like the brain

Using machine learning, a computer model can teach itself to smell in just a few minutes. When it does, researchers have found, it builds a neural network that closely mimics the olfactory circuits that animal brains use ...

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