Psychology & Psychiatry

Uncovering links between grit and cognitive function

A new analysis of the personality trait of grit found that people who showed higher levels of grit also had different patterns of cognitive performance—but not necessarily enhanced cognitive performance. Nuria Aguerre of ...

Medications

FDA panel narrowly sides against experimental ALS drug

Federal health advisers on Wednesday narrowly ruled against an experimental drug for the debilitating illness known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a potential setback for patient groups who have lobbied for the medication's approval.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How omicron escapes from antibodies

A new study from MIT suggests that the dozens of mutations in the spike protein of the omicron variant help it to evade all four of the classes of antibodies that can target the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.

Neuroscience

Understanding memory loss in Alzheimer's disease

Members of the Synaptic Dysfunction and Disease group at the Institute of Biomedicine of Seville (IBiS), led by researchers Francisco Gómez Scholl and Amalia Martínez Mir, recently published the results of their research ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why we feel confident about decisions we make

Buying a second-hand car at a good price feels good. But choosing a delicious-looking doughnut in the supermarket leaves us riddled with doubt. After all, we resolved to eat a healthier diet this year—so wouldn't it be ...

Neuroscience

A digital reconstruction of the brain's power source

The EPFL Blue Brain Project has created the first digital reconstruction of the Neuro-Glia-Vascular Architecture providing a new framework to study brain function in health and disease. The study, published in Cerebral Cortex, ...

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