Neuroscience

BARseq builds a better brain map

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Professor Anthony Zador has taken the next step in his quest to solve exactly how the brain is wired.

Medical research

Deadly infections on the increase: Urgent need for new antibiotics

Globally, the number of deaths from infections is on the rise as more bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. New classes are desperately needed. A promising resistance inhibitor is now being developed by the research group ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Breakdown of ages in a population is key to impact of disease

How a disease outbreak affects a group of animals depends on the breakdown of ages in the population, an animal study has shown. The findings could help scientists better understand how events such as disease outbreaks may ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Parents' genes may influence children's back-to-school fears

Many parents may have noticed their children seemed on edge during their first week of school. They may have been agitated, withdrawn or more focused on themselves, rather than what was going on around them. Such behaviours ...

Cardiology

Mediterranean-style diets found to cut heart risks (Update)

Pour on the olive oil, preferably over fish and vegetables: One of the longest and most scientific tests of a Mediterranean diet suggests this style of eating can cut the chance of suffering heart-related problems, especially ...