Neuroscience

Q&A: Dissecting movement disorders through the eyes of a fly

Every time we move, electrical impulses are channeled along neuronal highways, jumping from nerve cell to nerve cell until they reach a muscle, causing it to contract. Because muscle movement depends on neuronal function, ...

Vaccination

COVID-19 anti-vaxxers use the same arguments from 135 years ago

As we get closer to an effective vaccine for COVID-19, we should expect to see a renewed push of disinformation and vocal resistance from the anti-vaccination movement. Over the past year, seemingly endless conspiracy theories ...

Neuroscience

Playing video games helps stroke recovery

A genius game controller helping stroke patients get back hand and arm movement by playing on the computer is set to start tests in a stroke unit.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Where in the world will the next epidemic start?

Viruses jumping from animals to humans have been the starting point of numerous outbreaks, from Ebola to Zika. Given the similarity of SARS-CoV-2 to coronaviruses found in bats, this probably marked the beginning of COVID-19 ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Can wearable technology help older adults maintain healthy lives?

Older adults who are physically activity are more likely to remain healthy and maintain their independence. Research indicates that self-tracking of physical activity supports healthy living for people of all ages, but older ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Parkinson's disease can affect the eyes, and here's what we know so far

Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, affecting over 10 million people worldwide. It's characterized by changes in movement, including tremors, and slower and more rigid movements. But researchers ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

People with Parkinson's disease can have a brighter future

Well over six million people globally have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which has an enormous impact on the lives of patients and their families and incurring mounting costs for society. In this special supplement ...

Medical research

Don't sleep on the hypnotic potential of thalidomide

Thalidomide is a medication with several different effects, one of which is promoting sleep in the context of insomnia. In a new study, researchers from the University of Tsukuba have discovered that thalidomide exerts its ...

Vaccination

UN: No vaccine to be endorsed before it's safe and effective

The head of the World Health Organization said the U.N. health agency will not recommend any COVID-19 vaccine before it is proved safe and effective, even as Russia and China have started using their experimental vaccines ...

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