Neuroscience

Certain immune reactions to viruses cause learning problems

Researchers have discovered a mechanism by which the body's immune reaction to viruses like influenza and HIV may cause learning and memory problems. This is the finding of a study led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical ...

Surgery

Pelvic nerve visualizations reduce risk in surgery

Every year, thousands of patients suffer nerve damage in the pelvis during rectal surgery, leaving them with incontinence and sexual problems, for example. Noeska Smit has developed a method to make these nerves more visible ...

Neuroscience

Researchers activate repair program for nerve fibers

Injuries to the spinal cord can cause paralysis and other permanent disabilities because severed nerve fibers do not regrow. Now, scientists of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) have developed a molecular ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers discover how West Nile virus triggers memory loss

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered how the most severe forms of West Nile virus cause memory loss and mood disorders, opening the door to potential new treatments for the mosquito-borne ...

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