Neuroscience

A new statistical method for improved brain mapping

Brain mapping involves finding the brain regions associated with different traits, such as diseases, cognitive functions, or behaviors, and is a major field of research in neuroscience. This approach is based on statistical ...

Neuroscience

Breakthrough tech enables seizure localization in minutes

Fresh techniques to aid seizure diagnosis and surgical planning stand to benefit millions of epilepsy patients, but the path to progress has been slow and challenging. New research from Carnegie Mellon University's Bin He ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID deaths in Europe pass two million mark: WHO

The number of people who have died from COVID-19 in Europe, the long-time epicentre of the pandemic, has passed two million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday.

Genetics

Probe of DNA repeats reveals genetic link to schizophrenia

Researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have found that repeated DNA sequences in the genome may contribute to an individual's risk of developing schizophrenia.

Neuroscience

When eyes meet, neurons start to fire

Their eyes met across a crowded dance floor, causing specialized neurons to begin firing in multiple regions of both brains that are tasked with deriving meaning from a social gaze.

Neuroscience

Researchers discover how hormones define brain sex differences

Sex hormones play an important role in shaping an animal's behavior, and their influence starts early. Early-life hormonal surges help shape the developing brain, establishing circuitry that will influence behavior for a ...

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