Neuroscience

The neurons that connect stress, insomnia, and the immune system

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and Stanford University have pinpointed the circuit in the brain that is responsible for sleepless nights in times of stress—and it turns out that circuit does more than ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds that children's immune response protects against COVID-19

The first study comparing the immune responses of adults and children with COVID-19 has detected key differences that may contribute to understanding why children usually have milder disease than adults. The findings also ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Study links inflammation to Alzheimer's disease development

Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative condition that is characterized by the buildup of clumps of beta-amyloid protein in the brain. Exactly what causes these clumps, known as plaques, and what role they play in disease ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Do-it-yourself COVID-19 vaccines fraught with public health problems

Well-intentioned "citizen scientists" developing homemade COVID-19 vaccines may believe they're inoculating themselves against the ongoing pandemic, but the practice of self-experimentation with do-it-yourself medical innovations ...

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