Psychology & Psychiatry

'Knowing how' is in your brain

Although we often think of knowledge as "knowing that" (for example, knowing that Paris is the capital of France), each of us also knows many procedures consisting of "knowing how," such as knowing how to tie a knot or start ...

Neuroscience

COVID-19 alters gray matter volume in the brain, new study shows

COVID-19 patients who receive oxygen therapy or experience fever show reduced gray matter volume in the frontal-temporal network of the brain, according to a new study led by researchers at Georgia State University and the ...

Neuroscience

Can science explain consciousness?

Explaining how something as complex as consciousness can emerge from a grey, jelly-like lump of tissue in the head is arguably the greatest scientific challenge of our time. The brain is an extraordinarily complex organ, ...

Radiology & Imaging

An illuminated 3D tour of lower back pain

Back pain affects many people at some point in their lives, and a common cause is damage to the squishy discs or flexible, rubbery tissues of the spine. However, observing this damage at an early stage is difficult with current ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gamma radiation found ineffective in sterilizing N95 masks

In mid-March, members of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) joined forces with colleagues in Boston's medical community to answer a question of critical importance during the Covid-19 pandemic: Can gamma ...

Medications

Cheap drug is first shown to improve COVID-19 survival

Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: A cheap, widely available steroid reduced deaths by up to one third in severely ill hospitalized patients.

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