Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hand-held device measures aerosols for coronavirus risk assessment

Because of the role they play in coronavirus transmission, understanding aerosol concentrations and persistence in public spaces can help determine infection risks. However, measuring these concentrations is difficult, requiring ...

Oncology & Cancer

How cancer cells escape crowded tumors

Like people, cells in the human body protect their personal space. They seem to know how much space they need, and if it gets too tight, most cells prefer to break free. The mechanism enabling cells to evade crowded environments ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Decide now or wait for something better?

When we make decisions, we don't always have all options available to choose from at the same time. Instead they often come one after another, as for example when we search for an apartment or a flight ticket. So we have ...

Neuroscience

Noise disturbs the brain's compass

Our sense of direction tends to decline with age. In the scientific journal Nature Communications, researchers from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and experts from the U.S. report on new insights ...

Autism spectrum disorders

People with autism have an altered sense of self

New research has indicated that people with autism have an altered sense of self, which may explain some of the differences shown in social functioning.

Neuroscience

Measurement of thoughts during knowledge acquisition

In a recent learning study, researchers were able to show that new conceptual information is stored along spatial dimensions in the form of a mental map located in the hippocampus. Together with colleagues from the Donders ...

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