Slow, steady waves keep brain humming

Very slow brain waves, long considered an artifact of brain scanning techniques, may be more important than anyone had realized. Researchers have found that very slow waves are directly linked to state of consciousness and may be involved in coordinating activity across distant brain regions….

Very slow brain waves, long considered an artifact of brain scanning techniques, may be more important than anyone had realized. Researchers have found that very slow waves are directly linked to state of consciousness and may be involved in coordinating activity across distant brain regions….

Flipping lipids for cell transport-tubules

An enzyme that flips lipids from the outer to the inner layer of the cell membrane launches the process that permits cells to engulf external substances….

An enzyme that flips lipids from the outer to the inner layer of the cell membrane launches the process that permits cells to engulf external substances….

Sugar-coated nanosheets developed to selectively target pathogens

Scientists have developed a process for creating ultrathin, self-assembling sheets of synthetic materials that can function like designer flypaper in selectively binding with viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. The new platform could potentially be used to inactivate or detect pathogens….

Scientists have developed a process for creating ultrathin, self-assembling sheets of synthetic materials that can function like designer flypaper in selectively binding with viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. The new platform could potentially be used to inactivate or detect pathogens….

Biophysics: Bacterial adhesion in vitro and in silico

Researchers have characterized the physical mechanism that enables a widespread bacterial pathogen to adhere to the tissues of its human host….

Researchers have characterized the physical mechanism that enables a widespread bacterial pathogen to adhere to the tissues of its human host….

Using chosen names reduces odds of depression and suicide in transgender youths

In one of the largest and most diverse studies of transgender youths to date, researchers have found that when transgender youths are allowed to use their chosen name in places such as work, school and at home, their risk of depression and suicide drops….

In one of the largest and most diverse studies of transgender youths to date, researchers have found that when transgender youths are allowed to use their chosen name in places such as work, school and at home, their risk of depression and suicide drops….

Pediatric cancer drug shows 93 percent response rate

A first-of-its-kind drug targeting a fused gene found in many types of cancer was effective in 93 percent of pediatric patients tested, researchers say….

A first-of-its-kind drug targeting a fused gene found in many types of cancer was effective in 93 percent of pediatric patients tested, researchers say….

Gut microbes could help better predict risk of hospitalization for patients with cirrhosis

The gut microbiome — a collection of bacteria and other microbes in the gut — could be a highly accurate predictor of hospitalizations for patients with cirrhosis, according to a recently published study….

The gut microbiome — a collection of bacteria and other microbes in the gut — could be a highly accurate predictor of hospitalizations for patients with cirrhosis, according to a recently published study….

Butterflies of the soul: Developmental origins of interneurons

A new study reveals how interneurons, dubbed ‘the butterflies of the soul,’ emerge and diversify in the brain. The findings may help inform the development of new classes of drugs for diseases such as autism, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s….

A new study reveals how interneurons, dubbed ‘the butterflies of the soul,’ emerge and diversify in the brain. The findings may help inform the development of new classes of drugs for diseases such as autism, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s….

Can a Mediterranean diet pattern slow aging?

A series of six articles finds new correlations between a Mediterranean diet and healthy aging outcomes — while also underscoring the need for careful approaches to the use of data in order to measure the diet’s potential benefits….

A series of six articles finds new correlations between a Mediterranean diet and healthy aging outcomes — while also underscoring the need for careful approaches to the use of data in order to measure the diet’s potential benefits….