Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) have performed the first CRISPR/Cas9 screen to discover human proteins that Zika virus needs for replication. This work, led by Abraham Brass, MD, PhD, assistant professor in microbiology & physiological...
Smart kids can look forward to a long life, study suggests. Credit: © Mikkel Bigandt / Fotolia Higher intelligence (IQ) in childhood is associated with a lower lifetime risk of major causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, smoking related cancers,...
Most people will startle when they hear an unexpected loud sound, at least the first time. Credit: © punghi / Fotolia Most people will startle when they hear an unexpected loud sound. The second time they hear the noise, they'll startle...
The attached graphic shows the distribution of artemesinin resistance throughout the world. "Dark Green" means that all parasites are more or less "normal" (and therefore not resistant to artemisinins), "Red” (primarily in South-East Asia) means that a very high...
Kowal studied the direct and chronic effects of cannabis on dopamine-related functions, such as creative thinking and the ability to recognize one's own mistakes. Credit: © ShutterDivision / Fotolia Regular users of cannabis are less aware of their own mistakes, and...
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified antibodies capable of protecting against Zika virus infection, and located the precise spot on the Zika virus that the antibodies recognize. The work is a significant step...
Credit:Flickr/rietje Cardiovascular problems propelled by increases in high blood pressure and obesity A 20-year rise in cardiovascular disease (CVD) in China appears to have been spurred largely by increases in high blood pressure, according to a new study from Harvard T.H....
An MIT study of the neural circuits that underlie memory process reveals, for the first time, that memories are formed simultaneously in the hippocampus and the long-term storage location in the brain’s cortex. This image shows memory engram cells...