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Neuroscience

Advances in medical imaging enable visualization of white matter tracts in fetuses

Researchers from the £12 million Developing Human Connectome Project have used the dramatic advances in medical imaging the project has provided to visualize and study white matter pathways, the wiring that connects developing ...

Neuroscience

Study reveals structure of key receptors involved in memory and learning

Scientists have for the first time revealed the structure surrounding important receptors in the brain's hippocampus, the seat of memory and learning.

Medications

Scientists design new drug compound to stop malaria in its tracks

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis have designed a drug-like compound which effectively blocks a critical step in the malaria parasite life cycle and are working to develop ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Online CBT effective for social anxiety disorder in young people

Social anxiety disorder can cause considerable suffering in children and adolescents and, for many with the disorder, access to effective treatment is limited. Researchers at Center for Psychiatry Research at Karolinska Institutet ...

Neuroscience

Low levels of a simple sugar: A new biomarker for severe MS?

Multiple sclerosis, or MS for short, manifests itself slightly differently in each person—which is why some call it "the disease of a thousand faces." Arguably the worst manifestation of MS is its chronic progressive form. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New findings link brain's immune system to psychosis

New research at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden suggests a link between psychosis and a genetic change that affects the brain's immune system. The study published in Molecular Psychiatry may impact the development of modern ...

Medical research

Why COVID patients become critically ill

Researchers at Amsterdam UMC have discovered why patients become seriously ill after being infected with the coronavirus. They identified that aberrant antibody responses are the main cause of becoming critically ill. In ...