Epstein-Barr virus linked to multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating autoimmune condition whereby neurons lose their myelin sheath leading to…

Healing from the skin: the first topical gene therapy is out

One of the biggest difficulties of bringing new therapeutic methods into clinical practice is targeted delivery.…

The human genome, fully sequenced at last!

If you follow anything related to genetics, you’re probably thinking that is old news, as the…

Proteins can also act as brain messengers

Brain cells communicate through neurotransmitters like glutamate or dopamine, the substances we got used to read…

A glial cell that touches the heart

A new type of cell has been identified in the heart of several organisms, from the…

An ancient stress-related mechanism helps worms keep their cool

How an organism can sense and cope with warming temperatures is key for survival, particularly under…

AI can predict Alzheimer’s risk from brain scans

Since humans are not very good at predicting the future, even if the help of a…

Greens can decrease COVID-19 risk

DISCLAIMER: in no way is this an article to justify not getting vaccinated or not wearing…

How Mozart can soothe epileptic brains

It is said that music can appease the beasts, and every parent in the world has…

A new type of neuron identified in familiar face recognition

It happens often. We see someone who reminds us of someone else we know, or we…