A new imaging technique allows visualisation inside intact animals

One of the biggest challenges of medical imaging technologies is actually resolving the structures of interest,…

Learning music in old age can prevent grey matter loss

Music is not only a pleasure for our brains, it seems that learning it at an…

A single gene holds the key to male contraception

So far, contraception has been practically exclusive to women. They are the ones not only responsible…

LSD potentiates brain plasticity, improving memory

Long disregarded as a party drug, loved by hippies and alternative thinkers, LSD has been recently…

Intermittent fasting could improve nerve regeneration

Intermittent fasting is more than the latest diet fad, it has proven benefits –at least in…

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.…

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…

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…