Tag Archives: Researchers

Researchers find a new plasticity mechanism in neural connections

Recerca Neurons are able to detect the loss of autaptic synapsis -established by themselves- and recover the reduction of nervous neurotransmission through the formation and promotion of new connections. This is the main conclusion of the new article published in the journal Communications Biology, by researchers Artur Llobet and Cecília Velasco, members of the Faculty of Medicine… Read More »

Newly emerged coronavirus did not spill over from scaly anteaters, researchers say

Mammals known as scaly anteaters are natural hosts of coronaviruses, but are not likely the direct source of the recent outbreak in humans, according to a study published May 14 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Jinping Chen of the Guangdong Institute of Applied Biological Resources, and colleagues. As noted by the authors, the… Read More »

Coronavirus spread ‘under the radar’ in US major cities since January, researchers say

A new model by the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University in Boston shows the first infections came from China in early or mid-January, and that the virus went undetected because many people were not presenting symptoms. “The disease spread under the radar,” Alessandro Vespignani, director of the Network Science Institute, said on “CNN Newsroom”… Read More »

In creating a coronavirus vaccine, researchers prepare for future

As the number of novel coronavirus infections rises daily across the globe, strategies for developing a safe and effective vaccine are rapidly moving forward. In response to this public health crisis, researchers in the Precision Vaccines Program (PVP) at Boston Children’s Hospital are on the front lines of developing a vaccine specially targeted toward older… Read More »

Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function – The Guardian

Consuming a western diet for as little as one week can subtly impair brain function and encourage slim and otherwise healthy young people to overeat, scientists claim. Researchers found that after seven days on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers in their 20s scored worse on memory tests and found junk food more… Read More »