Gene mutation enhances cognitive flexibility in mice

NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. “Gene mutation enhances cognitive flexibility in mice: Findings may have implications for understanding epilepsy,…

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Standardizing COVID-19 data analysis to aid international research efforts

Researchers from the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) have launched a new database to advance the international research efforts studying COVID-19. The publicly-available, free-to-use resource…

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Worldwide scientific collaboration unveils genetic architecture of gray matter

The cerebral cortex is the relatively thin, folded, outer “gray matter” layer of the brain crucial for thinking, information processing, memory, and attention. Not much…

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How to identify factors affecting COVID-19 transmission

Much remains unknown about how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, spreads through the environment. A major reason for this is that the behaviors and…

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In politics and pandemics, trolls use fear, anger to drive clicks

Facebook users flipping through their feeds in the fall of 2016 faced a minefield of targeted s pitting blacks against police, southern whites against immigrants,…

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Patients at risk of drug-induced sudden cardiac death in COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, continues to spread, leading to more than 20,000 deaths worldwide in less than four months. Efforts are progressing to…

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A critical enzyme for sperm formation could be a target for treating male infertility

While some of our body’s cells divide in a matter of hours, the process of making sperm, meiosis, alone takes about 14 days from start…

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Modelling study estimates impact of physical distancing measures on progression of COVID-19 epidemic in Wuhan

New modelling research, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, suggests that school and workplace closures in Wuhan, China have reduced the number of COVID-19…

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