Psst! Have you heard that gossip isn’t all bad?

Gossip is often considered socially taboo and dismissed for its negative tone, but a Dartmouth study illustrates some of its merits. Gossip facilitates social connection and enables learning about the world indirectly through other people’s experiences. Gossip is not necessarily spreading rumors or saying bad things about other people but […]

Researchers identify a class of neurons that are most active during non-REM sleep

Typically, pyramidal cells and GABAergic interneurons in the brain are activated simultaneously. A team of neuroscientists at New York University, however, recently identified a unique class of neurons that do not fire at the same time as all principal neurons, cells and interneurons. Interestingly, the team found that these specific […]

Engineered ‘off the shelf’ stem cells target breast cancer that metastasizes to the brain

Approximately 15-to-30 percent of patients with metastatic breast cancer have brain metastasis (BM), with basal-like breast cancer (BLBC) metastasizing to the brain most frequently. The prognosis for BLBC-BM patients is poor, as the blood-brain barrier prevents most therapeutics from reaching the brain. Testing candidate therapies in clinical trials is also […]

Demi Lovato Says She Has ‘Brain Damage’ After Having 3 Strokes: 'My Doctors Said That I Had 5 to 10 More Minutes'

More than two years after her near-fatal drug overdose, singer Demi Lovato is opening up about the details and how it has affected her life. On Wednesday, the trailer for Lovato's new YouTube documentary, "Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil," premiered—the singer's way of telling her fans and the public […]

Researchers seeking COVID-19 vaccine that prevents both the disease and viral transmission

Another day, another announcement about a COVID-19 vaccine. Whether that’s talk of results from clinical trials, emergency approval or plans for countries to prioritize certain groups for vaccination. But we still don’t know if current vaccines prevent disease and also prevent people transmitting the virus to others. This not only […]