As the adage goes “neurons that fire together, wire together,” but a new paper published today in Neuron demonstrates that, in addition to response similarity, projection target also constrains local connectivity. Researchers from the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre have been looking to elucidate the rules of connectivity of neurons in the neocortex with the long term
Genomic screening of more than 50,000 people shows that more than 80% of those who carry an identifiable genetic risk for breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancer don’t know it despite frequent interaction with the healthcare system. The findings were published Sept. 21 in the journal JAMA Network Open. In the absence of routine screening,
I didn’t think I could love Chrissy Teigen any more than I already did. Then I watched her gag over mustard-flavored potato chips, and now I think I’d die for her. During her cover shoot, the Women’s Health cover star gamely tried 10 different types of crazy-flavored chips purely for your amusement (and also, journalism!).
More than 90 percent of people caring for a family member with dementia experience poor sleep, according to new research by the University at Buffalo School of Nursing. The study found that most participants got less than six hours of sleep each night, accompanied by frequent awakenings as often as four times per hour. These
Fasting is a longstanding part of many religious traditions, including the Jewish and Muslim observances of Yom Kippur and Ramadan. A form of fasting known as intermittent fasting has also gained popularity as a weight-loss tool. Many studies have examined the benefits and risks of giving up food for a day, including how it affects
We all get it: Whole grains are good for you. They protect your heart, reduce your cancer risk, shrink your waistline, and keep you full. But why do so many of the whole-wheat options out there (I’m looking at you, whole-wheat spaghetti!) taste so blah? Thankfully, whole grains go way beyond sad, cardboard-imitating pasta. Basically,
Experts already know that diets that emphasize plant-based over animal-based foods — such as vegetarian or vegan diets — can decrease the risk of obesity. However, scientists do not yet know how strictly these diets need to be followed to reduce the risk of becoming overweight or obese later in life. The Centers for Disease
What IS that random fatigue twitch that plagues your arms or eyes when you don’t get enough shut-eye? Involuntary twitches and jerks are common neurological events, called fasciculations They can be persistent, causing panic for some who get twitchy arms or eyes But the infuriating spasm are completely benign in almost all cases, despite the