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Brain network for social understanding develops in early childhood
A new study reveals that a network of brain areas involved in interpreting other people’s states of mind has started developing by age three.
Minoxidil may improve blood vessel structure
Minoxidil, when given orally to mice, changes blood vessel structure to reduce stiffness and increase blood flow to the brain. The drug may have potential for people with certain health problems.
Scientists define molecule’s role in itch and pain pathways
Researchers defined the neural pathways for itch sensation and identified a signaling molecule called somatostatin that enhances itch and blunts pain in mice.
Controlling childhood asthma
New study findings raise doubt about the common practice of increasing inhaled steroid dose in young children when asthma symptoms begin to worsen.
Smiles affect response to stress
In a study of men who were stressed by having to give short speeches, seeing different types of smiles affected the men’s stress responses differently.
Thirst circuitry mapped in the brain
Researchers mapped the wiring of the thirst center in the mouse brain, providing a glimpse into the rules that govern how brain circuits regulate fluid intake.
Bystanders save lives using defibrillator for cardiac arrest
A study found that people are more likely to survive a cardiac arrest if a bystander uses a defibrillator while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.
Intermittent dietary restriction may boost physical endurance
Mice fed a standard diet but deprived of food every other day developed more efficient energy metabolism and improved running endurance. The findings pave the way for studies in people.
New stem cell identified for lung tissue regeneration
Researchers identified a type of stem cell that produces new air sac cells in lung tissue. The findings suggest new potential targets for stimulating lung regeneration.
Biological factors and weight loss methods
Researchers found that certain biological differences didn’t predict whether someone would lose more weight from a low-fat or low-carbohydrate diet.
Mental disorders may share molecular origins
Patterns of gene expression in the brains of people with five major mental disorders suggest some overlapping mechanisms.
Molecule halts herpes of the eye
A small molecule prevents herpes simplex-1 virus from making viral proteins. The finding suggests a new class of molecule that may be useful for developing antiviral treatments.
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