Where do our minds wander? Brain waves can point the way

Anyone who has tried and failed to meditate knows that our minds are rarely still. But where do they roam? New research has come...

Where COVID-19 hit hardest, sudden deaths outside the hospital increased, study finds

A study across New York City found that out-of-hospital sudden deaths follow the geographic distribution of SARS-CoV-2, suggesting an association between the two, investigators...

Personalized brain stimulation alleviates severe depression symptoms

Targeted neuromodulation tailored to individual patients' distinctive symptoms is an increasingly common way of correcting misfiring brain circuits in people with epilepsy or Parkinson's...

Synthesis of potent antibiotic follows unusual chemical pathway

Images of a protein involved in creating a potent antibiotic reveal the unusual first steps of the antibiotic's synthesis. The improved understanding of the...

New computational tool reliably differentiates between cancer and normal cells from single-cell RNA-sequencing data

Researchers have developed a new computational tool to accurately differentiate between cancer cells and normal cells when analyzing large single-cell RNA-sequencing data. Source: sd

Students returning home may have caused 9,400 secondary COVID-19 infections across UK

A new statistical model suggests that an infected student returning home for Christmas would, on average, have infected just less than one other household...

Scientists reveal mechanism that causes irritable bowel syndrome

Researchers have identified the biological mechanism that explains why some people experience abdominal pain when they eat certain foods. The finding paves the way...

One small alcoholic drink a day is linked to an increased risk of atrial...

A study of nearly 108,000 people has found that people who regularly drink a modest amount of alcohol are at increased risk of atrial...

Tool to distribute limited vaccines equitably

Researchers have developed a tool that incorporates a person's age and socioeconomic status to prioritize vaccine distribution among people who otherwise share similar risks...

Scientists identify nutrient that helps prevent bacterial infection

Scientists studying the body's natural defenses against bacterial infection have identified a nutrient -- taurine -- that helps the gut recall prior infections and...

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Unlocking 'the shape of water' in mechanisms of antibiotic resistance

Researchers captured and comparted hi-res images of ribosome structures from sensitive and resistant bacteria and report that a water molecule needed for antibiotic binding...

Potential COVID-19 drug is successful in lab study

A new therapy is showing success as a way to prevent COVID-19 symptoms in mice. Source: sd

Appearance, social norms keep students off Zoom cameras

Researchers surveyed 312 students found that while some students had concerns about the lack of privacy or their home environment, 41% of the 276...