Cognitive decline due to ageing can be reversed in mice – here's what the new study means for humans
Anti-inflammatory drugs may be able to reverse cognitive decline in the future.
Jan. 21, 2021 • ~6 min
The brain is surprisingly changeable.
Dec. 31, 2020 • ~8 min
How to read coronavirus news and learn what you actually need to know about staying safe in the pandemic
Journalists use real people's stories to 'humanize' the news. But these tales – whether harrowing or heartwarming – can be misleading about the pandemic's greatest threats.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~7 min
A bioengineer explains how a clearer picture of brain structure and function may fine-tune the ways brain surgery attempts to correct structure and medication tries to correct function.
July 16, 2020 • ~11 min
Coronavirus responses highlight how humans are hardwired to dismiss facts that don't fit their worldview
Whether in situations relating to scientific consensus, economic history or current political events, denialism has its roots in what psychologists call 'motivated reasoning.'
June 25, 2020 • ~9 min