The tree of cortical cell types describes the diversity of neurons in the brain

The tree of cortical cell types provides one of the most detailed and complete characterizations of the diversity of neural types in the brain so far.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201202121939.htm

Researchers determine how the SARS-CoV-2 virus hijacks and rapidly causes damage to human lung cells

Researchers have identified host proteins and pathways in lung cells whose levels change upon infection by the SARS-CoV-2, providing insights into disease pathology and new therapeutic targets to block COVID-19.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201202114502.htm

Scientists reverse age-related vision loss eye damage from glaucoma in mice

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have successfully reversed age-related vision loss in animals as well as eye damage stemming from with a condition mimicking human glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness around the world.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201202114531.htm

Parents shouldnt worry about their babys inconsistent sleep patterns

New parents often expect their baby to start sleeping through the night around the time they reach six months of age. But according to a new study parents should view sleep consolidation as a process, instead of a milestone to be achieved at a specific age.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201202114458.htm

Healthy muscles are a carrot on a string for healthy lungs

Scientists show effectiveness of carrot-based Japanese herbal medicine called 'Ninjin'yoeito' in improving muscle atrophy in the hind legs of mice exposed to cigarette smoke, positioning the medicine as a potential treatment for sarcopenia frailty-related complications with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201202095145.htm

New tests identify early changes in Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear

Researchers have found new forms of tau protein that become abnormal in the very early stages of Alzheimer's disease before cognitive problems develop. The scientists developed new tools to detect these subtle changes and confirmed their results in human samples.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201201203937.htm

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