Motor neural population activity patterns are different for reach and grasp behaviors

A new study from researchers at the University of Chicago has found that neuronal population dynamics in the motor cortex are very different during reaching and grasping behavior, challenging a popular theory that indicated intrinsic, dynamic patterns control motor behaviors. Prior research examining neural population dynamics in the motor cortex of macaque monkeys had shown […]

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Non-hereditary mutation acts as natural gene therapy in patient with rare disease

Researchers affiliated with the Center for Cell-Based Therapy (CTC (ctcusp.org/rationale-2/presentation)) in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, have identified for the first time a non-hereditary mutation in blood cells from a patient with GATA2 deficiency, a rare autosomal disease caused by inherited mutations in the gene that encodes GATA-binding protein 2 (GATA2). GATA2 regulates the expression of many […]

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New coalition plans to tackle Africa’s growing burden of stroke

Africa is currently experiencing a changing pattern of diseases and deaths. The continent faces a double burden of infectious diseases and rapid escalation of non-communicable diseases such as stroke and heart disease. These conditions are driven by factors like aging populations, changes in dietary habits, and rising rates of hypertension, physical inactivity, smoking, diabetes, raised […]

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Two thirds of serving or ex-service personnel with a current or prior alcohol problem are not seeking help

A new report launched today (17th November) by the University of Liverpool and King’s College London shows that more than two thirds (71%) of serving and ex-Service personnel who self-reported a current or prior alcohol problem, have not sought help. The report, funded by Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), shows that recognition of alcohol misuse […]

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