Controlling brain states with a ray of light

IMAGE: Controlling of brain state transitions using a molecule responsive to light. view more  Credit: IBEC/IDIBAPS The brain presents different states depending on the communication between billions of neurons, and this network is the basis of all our perceptions, memories, and behaviours. It is often considered a “black box”, with difficult access for clinicians and researchers,…

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UofSC researcher to improve Medicaid-covered alcohol use disorder treatment

Columbia, SC — Christina Andrews, associate professor of health services policy and management at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health and an expert on addiction treatment will lead a study funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to examine the effectiveness of Medicaid-covered alcohol use disorder treatment. Andrews…

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New study finds SARS-CoV-2 can infect testes

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch have observed that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can infect the testes of infected hamsters. The findings, published in the journal Microorganisms, could help explain symptoms some men with COVID-19 have reported and have important implications for men’s health. As the pandemic goes on, clinicians continue…

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