A Visit to the Head Spa

I don’t believe there is such a thing as a bad facial or a bad massage. I’m sure horror stories — or just ones that end in breakouts — exist, but I’ll happily submit to any treatment that requires passive lounging, my phone in another room, while someone slathers on balms and kneads my skin.…

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Transplanting human nerve cells into a mouse brain reveals how they wire into brain circuits

The brain cortex, the outside layer of our brain often referred to as grey matter, is one of the most complex structures found in living organisms. It gives us the advanced cognitive abilities that distinguish us from other animals. Neuroscientist Prof. Pierre Vanderhaeghen (VIB-KU Leuven, Université libre de Bruxelles) explains what makes the human brain…

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Study finds increase in US adults who perceive E-cigarettes more harmful than cigarettes

ATLANTA–The number of U.S. adults who perceive e-cigarettes to be at as harmful as, or more harmful than, cigarettes has increased between 2017 and 2018, even prior to the national outbreak of vaping-related lung disease and deaths, a study by tobacco researchers from Georgia State University’s School of Public Health has found. The findings, published…

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