To understand CBD’s impact and the risks associated with consumption, researchers explore how a fellow brain cell prevents toxicity in neurons.
A long-lasting drug delivery system to treat HIV
This clever drug delivery platform could improve HIV patients’ adherence to treatment and help eradicate the virus.
Discovery of a natural anti-stress pathway could help anxiety
A pathway in the brain that forms its natural stress response could be used to make new treatments for anxiety.
Scientists identify a new molecular mechanism for autism
High levels of nitric oxide, a signaling chemical in the brain, appear to contribute to the behavioral deficits observed in autism.
Keeping HIV at bay without antiviral drugs
A rare group of patients have been found to maintain a very low viral load and a functional immune system after stopping antiviral treatment.
Using bacterial infections to help treat brain tumors
Inspired by brain-invading bacteria, researchers have created nanocapsules that covertly shuttle drugs across the blood–brain barrier.
Bio-inspired device mimics natural hearing to outshine cochlear implants
Mimicking a part of the inner ear, a specialized hearing device converts vibrations into nerve signals without needing a battery.
Low-cost contact lenses to tackle color blindness
Scientists used 3D printing and an inexpensive ink to make colored contact lenses that could improve color distinction in color-blind people.
Soft robot transports and delivers drugs inside the gut
A shape-shifting robot can access hard-to-reach locations in the GI tract, and is a step up from conventional endoscopic techniques.
Super seaweed from sustainable aquaculture
A new cultivation method enhances the concentration of valuable compounds in seaweeds with substantial environmental benefits.