New findings on brain functional connectivity may lend insights into mental disorders


Ongoing advances in understanding the functional connections within the brain are producing exciting insights into how the brain circuits function together to support human behavior — and may lead to new discoveries in the development and treatment of psychiatric disorders, according to a review.

Biochemists simulate a protein-folding chaperone's functional dance


Using a combination of computational and experimental techniques, a research team has demystified the pathway of interdomain communication in a family of proteins known as Hsp70s — a top target of dozens of research laboratories trying to develop new anti-cancer drugs, antibiotics and treatments for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Structural and functional MRI in children resuscitated after drowning pinpoints site of anoxic brain injury


Structural and functional MRI in children resuscitated after drowning pinpoints the site of anoxic brain injury to regions controlling movement, while providing strong evidence that networks controlling perception and cognition remain largely intact.