Smell helps the brain form memories during sleep

Smell helps the brain form memories during sleep

Smell has a powerful ability to evoke memories. Now, research from Israel suggests smell can also boost the brain’s ability to retain its memories. Share on PinterestNew research shows that scent helps us consolidate memories during our sleep. Familiar scents have an...
6 fascinating neuroscience studies

6 fascinating neuroscience studies

In this feature, we discuss six studies that uncover new and unexpected truths about the organ we hold in our skulls. Neuroscience is never easy, but the resulting intrigue is worth the effort. It’s Brain Awareness Week, and to mark the occasion, we’re taking a look...
The swamp wallaby’s unique reproductive strategy

The swamp wallaby’s unique reproductive strategy

A new study has found that female swamp wallabies can mate and conceive while still carrying a full-term fetus. This allows them to be continuously pregnant throughout their adult life. Share on PinterestFemale wallabies can form a new embryo 1–2 days before the end...
Contracting SARS-CoV-2 may protect against future reinfections

Contracting SARS-CoV-2 may protect against future reinfections

New research in rhesus monkeys suggests that contracting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, could protect against repeat infection. Share on PinterestNew research in animals suggests that contracting the new coronavirus may protect the body from reinfection....
Can an old method help doctors fight COVID-19?

Can an old method help doctors fight COVID-19?

Researchers say that a decades-old approach could help fight SARS-CoV-2 infections. It involves collecting antibodies from the blood of people who have recovered from COVID-19. Share on PinterestTo fight COVID-19, researchers and doctors are trying an old technique:...