Inside Precision Medicine: Data Trove Released by Seattle Alzheimer’s Disease Brain Cell Atlas

Inside Precision Medicine: Data Trove Released by Seattle Alzheimer’s Disease Brain Cell Atlas. “Neuroscientists at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and their collaborators have released their first research data set on Alzheimer’s disease, in which they categorized cell types based on gene activity. The team hope this approach could ultimately identify new targets for better therapies.”

News@Northeastern: Can Listening To The Beatles Improve Your Memory? New Research Says Music Just Might Stir The Brain

News@Northeastern: Can Listening To The Beatles Improve Your Memory? New Research Says Music Just Might Stir The Brain. “Published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, Loui found that for older adults who listened to some of their favorite music, including The Beatles, connectivity in the brain increased. Specifically, [Psyche] Loui—and her multi-disciplinary team of music therapists, neurologists and geriatric psychiatrists—discovered that music bridged the gap between the brain’s auditory system and reward system, the area that governs motivation.”

HPC Wire: Nvidia Announces Database of 100K AI and HPC-enabled Brain Images

HPC Wire: Nvidia Announces Database of 100K AI and HPC-enabled Brain Images. “Researchers at King’s College in London have curated the largest database of synthetic brain images in the world using Nvidia’s Cambridge-1 supercomputer and artificial intelligence. The database contains 100,000 images of brains and is being made freely available to healthcare researchers to advance cognitive disease research.”

Gizmodo Australia: Clever Stabilised Web Browser Makes Reading on iPads Easier for Users Dealing With Hand Tremors

Gizmodo Australia: Clever Stabilised Web Browser Makes Reading on iPads Easier for Users Dealing With Hand Tremors. “As much as technology has helped improve our lives, it’s not always as accessible as it could be, particularly for those with conditions like Parkinson’s disease which can cause tremors that make it hard to use some devices. But a new app called Staybl takes advantage of a feature included in the iPad since day one to make a simple task like surfing the web much easier even when tremors are being experienced.”

PsyPost: Reading on a smartphone promotes overactivity in the prefrontal cortex and lowers reading comprehension, study finds

PsyPost: Reading on a smartphone promotes overactivity in the prefrontal cortex and lowers reading comprehension, study finds. “A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports lends support to a body of research suggesting that reading on electronic devices reduces comprehension. The study found that reading on a smartphone promotes overactivity in the prefrontal cortex, less frequent sighing, and lower reading comprehension.”

BBC: Scans reveal how Covid may change the brain

BBC: Scans reveal how Covid may change the brain. “Catching Covid may cause changes to the brain, a study suggests. Scientists found significant differences in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans before and after infection. Even after a mild infection, the overall size of the brain had shrunk slightly, with less grey matter in the parts related to smell and memory.”

PsyPost: One in 5 patients exhibit cognitive impairment several months after COVID-19 diagnosis

PsyPost: One in 5 patients exhibit cognitive impairment several months after COVID-19 diagnosis. “Many long-haul COVID-19 patients suffer fatigue and cognitive impairments months after their initial COVID-19 diagnosis, according to new research published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. The study, which analyzed data from tens of thousands of patients, also found that COVID-19 was associated with persistent inflammation.”

UPI: Patients with brain fog after COVID-19 have abnormalities in cerebrospinal fluid

UPI: Patients with brain fog after COVID-19 have abnormalities in cerebrospinal fluid. “Brain fog. It has become an inexplicable side effect of COVID-19 infection, but researchers now report they have discovered a possible reason why it happens. In a small study, investigators found abnormalities in the cerebrospinal fluid of some COVID-19 patients who developed thinking problems.”

Post-acute neurological consequences of COVID-19: an unequal burden (Nature)

Nature: Post-acute neurological consequences of COVID-19: an unequal burden. “Our world has witnessed over 275 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and over 5 million related deaths1. Marginalized communities everywhere continue to be disproportionately affected as the pandemic amplifies longstanding health and healthcare disparities. As an example, in the United States, members of the Black, Indigenous and Latino communities remain two to three times more likely to be infected with SARS-CoV-2, to be hospitalized with COVID-19 and to die from this disease2. Dismantling structural racism is necessary to improve neurological health, as greater attention is focused on understanding and addressing the post-acute neurological consequences of COVID-19, or the neurological manifestations of what is sometimes called long COVID.”