Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 30 million people worldwide. One cause of this devastating type of dementia are tangles of a protein called tau. Tau usually binds to the cell’s inner skeleton, but in patients it groups together in brain cells and forms tangles, clogging them up. Other neurodegenerative diseases are also caused by tau, … More Is Alzheimer’s a prion disease?
When you’re trying to get pregnant, after a while, cuddling afterwards will inevitably be replaced by the charming beetle pose – lying on your back, legs up in the air. All in the hope of getting the little swimmers on their way to their goal. On their journey through the cervix, uterus and the oviduct … More sperm spirals to its goal
You probably strongly associate your partner’s perfume with the person you love. A change in perfume can be nothing less than disconcerting at first, but over time you become accustomed to it (unless it’s a really bad choice, then you might want to give some advice in the perfume department..). Why is it that we … More Smelly associations: flexibility in mouse odor learning through newborn neurons