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Japan launches human trial of new Ebola vaccine

A new ebola vaccine by a Belgian subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson went into use last month in the Democratic Republic of Congo Japanese scientists will begin the country’s first human trial for a new vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus this month, they said Friday. The vaccine, which has …

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The human brain is prepared to follow the rhythm of a song or of a dance

Schematic representation of participant listening to the experimental conditions. In the control condition (a), the isochronous beat was always presented at 0° (in front of the participant). In the spatial conditions, such as the Spatial 60° (b), the isochronous beat alternated at symmetrical angular positions: the first sound was presented …

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Photoinitiators detected in human breast milk

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Photoinitators (PIs) are compounds used in the ink of many types of food packaging. The substances have been shown to migrate into food and, when consumed, show up in human blood serum. Now, for the first time, researchers report they have detected PIs in human breast …

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Study provides insights into how fibrosis progresses in the human lung

Lung tissue. Credit: Rutgers University A Yale-led collaborative study boosts scientific understanding of how the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) progresses, providing a roadmap for researchers to discover new treatment targets for the disease. The study, led by Naftali Kaminski, M.D., the Boehringer-Ingelheim Endowed Professor of Internal Medicine and …

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Specific neurons that map memories now identified in the human brain

Left: Screenshot of spatial memory task. Middle: MRI scan showing the placement of recording electrodes (black circles) in a patient’s brain. Credit: Salman Qasim/Columbia Engineering An important aspect of human memory is our ability to conjure specific moments from the vast array of experiences that have occurred in any given …

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