MRI of the rhesus macaque brain at mid gestation (left), prior to folding and two-thirds through gestation (middle) as folds are forming. Color indicates (right) the angle between the cortical surface and the direction of neighboring fibers within the developing white matter.

New research shows how brain wrinkles might influence brain function

New research clarifies how the brain’s telltale wrinkles and folds develop as a result of mechanical feedback as the brain develops before birth. The study suggests that alterations from the...

A CDC-trained disease detective conducts a Zika case investigation

Oily molecules key to Zika virus replication, infection

Zika virus emerged as a threat to global health in 2016 when it was linked to a spike in cases of microcephaly in newborns. In a modest rehearsal of what we’ve seen with SARS-CoV-2 research, there...

Scientists suggest new solution to the rare-disease problem

Better definition could lead to better diagnosis and treatment for rare diseases that cumulatively affect millions  Thousands of rare diseases cumulatively affect millions of people across the...