Study reveals neurons responsible for rapidly stopping behaviors, actions

For the first time in humans, investigators at Cedars-Sinai have identified the neurons responsible for canceling planned behaviors or actions—a highly adaptive skill that when lost, can lead to unwanted movements. Known as “stop signal neurons,” these neurons are critical in powering someone to stop or abort an action they have already put in process. […]

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Tenants baffled by landlord’s list of eight house rules that ‘treat them like children’

Tenants in rented accommodation have been left stunned after finding their landlord’s list of eight house rules they describe as “patronising beyond belief”. A picture of the piece of paper headed ‘Simple house rules’ was shared on Reddit, racking up hundreds of comments as others advised the occupants to “get out ASAP”. One of the […]

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Study examines role of biomarkers to evaluate kidney injury in cancer patients

A study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in Kidney International Reports finds that immune checkpoint inhibitors, may have negative consequences in some patients, including acute kidney inflammation, known as interstitial nephritis. Immune checkpoint inhibitors are used to treat cancer by stimulating the immune system to attack cancerous cells. “Immune checkpoint inhibitors have improved the prognosis […]

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