When the brain’s GPS goes off the grid

In a new study published in Nature today, Weizmann Institute of Science researchers, in collaboration with colleagues from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, unveiled for the first time how three-dimensional space is represented in the mammalian cortex by the brain’s “GPS” system. The team of researchers, led by Prof. Nachum…

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine bet that paid off

With a strategic alliance, 24-hour production and a bit of luck, Pfizer and BioNTech were able to roll out their COVID vaccine at a brisk pace and relatively free of controversy. US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and BioNTech, a smaller German biotech firm, joined forces on April 9, 2020, as the…

Life-affirming ways to stave off dementia

Life-affirming ways to stave off dementia: Ahead of a major series by one of the world’s top neurosurgeons to boost your brain into old age, the ingenious tips that’ll help keep you sharp As part of our 30-day Health Kick month, leading science journalist Helen Thomson reveals some scientifically proven…