Your blood type may predict your risk for severe COVID-19

(HealthDay)—There’s more evidence that blood type may affect a person’s risk for COVID-19 and severe illness from the disease. The findings are reported in a pair of studies published Oct. 14 in the journal Blood Advances. In one, researchers compared more than 473,000 people in Denmark with COVID-19 to more…

New neuron type discovered only in primate brains

Neuropsychiatric illnesses like schizophrenia and autism are a complex interplay of brain chemicals, environment, and genetics that requires careful study to understand the root causes. Scientists have traditionally relied on samples taken from mice and non-human primates to study how these diseases develop. But the question has lingered: are the…