Surprising division of labor among motor cortex neurons, which could lead to insight on neurological disorders — ScienceDaily

A study conducted by University of Arkansas researchers reveals that neurons in the motor cortex of the brain exhibit an unexpected division of labor, a finding that could help scientists understand how the brain controls the body and provide insight on certain neurological disorders. The researchers studied the neurons in the motor cortex of rats…

With around 80,000 untested chemicals in use, Rutgers-led innovation addresses an urgent environmental safety need — ScienceDaily

The use of animals to test the toxicity of chemicals may one day become outdated thanks to a low-cost, high-speed algorithm developed by researchers at Rutgers and other universities. Toxicity testing — determining the amount of exposure to a chemical that is unsafe for humans — is vital to the safety of millions of workers…

People urged to seek prompt medical advice if they suspect rabies exposure — ScienceDaily

There is only a short window of opportunity to seek medical help before rabies becomes almost invariably fatal, but people wait an average of 10 days before seeking medical advice following exposure to potentially rabid animals overseas, according to new research being presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)…

Ozone pollution reduced even when electricity is produced by combustion sources — ScienceDaily

If you have ever wondered how much electric vehicle (EV) adoption actually matters for the environment, a new study provides evidence that making this switch would improve overall air quality and lower carbon emissions. The Northwestern University study quantified the differences in air pollution generated from battery-powered electric vehicles versus internal combustion engines. The researchers…