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Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study
SCIENCE DAILY New research suggests that lesser-known gut-health promoters called prebiotics -- which serve as food for good bacteria inside the gut -- can also have an impact, improving sleep... 10 hours
Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health
SCIENCE DAILY People living in neighborhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to new research. 10 hours
Medical News Today: Why am I impotent? Common causes and treatments
MNT In this article, learn about physical and psychological causes of impotence, what different treatments are available, and how impotence may be prevented. 17 hours
Why am I impotent? Common causes and treatments
MNT In this article, learn about physical and psychological causes of impotence, what different treatments are available, and how impotence may be prevented. 17 hours
People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees less likely to suffer from mental health
NEWS MEDICAL People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to... 2 days
Study finding suggests new ways in which genetic mutations may cause brain disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Many kids say they love their mom and dad equally, but there are times when even the best prefers one parent over... 2 days
Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health
PHYS.ORG People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to research by academics at... 2 days
Medical News Today: Cats do not harm children's mental health, study finds
MNT Unlike previous research, a new study finds no link between cat ownership in childhood and increased risk of mental health disorders. 2 days
Medical News Today: Neurofeedback treatment for insomnia no better than placebo
MNT Neurofeedback has been considered a potential insomnia therapy for decades. However, breaking research finds it to be no more effective than a placebo. 2 days
Neurofeedback treatment for insomnia no better than placebo
MNT Neurofeedback has been considered a potential insomnia therapy for decades. However, breaking research finds it to be no more effective than a placebo. 2 days
Cats do not harm children's mental health, study finds
MNT Unlike previous research, a new study finds no link between cat ownership in childhood and increased risk of mental health disorders. 2 days
Deep brain stimulation may help improve mental, physical health in patients with anorexia nervosa
NEWS MEDICAL Deep brain stimulation might alter the brain circuits that drive anorexia nervosa symptoms and help improve patients’ mental and physical... 2 days
New study confirms benefits of Medtronic’s Solitaire stent retriever for stroke patients in real-world setting
NEWS MEDICAL Data presented today on Medtronic’s Solitaire stent retriever at the International Stroke Conference in Houston demonstrate that the... 2 days
Differential contribution of APP metabolites to early cognitive deficits in a TgCRND8 mouse model of Alzheimers disease
Science Magazine Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative pathology commonly characterized by a progressive and irreversible... 2 days
MGH researchers discover regulators of gene expression programs in medulloblastoma
NEWS MEDICAL Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have identified a mechanism that controls the expression of genes regulating the growth of the most aggressive form of medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric... 2 days
Dietary prebiotics can improve sleep after stress exposure, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL In recent years, reams of research papers have shed light on the health benefits of probiotics, the "good bacteria" found in fermented foods and dietary supplements. 2 days
Princeton-Intel collaboration builds new software to decode brain scans
NEWS MEDICAL Early this year, about 30 neuroscientists and computer programmers got together to improve their ability to read the human mind. 2 days
What Effect Does Prenatal and Postpartum Maternal Depression Have on Children?
SCIENCE DAILY The results of a large study do not support the notion that prenatal and postpartum maternal depression is particularly detrimental to children's psychological development. Instead, the... 2 days
New software allows for 'decoding digital brain data'
SCIENCE DAILY New software allows for 'decoding digital brain data' to reveal how neural activity gives rise to learning, memory and other cognitive functions. The software can be used in real time during an... 2 days
North Korean Assassination: What Is VX Nerve Agent?
LIVE SCIENCE The exiled brother of the North Korean leader was assassinated using a nerve agent called VX, which is known for its incredible speed and lethality. 2 days
Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see
PHYS.ORG Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a... 2 days
'Love Hormone' May Help Dads Bond with Toddlers
LIVE SCIENCE Dads who looked at a picture of their kids, showed more activity in certain parts of their brains after a boost of oxytocin via a nasal spray. 2 days
Anorexia: Deep brain stimulation may be an effective treatment
MNT Deep brain stimulation may be helpful in treating anorexia, finds a new trial. The surgical technique improved mental and physical well-being. 2 days
Study: Epilepsy patients want physicians to share information about rare risk of death
NEWS MEDICAL People with epilepsy want their health care providers to tell them about a rare risk of death associated with the disorder, according... 2 days
Medical News Today: Anorexia: Deep brain stimulation may be an effective treatment
MNT Deep brain stimulation may be helpful in treating anorexia, finds a new trial. The surgical technique improved mental and physical well-being. 2 days
New image-guided therapy system to aid clinicians in a variety of procedures developed by Philips
NEWS MEDICAL Royal Philips, a leader in health technology, today announced the global launch of Azurion, its next generation image-guided... 2 days
Teach yourself everyday happiness with imagery training
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that self-guided positive imagery training can successfully combat negative emotions in our daily lives. This tool is so powerful that it also changes the way our brain functions. 2 days
Majority of physicians have poor knowledge of Charcot neuroarthropathy, survey finds
NEWS MEDICAL Diabetes can have several complications, including one common side effect: foot damage. Although some types are common, others are rarer. 2 days
Brain scans could help doctors predict adolescents' problem drug use before it starts
MNT There's an idea out there of what a drug-addled teen is supposed to look like: impulsive, unconscientious, smart, perhaps - but not... 2 days
Discovery of dual role played by PGK1 enzyme may indicate new therapeutic target for brain cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Discovery of a dual role played by the enzyme phosphoglycerate kinase 1 (PGK1) may indicate a new therapeutic... 3 days
Study: Brain Produces Fructose from Glucose
SCI-NEWS.COM According to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers, fructose is converted in the human brain from glucose. The finding, published in... 3 days
Crumpled Mylar found to hold memory of how long it was crumpled
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers at Harvard University has found that crumpled sheets of Mylar hold a memory of how long they were crumpled.... 3 days
Banned chemical weapon VX is potent killer that lingers
PHYS.ORG The banned chemical weapon VX is considered by some experts to be the nastiest of the nasty nerve agents known to exist. With a consistency similar to motor oil, it... 3 days
NR could potentially prevent chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL A new study in rats suggests that nicotinamide riboside (NR), a form of vitamin B3, may be useful for treating or preventing nerve pain (neuropathy) caused by chemotherapy... 3 days
Medical News Today: Gene mutations in brain linked to OCD-like behavior
MNT Researchers found that eliminating a set of genes in the corticostriatal brain region of mice - also present in humans - led to OCD-like behavior. 3 days
Medical News Today: People with mental health disorders at risk of stroke, study finds
MNT A new study investigates the link between patients with metal health issues and the risk of having a stroke within... 3 days
Itch neurons play a role in managing pain
MNT There are neurons in your skin that are wired for one purpose and one purpose only: to sense itchy things. 3 days
Bleeding stroke survivors at higher risk of depression, dementia
MNT Newly diagnosed depression in survivors of brain bleeds may signal the onset of dementia. 3 days
Gene mutations in brain linked to OCD-like behavior
MNT Researchers found that eliminating a set of genes in the corticostriatal brain region of mice - also present in humans - led to OCD-like behavior. 3 days
Deprivation in early childhood can affect mental health in adulthood, according to landmark study
MNT Despite living in strong and supportive families for over 20 years, children exposed to early deprivation in Romanian institutions aged... 3 days
People with mental health disorders at risk of stroke, study finds
MNT A new study investigates the link between patients with metal health issues and the risk of having a stroke within several time periods. 3 days
Innovative treatment for depression in older people is effective, conclude researchers
MNT An innovative psychological treatment can help older people who are suffering from lower-severity depression, say researchers at the University of York. 3 days
New test could accelerate development of better treatments for Motor Neuron Disease
NEWS MEDICAL A cutting-edge test developed in South Australia has the potential to expedite the worldwide quest to develop better treatments, or even a cure, for... 3 days
Children exposed to early deprivation could experience mental health problems in early adulthood
NEWS MEDICAL Experiencing severe deprivation and neglect in childhood can have a lasting psychological impact into early adulthood, according to a unique study which... 3 days
Sugar Swap: Human Brain Converts Glucose into Fructose
LIVE SCIENCE The human brain can produce the sugar fructose, a new small study finds. 3 days
Cerebellum can be responsible for brain alterations linked to drug addiction, research shows
NEWS MEDICAL An international research team led by the Universitat Jaume I has shown that the cerebellum, contrary to what was thought, fulfils functions... 3 days
Alterations in brain connectivity can aid diagnosis and prediction of outcomes in mTBI patients
NEWS MEDICAL A new study shows that patients with mild traumatic brain injury, even without evidence of brain lesions, may exhibit changes... 3 days
Mindfulness-based meditation program improves quality of life and well-being in ALS patients
NEWS MEDICAL An eight-week mindfulness-based meditation program led to improved quality of life and psychological well-being in clinical trial of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. 3 days
[Report] Predicting human olfactory perception from chemical features of odor molecules
Science Magazine It is still not possible to predict whether a given molecule will have a perceived odor or what olfactory percept it will produce. We therefore organized... 3 days
[Neuroscience] How will this molecule smell?
Science Magazine We still do not understand what a given substance will smell like. Keller et al. launched an international crowd-sourced competition in which many teams tried to solve how – [Read More] 3 days
Top professional performance through psychopathy
SCIENCE DAILY The term “psychopath” is not flattering: such people are considered cold, manipulative, do not feel any remorse and seek thrills without any fear – and all that at other’s expense. A study is now shattering this image. They... 3 days
Fructose is generated in the human brain
SCIENCE DAILY Fructose, a form of sugar linked to obesity and diabetes, is converted in the human brain from glucose, according to a new study. The finding raises questions about fructose's effects on the brain and... 3 days
Sorting out risk genes for brain development disorders
SCIENCE DAILY Gene discovery research is uncovering similarities and differences underlying a variety of disorders affecting the developing brain, including autism, attention deficits, tics, intellectual impairments, developmental delays and language difficulties. Researchers found some... 3 days
Human genes often best Neandertal ones in brain, testes
SCIENCE-NEWS Differing activity of human and Neandertal versions of genes may help explain health risks. 3 days
Brains of the operation—NASA team develops modular avionics systems for small missions
PHYS.ORG In just two years' time, a team of NASA engineers accomplished what some thought impossible: the group created a smaller, more capable "brain" for... 3 days
OCD-like behavior linked to genetic mutation
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found evidence suggesting how neural dysfunction in a certain region of the brain can lead to obsessive and repetitive behaviors much like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). 3 days
Study identifies new role of cholesterol in regulating brain proteins
NEWS MEDICAL A study led by researchers at the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute and the Institute of Medical Physics and Biophysics at the Faculty of Medicine in Charité... 4 days
Barcode scanner microscope films neurons firing
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Engineers at ANU have built an advanced microscope using barcode laser scanner technology that can film moving blood cells and neurons firing in living animals. 4 days
Common roundworm found to farm the bacteria it eats
PHYS.ORG A common roundworm widely studied for its developmental biology and neuroscience, also might be one of the most surprising examples of the eat-local movement. Princeton University researchers have found that... 4 days
Single flexible fiber delivers combination of signals back and forth into the brain
NEWS MEDICAL For the first time ever, a single flexible fiber no bigger than a human hair has successfully delivered a combination of optical,... 4 days
Cocaine addiction leads to build-up of iron in brain
MNT Cocaine addiction may affect how the body processes iron, leading to a build-up of the mineral in the brain, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. 4 days
Zika may cause miscarriages, thin brain tissue in babies carried to term
MNT Johns Hopkins researchers say that in early pregnancy in mice with complete immune systems, Zika virus can cross the placenta - intended to protect... 4 days
Precise inactivation of neurotransmitter receptors using CALI technique erases fear memory in mice
NEWS MEDICAL The delivery of chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) receptors to the junctions between nerve cells (synapses) is crucial to cognitive processes such as memory. 4 days
Research advances understanding of neuroimmune mechanisms in ASD
NEWS MEDICAL In the Biological Psychiatry special issue "Neuroimmune Mechanisms in Autism Spectrum Disorder", guest editor Professor Kimberley McAllister of the University of California, Davis, presents five reviews and three original research articles highlighting... 4 days
Study provides new insights into molecular mechanisms behind short-term neuronal plasticity
NEWS MEDICAL In a study published in Cell Reports in February 2017, Matt Rowan, Ph.D., a Post-doctoral researcher in the lab of Dr. Jason Christie, sought to understand... 4 days
Study reveals mechanisms behind Zika transmission to fetus and adverse perinatal outcomes
NEWS MEDICAL Johns Hopkins researchers say that in early pregnancy in mice with complete immune systems, Zika virus can cross the placenta -- intended to protect... 4 days
Study shows how variations in receptor genes may lead to obsessive-compulsive disorder traits
NEWS MEDICAL A new Northwestern Medicine study found evidence suggesting how neural dysfunction in a certain region of the brain can lead to obsessive... 4 days
Johns Hopkins researchers find how itch-detecting neurons manage pain
NEWS MEDICAL There are neurons in your skin that are wired for one purpose and one purpose only: to sense itchy things. 4 days
Zika virus causes testicular atrophy
Science Magazine Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging mosquito-borne flavivirus that has recently been found to cause fetal infection and neonatal abnormalities, including microcephaly and neurological dysfunction. ZIKV persists in the semen months after the acute viremic phase in humans.... 4 days
Brain scans could improve prediction of problem drug use among teenagers
NEWS MEDICAL There's an idea out there of what a drug-addled teen is supposed to look like: impulsive, unconscientious, smart, perhaps - but not the most engaged. While... 4 days
Studies do not provide clear information on benefits of cognitive training in dementia patients
NEWS MEDICAL "The effects of cognitive training in dementia patients have been studied actively during recent decades but the quality and reliability... 4 days
New fluid makes ultrasound images easier to interpret during brain surgery
NEWS MEDICAL The fluid, which resembles brain tissue, makes ultrasound images easier to interpret during an operation. This will make it easier for surgeons to remove brain tumours more accurately. 4 days
Healthy Heart in Midlife May Lower Dementia Risk Later
LIVE SCIENCE Keeping your heart healthy could also benefit your brain — a new study suggests that people who have risk factors for heart disease in middle age are also at increased... 4 days
Fingerprint-like pattern that evolves during development provides clues to mental health problems
NEWS MEDICAL Like a fingerprint, the connections of the human brain render us distinct from one another. In a study just published in Nature Neuroscience, researchers from the... 4 days
Despite 'Mind-Controlling' Parasite, Cat Owners Not at Risk for Psychosis
LIVE SCIENCE Cats are known to carry a parasite linked to symptoms of psychosis in humans, but despite this, a new study finds no connection between cat ownership and symptoms... 4 days
Exercise can significantly improve brain function after stroke
MNT Training that lasts as little as 12 weeks can be an effective treatment to limit cognitive decline following a stroke. Exercise can improve brain function in chronic stroke patients. 4 days
Tiny fibers open new windows into the brain
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, a single multifunction flexible fiber no bigger than a human hair, has successfully delivered a combination of optical, electrical and chemical signals back and forth into the brain. 4 days
Brain-machine interfaces: Bidirectional communication at last
SCIENCE DAILY A prosthetic limb controlled by brain activity can partially recover the lost motor function. Neuroscientists asked whether it was possible to transmit the missing sensation back to the brain by stimulating neural activity in the cortex.... 4 days
Cat ownership not linked to mental health problems
SCIENCE DAILY New research has found no link between cat ownership and psychotic symptoms, casting doubt on previous suggestions that people who grew up with cats are at higher risk of mental illness. 4 days
Itch neurons play a role in managing pain
SCIENCE DAILY There are neurons in your skin that are wired to sense itchy things. These neurons are separate from the ones that detect pain, and yet, chemical-induced itch is often accompanied by mild... 4 days
Researchers uncover brain circuitry central to reward-seeking behavior
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have found that as mice learn to associate a particular sound with a rewarding sugary drink, one set of prefrontal neurons becomes more active and promotes reward-seeking behavior while other prefrontal... 4 days
Making it harder to 'outsmart' concussion tests
SCIENCE DAILY Concussion testing on the athletic field depends upon comparing an athlete's post-concussion neurocognitive performance with the results of a previously administered baseline test. Experts believe some athletes, in hopes of a quicker post-injury return... 4 days
Superfluid is now helping brain surgeons
SCIENCE DAILY A superfluid, which resembles brain tissue, makes ultrasound images easier to interpret during an operation. This will make it easier for surgeons to remove brain tumors more accurately, say researchers. 4 days
New experimental model to promote research on the neurological illness of Niemann-Pick type C
SCIENCE DAILY Niemann-Pick type C disease is a progressive serious neurological illness which causes accumulation of lipids in the central nervous system... 4 days
Fingerprinting young brains: New leads for mental disorders
SCIENCE DAILY Like a fingerprint, the connections of the human brain render us distinct from one another. In a study just published in Nature Neuroscience, researchers from the University of Oslo revealed that such... 4 days
Successful insomnia treatment may not require complicated neurofeedback, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL A new study published in Brain indicates that successful treatment for insomnia may not actually require complicated neurofeedback (direct training of brain functions). Rather, it appears patients who... 4 days
WATCH: 10% Happier with Hannah Hart of 'My Drunk Kitchen' fame
ABC NEWS Hart sat down with ABC's Dan Harris to talk about her YouTube brand, her family's struggle with mental illness and how she found meditation. 4 days
Brain scans could predict teens’ problem drug use before it starts
SCIENCE DAILY There's an idea out there of what a drug-addled teen is supposed to look like: impulsive, unconscientious, smart, perhaps -- but not the most engaged. While... 4 days
New compound kills whipworm more effectively than existing drugs
NEWS MEDICAL The human whipworm, which infects 500 million people and can damage physical and mental growth, is killed at egg and adult stage by a new drug class developed at the... 4 days
Parental Box aims to save families with children from exhaustion
NEWS MEDICAL Parental Box, a semifinalist team in the Helsinki Challenge science-based competition, wants to save families with children from exhaustion and help parents keep the spark alive with its... 4 days
Fingerprinting young brains: New leads for mental disorders
MNT Like a fingerprint, the connections of the human brain render us distinct from one another. 4 days
'My Drunk Kitchen' star found meditation while helping mentally ill mother
ABC NEWS YouTube star and comedian Hannah Hart said she turned to meditation while she was working to get her mentally ill mother proper care. 4 days
How proteins find one another
PHYS.ORG Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have been studying two proteins that play a vital role in many bodily processes. The aim of the research was to establish how G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and arrestin form complexes. The human... 4 days
'My Drunk Kitchen's' Hannah Hart found meditation while helping mentally ill mother
ABC NEWS YouTube star and comedian Hannah Hart said she turned to meditation while she was working to get her mentally ill mother proper care. 4 days
WATCH: 'My Drunk Kitchen's' Hannah Hart on growing up with a mentally ill mother
ABC NEWS Hart spoke with ABC's Dan Harris for the "10% Happier" podcast about her tough childhood that she details in her... 4 days
Fetal Sex Plays Role in Immunity of Pregnant Women, New Study Finds
SCI-NEWS.COM Women tend to react with stronger responses to immune challenges while pregnant with girls than with boys, a new study published in the journal... 5 days
International study finds education does not protect against cognitive decline in later life
MNT A European-wide study published in the journal Neuroepidemiology has found that whilst older people with a higher level of education have better... 5 days
Drugs that alter inhibitory targets offer therapeutic strategies for Autism, Schizophrenia
SCIENCE DAILY Memories are formed at structures in the brain known as dendritic spines, which communicate with other brain cells through 'synapses.' Researchers recently discovered that an inhibitory... 5 days
Tiny fibers open new windows into the brain
MIT Three-in-one design allows genetic, chemical, optical, and electrical inputs and outputs. 5 days
Cocaine addiction leads to build-up of iron in brain
SCIENCE DAILY Cocaine addiction may affect how the body processes iron, leading to a build-up of the mineral in the brain, according to new research. The study raises hopes that there may... 5 days
Barcode scanner microscope films neurons firing
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