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How the brain tells our limbs apart
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers use cutting-edge technologies to uncover differences in neural control for arms and legs. 2 hours
Liquefied brain tissue after stroke may harm surviving brain, UA study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have known for years that the brain liquefies after a stroke. If cut off from blood and oxygen for a long enough period,... 3 hours
Pioneering study may pave way for effective painkillers to treat neuropathic pain
NEWS MEDICAL A pioneering international study, carried out by the University of Granada, Harvard University, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Florida, Laval... 3 hours
'Memtransistor' brings world closer to brain-like computing
PHYS.ORG Computer algorithms might be performing brain-like functions, such as facial recognition and language translation, but the computers themselves have yet to operate like brains. 5 hours
Getting sleepy? Fruit flies constantly tune into environmental temperature to time sleep
SCIENCE DAILY Humans and fruit flies may have not shared a common ancestor for hundreds of millions of years, but the neurons that govern our circadian... 7 hours
Novel mechanism behind schizophrenia uncovered
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have uncovered a novel mechanism in which a protein--neuregulin 3--controls how key neurotransmitters are released in the brain during schizophrenia. The protein is elevated in people with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses, but the study is... 7 hours
MRI stroke data set released
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have compiled, archived and shared one of the largest open-source data sets of brain scans from stroke patients. The data set, known as ATLAS, is available for download. Researchers globally are using the scans to develop and... 8 hours
The ancestral retinoic acid receptor was a low-affinity sensor triggering neuronal differentiation
Science Magazine Retinoic acid (RA) is an important intercellular signaling molecule in vertebrate development, with a well-established role in the regulation of hox genes during hindbrain... 8 hours
Cardiorespiratory interactions previously identified as mammalian are present in the primitive lungfish
Science Magazine The present study has revealed that the lungfish has both structural and functional features of its system for physiological control of heart rate, previously... 8 hours
Countries investing in well-being allocate resources to child and adolescent psychiatry
SCIENCE DAILY A new research report shows that a high ranking in the Human Development Index is connected with the availability of mental health services. In a comparison... 8 hours
Correction: Florida Shooting-Mental Health story
ABC NEWS Correction: Florida Shooting-Mental Health story 9 hours
Creative couples' intervention significantly helps people with Alzheimer's communicate
SCIENCE DAILY For couples with decades of shared memories, a partner's decline in the ability to communicate because of dementia is frightening and frustrating. Communication strategies they've used before simply don't work... 9 hours
Getting sleepy? Fruit flies constantly tune into environmental temperature to time sleep
PHYS.ORG Humans and fruit flies may have not shared a common ancestor for hundreds of millions of years, but the neurons that govern our circadian... 9 hours
Zika virus could help combat brain cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers show that infection by Zika caused death of cells from glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive kind of malignant brain tumor in adults. Scientists foresee the use of genetic engineering to neutralize Zika... 9 hours
Researchers create minuscule, light-powered wires to modify electrical signaling between neurons
NEWS MEDICAL The human brain largely remains a black box: How the network of fast-moving electrical signals turns into thought, movement and disease remains poorly understood. But it... 9 hours
Study finds novel therapeutic strategy that preserves neuromuscular synapses in ALS mouse model
NEWS MEDICAL Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, causes lethal respiratory paralysis within several years of diagnosis. There are no... 9 hours
Film Memento helped uncover how the brain remembers and interprets events from clues
SCIENCE DAILY In the Christopher Nolan film Memento (2000) the protagonist suffers from long-term memory loss and is unable to retain new memories for... 9 hours
Brain size of human ancestors evolved gradually over 3 million years
SCIENCE DAILY Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos. Scientists don't agree on when and how... 12 hours
Portrayals of doctors in comics have become more realistic, nuanced
PHYS.ORG The images of doctors found in comics can be comforting, such as the authoritative and compassionate "Rex Morgan, M.D.," or bizarre, as in the case of Marvel Comics... 13 hours
Tech review: Two gadgets that are good for your heart and don't tax your brain
PHYS.ORG Every once in a while, I review products in what I call the "guilt" category. You know, those... 14 hours
How a New 'Happy Suit' Would Protect Astronauts from the Stresses of Space
SPACE.COM Researchers from Florida Polytechnic University are developing a "happy suit" that they claim will protect astronauts from the psychologically harrowing effects of... 15 hours
Study shows that father's age can affect offspring lifespan
PHYS.ORG How does the father's age at conception affect his children? Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease (DZNE) and fellow scientists have studied this question in mice. Their findings,... 16 hours
Tracking traffic in the divided world of a nerve cell
SCIENCE DAILY Axonal and dendritic proteins embedded in the membrane at either end -- called transmembrane proteins -- are built in the same cellular factory and travel on the same... 17 hours
Research project aims to find new ways to identify and treat most aggressive brain cancers
NEWS MEDICAL A large European research collaboration is bringing new technology to bear to combat two of the most aggressive... 17 hours
Australia lagging behind in psychedelic science renaissance
NEWS MEDICAL With research from the US showing that MDMA, or ecstasy, can effectively cure PTSD, it is time for Australia to embrace psychedelic science, according to Edith Cowan University addiction studies expert Dr Stephen Bright. 17 hours
Medical News Today: Music makes us enjoy exercise more, finds brain study
MNT If you find exercise dull, a new study suggests you might want to grab your headphones; listening to music can increase our enjoyment of... 18 hours
Music makes us enjoy exercise more, finds brain study
MNT If you find exercise dull, a new study suggests you might want to grab your headphones; listening to music can increase our enjoyment of physical activity. 18 hours
Brain immune system is key to recovery from motor neuron degeneration
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers engineered mice in which the damage caused by a mutant human TDP-43 protein could be reversed by one type of brain immune cell. TDP-43 is... 18 hours
Antibodies protect nerve-muscle connections in a mouse model of Lou Gehrig's disease
SCIENCE DAILY A new study identifies a novel treatment strategy that preserved neuromuscular synapses in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as... 18 hours
More awareness, research needed on abuse risk of non-opioid painkiller
SCIENCE DAILY Gabapentin, a nerve pain medication and anticonvulsant, increasingly is being misused, necessitating prescribers to understand its abuse potential and risk profile, according to a new study. 18 hours
Brain liquefaction after stroke is toxic to surviving brain
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers suggest liquefied brain fluid may be one cause of dementia after stroke. 18 hours
USC-led researchers release dataset of brain scans from stroke patients
NEWS MEDICAL A USC-led team has now compiled, archived and shared one of the largest open-source datasets of brain scans from stroke patients via a study published Feb. 20 in... 18 hours
Brain size of human ancestors evolved gradually over 3 million years
PHYS.ORG Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos. Scientists don't agree on when and how... 19 hours
Sleep disruptions in menopause correlated with hot flashes and depression
NEWS MEDICAL Sleep disruptions are one of the most commonly reported complaints among menopausal women. A new study of middle-aged women found that sleep problems vary across the stages of... 22 hours
Tiny 'brains on chips' reveal mechanisms underlying brain's wrinkling process
NEWS MEDICAL Being born with a "tabula rasa" - a clean slate - in the case of the brain is something of a curse. Our brains are already wrinkled like... 1 day
Protein levels in spinal fluid correlate to posture and gait difficulty in Parkinson's
SCIENCE DAILY Levels of a protein found in the brain called alpha-synuclein are significantly lower than normal in cerebrospinal fluid collected in Parkinson's disease... 1 day
'Brain on a chip' reveals how the brain folds
SCIENCE DAILY Our brains are wrinkled like walnuts by the time we are born. Babies born without these wrinkles -- called smooth brain syndrome -- suffer from severe developmental deficiencies and their... 1 day
How to build a human brain
SCIENCE-NEWS Organoids, made from human stem cells, are growing into brains and other miniorgans to help researchers study development 1 day
How political parties influence our beliefs, and what we can do about it
SCIENCE DAILY Fake news is everywhere, but why we believe it is still unclear. Psychologists suggest that valuing our identity more than our accuracy... 1 day
When it comes to our brains, there's no such thing as normal
SCIENCE DAILY There's nothing wrong with being a little weird. Because we think of psychological disorders on a continuum, we may worry when our own ways... 1 day
Brain aging may begin earlier than expected
SCIENCE DAILY Physicists have devised a new method of investigating brain function, opening a new frontier in the diagnoses of neurodegenerative and aging related diseases. 1 day
Researchers invent tiny, light-powered wires to modulate brain's electrical signals
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows how tiny, light-powered wires could be fashioned out of silicon to manipulate electrical signaling between neurons. The research offers a new avenue to shed... 1 day
Father's age can affect offspring lifespan, mice study shows
NEWS MEDICAL How does the father's age at conception affect his children? Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease and fellow scientists have studied this question in mice. 1 day
How political parties influence our beliefs, and what we can do about it
PHYS.ORG Fake news is everywhere, but why we believe it is still unclear. Drawing on neuroeconomics research in an Opinion published February 20th... 1 day
Medical News Today: Fathers, your stress could affect your child's brain
MNT The stress that fathers experience over their lifetime can alter their sperm in ways that influence brain development in their offspring, a study shows. 1 day
Fathers, your stress could affect your child's brain
MNT The stress that fathers experience over their lifetime can alter their sperm in ways that influence brain development in their offspring, a study shows. 1 day
AbbVie and Voyager Therapeutics collaborate to develop new treatments for tauopathies
NEWS MEDICAL AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company, and Voyager Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage gene therapy company, today announced that they have entered into an exclusive strategic collaboration and... 2 days
Using organoids to understand how the brain wrinkles
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers working at the Weizmann Institute of Science has found that organoids can be used to better understand how the human brain wrinkles as it develops. In their paper... 2 days
Study describes new protection mechanisms to fight neurodegeneration in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's
NEWS MEDICAL A new research study reveals RAC1 protein could be a new therapeutic target to study the molecular mechanisms related to the neurodegenerative processes in... 2 days
New method rapidly transforms the soft umbrella-shaped jellyfish body into a crunchy treat
PHYS.ORG Our brains weave together inputs from sight, taste and smell to determine whether food is safe and enjoyable to eat. Though it... 2 days
Researchers invent tiny, light-powered wires to modulate brain's electrical signals
PHYS.ORG The human brain largely remains a black box: How the network of fast-moving electrical signals turns into thought, movement and disease remains poorly understood. But it is electrical,... 2 days
Hidden Brain: A Study Of Airline Delays
NPR Flight delays and late arrivals have gone down since 1990. At the same time, airlines have increased scheduled flight times because flights are taking longer, and more time is spent taxiing. 2 days
How Will Humanity React to Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life?
SCI-NEWS.COM How will humans react to the discovery of alien life? Speculation on this topic abounds, but empirical research... 2 days
Germany seeks to fine scientists over monkey experiments
PHYS.ORG German prosecutors said Tuesday they have asked judges to fine three scientists at the prestigious Max Planck Institutes for animal cruelty over experiments on monkeys' brains. 2 days
Therapeutic target for glaucoma could have treatment ramifications for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
NEWS MEDICAL A therapeutic target to preserve vision in glaucoma patients could have treatment ramifications for age-related neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, according to findings... 2 days
Brain's quality control process holds clues to obesity's roots
NEWS MEDICAL Deep in the middle of our heads lies a tiny nub of nerve cells that play a key role in how hungry we feel, how much we eat, and how... 2 days
Glutamate Consumption Enhances Chronic Pain Symptoms, Study Says
SCI-NEWS.COM A new pilot study, carried our in Kenya, has found a link between chronic pain and consumption of monosodium glutamate,... 2 days
Interventions to improve self-concept could be critical in treating mental health patients
NEWS MEDICAL Improving how mental health patients perceive themselves could be critical in treating them, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. 2 days
Father's stress affects the brain development of offspring, mice study shows
NEWS MEDICAL New research in mice has found that a father's stress affects the brain development of his offspring. This stress changes the father's sperm, which can then... 2 days
Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced
ABC NEWS The U.S. medical community is voicing mounting frustration over the Trump administration's focus on mental illness to fight mass violence 2 days
Punishing a wrongdoer more rewarding to brain than supporting a victim
SCIENCE DAILY Punishing a wrongdoer may be more rewarding to the brain than supporting a victim. That is one suggestion of new research which measured the brain activity... 2 days
Doctors blast Trump's mental illness focus to fight violence
ABC NEWS The U.S. medical community is voicing mounting frustration over the Trump administration's focus on mental illness to fight mass violence 2 days
College roommates underestimate each other's distress, new psychology research shows
SCIENCE DAILY College roommates are sensitive to their roommates' distress but tend to underestimate the level of distress being experienced by others. 2 days
Lab-grown cerebellar cells may help explain how ASD develops at molecular level
NEWS MEDICAL Increasing evidence has linked autism spectrum disorder with dysfunction of the brain's cerebellum, but the details have been unclear. In a new study, researchers... 2 days
Cellular recycling caught in the act
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have observed a normal physiological process, called "self-eating", that cells use to recycle their components. They developed an accurate technique that visualizes how mitochondria, cells’ energy factories, are fused with lysosomes, cells’ recycling machines, in... 2 days
Medical News Today: 'Too much' brain calcium may cause Parkinson's
MNT Calcium may affect how alpha-synuclein — a protein linked to Parkinson's — interacts with structures important for chemical signaling between brain cells. 2 days
'Too much' brain calcium may cause Parkinson's
MNT Calcium may affect how alpha-synuclein — a protein linked to Parkinson's — interacts with structures important for chemical signaling between brain cells. 2 days
D-galactose affects ageing male and female brains differently
SCIENCE DAILY A research study demonstrates in mice the biological relevance of sex in the effects of accelerated ageing caused by a chronic treatment of D-galactose, a sugar found abundantly in milk and to... 2 days
Researchers uncover how excess calcium may influence development of Parkinson’s disease
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have found that excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of Parkinson's disease. 3 days
Study reveals links between youth victimization, beliefs about government, and political participation
PHYS.ORG Young people's views about the government and their level of political involvement are shaped by their life experiences and start developing during adolescence. While... 3 days
Calcium may play a role in the development of Parkinson's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of Parkinson's disease. 3 days
It's official: Pets benefit our mental health
MNT A systematic review of existing studies lists the many ways in which pets provide people with mental health issues some much-needed comfort. 3 days
Medical News Today: It's official: Pets benefit our mental health
MNT A systematic review of existing studies lists the many ways in which pets provide people with mental health issues some much-needed comfort. 3 days
Seeking materials that match the brain
MIT Polina Anikeeva explores ways to make neural probes that are compatible with delicate biological tissues. 3 days
Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat
ABC NEWS Just five states have laws that allow relatives or police to seek a judge's order stripping guns from people who are showing violent tendencies or signs... 3 days
Just a few states have gun laws targeting threatening people
ABC NEWS Just five states have laws that allow relatives or police to seek a judge's order stripping guns from people who are showing violent tendencies or signs of mental... 3 days
Babies can recover language skills after a left-side stroke
SCIENCE-NEWS Very young babies who have strokes in the language centers of their brain can recover normal language function — in the other side of their brain. 3 days
Newborn babies who suffered stroke regain language function in opposite side of brain
SCIENCE DAILY A stroke in a baby -- even a big one -- does not have the same lasting impact as a stroke in... 3 days
To sleep, perchance to forget
SCIENCE DAILY People and other animals sicken and die if they are deprived of sleep, but why is sleep so essential? Psychiatrists proposed the 'synaptic homeostasis hypothesis' (SHY) in 2003. This hypothesis holds that sleep is the price we pay... 3 days
Babies get strokes too. Here’s how their brains recover
Science Magazine New discoveries might one day lead to language recovery for adult stroke patients 3 days
Scientists Explore Ties Between Alzheimer's And Brain's Ancient Immune System
NPR Their first epiphanies came during musings over beer, and evolved into a decade of teamwork. Two Harvard researchers explain why they think Alzheimer's disease may be traced to... 4 days
Medical News Today: How making fun of yourself can make you happy
MNT A new study has examined the psychological benefits and disadvantages of self-deprecating humor. The findings may come as a surprise for many. 4 days
How making fun of yourself can make you happy
MNT A new study has examined the psychological benefits and disadvantages of self-deprecating humor. The findings may come as a surprise for many. 4 days
Deletion of specific enzyme leads to improvement in memory and cognitive functions
NEWS MEDICAL A new study in mice has made a possible breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research. The team of researchers at the Cleveland Clinic has noted that... 4 days
'Black Panther' and mental health in the Black community
ABC NEWS Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide 4 days
Scientists shed light on biological roots of individuality
SCIENCE DAILY A new study illuminates the biology that guides behavior across different stages of life in worms, and suggests how variations in specific neuromodulators in the developing nervous system may lead to occasional... 5 days
Medical News Today: Just 1 hour of gaming may improve attention
MNT Researchers found that playing a video game for just 1 hour led to an increase in brain activity and improved visual selective attention. 5 days
Just 1 hour of gaming may improve attention
MNT Researchers found that playing a video game for just 1 hour led to an increase in brain activity and improved visual selective attention. 5 days
Here's why performance anxiety before an Olympic event may not be a bad thing
ABC NEWS Experts say elite athletes can use nerves to help performance. 5 days
The Brutal Neuroscience of Figure Skating: How Spinning Athletes Overcome Dizziness
LIVE SCIENCE The mental preparations figure skaters must go through to spin at Olympic levels without dizzily toppling over are at least as intense as their physical workouts. 5 days
10 Modern Presidential Speeches Every American Should Know
HISTORY Presidential speeches reveal the United States’ challenges, hopes, dreams and temperature of the nation, as much as they do the wisdom and perspective of the leader speaking them—even in the age of... 5 days
Lab-grown human cerebellar cells yield clues to autism
SCIENCE DAILY Increasing evidence has linked autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with dysfunction of the brain's cerebellum, but the details have been unclear. In a new study, researchers used stem cell technology to create cerebellar... 5 days
Amyloid protein transmission through neurosurgery
SCIENCE DAILY Amyloid beta pathology -- protein deposits in the brain - might have been transmitted by contaminated neurosurgical instruments, suggests a new study. Researchers studied the medical records of four people who had brain bleeds caused by amyloid beta... 5 days
New stem-cell based stroke treatment repairs damaged brain tissue
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a new treatment for stroke that reduces brain damage and accelerates the brain's natural healing tendencies in animal models. 5 days
OCD treatment could someday start with a brain scan
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a way to use brain scans and machine learning — a form of artificial intelligence — to predict whether people with OCD will benefit from cognitive behavior... 5 days
Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of being creative?
MNT From writing to dancing, creative activities can make our life more fun. Studies show that they can actually do wonders for our mental and physical health. 5 days
What are the health benefits of being creative?
MNT From writing to dancing, creative activities can make our life more fun. Studies show that they can actually do wonders for our mental and physical health. 5 days
How does exercise preserve the aging brain?
MNT Higher cardiorespiratory fitness is tied to stronger white matter and better cognitive performance in a study of seniors with mild cognitive impairment. 5 days
Restoring memory creation in older or damaged brains
SCIENCE DAILY Aging or impaired brains can once again form lasting memories if an enzyme that applies the brakes too hard on a key gene is lifted, according to neurobiologists. 5 days
Medical News Today: How does exercise preserve the aging brain?
MNT Higher cardiorespiratory fitness is tied to stronger white matter and better cognitive performance in a study of seniors with mild cognitive impairment. 5 days
Traces of caffeine and its byproducts in the blood can be indicative of Parkinson’s disease
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New technology combines LEGO bricks and drones
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Watch nerve cells being born in the brains of living mice
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Brainpower wins over brawn when male hummingbirds display for mates
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