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Study on social interactions could improve understanding of mental health risks
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators have released the results of a study that outlines how age, socioeconomic status, and other factors might contribute to social isolation and poorer mental health. 2 hours
Often overlooked glial cell is key to learning and memory
SCIENCE DAILY Glial cells surround neurons and provide support -- not unlike hospital staff and nurses supporting doctors to keep operations running smoothly. These often-overlooked cells, which include oligodendrocytes and... 2 hours
Scientists point to potentially promising treatment target for deadly brain cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists report finding a potentially promising treatment target for aggressive and deadly high-grade brain cancers like glioblastoma. But they also say the current lack of a... 4 hours
Why being left-handed matters for mental health treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Treatment for the most common mental health problems could be ineffective or even detrimental to about 50 percent of the population, according to a radical new model of emotion in the brain. 4 hours
WATCH: Gaming disorder added to the International Classification of Diseases
ABC NEWS The World Health Organization said gaming becomes a problem when physical or psychological health, social life or other daily activities are affected. 7 hours
Scientists learn more about how gene linked to autism affects brain
SCIENCE DAILY New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a subset of people with autism spectrum disorder is critical to healthy neuronal connections in the developing... 10 hours
Neuroscientists map brain's response to cold touch
SCIENCE DAILY Neuroscientists have mapped the feeling of cool touch to the brain's insula in a mouse model. The findings provide an experimental model that will advance research into conditions like pain and hypersensitivity to cold... 10 hours
Adolescent binge drinking disrupts mouse memory in adulthood
SCIENCE DAILY Excessive drinking during adolescence may interfere with the activity of brain cells needed for sustaining short term memory, according to new research in adolescent male mice. 10 hours
Novel combination as potential therapy for high-risk neuroblastoma
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers at VCU Massey Cancer Center in Richmond, Virginia, have identified a promising target to reverse the development of high-risk neuroblastoma and potentially inform the creation of novel combination therapies for the... 10 hours
Rare mutation of gene carried by Quebec family gives insight into how the brain is wired
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Algorithm speeds up process for analyzing 3D medical images
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers describe a machine-learning algorithm that can register brain scans and other 3D images more than 1,000 times more quickly using novel learning techniques. 11 hours
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Study finds more information about how gene linked to ASD affects the brain
NEWS MEDICAL New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a subset of people with autism spectrum disorder is critical to healthy neuronal... 11 hours
New study examines how the brain plays role in rheumatoid arthritis inflammation
NEWS MEDICAL In patients with chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, there has been limited understanding of how this inflammation affects the brain. 12 hours
Silence is golden when it comes to how our brains work
SCIENCE DAILY It's the comparative silence between the firing spikes of neurons that tells what they are really up to, scientists report. 12 hours
Neuroscientists map feeling of cool touch to the brain’s insula in mouse model
NEWS MEDICAL Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientists have mapped the feeling of cool touch to the brain's insula in a mouse model. 13 hours
Medical News Today: Are gut bacteria to blame for anxiety, depression in obesity?
MNT A study of mice with diet-induced obesity suggests that increases in anxiety and depression behavior may be due to gut bacteria altering... 13 hours
Are gut bacteria to blame for anxiety, depression in obesity?
MNT A study of mice with diet-induced obesity suggests that increases in anxiety and depression behavior may be due to gut bacteria altering brain chemistry. 13 hours
Comparative silence between firing spikes of neurons reveals what they are really up to
NEWS MEDICAL It's the comparative silence between the firing spikes of neurons that tells what they are really up to, scientists report. 16 hours
Research finds addictions to be diseases of the brain, not criminal behavior or personality disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Alcohol dependence, and opiate, cocaine and other stimulant addictions, are all diseases of the brain that have behavioral... 16 hours
Psychologists can play important role in treating alcohol problems
NEWS MEDICAL Psychologists who are trained and experienced in treating alcohol problems can play an important role in treatment of both the affected individual as well as his or her family. 17 hours
Innovative drugs and new European treatment guidelines refine, improve MS therapy
NEWS MEDICAL MS is the most common neurological disease in young adults. There are about 2.3 million people worldwide who face a high risk of ever worsening disabilities... 17 hours
Scientists to focus on big data and genetics to identify risk factors for dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Physical activity plays an important part in dementia prevention. In order to identify risk factors for this neurological disease more... 17 hours
New stimulation method increases hope for improving disorders of consciousness
NEWS MEDICAL To diagnose patients with severe brain injuries reliably, their state of consciousness has to be evaluated several times with suitable tools. 18 hours
New study focuses on best, cost effective practices to bridge treatment gap for brain disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Up to eight out of ten patients with a brain disorder remain untreated or inadequately treated. But what... 18 hours
'Face-to-face, humans are not good at violence': Randall Collins in conversation with Michel Wieviorka
PHYS.ORG Ten years ago, two major work about violence came out: "Violence: A Micro-Sociological Theory," by Randall Collins (Princeton University Press,... 18 hours
New Study Brings Neuroscientists One Step Closer to Understanding Consciousness
SCI-NEWS.COM Consciousness is everything people experience, from the taste of chocolate to the pain of a migraine.... 19 hours
Diabetes diagnosis may come with increased risk of pancreatic cancer for African-Americans, Latinos
NEWS MEDICAL Each year, more than one million Americans are diagnosed with adult-onset diabetes mellitus, also known as type 2 diabetes. The new diagnosis... 19 hours
Sleep disorders appear to be first sign of serious neurological diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Sleep disorders are often the first sign of serious neurological diseases. Neurologists should inquire extensively about the quality of their patients' sleep. 22 hours
Italian innovative SME receives 2.5 million Euro from RedSeed Ventures
NEWS MEDICAL New partners are joining Pasquale Fedele, the inventor of BrainControl, who gained a total of 2.5 million Euro in a round of funding led by the Italian based... 22 hours
Study finds gender differences in pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Not only do women appear to be better protected than men from Parkinson's disease, the associated pathophysiology also shows gender differences. This is a finding of a study from Slovenia,... 23 hours
New studies help elucidate role of sleep in chronic pain
NEWS MEDICAL The results of two studies presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology provide insight into the role of sleep in chronic pain. 23 hours
Study highlights potential use of blood biomarkers as diagnostic tool for sleep apnea
NEWS MEDICAL The Dove Medical Press journal, Nature and Science of Sleep, has published a study that highlights the potential use of blood biomarkers... 24 hours
Fields of dreams: Texas project seeks new corn strains for whiskey
REUTERS COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Reuters) - A master distiller and a crop scientist who specializes... 1 day
Medical News Today: Early risers have lower risk of depression, study finds
MNT How do your sleep-wake preferences affect your risk of developing a mood disorder such as depression? A large, detailed observational study investigates. 2 days
Fields of dreams: Texas researchers seek to redefine U.S. whiskey
REUTERS COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Reuters) - A master distiller and a crop scientist who specializes in corn... 2 days
Brain matures faster due to childhood stress
SCIENCE DAILY Stress in early childhood leads to faster maturation of certain brain regions during adolescence. In contrast, stress experienced later in life leads to slower maturation of the adolescent brain. 2 days
Do our guts have a say in our spatial memory?
MNT New research suggests that our guts send signals to our brains that inform our spatial memory and ability to orient ourselves in our environment. How come? 3 days
Medical News Today: Do our guts have a say in our spatial memory?
MNT New research suggests that our guts send signals to our brains that inform our spatial memory and ability to orient ourselves in... 3 days
Brain's water system and stroke treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Water is transported from the blood into the brain via an ion transporter, a new study on mice reveals. If the mechanism can be targeted with medicine, it may prove relevant to all disorders involving increased... 3 days
Researchers find transport molecule has unexpected role
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers recently reported a basic science finding that might someday lead to better treatments for neurodegenerative diseases like a hereditary form of Lou Gehrig's disease. 3 days
How instruction changes brain circuitry with struggling readers
SCIENCE DAILY Using MRI measurements of the brain's neural connections, or 'white matter,' researchers have shown that, in struggling readers, the neural circuitry strengthened -- and their reading performance improved -- after just eight... 3 days
Interfacing with the brain
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The nervous system is loaded with encoded information: thoughts, emotions, motor control. This system in our bodies is an enigma, and the more we can do to understand it, the more we can do to improve human life. Brain-machine interfaces... 3 days
Parkland mom: 'Shooter may as well have just shot us'
ABC NEWS The family of one of the 17 people killed in the massacre at a Florida high school is suing to obtain mental health records of shooting suspect Nikolas... 3 days
What turns bees into killer bees?
Science Magazine Study reveals the brain biochemistry behind aggressive honeybees 3 days
One of Psychology's Most Famous Experiments Was Deeply Flawed
LIVE SCIENCE The Stanford Prison Experiment — the infamous 1971 exercise in which regular college students placed in a mock prison suddenly transformed into aggressive guards and hysterical prisoners — was deeply... 4 days
Victim's family suing for school shooting suspect's records
ABC NEWS The family of one of the 17 people killed in the Valentine's Day massacre at a Florida high school is suing to obtain mental health records of shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz 4 days
Foods combining fats and carbohydrates more rewarding than foods with just fats or carbs
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers show that the reward center of the brain values foods high in both fat and carbohydrates -- i.e., many... 4 days
When emotional memories intrude, focusing on context could help
SCIENCE DAILY When negative memories intrude, focusing on the contextual details of the incident rather than the emotional fallout could help minimize cognitive disruption and redirect the brain's resources to the task... 4 days
Warming oceans will affect sharks' brains
PHYS.ORG Rising ocean temperatures due to climate change will not only be felt by smaller organisms like coral, but will also impact apex predators, according to new research. 4 days
Medical News Today: Assessing trauma through art: The signs of inner struggle
MNT Traumatic brain injury can bring post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or anxiety. Can therapy art help to assess how severe someone's trauma is? 4 days
Assessing trauma through art: The signs of inner struggle
MNT Traumatic brain injury can bring post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or anxiety. Can therapy art help to assess how severe someone's trauma is? 4 days
Accelerated brain maturation linked to stress in childhood
NEWS MEDICAL A new has found that stress experienced in the early stages of childhood accelerates the maturation of particular regions of the brain in early adolescence. 4 days
Your Gut Remembers Where You Had a Good Meal
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7 apps to support your mental health and mindfulness
ABC NEWS Look no further than your phone for tools to help manage mental health. 4 days
Brain changes linked to sleep need
SCIENCE DAILY We've all experienced going to bed tired and waking up refreshed, yet how that happens at the molecular level remains a mystery. An international study sheds new light on the biochemistry of sleep need in the... 4 days
Early birds less prone to depression
SCIENCE DAILY A study of 32,000 women found that those with an early chronotype, or sleep-wake preference, were significantly less likely to develop depression. 4 days
Scientists identify enzyme responsible for vascular damage caused by aircraft noise
SCIENCE DAILY In a recent study, scientists have identified an enzyme responsible for aircraft-related vascular damage. The researchers were also able to show that night-time noise has a... 4 days
The neurons that rewrite traumatic memories
SCIENCE DAILY Neuroscientists have located the cells that help reprogram long-lasting memories of traumatic experiences towards safety, a first in neuroscience. 4 days
Fat and carb rich foods preferred by the brain
NEWS MEDICAL We might all be aware of the harmful effects of junk food on health. This does not stop our brains from craving fat-rich and sugar loaded foods finds a new... 4 days
Social media triggering mental ill health among kids warns NHS
NEWS MEDICAL According to Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, the NHS is looking at an epidemic of mental ill health among children and teenagers as an after effect... 4 days
Abnormal sleep duration linked to metabolic syndrome in new study
NEWS MEDICAL Sleeping too little or even too much has been associated with several disease conditions including metabolic syndrome that predisposes a person to develop diabetes, stroke and heart disease.... 4 days
A sprinkle of platinum nanoparticles onto graphene makes brain probes more sensitive
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Graphene electrodes could enable higher quality imaging of brain cell activity thanks to new research by a team of engineers and neuroscientists at the... 4 days
WATCH: Foods with carbs and fats together make the brain light up more, study finds
ABC NEWS The study took brain scans while people viewed and selected various foods. 4 days
The places where HIV shows no sign of ending, and the parts of the human brain that are bigger—in bigger brains
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Synapse-specific representation of the identity of overlapping memory engrams
Science Magazine Memories are integrated into interconnected networks; nevertheless, each memory has its own identity. How the brain defines specific memory identity out of intermingled memories stored in a shared cell ensemble... 4 days
Induction of CD4 T cell memory by local cellular collectivity
Science Magazine Cell differentiation is directed by signals driving progenitors into specialized cell types. This process can involve collective decision-making, when differentiating cells determine their lineage choice by interacting with... 4 days
Scaling of human brain size
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Reactivation of recall-induced neurons contributes to remote fear memory attenuation
Science Magazine Whether fear attenuation is mediated by inhibition of the original memory trace of fear with a new memory trace of safety or by updating of the original fear... 4 days
Scientists locate neurons involved in fear reduction in long-term trauma
NEWS MEDICAL As reported in the journal Science, the researchers found that a reduction in long-lasting trauma (remote fear) is connected to the activity of the same group of neurons... 5 days
A supple aorta might slow brain aging
MNT Researchers investigate the role of arterial stiffness in memory decline in older adults. A flexible aorta may be key to maintaining cognitive ability. 5 days
Medical News Today: A supple aorta might slow brain aging
MNT Researchers investigate the role of arterial stiffness in memory decline in older adults. A flexible aorta may be key to maintaining cognitive ability. 5 days
Finding it hard to cut down on processed foods? Here's why
MNT How do our brains react to processed foods, high in fats and carbohydrates but with little energetic value? And why is it so hard to avoid... 5 days
Medical News Today: Finding it hard to cut down on processed foods? Here's why
MNT How do our brains react to processed foods, high in fats and carbohydrates but with little energetic value? And why... 5 days
Repair and regeneration of peripheral nerves possible with dual polymer hydrogel adhesive
PHYS.ORG Researchers have demonstrated that a novel biocompatible adhesive made of two naturally derived polymers is 15 times stronger than adhesive materials currently used for... 5 days
Foods with carbs and fats together make the brain light up more, study finds
ABC NEWS The study took brain scans while people viewed and selected various foods. 5 days
Medical News Today: MS: New findings may 'prevent future loss of brain cells'
MNT Scientists have now identified a unique cell death mechanism behind the destruction of nerve insulation in MS, and an anti-inflammatory that blocks... 5 days
MS: New findings may 'prevent future loss of brain cells'
MNT Scientists have now identified a unique cell death mechanism behind the destruction of nerve insulation in MS, and an anti-inflammatory that blocks it. 5 days
Human and artificial intelligence join forces to study complexity of the brain
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists lead by prof. Stein Aerts (VIB-KU Leuven) is the first to map the gene expression of each individual brain cell... 5 days
Researchers discover genetic program that controls invasiveness of glioblastoma tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Glioblastoma is the most severe form of brain cancer in adults. The aggressiveness of this cancer is largely due to its ability to invade surrounding brain tissue, making... 5 days
6 easy rituals that can help protect your mental health, starting now
ABC NEWS Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain's deaths have heightened the attention to mental health. 5 days
MR Solutions offers upgrade service for old MRI scanners to provide advanced imaging quality
NEWS MEDICAL Following requests from customers MR Solutions is now offering a service to upgrade old MRI scanners to provide state of... 5 days
Blood samples can be used to uncover genetic secrets inside the brain
NEWS MEDICAL Our blood can be used to uncover genetic secrets inside the brain, according to University of Queensland research. 5 days
The curious case of a blind woman who sees motion
MNT The brain's ability to rewire itself, or neuroplasticity, explains the case of a blind woman who can see objects only when they are in motion. 5 days
Medical News Today: The curious case of a blind woman who sees motion
MNT The brain's ability to rewire itself, or neuroplasticity, explains the case of a blind woman who can see objects only when they... 5 days
5 easy rituals that can totally change your mental health, starting now
ABC NEWS Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain's deaths have heightened the attention to mental health. 5 days
Scientists discover unique feature in the 'antennae' of light-sensing neurons
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands have discovered that the antennae-like structures on light-sensing neurons, called photoreceptors, have a unique... 5 days
Research sheds light on pathways involved in transmitting itch sensations from skin to brain
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from North Carolina State University have pinpointed a particular neuropeptide associated with transmitting itch signals in mice with atopic... 5 days
Researchers study effects of different mind-body practices on brain function
NEWS MEDICAL A variety of meditation-based programs have been developed in recent years to reduce stress and medical symptoms and to promote wellness. 5 days
Cannabis does not increase suicidal behavior in psychiatric patients
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found there is no significant association between cannabis use and suicidal behavior in people with psychiatric disorders. The study findings contrast with pre-existing data that shows the drug... 5 days
Scientists develop method to determine metabolic activity of neural networks
NEWS MEDICAL During the last decade, neurobiologists's attention has been focused on the study of the functioning of neural networks rather than single nerve cells. 5 days
People with severe mental illness more likely to have Type 2 diabetes, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL People with severe mental illness are more than twice as likely to have Type 2 diabetes, with even higher risks... 5 days
People with type 2 diabetes may have increased risk of Parkinson's disease, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL People with type 2 diabetes may have an increased risk of having a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease later in life,... 5 days
New study explores impact of religious practices on sleep quality
NEWS MEDICAL Can a person's religious practices impact their sleep quality? That's the focus of a new study by Christopher Ellison in The University of Texas at San Antonio Department... 5 days
Researchers find no link between cannabis use and suicidal behavior in psychiatric patients
NEWS MEDICAL McMaster University researchers have found there is no significant association between cannabis use and suicidal behavior in people with psychiatric disorders. 5 days
Eczema: Flipping the switch on itch
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have pinpointed a particular neuropeptide associated with transmitting itch signals in mice with atopic dermatitis. The work sheds further light on the pathways involved in transmitting itch sensations from the peripheral (skin) to the central... 5 days
Content of service members' art linked to their trauma levels
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found that military service members recovering from PTSD who still identified as a member of a unit have lower levels of psychological injuries. 5 days
Neuronal activity sheds light on the origin of consciousness
SCIENCE DAILY A new study identifies and measures the neural activity associated with a new conscious experience. It takes researchers a step closer to solving the mystery of consciousness. 5 days
New mechanism by which Alzheimer's disease spreads through the brain discovered
SCIENCE DAILY The waste-disposal system in a cell can spread harmful protein aggregates between neurons in the brain in Alzheimer's disease. The spread can be reduced in experiments... 5 days
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