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Scientists explore ways for drug therapies to reach deadly brain tumors
NEWS MEDICAL The blood-brain barrier is a specialized network of vascular and brain cells that acts as the brain's security system, helping to safeguard the brain and regulate... 5 hours
Researchers identify brain networks involved in object naming
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have identified the brain networks that allow you to think of an object name and then verbalize that thought. 5 hours
Study provides insight into link between sleep apnea and lipid metabolism
NEWS MEDICAL Obstructive sleep apnea is a clinical disorder characterized by repeated partial or complete blockage of the airway during sleep. 5 hours
Powerful psychedelic compound can model near-death experiences in the brain
NEWS MEDICAL A powerful psychedelic compound found in ayahuasca can model near-death experiences in the brain, a study has found. 6 hours
Suicide risk nearly double for traumatic brain injury sufferers: Study
ABC NEWS The study was conducted by researchers in Denmark and published Tuesday. 11 hours
Magnetic gene in fish may someday help those with epilepsy, Parkinson's
PHYS.ORG VIDEO An aquarium fish that senses the Earth's magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson's... 14 hours
WATCH: Sleep loss can make people more isolated and lonely: Study
ABC NEWS People have shaved off about an hour of sleep per night, the study said. 14 hours
Magnetic gene in fish may someday help those with epilepsy, Parkinson's
SCIENCE DAILY An aquarium fish that senses the Earth's magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson's... 15 hours
Study reveals how immune cells in the brain influence sexual behavior
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have found a surprising new explanation of how young brains are shaped for sexual behavior later in life. 15 hours
Magnetic gene in aquarium fish could open doors to treatment for epilepsy, Parkinson's
NEWS MEDICAL An aquarium fish that senses the Earth's magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how... 16 hours
Sleep loss can make people more isolated and lonely: Study
ABC NEWS People have shaved off about an hour of sleep per night, the study said. 16 hours
DARPA Wants to Zap Your Brain to Boost Your Memory
LIVE SCIENCE But the real question is: can you sleep with all those wires on your head? 17 hours
Distinct origin of ADHD identified In children with history of traumatic brain injury
NEWS MEDICAL According to a study in Biological Psychiatry, physical brain injury in children contributes to the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), distinct from... 18 hours
Medical News Today: Stage 4 melanoma: What you need to know
MNT Melanoma is a type of cancer that affects the skin cells. If it has progressed to stage 4, this means it has spread beyond the skin... 19 hours
Study identifies distinct origin of ADHD in children with history of brain injury
SCIENCE DAILY Physical brain injury in children contributes to the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), distinct from genetic risk for the disorder. 20 hours
Babies in strollers can be exposed to more than twice as much pollution than adults
SCIENCE DAILY Babies in strollers or prams can be exposed to up to 60 percent more pollution than their parents,... 20 hours
Large collection of brain cancer data now easily, freely accessible to global researchers
SCIENCE DAILY A valuable cache of brain cancer biomedical data, one of only two such large collections in the country, has been made freely... 20 hours
Babies in prams can be exposed to more than twice as much pollution than adults
PHYS.ORG Babies in prams can be exposed to up to 60 percent more pollution than their parents, causing potential... 20 hours
Study links relationship of retail staff with their workplace to prevention of shoplifting
PHYS.ORG University of Otago research examining the role of psychological ownership in shoplifting prevention is to be extended into a New Zealand-wide survey... 21 hours
Primate Study Offers Important Insight into Evolution of Human Speech
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience has found a link between vocal... 21 hours
Despite social development, gender attitudes chart different course globally
SCIENCE DAILY Sociologists charts three distinct transitions in gender attitudes associated with national characteristics. Gender equality has spread unevenly. 22 hours
Research discoveries reveal insights behind neurological degeneration
NEWS MEDICAL Research discoveries revealing the genetic causes of neurological degeneration could be a key to slowing the progression of devastating diseases. 1 day
Scientists trick the brain to embody the prosthetic limb
NEWS MEDICAL The famous idiom "seeing is believing" is not enough to help amputees with the use of their prosthetic limb. Many amputees opt out of prolonged use of their prosthetic limb... 1 day
Researchers transform research tool to study neuronal function
NEWS MEDICAL Puzzled by their experimental results, a team of scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital investigated why a research tool that was expected to suppress neuronal activity actually was... 1 day
Despite social development, gender attitudes chart different course globally
PHYS.ORG In the half century since the birth of the women's movement in the West in the 1960s, support for gender equality has spread around the globe—but in uneven ways. A... 1 day
Using peripheral nerve blocks to treat facial pain may produce long-term pain relief
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has shown that use of peripheral nerve blocks in the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia may produce long-term pain relief. 1 day
Study highlights pollution exposure of babies in prams
NEWS MEDICAL Babies in prams can be exposed to up to 60 percent more pollution than their parents, causing potential damage to their frontal lobe and impacting on their cognitive abilities and brain development. 1 day
Study compares genetic and neural contributions to ADHD in children with or without TBI
NEWS MEDICAL According to a study in Biological Psychiatry, physical brain injury in children contributes to the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),... 1 day
Research shows link between high blood levels of omega-3s and better brain function in children
NEWS MEDICAL New research published in the July edition of the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, has established a strong correlation... 1 day
Switching anti-psychotic drugs in first-episode schizophrenia patients does not improve clinical outcomes
NEWS MEDICAL Switching anti-psychotic medications does not improve clinical outcomes in patients with first-episode schizophrenia who haven't responded to treatment, Mount Sinai researchers have shown for... 1 day
Rethinking fundamental rule of stroke care: 'Time is brain!'
NEWS MEDICAL In 1993, neurologist Camilo R. Gomez, MD, coined a phrase that for a quarter century has been a fundamental rule of stroke care: "Time is brain!" 1 day
AI platform identifies acute neurological illnesses faster than human diagnosis
NEWS MEDICAL An artificial intelligence platform designed to identify a broad range of acute neurological illnesses, such as stroke, hemorrhage, and hydrocephalus, was shown to identify disease in CT scans... 1 day
Rethinking the stroke rule 'time is brain'
SCIENCE DAILY In 1993, neurologist Camilo Gomez, M.D., coined a phrase that for a quarter century has been a fundamental rule of stroke care: 'Time is brain!' The longer therapy is delayed, the less chance it... 1 day
Positive thinking can be healthy, but reality checks are important: Study
ABC NEWS Optimism can help connect parts of the brain, 2 days
WATCH: Young children talking back and forth with adults strengthens brain language region
ABC NEWS Adults who hold back-and-forth conversations with young children rather than just talking to them may be helping to strengthen connections between the... 2 days
Young children talking back and forth with adults strengthens brain language region
ABC NEWS Dialogue with adults may lead to stronger pathways between two brain regions. 2 days
Policy changes can help ease roadblocks to a healthy diet
SCIENCE DAILY Diet modification can be a vital step to prevent cardiovascular disease. While various biological, economical, physical, social and psychological factors influence food choices, interventions targeting these factors can... 2 days
Brainy Crows Trained to Pick Up Trash at Theme Park
LIVE SCIENCE A new cleaning crew at a French theme park has something to crow about. 2 days
Tiny bits of RNA can trigger pain and itchiness
SCIENCE-NEWS Two microRNAs may shed light on the causes of nerve pain and itch. 2 days
How the brain biases beliefs
SCIENCE DAILY People's motivation to cling to desirable notions about future outlooks results from interactions between prefrontal cortex regions, according to a human neuroimaging study. 2 days
Potential biomarker for autism in infancy
SCIENCE DAILY A study of young children with autism spectrum disorder reveals altered brain waves compared to typically developing children during a motor control task. The non-invasive neuroimaging technique used in this study could be employed to detect... 2 days
Adult-child conversations strengthen language regions of developing brain
SCIENCE DAILY Young children who are regularly engaged in conversation by adults may have stronger connections between two developing brain regions critical for language, according to a study of healthy young children that confirms... 2 days
University of Minnesota reports breakthrough in 3-D printing for spinal cord repair
PHYS.ORG University of Minnesota researchers have broken new ground in the rapidly advancing field of 3-D printing: Creating stem cell-infused scaffolds that could be implanted... 2 days
Missing immune cells that could fight lethal brain tumors
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have tracked the missing T-cells in glioblastoma patients. They found them in abundance in the bone marrow, locked away and unable to function because of a process the brain... 2 days
Peripheral nerve block provides some with long-lasting pain relief for severe facial pain
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has shown that use of peripheral nerve blocks in the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia (TGN) may produce long-term pain... 2 days
Artificial intelligence platform screens for acute neurological illnesses
SCIENCE DAILY An artificial intelligence platform designed to identify a broad range of acute neurological illnesses, such as stroke, hemorrhage, and hydrocephalus, was shown to identify disease in CT scans in 1.2 seconds, faster... 2 days
Duke researchers track missing T-cells in glioblastoma patients
NEWS MEDICAL Glioblastoma brain tumors can have an unusual effect on the body's immune system, often causing a dramatic drop in the number of circulating T-cells that help drive the body's defenses. 2 days
Study examines how a person adapts to visual field loss after stroke
NEWS MEDICAL A new University of Liverpool study, published in Wiley Brain and Behaviour, examines the factors that influence how a person adapts to visual field... 2 days
Long-term cannabinoid exposure impairs memory, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL A new study led by Ana Sebastião, group leader at Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes and Professor of Faculdade de Medicina of Universidade de Lisboa and her team in collaboration with researchers... 2 days
Medical News Today: Herpesvirus may lead to bipolar, depression
MNT New research finds the herpesvirus HHV-6 in the brain cells of people who lived with severe depression, bipolar disorder, or both. 2 days
Herpesvirus may lead to bipolar, depression
MNT New research finds the herpesvirus HHV-6 in the brain cells of people who lived with severe depression, bipolar disorder, or both. 2 days
How cannabis and cannabis-based drugs harm the brain
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that the long-term use of either cannabis or cannabis-based drugs impairs memory. 2 days
Cycling provides greatest health benefits, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL How do transport modes influence people's health? A new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, a center supported by the "la Caixa" Banking Foundation, has concluded that cycling is the mode... 2 days
Cycling is the urban transport mode associated with the greatest health benefits
SCIENCE DAILY A study carried out in seven European cities highlights the role of active transport in good mental health and self-perceived health. 2 days
Are they watching you? The tiny brains of bees and wasps can recognise faces
PHYS.ORG Recognising faces is essential for how we interact in complex societies, and is often thought to be an ability that... 2 days
Strange brains offer a glimpse into the mind
SCIENCE-NEWS A close look at unusual brains offers a way to understand how the human mind is constructed, two new books argue. 2 days
Medical News Today: How to protect your brain from 'fake news'
MNT What is confirmation bias, and how does it make us susceptible to fake news? New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology investigates. 2 days
How to protect your brain from 'fake news'
MNT What is confirmation bias, and how does it make us susceptible to fake news? New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology investigates. 2 days
UAB study shows how ion channel differentiates newborn and mature neurons in the brain
NEWS MEDICAL The dentate gyrus of the hippocampus is part of the brain that helps form memories. It is also one of... 2 days
Autoimmune response drives neurodegeneration in glaucoma
NEWS MEDICAL A research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has shown that immune cells in the eye that developed in response to early exposure to bacteria are a key contributor to... 2 days
Medical News Today: Brain area responsible for pessimism found
MNT New research finds that stimulating a brain area called the caudate nucleus induces a tendency to focus too much on the downsides of a situation. 3 days
Brain area responsible for pessimism found
MNT New research finds that stimulating a brain area called the caudate nucleus induces a tendency to focus too much on the downsides of a situation. 3 days
These Psychedelic Drugs Show Promise for Treating Mental Health Disorders
LIVE SCIENCE In recent years, a number of small studies have explored the potential for psychedelic drugs to treat certain mental health conditions. 4 days
Epilepsy: New findings 'could change textbooks'
MNT New research on epilepsy narrows down the culprits to two key brain proteins. The study authors explain why this is a breakthrough in the field. 4 days
Medical News Today: Epilepsy: New findings 'could change textbooks'
MNT New research on epilepsy narrows down the culprits to two key brain proteins. The study authors explain why this is a breakthrough in the field. 4 days
Reduced levels of chaperone protein may have implications for development of Parkinson’s disease
NEWS MEDICAL Reduced levels of a chaperone protein might have implications for the development and progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease and... 4 days
Psychedelics may one day be used to treat mental health disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Many people think of psychedelics as relics from the hippie generation or something taken by ravers and music festival-goers, but they may one day be used... 4 days
Reduced levels of chaperone protein may have implications in Parkinson’s disease
NEWS MEDICAL Reduced levels of a chaperone protein might have implications for the development and progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia, according... 4 days
Study: Many pediatric brain tumor survivors do not achieve complete independence as adults
NEWS MEDICAL In the first study of its kind, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have found that more than half of pediatric central... 4 days
FDA approves first targeted RNA-based treatment for rare, fatal genetic disease
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Onpattro (patisiran) infusion for the treatment of peripheral nerve disease (polyneuropathy) caused by hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis (hATTR) in... 4 days
Psychologists keep policy on U.S. detainees, but issue remains open wound
Science Magazine Governing body goes into secret session during heated debate 5 days
How young people choose their news impacts how they participate in politics
PHYS.ORG Today's news media landscape consists of more choices than ever before. How young people go about selecting the news they consume in this environment... 5 days
Researcher reveal insights into brain circuitry
SCIENCE DAILY New research reveals novel molecular insights into how multiple cell types drive the formation and maturation of brain circuits. 5 days
An ion channel differentiates newborn and mature neurons in the adult brain
SCIENCE DAILY Newborn granule cells show high excitability that disappears as the cells mature. Little has been known about the mechanisms that create low excitability in... 5 days
Why we're susceptible to fake news, how to defend against it
SCIENCE DAILY Thought processes and belief systems that people develop early in life to help protect against the anxiety and stress of an uncertain world may help explain... 5 days
PARP inhibitors show promise for treating and preventing brain disorders
NEWS MEDICAL A class of cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors could be useful for treating and preventing brain disorders, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig's disease, and some... 5 days
Glaucoma could be an autoimmune disorder, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Glaucoma, a disease that afflicts nearly 70 million people worldwide, is something of a mystery despite its prevalence. Little is known about the origins of the disease, which damages the retina and... 5 days
Exercise for mental health: How much is too much?
MNT We know that physical activity can improve a person's mental health and well-being, but how much exercise is best, and how much is too much? 5 days
Medical News Today: Exercise for mental health: How much is too much?
MNT We know that physical activity can improve a person's mental health and well-being, but how much exercise is best, and how much is too... 5 days
Scientists make surprising discovery in nerve cells
NEWS MEDICAL Purkinje cells are a central part of the human cerebellum, the part of the brain that plays an important role in motor learning, fine motor control of the muscle, equilibrium and posture but also... 5 days
New ‘closed-loop’ brain stimulation method improves learning, memory, and skill acquisition
NEWS MEDICAL HRL Laboratories, LLC, in collaboration with University of New Mexico, have published the first study showing that transcranial alternating current stimulation of the brain during sleep... 5 days
When moral outrage goes viral, it can come across as bullying, study finds
PHYS.ORG On social media, people can be quick to call attention to racist, sexist or unpatriotic behavior they see. But when that outcry... 5 days
Methyl marks on RNA discovered to be key to brain cell connections
PHYS.ORG Methyl chemical groups dot lengths of DNA, helping to control when certain genes are accessible by a cell. In new research, UCLA scientists have... 5 days
Study yields new insights into why the system needs sleep
NEWS MEDICAL Sleep is essential for brain functionality and overall health but understanding how sleep delivers its beneficial effects remains largely unknown. In an article publishing on August 9 in... 5 days
Ground-breaking discovery offers new hope for treatment of Alzheimer’s, other neurological diseases
NEWS MEDICAL There is new hope for the treatment of Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases following a ground-breaking discovery made by an Australian-Chinese research collaboration. 5 days
Medical News Today: Psychedelic drugs 'may improve depression, anxiety, and PTSD'
MNT Psychedelic drugs have a bad reputation, but could they be used to enhance psychotherapy? Some researchers argue they may help with anxiety and depression. 5 days
Psychedelic drugs 'may improve depression, anxiety, and PTSD'
MNT Psychedelic drugs have a bad reputation, but could they be used to enhance psychotherapy? Some researchers argue they may help with anxiety and depression. 5 days
Study of proteins' interaction in brain cells may help develop new therapies for epilepsy
NEWS MEDICAL New therapies could be on the horizon for people living with epilepsy or anxiety, thanks to a breakthrough discovery by... 5 days
Researchers study use of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open blood-brain barrier
NEWS MEDICAL In the first such clinical trial in the United States, physician-scientists with the University of Maryland School of Medicine are investigating the use of MRI-guided focused... 5 days
Novel discovery offers hope for treatment of Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases
NEWS MEDICAL There is new hope for the treatment of Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases following a ground-breaking discovery made by an Australian-Chinese research collaboration. 5 days
Scientists are one step closer to understanding autistic disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Autism spectrum disorders are a heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental disorders, one of the main characteristics of which is impaired social communication. 5 days
Artificial intelligence model “learns” from patient data to make cancer treatment less toxic
MIT Machine-learning system determines the fewest, smallest doses that could still shrink brain tumors. 5 days
Researchers discover genetic mutation underlying debilitating childhood brain disorder
NEWS MEDICAL Ashleigh Schaffer, PhD, assistant professor of genetics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and a team of global genetics experts have discovered a genetic mutation and the faulty... 5 days
Estrogen may protect against heart failure-related depression
NEWS MEDICAL Estrogen may protect against heart failure-related depression by preventing the production of inflammation-causing chemicals in the brain. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-; Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 5 days
Machine learning technique reconstructs images passing through a multimode fiber
SCIENCE DAILY Through innovative use of a neural network that mimics image processing by the human brain, a research team reports accurate reconstruction of images transmitted over optical fibers for... 5 days
A video game can change the brain, may improve empathy in middle schoolers
SCIENCE DAILY A fantastical scenario involving a space-exploring robot crashing on a distant planet is the premise of a video game developed for middle... 5 days
Primate study offers clues to evolution of speech
SCIENCE DAILY New research examining the brains and vocal repertoires of primates offers important insight into the evolution of human speech. 5 days
Brain proteins, patterns reveal clues to understanding epilepsy
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified which brain proteins might be most influential in controlling neural activity associated with epilepsy and anxiety, paving the way for better prevention and treatments someday. 5 days
Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law
PHYS.ORG A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos (clor-PEER-i-fos) on the market despite extensive scientific evidence... 6 days
Can psychedelic drugs heal?
SCIENCE DAILY Many people think of psychedelics as relics from the hippie generation or something taken by ravers and music festival-goers, but they may one day be used to treat disorders ranging from social anxiety to depression, according to new research. 6 days
Magnetic gene in fish may someday help those with epilepsy, Parkinson's
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