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New probiotic may help combat negative health effects of adrenaline surges
NEWS MEDICAL U.S. sailors and Marines face continuous periods of excessive stress in "fight-or-flight" situations, triggering surges of chemical messengers called neurotransmitters, often known as an adrenaline rush. 58 minutes
The Truth Is, Lying Might Not Be So Bad
NPR With repeated lies, the brain becomes less and less sensitive to dishonesty, supporting ever larger acts of dishonesty. But why do we lie and is it such a terrible thing... 59 minutes
Brain scans may help clinicians choose talk therapy or medication treatment for depression
MNT Researchers from Emory University have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether psychotherapy or antidepressant... 1 hour
Medical News Today: Large-scale study finds genetic errors associated with brain cancer
MNT A new genomic study identifies 13 new genetic loci associated with an increased risk of glioma - the most common form of brain cancer. 2 hours
Large-scale study finds genetic errors associated with brain cancer
MNT A new genomic study identifies 13 new genetic loci associated with an increased risk of glioma - the most common form of brain cancer. 2 hours
Scientists discover shared genetic origin for ALS/MND and schizophrenia
MNT Researchers have shown for the first time that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and schizophrenia have a shared genetic origin, indicating that the... 2 hours
Psychologists enlist machine learning to help diagnose depression
SCIENCE DAILY Cognitive neuroscientists are using the Stampede supercomputer to provide accurate predictions of risk for those with depression and anxiety. They have been able to classify individuals with major depressive disorder with roughly... 8 hours
Treatment with microRNA re-insulates ravaged nerves, restores limb mobility in mouse models of MS
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists partially re-insulated ravaged nerves in mouse models of multiple sclerosis (MS) and restored limb mobility by treating the animals... 8 hours
New genetic risk factors identify two distinct glioma subtypes
SCIENCE DAILY An international consortium of researchers has conducted the largest study to date of malignant brain tumors looking for genetic markers of glioma, a highly aggressive form of brain cancer. 9 hours
Largest ever brain cancer study reveals new secrets to inherited risk
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have uncovered a treasure trove of information about the genetic causes of brain cancer in the largest ever study of the disease. 9 hours
Researchers develop new graphene-based neural probes for recording brain activity in high resolution
NEWS MEDICAL Measuring brain activity with precision is essential to developing further understanding of diseases such as epilepsy and disorders that affect brain function... 10 hours
Brain activity of children can be used for long-range predictions about reading success
NEWS MEDICAL By measuring brainwaves, it is possible to predict what a child's reading level will be years in advance, according to research from... 10 hours
Math-anxious brains tackle simple problems differently
SCIENCE-NEWS An fMRI study found more variable brain activity in people who get nervous about math problems. 12 hours
Microrna treatment restores nerve insulation, limb function in mice with MS
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists partially re-insulated ravaged nerves in mouse models of multiple sclerosis (MS) and restored limb mobility by treating the animals with a small non-coding RNA called... 14 hours
Emotion: An important link to HIV prevention in black adolescents with mental illnesses
SCIENCE DAILY Could unique psychological factors that hamper emotional regulation help explain differences in HIV/STI risk-related sexual behaviors among heterosexually active black youth with... 15 hours
Alzheimer's disease: On the hunt for the biomarker signal for early detection
SCIENCE DAILY Around 100,000 Austrians suffer from Alzheimer's disease and 16,000 from Parkinson's. Experts estimate that, in view of the ageing population, these numbers are set... 16 hours
disease: On the hunt for the biomarker signal for early detection
SCIENCE DAILY Around 100,000 Austrians suffer from Alzheimer's disease and 16,000 from Parkinson’s. Experts estimate that, in view of the ageing population, these numbers are set to triple... 16 hours
Medical News Today: Myelin formation, limb function restored in MS mouse models
MNT Researchers reveal how a microRNA regenerated myelin - the protective coating of nerve fibers - in mice with multiple sclerosis, restoring limb function. 16 hours
Myelin formation, limb function restored in MS mouse models
MNT Researchers reveal how a microRNA regenerated myelin - the protective coating of nerve fibers - in mice with multiple sclerosis, restoring limb function. 16 hours
Why are primates big-brained? Researchers' answer is food for thought
SCIENCE DAILY Brain size in primates is predicted by diet, an analysis by a team of anthropologists indicates. These results call into question “the social brain hypothesis,” which has posited... 17 hours
Graphene-based neural probes probe brain activity in high resolution
PHYS.ORG Measuring brain activity with precision is essential to developing further understanding of diseases such as epilepsy and disorders that affect brain function and motor control. Neural probes with high spatial... 17 hours
Conflict between the sexes maintains diversity in brain hormones
SCIENCE DAILY Men are from Mars and women are from Venus?  Whiles this stereotype is extreme and controversial, gender differences in behavior nonetheless are common in nature. Much variation in animal, including... 17 hours
Using magnets to improve memory
NEWS MEDICAL The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives -- without it we would not be able to understand a sentence, or do simple arithmetic. New research is shedding... 18 hours
Probing the brain in high resolution with graphene based neural probes
NEWS MEDICAL Graphene-based transistors enable a flexible neural probe with excellent signal-to-noise ratio. Such probes are useful for examining neural activity for understanding diseases, as well as in... 18 hours
Why are primates big-brained? Researchers' answer is food for thought
PHYS.ORG Brain size in primates is predicted by diet, an analysis by a team of New York University anthropologists indicates. These results call into question "the social brain hypothesis,"... 18 hours
Is fruit eating responsible for big brains?
Science Magazine Controversial study suggests diet, not social life, drove brain evolution 19 hours
WATCH: Firefighters shave heads to support colleague's son with cancer
ABC NEWS Caleb Lambert, 3, was diagnosed with stage 3 neuroblastoma on Feb. 11. 19 hours
High burden of Iodine deficiency found in Israel’s first national survey
SCIENCE DAILY 62% of school-age children and 85% of pregnant women in Israel have low iodine intakes, according to the country's first national iodine survey. Government funding and... 20 hours
Identifying genes key to human memory: Insights from genetics and cognitive neuroscience
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified more than 100 genes important for memory in people. The study is among the first to identify correlations between gene data... 21 hours
From the classroom to the NICU: Real-world neuroscience opening new avenues
SCIENCE DAILY When going to the movies with friends, one small action can make a big difference to be on the same page after the movie: eye contact.... 21 hours
Does disturbed breathing while asleep make some people urinate more at night?
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has found that reducing obstructive sleep apnea (where patients have difficulty in breathing while asleep -often associated with loud snoring) can... 21 hours
Playing to beat the blues: Video games viable treatment for depression
SCIENCE DAILY Video games and 'brain training' applications are increasingly touted as an effective treatment for depression. A new study carries it a step further, though, finding that... 21 hours
First national survey reveals high burden of iodine deficiency among Israelis
NEWS MEDICAL 62% of school-age children and 85% of pregnant women in Israel have low iodine intakes, according to the country's first national iodine survey. Government funding and... 21 hours
Study: Concentrated Blueberry Juice Improves Brain Function in Older Adults
SCI-NEWS.COM New research from the University of Exeter, UK, has demonstrated that regular consumption of concentrated blueberry... 21 hours
Bigger brains help social primates to make up after a fight, study says
PHYS.ORG Social primates with bigger brains are likely to use their added cerebral power to cope with conflict, a study from The University... 21 hours
NASA test fires new engine controlling 'brain' for first SLS megarocket mission
PHYS.ORG Engineers carried out a critical hot fire engine test firing with the first new engine controlling 'brain' that will command the shuttle-era liquid fueled... 22 hours
Conflict between the sexes maintains diversity in brain hormones
PHYS.ORG Men are from mars and women are from venus? Whiles this stereotype is extreme and controversial, gender differences in behaviour nonetheless are common in nature. Much variation in animal, including... 22 hours
Neurology researchers on the hunt for biomarker signal for early detection of Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Around 100,000 Austrians suffer from Alzheimer's disease and 16,000 from Parkinson's. Experts estimate that, in view of the ageing population,... 1 day
Researchers use classroom to understand neurodynamics of real-world social interactions
NEWS MEDICAL When going to the movies with a group of friends, one small action can make a big difference when it comes to being on the same page after... 1 day
Study identifies correlations between gene data and brain activity during memory processing
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have identified more than 100 genes important for memory in people. The study is the first to identify correlations between gene data and... 1 day
Research consortium develops new classification and diagnostic system for mental disorders
NEWS MEDICAL ​A consortium of psychologists and psychiatrists has developed a new, evidence-based alternative to the mental health field's long-established diagnostic tools for the classification, treatment, and research... 1 day
Medical News Today: How the word 'you' helps us deal with negative experiences
MNT 'You' is one of the most commonly used words in the English language. New research examines its psychological importance and how it... 2 days
How the word 'you' helps us deal with negative experiences
MNT 'You' is one of the most commonly used words in the English language. New research examines its psychological importance and how it helps us cope. 2 days
Brain scans may help clinicians choose talk therapy or medication treatment for depression
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether psychotherapy or antidepressant medication is more... 2 days
Electrical 'switch' in brain's capillary network monitors activity and controls blood flow
SCIENCE DAILY New research has uncovered that capillaries have the capacity to both sense brain activity and generate an electrical vasodilatory signal to evoke blood flow... 2 days
Neurosurgeons must advance strategies and adapt new ways to thrive in evolving healthcare industry
NEWS MEDICAL Neurosurgeons hoping to successfully navigate the rapidly changing healthcare industry must advance their strategies and adapt new ways of thinking... 2 days
Shared genetic origin for ALS/MND and schizophrenia
SCIENCE DAILY A new study indicates that the causes of ALS/MND and schizophrenia are biologically linked. The scientists say that the new findings have major implications for how we classify diseases and that they challenge the... 2 days
Clock stars: Astrocytes keep time for brain, behavior
SCIENCE DAILY Star-shaped cells called astrocytes, long considered boring, 'support cells,' are finally coming into their own. To everyone's surprise they even play an important role in the body's master clock, which schedules everything... 2 days
Parallel computation provides deeper insight into brain function
SCIENCE DAILY New computational software is hundreds of times faster than conventional tools, opening up new opportunities to understand how individual neurons and networks of neurons function. 3 days
Scientists get closer look at living nerve synapses
SCIENCE DAILY The brain hosts an extraordinarily complex network of interconnected nerve cells that are constantly exchanging electrical and chemical signals at speeds difficult to comprehend. Now, scientists report that they have been able... 3 days
Surprising culprit in nerve cell damage identified
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have implicated a specific molecule in the self-destruction of axons, the wiring of the nervous system. Understanding just how that damage occurs may help researchers find a way to halt it. 3 days
Antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs can effectively treat diabetic nerve pain, research finds
NEWS MEDICAL A federal health agency has found certain antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs are among medications that effectively treat diabetic nerve pain. 3 days
Multipronged study of schizophrenia-associated syndrome receives $3.1 million NIH grant
NEWS MEDICAL A research team at Emory University is embarking on a multipronged study of 3q29 deletion syndrome, a genetic mutation associated with a 40-fold increased risk for schizophrenia and... 3 days
New gene linked to Tau pathology
NEWS MEDICAL Investigators at Rush University Medical Center and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston reported the discovery of a new gene that is associated with susceptibility to a common form of brain pathology called Tau that... 3 days
Study finds increased body fat in childhood brain cancer survivors
NEWS MEDICAL McMaster University researchers have discovered that while survivors of childhood brain tumours have a similar Body Mass Index (BMI) to healthy children with no cancer, they have more... 3 days
Researchers show shared genetic origin between ALS/MND and schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have shown for the first time that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and schizophrenia have a shared genetic origin, indicating that the causes... 3 days
Study shows how brain combines subtle sensory signals to take notice
SCIENCE DAILY New research explains how the developing brain learns to integrate and react to subtle but simultaneous sensory cues -- sound, touch and visual -- that would... 3 days
New high-speed computational software could reveal deeper insights into neuronal function
NEWS MEDICAL Unlike experimental neuroscientists who deal with real-life neurons, computational neuroscientists use model simulations to investigate how the brain functions. 3 days
What does congenital Zika syndrome look like?
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers describe the phenotypic spectrum or set of observable characteristics of congenital Zika (ZIKV) syndrome, based upon clinical evaluations and neuroimaging of 83 Brazilian children with presumed or confirmed ZIKV congenital infections. 3 days
New gene discovered associated with Tau, a common form of brain pathology
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators have reported the discovery of a new gene that is associated with susceptibility to a common form of brain pathology called Tau that... 3 days
Research consortium develops evidence-based diagnostic model for mental illness
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have has developed a new, evidence-based alternative to the mental health field's long-established diagnostic tools for the classification, treatment, and research of mental disorders. The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology... 3 days
Neurosurgical practices must evolve and transform to adapt to rapidly changing healthcare industry
SCIENCE DAILY Neurosurgeons hoping to successfully navigate the rapidly changing healthcare industry must advance their strategies and adapt new ways of thinking in order... 3 days
Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Patients diagnosed with a glioblastoma, and who undergo current standard treatment, have a median survival of 16 months. Based on recent information on the mechanisms of chemotherapy, a team of researchers developed... 3 days
New study shows circular RNA can encode for proteins
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered a protein-encoding function for circular RNA, a form of RNA until now considered non-coding. This kind of RNA molecule is highly active in brain cells. By identifying... 3 days
New stem cell method produces millions of human brain and muscle cells in days
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have created a new technique that simplifies the production of human brain and muscle cells -- allowing millions of... 3 days
JFK Diary Reveals Rarely Seen Side
HISTORY John F. Kennedy’s only known diary is up for auction, giving the world a glimpse into the mind of a 28-year-old Kennedy. 4 days
Letters May Prove George III “Madness” Theory
HISTORY A computer analysis of the British monarch's writing supports the long-held belief that he suffered from a mental illness. 4 days
MRI brain scans may help clinicians decide between CBT and drug treatment for depression
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Emory University have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether psychotherapy... 4 days
Medical News Today: Spiritual retreats alter brain's reward, emotion centers
MNT New study sheds light on the psychological effects of spiritual retreats, after finding they alter chemical systems in the brain associated with emotion. 4 days
Spiritual retreats alter brain's reward, emotion centers
MNT New study sheds light on the psychological effects of spiritual retreats, after finding they alter chemical systems in the brain associated with emotion. 4 days
Parallel computation provides deeper insight into brain function
PHYS.ORG Unlike experimental neuroscientists who deal with real-life neurons, computational neuroscientists use model simulations to investigate how the brain functions. While many computational neuroscientists use simplified mathematical models of neurons, researchers in the... 4 days
Scientists achieve closest view of working nerve synapses using custom-built microscope
NEWS MEDICAL The brain hosts an extraordinarily complex network of interconnected nerve cells that are constantly exchanging electrical and chemical signals at speeds difficult to comprehend. 4 days
New research reveals surprising culprit involved in self-destruction of axons
NEWS MEDICAL In many neurodegenerative conditions — Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and peripheral neuropathy among them — an early defect is the loss of axons, the wiring of... 4 days
Study examines gender discrimination in science
PHYS.ORG Gender discrimination can be found in the most unexpected fields. An international team, involving Demian Battaglia, a CNRS researcher at the Institut de neurosciences des systèmes, as well as researchers from Yale and the Max Planck... 4 days
Using the placenta to understand how complex organs evolve
PHYS.ORG Considering how different they look from the outside, it might be surprising that all vertebrates – animals with a backbone – share the same, conserved set of organs. Chickens, fish,... 4 days
Analysis of letters written by 'Mad' King George III supports psychiatric diagnosis of mania
PHYS.ORG Researchers have concluded that King George III was probably suffering from a mental illness after computer analysis of hundreds of... 4 days
Scientists identify brain circuit that drives pleasure-inducing behavior
MNT Scientists have long believed that the central amygdala, a structure located deep within the brain, is linked with fear and responses to unpleasant events. 4 days
Boosting natural brain opioids may be a better way to treat anxiety: Research
MNT Published in Nature Communications by University of Sydney scholars, the findings suggest medications that boost the effect of natural brain opioids might... 4 days
Scientists developing novel imaging techniques to provide immediate diagnoses for cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL Neurosurgeons at The Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI), North America’s largest neurosurgical training program and scientists at The Arizona State University Biodesign Institute (ASU), in... 4 days
Research findings could open new avenue to develop treatments for Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Thin parts of the cell membranes of neurons turn out to be particularly vulnerable to a protein that collects in the brain of people... 4 days
Researchers outline new diagnostic model for mental illness
NEWS MEDICAL A consortium of 50 psychologists and psychiatrists from around the world has outlined a new diagnostic model for mental illness, in what researchers hope will be a paradigm shift in how these... 4 days
Brain makes new connections in blind people to enhance compensatory abilities
NEWS MEDICAL The brains of those who are born blind make new connections in the absence of visual information, resulting in enhanced, compensatory abilities such as a heightened... 4 days
Sleep deprivation hinders ability to identify facial expressions, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL After a rough night's sleep, your ability to recognize whether those around you are happy or sad could suffer, according to a study led by a University of... 4 days
EPFL scientists develop synthetic methods to crack code of Huntington's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Huntington's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes patients to lose their ability to move, speak, and even think. It is caused by a gene mutation that produces... 4 days
New clinical approach offers hope for patients with aggressive brain cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor is devastating news for patients and their loved ones. Whereas some types of tumor respond well to treatment, others... 4 days
Study links gastrointestinal disturbances of GWI with changes in intestinal microbiota
NEWS MEDICAL A new study from the University of South Carolina has found a gastrointestinal link that could help explain many of the health issues facing those with... 4 days
UAlberta researchers discover potential new target for treatment of multiple sclerosis
NEWS MEDICAL In the relentless battle against multiple sclerosis (MS), U of A researchers recently discovered an entirely new cellular mechanism--an underlying defect in brain cells--that may to... 4 days
New study shows how developing brain learns to recognize and react to subtle sensory signals
NEWS MEDICAL A new study describes a key mechanism in the brain that allows animals to recognize and react when... 4 days
[Psychology] Using “you” to generalize from me to others
Science Magazine Sometimes “you” is used when addressing another person, but in many situations, “you” is used to indicate anyone or everyone—the generic “you.” Orvell et al. studied the u – [Read... 5 days
[Ion Channels] Added complexity in an asymmetric receptor
Science Magazine N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) are heterotetrameric ion channels that initiate chemical and electrical signals in postsynaptic cells. They play key roles in brain development – [Read More] 5 days
[Neuroscience] Why pain and stress lead to depression
Science Magazine Chronic stress or pain is associated with the development of depression. Descalzi et al. examined gene expression changes in the brain in mouse models of nerve injury–or c – [Read More] 5 days
[Neuroscience] Dendrites are more active than expected
Science Magazine Dendrites occupy more than 90% of neuronal tissue. However, it has not been possible to measure distal dendritic membrane potential and spiking in vivo over a long period of time. Moore – [Read More] 5 days
Medications that increase effect of natural brain opioids may be better way to reduce anxiety
NEWS MEDICAL Published in Nature Communications by University of Sydney scholars, the findings suggest medications that boost the effect of... 5 days
New mathematical models show critical tipping point for swelling of brain cells
NEWS MEDICAL When brain cells don't get enough energy, caused by a stroke or trauma, they can start swelling rapidly. New mathematical models of this mechanism,... 5 days
Study shows effect of spiritual retreats on neurotransmitter systems in the brain
NEWS MEDICAL More Americans than ever are turning to spiritual, meditative and religious retreats as a way to reset their daily life and enhance wellbeing. 5 days
Research shows that circular RNAs, until now considered non-coding, can encode for proteins
PHYS.ORG A group of scientists in Israel and Germany, led by Prof. Sebastian Kadener from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, have discovered a... 5 days
How does spousal suicide affect bereaved spouse mentally, physically?
SCIENCE DAILY People bereaved by the suicide of a spouse were at increased risk for mental and physical disorders, suicidal behavior, death and adverse social events, according to a nationwide study based... 5 days
Discovery about retinal zinc may show new way to protect, regenerate optic nerve in glaucoma patients
NEWS MEDICAL Connecting pieces of information by finding a common thread often takes glaucoma researchers in unexpected directions. 5 days
Spiritual retreats change feel-good chemical systems in the brain
SCIENCE DAILY More Americans than ever are turning to spiritual, meditative and religious retreats as a way to reset their daily life and enhance well-being. Now, researchers show there are changes in... 5 days
New partnership funds research studies that aim to improve quality of palliative care for people with MND
NEWS MEDICAL Marie Curie and the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association have today announced the funding... 5 days
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NASA tests observing capability on Hawaii's coral reefs
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