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A unique amino acid for brain cancer therapy
SCIENCE DAILY Photodynamic therapy is often used to treat brain tumors because of its specificity — it can target very small regions containing cancerous cells while sparing the normal cells around it from damage.... 14 minutes
OIST researchers create taurine-modified photosensitizer for brain cancer therapy
NEWS MEDICAL Photodynamic therapy is often used to treat brain tumors because of its specificity—it can target very small regions containing cancerous cells while sparing the normal cells around it from damage.... 54 minutes
from strands to droplets new insights into dna control From strands to droplets—new insights into DNA control
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A host of proteins and other molecules sit on the strands of our DNA, controlling which genes are read out and used by cells and which remain silent. This aggregation of genetic... 2 hours
Study: Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Consumption Protects against Alzheimer’s Disease
SCI-NEWS.COM In a study published this week in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, researchers from Temple University... 2 hours
Medical News Today: Multitasking brain mechanism examined
MNT Multitasking is a difficult but highly desirable ability. New research examines a technique that might help us achieve it: reactivating the learned memory. 5 hours
Multitasking brain mechanism examined
MNT Multitasking is a difficult but highly desirable ability. New research examines a technique that might help us achieve it: reactivating the learned memory. 5 hours
Study answers why ketamine helps depression, offers target for safer therapy
MNT Scientists have identified a key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid anti-depressant effects in the brain, a crucial initial step to developing alternative treatments to the... 5 hours
New biomarker assay improves detection, assessment of neuroblastoma
NEWS MEDICAL Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have developed and tested a new biomarker assay for quantifying disease and detecting the presence of neuroblastoma even when standard evaluations... 7 hours
Study provides evidence that cortical targets could enhance motor function after spinal cord injury
NEWS MEDICAL Monica A. Perez, P.T., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project, and colleagues, recently published A... 8 hours
Promises made to protect preexisting conditions prove hollow
NEWS MEDICAL Senate Republicans praised the Affordable Care Act replacement bill they presented Thursday as preserving coverage for people with cancer, mental illness and other chronic illness. 8 hours
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): Facts & Symptoms of Lou Gehrig's Disease
LIVE SCIENCE Ice bucket challenges aside, treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive and fatal neurological disease, is limited. However, promising research is ongoing. 12 hours
Simulated honeybees can use simple brain circuits for complex learning
SCIENCE DAILY Honeybees may not need key brain structures known as mushroom bodies in order to learn complex associations between odors and rewards, according to new research. 17 hours
New brain network model could explain differences in brain injuries
MNT Considering the brain's network of activity, rather than just individual regions, could help us understand why some brain injuries are much worse than others, according to a study... 18 hours
Simulated honeybees can use simple brain circuits for complex learning
PHYS.ORG Honeybees may not need key brain structures known as mushroom bodies in order to learn complex associations between odors and rewards, according to new research published in PLOS... 19 hours
Rare cells are 'window into the gut' for the nervous system
SCIENCE DAILY Specialized cells in the gut sense potentially noxious chemicals and trigger electrical impulses in nearby nerve fibers, according to a new study, report scientists. 19 hours
Elevated rate of autism symptoms found in children with Tourette syndrome
SCIENCE DAILY Around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism, a study shows. But this... 19 hours
Memories stored in same neuron can be selectively erased, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Different types of memories stored in the same neuron of the marine snail Aplysia can be selectively erased, according to a new study by researchers at... 19 hours
Neuronal basis of lethargy in worms
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A global brain state underlies C. elegans sleep behavior
Science Magazine How the brain effectively switches between and maintains global states, such as sleep and wakefulness, is not yet understood. We used brainwide functional imaging at single-cell resolution to show that... 20 hours
Japanese scientists show how male pheromone enhances female sexual behavior in mice
NEWS MEDICAL A study by a group of Japanese scientists showed how a male pheromone in mice enhances sexual behaviors in females--and how it may enhance... 20 hours
UCSF-led study finds high rate of autism symptoms in children with Tourette syndrome
NEWS MEDICAL Around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism in a study... 20 hours
Medical News Today: Prenatal acetaminophen may affect masculinity
MNT New research examines the effects of prenatal exposure to the common painkiller acetaminophen on the behavior and brain structure of adult male mice. 20 hours
Prenatal acetaminophen may affect masculinity
MNT New research examines the effects of prenatal exposure to the common painkiller acetaminophen on the behavior and brain structure of adult male mice. 20 hours
UV-sensing protein in brain of marine annelid zooplankton
SCIENCE DAILY Larvae of a marine ragworm Platynereis dumerilii have been studied as a zooplankton model, and possess photoreceptor cells in the brain to regulate circadian swimming behavior. This study revealed that a photoreceptive... 20 hours
Select memories can be erased, leaving others intact
SCIENCE DAILY Different types of memories stored in the same neuron of the marine snail Aplysia can be selectively erased, according to a new study. 20 hours
Study answers why ketamine helps depression, offers target for safer therapy
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified a key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid antidepressant effects in the brain, a crucial step to developing alternative treatments to the controversial... 21 hours
Rare cells are 'window into the gut' for the nervous system
PHYS.ORG Specialized cells in the gut sense potentially noxious chemicals and trigger electrical impulses in nearby nerve fibers, according to a new study led by UC San... 22 hours
Starting school young can put child wellbeing at risk
SCIENCE DAILY A study which investigated more than 2,000 children across 80 primary schools in Devon, has found that children who are younger than their peers when they start school are more... 22 hours
Alzheimer's disease study links brain health, physical activity
SCIENCE DAILY People at risk for Alzheimer's disease who do more moderate-intensity physical activity, but not light-intensity physical activity, are more likely to have healthy patterns of glucose metabolism in their brain, according to... 22 hours
Medical News Today: Ulnar nerve entrapment: Symptoms and treatment
MNT Ulnar nerve entrapment is a common injury, but what is the ulnar nerve and what are the causes of ulnar nerve entrapment? How is it diagnosed? 23 hours
UV-sensing protein in the brain of a marine annelid zooplankton
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Institute for Molecular Sciences reported that a photoreceptive protein expressed in the brain a marine annelid zooplankton (Platynereis dumerilii) is UV-sensitive. This work was carried out... 23 hours
Ulnar nerve entrapment: Symptoms and treatment
MNT Ulnar nerve entrapment is a common injury, but what is the ulnar nerve and what are the causes of ulnar nerve entrapment? How is it diagnosed? 23 hours
Researchers uncover genetic gains and losses in Tourette syndrome
MNT Researchers have identified structural changes in two genes that increase the risk of developing Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary motor and vocal tics. 23 hours
Moderate physical activity linked to healthy glucose metabolism in the brain
NEWS MEDICAL People at risk for Alzheimer's disease who do more moderate-intensity physical activity, but not light-intensity physical activity, are more likely to have healthy patterns of glucose... 23 hours
Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old age
ABC NEWS No proven ways to stave off dementia but new report urges research into some steps that might help bolster brain health in old age 24 hours
New technique isolates neuronal activity during memory consolidation
SCIENCE DAILY Some basic processes underlying memory consolidation have been discovered by researchers. The work identifies some of the electrical events responsible for specific neuronal activity in the hippocampus: a region of the brain... 24 hours
Frequent sexual activity can boost brain power in older adults
SCIENCE DAILY More frequent sexual activity has been linked to improved brain function in older adults, according to a new study. 24 hours
Older Fathers Have ‘Geekier’ Sons, Research Suggests
SCI-NEWS.COM New research published in the journal Translational Psychiatry suggests that sons of older dads are more intelligent, more focused on their interests... 1 day
When should babies sleep in their own rooms?
SCIENCE-NEWS A new study offers support to sleep-starved parents by suggesting that babies age 6 months and older sleep longer when in their own bedroom. 1 day
Study: New brain-based memory recognition technology may be one step closer to court
NEWS MEDICAL In most crime scenes, there is some information that is known only by investigators and the actual perpetrator. 1 day
Medical News Today: OCD linked to inflammation in the brain
MNT A new study links OCD to excessive inflammation in certain areas of the brain. Could OCD be treated using existing anti-inflammatory drugs? 1 day
Computer-designed antibodies target toxins associated with Alzheimer's disease
MNT Researchers at the University of Cambridge have designed antibodies that target the protein deposits in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease, and stop their production. 1 day
OCD linked to inflammation in the brain
MNT A new study links OCD to excessive inflammation in certain areas of the brain. Could OCD be treated using existing anti-inflammatory drugs? 1 day
All-Star Healthcare Physical Medicine: Tailored therapies can decrease pain in neuropathy patients
NEWS MEDICAL As summer enters with a bang in South Texas, many have plans to head to the beach with family and friends. Sadly, for many,... 1 day
Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes and behavioral expressions in PTSD
NEWS MEDICAL Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes deep in the brain and the more outward behavioral expressions associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which could lead to more objective biomarkers for... 1 day
Frequent sex linked to higher cognitive function in seniors
NEWS MEDICAL According to a new study having sex frequently can boost brain power. The study from Oxford University was published today in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological and Social... 1 day
Researchers identify key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid antidepressant effects
NEWS MEDICAL UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have identified a key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid antidepressant effects in the brain, a crucial step to developing alternative... 1 day
Researchers evaluate trends in emergency room use and treatment costs for shingles
NEWS MEDICAL Shingles, a common infection of the nerves that causes a painful rash or small blisters on the skin, is caused by a reactivation of... 1 day
Scientists discover biological fingerprint in children with tuberculosis meningitis
NEWS MEDICAL Children with tuberculosis meningitis - a brain and spinal cord infection that leads to disability and death -- have a biological fingerprint that can be used to assess the severity... 1 day
NKI's I-Portal devices can accurately measure mTBI symptoms, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Neuro Kinetics, Inc., the global leader in clinical eye tracking and neural functional assessments, has co-authored a study indicating that a battery of OVRT (oculomotor, vestibular, and reaction... 1 day
Researchers find new evidence that autoimmunity plays role in Parkinson's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity- in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues- plays a role in Parkinson's disease, the... 1 day
Identified brain circuitry bridges neural and behavioral roles in PTSD
SCIENCE DAILY Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes deep in the brain and the more outward behavioral expressions associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which could lead to more objective... 1 day
Long-term memories made with meaningful information
SCIENCE DAILY When trying to memorize information, it is better to relate it to something meaningful rather than repeat it again and again to make it stick, according to a recent study. 2 days
Study finds recognition technology a step closer to use in courtroom
PHYS.ORG In most crime scenes, there is some information that is known only by investigators and the actual perpetrator. Only the kidnapper knows what the abandoned shed... 2 days
Sleep-wake rhythms vary widely with age as well as amongst individuals of a given age
SCIENCE DAILY The sleep rhythms that reflect circadian systems peak later in teenagers than in adults, and vary as much... 2 days
Understanding how pain is bugging you
SCIENCE DAILY Gut bacteria play a key role in regulating abdominal pain and its associated changes in the brain and spinal cord, at least in mice, report scientists. 2 days
Serotonin improves sociability in mouse model of autism
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have linked early serotonin deficiency to several symptoms that occur in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study examined serotonin levels, brain circuitry, and behavior in a mouse model of ASD. Experiments... 2 days
'Little brain' plays a major role in schizophrenia
SCIENCE DAILY The cerebellum is among the most affected brain regions in schizophrenia, new research has found. Compared to healthy individuals, cerebellar volume was smaller in patients with schizophrenia. The study is the largest... 2 days
Neurons that regenerate, neurons that die
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators report on a transcription factor that they have found that can help certain neurons regenerate, while simultaneously killing others. 2 days
Bones make hormones that communicate with the brain and other organs
SCIENCE-NEWS Bones send out hormone signals that chat with other parts of the body, studies in mice show. What influence these hormones have in people, though, remain... 2 days
The brain mechanism behind multitasking
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified a brain mechanism that enables more efficient multitasking. 2 days
Serotonin rebalances cortical tuning and behavior linked to autism symptoms in 15q11-13 CNV mice
Science Magazine Serotonin is a critical modulator of cortical function, and its metabolism is defective in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) brain. How... 2 days
[Editors' Choice] When they go low, we go high
Science Magazine High-frequency electrical interference can be used to drive activity deep in the brain. 2 days
Three ways neuroscience can advance the concussion debate
SCIENCE DAILY While concussion awareness has improved over the past decade, understanding the nuances of these sports injuries, their severity, symptoms, and treatment, is still a work in progress. Neurologists and neurotraumatologists have reviewed... 2 days
Genetic gains and losses in Tourette syndrome uncovered
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified structural changes in two genes that increase the risk of developing Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary motor and vocal tics. 2 days
Researchers develop new technique to boost quality of brain scans
NEWS MEDICAL People who suffer a stroke often undergo a brain scan at the hospital, allowing doctors to determine the location and extent of the damage. Researchers who study the... 2 days
Study identifies structural changes in genes that increase risk of Tourette syndrome
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have identified structural changes in two genes that increase the risk of developing Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary motor and... 2 days
New research uncovers brain mechanism that enables more efficient multitasking
NEWS MEDICAL Although "multitasking" is a popular buzzword, research shows that only 2% of the population actually multitasks efficiently. Most of us just shift back and forth between different tasks,... 2 days
Researchers uncover genetic gains and losses in Tourette syndrome
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified structural changes in two genes that increase the risk of developing Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary motor and vocal tics. 2 days
Extra-virgin olive oil preserves memory, protects brain against Alzheimer's
SCIENCE DAILY The Mediterranean diet is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers have identified a specific ingredient that protects against cognitive decline: extra-virgin... 2 days
Promoting innate detoxification mechanisms could be efficient strategy to reduce cellular oxidative stress
NEWS MEDICAL Promoting innate detoxification mechanisms in the body and discovering which supplements increase the efficacy of those biochemical pathways could be an efficient... 2 days
Gut bacteria play key role in regulating abdominal pain, mice study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at the Science Foundation Ireland-funded APC Microbiome Institute at University College Cork, Ireland, have shown that, at least in mice, gut bacteria play... 2 days
Study shows that cerebellum plays key role in schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL In a new study, Norwegian researchers have documented that the cerebellum is among the most affected brain regions in schizophrenia. 2 days
Medical News Today: Extra-virgin olive oil may prevent Alzheimer's
MNT A new study investigates the effect of extra-virgin olive oil on cognitive decline and brain inflammation in people with Alzheimer's disease. 2 days
Extra-virgin olive oil may prevent Alzheimer's
MNT A new study investigates the effect of extra-virgin olive oil on cognitive decline and brain inflammation in people with Alzheimer's disease. 2 days
New light shed on key player in brain development
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have shed light on how the developing brain ensures that connections between brain cells reach their intended destination but that they are also maintained during life-span. 2 days
New findings reverse hypothesis of GABA neurodevelopment in schizophrenia
SCIENCE DAILY New research by provides an unprecedented level of resolution and insight into disturbances in cortical GABAergic microcircuits, which are thought to underlie cognitive impairments in schizophrenia. The study reveals new... 2 days
Brain tumors: Still devastating, but treatment has come a long way
SCIENCE DAILY A neurosurgeon discusses advances in brain tumor diagnosis and treatment that are bringing renewed hope to the battle against brain cancer. 2 days
African Plant Extract Could Form Basis of New Alzheimer’s Drug
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study led by University of Nottingham researchers has shown that the extract taken from... 2 days
Memory for stimulus sequences distinguishes humans from other animals
PHYS.ORG Humans possess many cognitive abilities not seen in other animals, such as a full-blown language capacity as well as reasoning and planning abilities. Despite these differences, however, it has been... 2 days
Investigating emotional spillover in the brain
MNT Life is full of emotional highs and lows, ranging from enjoying an activity with a loved one and savoring a delicious meal to feeling hurt by a negative interaction with a co-worker or that recent... 2 days
Shared decision-making essential to optimal treatment and quality of life for patients with MS
NEWS MEDICAL One of the cornerstones of multiple sclerosis treatment is shared decision-making between patients and their doctors and nurses, according to... 2 days
Study suggests sons of older fathers have characteristics of ‘geeks’
NEWS MEDICAL Sons of older fathers are more intelligent, more focused on their interests, and less concerned about fitting in, all characteristics typically seen in "geeks," according to research conducted... 2 days
New technique makes brain scans better
MIT Boosting quality of patient MRIs could enable large-scale studies of stroke outcome. 2 days
Meaningful information can help create long-term memories
NEWS MEDICAL When trying to memorize information, it is better to relate it to something meaningful rather than repeat it again and again to make it stick, according to a recent Baycrest Health Sciences study published... 2 days
Memory for stimulus sequences distinguishes humans from other animals
SCIENCE DAILY Humans possess many cognitive abilities not seen in other animals, such as a full-blown language capacity as well as reasoning and planning abilities. Despite these differences, however, it has been... 3 days
Brain surgeon charged with child sex abuse gives up license
ABC NEWS A California brain surgeon has agreed to give up his state medical license while he faces charges that he sexually abused children 3 days
Broken heart: Physical stress is a risk factor
SCIENCE DAILY The loss of a loved one, a dispute with your neighbour, infections or a fall – mental and physical stress can be triggers of a broken heart (broken heart syndrome). What is... 3 days
Gene variant protecting against Alzheimer's disease decreases plasma beta-amyloid levels
SCIENCE DAILY The APP gene variant protecting against Alzheimer’s disease significantly decreases plasma beta-amyloid levels in a population cohort. This is a very significant discovery, as many on-going drug trials... 3 days
Computer chip mimics human brain, with light beams for neurons
Science Magazine “Optical neural networks” could one day power autonomous cars, data centers 3 days
UAlberta EMPATHY program reduces depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts in youth
NEWS MEDICAL A University of Alberta pilot program designed to promote mental health skills in youth significantly lessened cases of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. 3 days
Modeling Gulf War illness: Knowing the cause of brain dysfunction is key to finding a cure
SCIENCE DAILY When hundreds of thousands of American troops deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1990 and 1991... 3 days
Study: DBS shows promise for treating patients with post-stroke pain syndrome
NEWS MEDICAL Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the ventral striatum/anterior limb of the internal capsule is safe and feasible in addressing the affective component of pain in patients... 3 days
UAlberta EMPATHY program reduces depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL A University of Alberta pilot program designed to promote mental health skills in youth significantly lessened cases of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. 3 days
First randomized controlled trial of deep brain stimulation for chronic pain shows promise
SCIENCE DAILY Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the ventral striatum/anterior limb of the internal capsule is safe and feasible in addressing the affective component... 3 days
Researchers find link between lutein levels in the eye and cognition, achievement in childhood
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers can look into your eyes to determine whether you're getting your lutein, a pigment found in green leafy vegetables... 3 days
New adjustable optical microprobe for the analysis and control of deep brain regions
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a new optical microprobe able to control brain electrical activity by projecting light on wide volumes or selected portions... 3 days
Study reveals new detailed understanding about GABA neurodevelopment in schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL New research by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh provides an unprecedented level of resolution and insight into disturbances in cortical GABAergic microcircuits, which are thought to underlie... 3 days
New disease gene for axon degeneration identified through international gene matching
SCIENCE DAILY A new disease gene has been identified for early-onset axonal neuropathy and mild intellectual disability through an international research network, which was brought together by “Tinder... 3 days
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Pre-clinical study suggests Parkinson's could start in gut endocrine cells
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Medical News Today: How can exercise improve body image?
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