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Ultrastretchable and deformable bioprobes using Kirigami designs
PHYS.ORG A research team in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering and the Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS) at Toyohashi University of Technology has developed an ultrastretchable bioprobe using Kirigami designs. The Kirigami-based... 4 hours
Industrial Revolution left a damaging psychological 'imprint' on today's populations
PHYS.ORG People living in the former industrial heartlands of England and Wales are more disposed to negative emotions such as anxiety and depressive moods, more impulsive and more likely... 1 day
Medical News Today: The mysteries of sniffing unraveled
MNT For the first time, scientists are starting to understand the purpose of sniffing, and how the brain takes aroma information from a mix of sensory signals. 2 days
Medical News Today: Why facial recognition is the future of diagnostics
MNT New research uses facial recognition analysis to accurately predict health. The findings also show that the human brain has similar abilities. 2 days
The mysteries of sniffing unraveled
MNT VIDEO For the first time, scientists are starting to understand the purpose of sniffing, and how the brain takes aroma information from a mix of sensory signals. 2 days
Salk scientists unravel mystery about how the spinal cord deals with different information
NEWS MEDICAL We think of our brain as masterminding all of our actions, but a surprising amount of information related to movement gets processed... 2 days
Study: Unusual neuroinflammation may underlie cognitive problems in cART-treated HIV patients
NEWS MEDICAL Although combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) has improved survival of patients infected with HIV and has reduced the incidence of severe neurologic complications, almost half of cART-treated... 2 days
New research explores innovative ways to deal with self-harming behavior
NEWS MEDICAL New ways of enhancing online support to deal with self-harming behaviour are being explored by the University of Strathclyde, in collaboration with Scottish mental health charity Health in... 2 days
Study shows how electrical stimulation in the brain instructs appropriate response
NEWS MEDICAL The brain's complex network of neurons enables us to interpret and effortlessly navigate and interact with the world around us. 3 days
Talking to ourselves and voices in our heads
SCIENCE DAILY As far our brain is concerned, talking to ourselves in our heads may be fundamentally the same as speaking our thoughts out loud, new research shows. The findings may have important implications... 3 days
Scientists channel graphene to understand filtration and ion transport into cells
PHYS.ORG Tiny pores at a cell's entryway act as miniature bouncers, letting in some electrically charged atoms—ions—but blocking others. Operating as exquisitely sensitive filters, these "ion channels"... 3 days
When your spinal cord takes charge
SCIENCE DAILY Spinal cord neurons that inhibit distracting input to focus on task at hand have been discovered by researchers. 3 days
How a seahorse-shaped brain structure may help us recognize others
SCIENCE DAILY An oxytocin-sensitive brain circuit that regulates social memory formation, recognition has been discovered by researchers. Their results shed light on brain's ability to sort out confusion by reconciling... 3 days
Toxoplasmosis: How a cat parasite exploits immune cells to reach the brain
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have previously shown that a parasite from cats can infect people's brain and affect our behaviour. Now, researchers at Stockholm University have discovered... 3 days
Core-binding factor {beta} and Runx transcription factors promote adaptive natural killer cell responses
Science Magazine Natural killer (NK) cells are innate lymphocytes that have features of adaptive immunity such as clonal expansion and generation of long-lived memory.... 3 days
Science News » Leading Neuropsychopharmacology Organization Promotes NIMH Director to Fellow Status
NIMH Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., Director of NIMH, has been promoted to Fellow status by the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology based on his scientific... 3 days
Medical News Today: Huntington's disease: Could a cancer drug hold the key?
MNT A drug that is used to treat advanced skin lymphomas may also be effective in treating Huntington's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. 3 days
Huntington's disease: Could a cancer drug hold the key?
MNT A drug that is used to treat advanced skin lymphomas may also be effective in treating Huntington's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. 3 days
Genetic mutation causes 'vicious cycle' in most common form of ALS
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are one step closer to understanding the development of neurodegenerative disorders such as ALS. A study details what the researchers describe as a vicious cycle... 3 days
New chemical trail leads to the secrets of memory and depression
SCIENCE DAILY The world is bad and life is meaningless? It is not necessarily the fault of the world or life – or even your willingness. The sources... 3 days
Medical News Today: The complex brain choreography of split-second decisions
MNT New research reveals that changing an action that has already started involves a very fast and complex interplay between three regions of the brain. 3 days
The complex brain choreography of split-second decisions
MNT New research reveals that changing an action that has already started involves a very fast and complex interplay between three regions of the brain. 3 days
Medical News Today: What is an epidural hematoma?
MNT Head injuries require immediate medical attention. In some cases, a person can develop internal bleeding around the brain called an epidural hematoma. 3 days
What is an epidural hematoma?
MNT Head injuries require immediate medical attention. In some cases, a person can develop internal bleeding around the brain called an epidural hematoma. 3 days
Unique pattern of brain inflammation may explain neurocognitive impairment in HIV patients on antiretroviral drugs
SCIENCE DAILY Almost half of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART)-treated HIV patients experience some degree of neurocognitive impairment (neuroHIV). To search... 3 days
3D mini brains put researchers on a fast track to repair the nervous system
NEWS MEDICAL The Houston Methodist Research Institute is making mini brains from human stem cells that put researchers on a fast track... 3 days
Gaps in required curricula may explain differences in climate change acceptance among college graduates
PHYS.ORG The average American college student has just a 17 percent chance of learning about climate change before graduation through required... 3 days
What keeps women from reporting sexual harassment?
PHYS.ORG New accounts of sexual harassment by powerful men appear almost daily. So why now and not sooner? One reason might be the "miniature legal systems" set up in business, government and other institutions to... 3 days
IUPUI researchers receive $1.8 million grant to develop potential treatments for hydrocephalus
NEWS MEDICAL No drug treatment exists for hydrocephalus, the buildup of fluid known as "water on the brain" that can occur at any age. 3 days
Research brings scientists one step closer to understanding development of ALS
NEWS MEDICAL University of Michigan-led research brings scientists one step closer to understanding the development of neurodegenerative disorders such as ALS. 3 days
How toxoplasmosis exploits immune cells to reach the brain
PHYS.ORG The infection toxoplasmosis is caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii and is widespread. It's estimated that 30 to 50 percent of the global human population are carriers. Cats are the... 3 days
Medical News Today: Why does restless sleep predict Parkinson's disease?
MNT REM sleep behavior disorder significantly increases the risk of developing Parkinson's disease. A recent study demonstrates that inflammation may be key. 3 days
Optogenetics research sheds new light on social-spatial learning
NEWS MEDICAL Ilana Witten didn't set out to study spatial learning. She thought she was investigating how mice socialize--but she discovered that in mouse brains, the social and the spatial are inextricably linked. 3 days
Canola oil linked to worsened memory and learning ability in Alzheimer's
SCIENCE DAILY Canola oil is one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils, yet little is known about its health effects. Now, a study links canola oil consumption... 3 days
Study identifies mechanism that could explain early link between sound input and cognitive function
NEWS MEDICAL Some expectant parents play classical music for their unborn babies, hoping to boost their children's cognitive capacity. While some research... 3 days
Researchers identify challenges to understanding and classifying mental disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Mental illnesses, such as major depression, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the United States, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.... 4 days
Atlas of developing human brain launched by researchers
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have taken the first step towards a comprehensive atlas of gene expression in cells across the developing human brain, making available new insights into how specific cells and gene networks contribute... 4 days
Brain scans may reveal most effective anti-drug messages
SCIENCE DAILY What if you could look into the brains of potential drug abusers and see what messages would be most likely to persuade them to 'just say no?' That's the ultimate goal of... 4 days
Electrical stimulation in brain bypasses senses, instructs movement
SCIENCE DAILY The brain's complex network of neurons enables us to interpret and effortlessly navigate and interact with the world around us. But when these links are damaged due to injury or stroke, critical... 4 days
Seizure study sheds light on lasting brain effects in children
SCIENCE DAILY Prolonged convulsive seizures in childhood could be linked to the development of other brain conditions, a study suggests. 4 days
Psychologist examines methods of classifying mental disorders
SCIENCE DAILY A new article presents the challenges in using three major diagnostic manuals from a scientific perspective and offer some recommendations for re-conceptualizing the mental disorders they describe. 4 days
Mutations in neurons accumulate as we age; may explain normal cognitive decline and neurodegeneration
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers used whole-genome sequencing of individual neurons and found strong evidence that brain mutations accumulate as we age. They also... 4 days
Cryo-EM reveals 'crown-like' structure of protein responsible for regulating blood flow
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have revealed for the first time the atomic-level structure of a promising drug target for conditions such as stroke and traumatic brain injury. 4 days
Monkey feel, monkey do: Microstimulation in premotor cortex can instruct movement
SCIENCE DAILY Finding ways to get around those broken networks in the brain is an important area of research for those seeking to develop treatment interventions. Now researchers... 4 days
Existing cancer medication offers potential to treat Huntington's disease
SCIENCE DAILY A drug already used to treat certain forms of cancer appears to be an effective therapy for Huntington's disease, and offers a potential pathway to treat other neurodegenerative diseases. 4 days
The structure of cool: Researchers discover the unexpected atomic structure of cold and menthol sensor TRPM8
SCIENCE DAILY The first determination of the atomic structure of Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin 8 (TRPM8), a molecular... 4 days
Why we can't always stop what we've started
SCIENCE DAILY When we try to stop a body movement at the last second, perhaps to keep ourselves from stepping on what we just realized was ice, we can't always do it -- and... 4 days
Brain remaps itself in child with double hand transplant
SCIENCE DAILY The first child to undergo a successful hand transplant also is the first child in whom scientists have detected massive changes in how sensations from the hands are represented in... 4 days
Different mutational rates and mechanisms in human cells at pregastrulation and neurogenesis
Science Magazine Somatic mosaicism in the human brain may alter function of individual neurons. We analyzed genomes of single cells from the forebrains of three human... 4 days
Aging and neurodegeneration are associated with increased mutations in single human neurons
Science Magazine It has long been hypothesized that aging and neurodegeneration are associated with somatic mutation in neurons; however, methodological hurdles have prevented testing this hypothesis... 4 days
Heart monitors on wild narwhals reveal alarming responses to stress
PHYS.ORG Narwhals released after entanglement in nets and outfitted with heart monitors performed a series of deep dives, swimming hard to escape, while their heart rates dropped to unexpectedly... 4 days
Researchers discover the unexpected atomic structure of cold and menthol sensor TRPM8
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and Duke University has made the first determination of the atomic structure of Transient... 4 days
Taking a direct route to the brain
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Spatiotemporal gene expression trajectories reveal developmental hierarchies of the human cortex
Science Magazine Systematic analyses of spatiotemporal gene expression trajectories during organogenesis have been challenging because diverse cell types at different stages of maturation and differentiation coexist in the... 4 days
Building a brain
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Mystery Attacks Caused Brain Damage in US Embassy Workers in Cuba
LIVE SCIENCE Brain scans reveal damage to the white matter in the brains of U.S. embassy workers who were in Cuba, though experts doubt the cause is a... 4 days
Medical News Today: What is a epidural hematoma?
MNT Head injuries require immediate medical attention. In some cases, a person can develop internal bleeding around the brain called an epidural hematoma. 4 days
What is a epidural hematoma?
MNT Head injuries require immediate medical attention. In some cases, a person can develop internal bleeding around the brain called an epidural hematoma. 4 days
Traumatic brain injury causes intestinal damage, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY A two-way link between traumatic brain injury and intestinal changes has been uncovered by research. These interactions may contribute to increased infections in these patients, and may also worsen chronic brain damage. 4 days
Tackling exams like an athlete
PHYS.ORG You have a big exam coming up. You've done everything you can possibly to do to prepare. You attended all your classes, took good notes, and studied often. You stayed up late the night before the exam, cramming... 4 days
Researchers test orange light treatment at emergency psychiatric care
NEWS MEDICAL Can orange light therapy help people who have serious mental disorders? Who hear voices and see things that aren't there? Or who are thinking about committing suicide? 4 days
Sleep Paralysis Is Linked to Stress (and Supernatural Beliefs)
LIVE SCIENCE Sleep paralysis can be terrifying, but what causes it? A new review of 42 studies looks for the links between sleep paralysis, stress, supernatural beliefs, and other possible factors. 4 days
Medical News Today: Neurons: The basics
MNT In this article, we discuss the most fascinating cell type in the human body. We explain what a neuron looks like, what it does, and how it works. 4 days
Neurons: The basics
MNT In this article, we discuss the most fascinating cell type in the human body. We explain what a neuron looks like, what it does, and how it works. 4 days
Study reveals connection between restless sleep and Parkinson's disease
NEWS MEDICAL A study published in the neurological journal, The Lancet Neurology, has identified that patients with rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) have a dopamine deficiency in the brain and... 4 days
Using atraumatic needles for lumbar punctures decreases risk of complications
NEWS MEDICAL The type of needle used during a lumbar puncture makes a significant difference in the subsequent occurrence of headache, nerve irritation and hearing disturbance in patients, according to... 4 days
Healthy diet may be linked to less disability, fewer symptoms for people with MS
NEWS MEDICAL For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), eating a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grains may be linked to having less... 4 days
Study provides insight into long-term health impact of convulsive seizures in children
NEWS MEDICAL Prolonged convulsive seizures in childhood could be linked to the development of other brain conditions, a study suggests. 4 days
UMSOM researchers find two-way link between TBI and intestinal changes
NEWS MEDICAL University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have found a two-way link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and intestinal changes. These interactions may contribute to increased infections in... 4 days
CLOCK gene plays key role in regulating many genes important to brain evolution
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have long sought to unravel the molecular mysteries that make the human brain special: What processes drove its evolution through the millennia? Which... 4 days
Novel regulation of gene expression in brain tumors identified
SCIENCE DAILY New study results reveal a previously unknown interplay between two key enzymes and a novel understanding of how brain cancer tumors form and spread. 5 days
Study shows how interplay between two key enzymes promotes brain tumor growth
NEWS MEDICAL Study results revealed previously unknown interplay between two key enzymes and a novel understanding of how brain cancer tumors form and spread, according to... 5 days
Routing gene therapy directly into brain
SCIENCE DAILY A new technique, which could be used to transplant donor-matched hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) or a patient's own genetically-engineered HSCs into the brain, has been revealed by scientists in a new report. 5 days
Some 3D video games benefit older adults' brains
NEWS MEDICAL If you're between 55 and 75 years old, you may want to try playing 3D platform games like Super Mario 64 to stave off mild cognitive impairment and perhaps even prevent Alzheimer's... 5 days
New method helps identify causal mechanisms in depression
SCIENCE DAILY People with major depressive disorder have alterations in the activity and connectivity of brain systems underlying reward and memory, according to a new study. The findings provide clues as to which regions... 5 days
Study characterizes effects of opioids on brain proteins other than opioid receptors
NEWS MEDICAL In a new study, researchers have characterized the effects of a series of opioids on proteins in the brain other than opioid receptors. 5 days
New method helps measure effect of one brain region on another in depression
NEWS MEDICAL People with major depressive disorder have alterations in the activity and connectivity of brain systems underlying reward and memory, according to a... 5 days
Yes, Your Daily Stress Can Haunt Your Dreams
LIVE SCIENCE After a stressful day, you may hope to find some solace in sleep. But a new study from the United Kingdom suggests that stressful experiences from your day can make their way... 5 days
3-D mini brains accelerate research for repairing brain function
SCIENCE DAILY Hospitals are making mini brains from human stem cells, putting researchers on a fast track to repair the nervous system after injury or disease of the brain and spinal cord.... 5 days
Cryo-EM reveals 'crown-like' structure of protein responsible for regulating blood flow
PHYS.ORG A team led by scientists at Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) has revealed for the first time the atomic-level structure of a promising drug target for... 5 days
CLOCK gene may hold answers to human brain evolution
SCIENCE DAILY A gene controlling our biological clocks plays a vital role in regulating human-specific genes important to brain evolution. These findings open new paths of research into how CLOCK proteins produced... 5 days
Alzheimer's damage in mice reduced with compound that targets APOE gene
SCIENCE DAILY People who carry the APOE4 genetic variant face a substantial risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. Now, researchers have identified a compound that targets the APOE protein... 5 days
Psychosis incidence highly variable internationally
SCIENCE DAILY Rates of psychosis can be close to eight times higher in some regions compared to others, finds a new study. 5 days
Intracerebroventricular delivery of hematopoietic progenitors results in rapid and robust engraftment of microglia-like cells
Science Magazine Recent evidence indicates that hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) can serve as vehicles for therapeutic molecular delivery to the... 5 days
[Research Articles] PPAR{delta} activation by bexarotene promotes neuroprotection by restoring bioenergetic and quality control homeostasis
Science Magazine Neurons must maintain protein and mitochondrial quality control for optimal function, an energetically expensive process. The peroxisome proliferator–activated... 5 days
[Editors' Choice] Brain leak, mind bleak
Science Magazine Stress-induced changes in blood-brain barrier permeability contribute to depression pathology. 5 days
[Research Articles] BCAS1 expression defines a population of early myelinating oligodendrocytes in multiple sclerosis lesions
Science Magazine Investigations into brain function and disease depend on the precise classification of neural cell types. Cells of the... 5 days
Medical News Today: What is an intracerebral hemorrhage?
MNT Intracerebral hemorrhage happens when blood suddenly leaks in the brain. It is a potentially life-threatening emergency. Learn more about the risk factors. 5 days
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's brain damage halved with gene-targeting compound
MNT Scientists have designed a molecule that can interfere with the production of the APOE protein. Mouse tests reveal that the compound prevents brain damage. 5 days
What is an intracerebral hemorrhage?
MNT Intracerebral hemorrhage happens when blood suddenly leaks in the brain. It is a potentially life-threatening emergency. Learn more about the risk factors. 5 days
Alzheimer's brain damage halved with gene-targeting compound
MNT Scientists have designed a molecule that can interfere with the production of the APOE protein. Mouse tests reveal that the compound prevents brain damage. 5 days
Lack of sleep could cause mood disorders in teens
SCIENCE DAILY Chronic sleep deprivation -- which can involve staying up late, and waking up early for work or school -- has become a way of life for both kids and adults,... 5 days
Pigeons Can Discriminate Abstract Concepts of Space and Time, Study Shows
SCI-NEWS.COM Pigeons can discriminate the abstract concepts of space and time — and seem to... 5 days
Serious risk of mental health crisis in Yemen, say experts
SCIENCE DAILY Yemenis face serious mental health risks, but the issue is being neglected. In a new study, the researchers reveal how serious the risk to mental health is in... 5 days
Is continuous electronic fetal monitoring useful for all women in labor?
SCIENCE DAILY Electronic fetal monitoring is often used during labor to detect unborn babies at risk of brain damage (neonatal encephalopathy) from a lack of oxygen (hypoxia). In... 5 days
Scientific Meeting » Mental Health: Youth in Transition
NIMH For Mental Health Awareness Week, NIMH partnered with the Embassy of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to host a panel discussion about mental health challenges faced by youth—including... 5 days
New weakness found in most common childhood malignant brain tumor
SCIENCE DAILY A new weakness found in medulloblastoma, the most common form of childhood brain tumor, could lead to more personalized medicine and improved treatment for some patients, according to... 5 days
Study: Changes in the brain after childhood limb loss can be reversed
NEWS MEDICAL In a recent study, investigators found that certain changes in the brain that occurred after limb amputation in a child were reversible after restoring sensory input... 5 days
Experimental drug blocks toxic ion flow linked to Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY A new small-molecule drug can restore brain function and memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. The molecule, called anle138b, works by stopping toxic ion flow in... 5 days
The mysteries of sniffing unraveled
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IBM scientists demonstrate 10x faster large-scale machine learning using GPUs
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Study finds dogs are brainier than cats
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