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Medical News Today: MS: High-strength MRI may predict disease progression  MNT · 17 hours
New research suggests that a powerful MRI scanner may help predict the progression of multiple sclerosis by analyzing cortical lesions on the brain. more
Climbing-inspired twining electrodes using shape memory for peripheral nerve stimulation and recording  Science Magazine · 2 days
Peripheral neuromodulation has been widely used throughout clinical practices and basic neuroscience research. However, the mechanical and geometrical mismatches at current electrode-nerve interfaces and... more
Breakthrough for children with serious epileptic seizures  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Emergency medicine doctors now have a better way to treat severe epileptic seizures in children, thanks to a new study. Prolonged epileptic seizures are the most common neurological emergency in children seen by hospitals.... more
Light-intensity physical activity associated with healthy brain aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Incremental physical activity, even at light intensity, is associated with larger brain volume and healthy brain aging. more
Early intervention programs for mood and anxiety disorders improve patient outcomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers examined the impact of Canada's only early intervention program for youth with mood and anxiety disorders. Results suggest that treatment at the First Episode Mood... more
Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. Now researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a... more
Through thick and thin: Neutrons track lithium ions in battery electrodes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Lithium-ion batteries are expected to have a global market value of $47 billion by 2023. They are used in numerous applications, because they offer relatively high... more
American astronaut's dreams of seeing space becoming reality  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A Mainer who's headed to the International Space Station says she's always dreamed of being in space and "seeing this giant blue ball below me." more
Disruptive behaviors in autistic children linked to reduced brain connectivity  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. more
Groundbreaking experiment in pigs challenges the notion about brain damage  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The brain is more resilient than previously thought. In a groundbreaking experiment published in this week's issue of Nature, neuroscientists created an artificial circulation system that successfully restored... more
Scientific breakthrough provides new hope for people living with multiple sclerosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A scientific breakthrough provides new hope for millions of people living with multiple sclerosis. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have developed a compound that... more
Drug that treats high blood pressure shows promise against neurodegenerative diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in... more
Researchers create a working model of cerebral tract to study brain function  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
It takes a lot of connections to create human intelligence. Brain function depends on contacts between multiple regions within the brain. more
Researchers identify key clues to brain and pancreas development  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have discovered a key clue into the development of the pancreas and brain by studying rare patients born without a pancreas. more
Researchers map auditory sensory system of the mouse brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
University of Oregon neuroscientists report that two areas of the mouse brain combine representations of what is heard and anticipated, guiding behavior that leads mice to the best reward. more
Researchers map sound, response and reward anticipation in mouse brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Neuroscientists report that two areas of the mouse brain combine representations of what is heard and anticipated, guiding behavior that leads mice to the best reward. more
Important insight on the brain-body connection  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A study reveals that neurons in the motor cortex exhibit an unexpected division of labor, a finding that could help scientists understand how the brain controls the body and provide insight on certain neurological disorders. more
Brain wiring differences identified in children with conduct disorder  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Behavioral problems in young people with severe antisocial behavior -- known as conduct disorder -- could be caused by differences in the brain's wiring that link the brain's emotional centers... more
Growing a cerebral tract in a microscale brain model  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
An international research team modeled the growth of cerebral tracts. Using neurons derived from stem cells, they grew cortical-like spheroids. In a microdevice, the spheroids extended bundles of axons toward... more
Study shows promise in repairing damaged myelin  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study shows that a synthetic molecule stimulates repair of the protective sheath that covers nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The study demonstrates in mice that a synthetic molecule called... more
For school shooting survivors, trauma has no time limit  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Many students aren't seeking mental health care after a school shooting, while others wait years to reach out more
Pediatric endocrinologist gives iconic 'Mona Lisa' a second medical opinion  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A doctor refutes the most recent hypothesis that 'Lisa' had hypothyroidism and psychomotor retardation. more
Amygdala ensembles encode behavioral states  Science Magazine · 3 days
Internal states, including affective or homeostatic states, are important behavioral motivators. The amygdala regulates motivated behaviors, yet how distinct states are represented in amygdala circuits is unknown. By longitudinally imaging neural calcium dynamics in freely moving mice across... more
Spontaneous behaviors drive multidimensional, brainwide activity  Science Magazine · 3 days
Neuronal populations in sensory cortex produce variable responses to sensory stimuli and exhibit intricate spontaneous activity even without external sensory input. Cortical variability and spontaneous activity have been variously proposed to represent random noise, recall of... more
Brain's imperfect execution of mathematically optimal perception  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Human perception is based on mathematically optimal principles, but the brain implements those principles imperfectly, suggests new research. more
General anesthesia hijacks sleep circuitry to knock you out  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have found that general anesthesia induces unconsciousness by hijacking the neural circuitry that makes us fall sleep. They traced this neural circuitry back to a cluster of cells at... more
Could this brain stimulation technique reverse memory decline?  MNT · 3 days
New research examines the effect of a noninvasive brain stimulation technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation on age-related memory decline. more
Medical News Today: Could this brain stimulation technique reverse memory decline?  MNT · 3 days
New research examines the effect of a noninvasive brain stimulation technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation on age-related memory decline. more
Man settles with rafting center over daughter's amoeba death  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The father of an Ohio woman who died after being exposed to a rare brain-eating amoeba at a North Carolina rafting center has settled a wrongful-death complaint more
Studies identify mechanism key to removal of protein aggregates from cells  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have discovered the mechanism by which cells sense dysfunction of the proteasome—a cellular component that degrades unneeded or defective proteins—and respond... more
Mental health care is a deep challenge after mass shootings  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A struggle still persists to help survivors and communities deal with the lasting trauma of school shootings 20 years after the Columbine High attack more
In vivo super-resolution photoacoustic computed tomography by localization of single dyed droplets  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Photoacoustic computed tomography (PACT) is a non-invasive hybrid imaging technique that excites biological tissues with light and detects the subsequently generated ultrasound to form... more
WiFi may interact with signaling pathways in the brain, causing irreversible damage  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A recent study reviewed evidence from 23 controlled scientific studies to determine once and for all, whether WiFi has a detrimental effect on human... more
News Brief: Mueller Report, North Korea, Brain Tests On Dead Pigs  NPR · 4 days
The redacted version of the Mueller report is released Thursday. North Korea announces it has tested a new "tactical guided weapon." Scientists have restored some function... more
Medical News Today: Some brain functions may be restored after death, pig study suggests  MNT · 4 days
Scientists have restored some brain function in a pig's brain 4 hours after the mammal has died. The findings open... more
Some brain functions may be restored after death, pig study suggests  MNT · 4 days
Scientists have restored some brain function in a pig's brain 4 hours after the mammal has died. The findings open new avenues for researching the brain. more
Scientists revive pig brain cells four hours after death, providing hope for stroke patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In a breakthrough research study, scientists at Yale University have restored cellular activity in the brains of dead pigs. more
Study shows female managers don't mean higher pay for women  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new paper in the European Sociological Review indicates that women's and men's earnings are not affected by the share of female managers in an organization, nor by... more
New tool provides a standard way to measure effects of caring for survivors of TBI  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A traumatic brain injury happens in an instant: a battlefield blast, a car crash, a bad fall. But... more
Study: One in five children and youth suffer from a mental disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
One in five Ontario children and youth suffer from a mental disorder, but less than one-third have had contact with a mental health care... more
Yale study revives cellular activity in pig brains hours after death  REUTERS · 4 days
Yale University scientists have succeeded in restoring basic cellular activity in pigs' brains hours... more
School shootings draw attention to officers' mental health  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Twenty years after Columbine, the effects of trauma experienced by law enforcement authorities who respond to school shootings are still largely unknown, but the mental health care available to them is making... more
Major study finds one in five children have mental health problems  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
One in five Ontario children and youth suffer from a mental disorder, but less than one-third have had contact with a mental health care provider. A... more
Medical News Today: Essential oils for neuropathic pain relief  MNT · 4 days
Neuropathy refers to conditions that damage or otherwise affect the nerves. A common symptom is pain. Some research suggests that aromatherapy with certain essential oils may help relieve neuropathic pain.... more
Essential oils for neuropathic pain relief  MNT · 4 days
Neuropathy refers to conditions that damage or otherwise affect the nerves. A common symptom is pain. Some research suggests that aromatherapy with certain essential oils may help relieve neuropathic pain. Learn more here. more
School bullying increases chances of mental health issues and unemployment in later life  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Victims of bullying in secondary school have dramatically increased chances of mental health problems and unemployment in later life. more
Espresso yourself: Coffee thoughts leave a latte on the mind  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
For millions of Australians, each day begins with a hot cup of coffee in order to activate our brains for the working day. The morning coffee run also... more
Coelacanth reveals new insights into skull evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
An international team of researchers presents the first observations of the development of the skull and brain in the living coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae. Their study provides new insights into the biology of this iconic... more
Imaging localized neuronal activity at fast time scales through biomechanics  Science Magazine · 4 days
Mapping neuronal activity noninvasively is a key requirement for in vivo human neuroscience. Traditional functional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, with a temporal response of seconds, cannot measure high-level... more
Olanzapine: A potent agonist at the hM4D(Gi) DREADD amenable to clinical translation of chemogenetics  Science Magazine · 4 days
Designer receptors exclusively activated by designer drugs (DREADDs) derived from muscarinic receptors not only are a powerful tool to test... more
Secondary nucleation and elongation occur at different sites on Alzheimers amyloid-{beta} aggregates  Science Magazine · 4 days
The aggregates of the Aβ peptide associated with Alzheimer’s disease are able to both grow in size as well as generate, through secondary nucleation,... more
Science News » NIH BRAIN Initiative Tool May Transform How Scientists Study Brain Structure and Function  NIMH · 4 days
Researchers have developed a high-tech support system that can keep a large mammalian brain from rapidly... more
Scientists restore some functions in a pig's brain hours after death  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Circulation and cellular activity were restored in a pig's brain four hours after its death, a finding that challenges long-held assumptions about the timing and irreversible... more
Post-Columbine, attitudes toward officer trauma slowly shift  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting, attitudes about mental health care for officers who respond to such traumatic events are starting to change more
Medical News Today: Stimulating brain with ultrasound can influence decisions  MNT · 4 days
A study in macaques reveals that targeting a brain region with noninvasive, low-intensity ultrasound can alter a specific decision-making process. more
Stimulating brain with ultrasound can influence decisions  MNT · 4 days
A study in macaques reveals that targeting a brain region with noninvasive, low-intensity ultrasound can alter a specific decision-making process. more
Hours After Pigs' Death, Scientists Restore Brain Cell Activity  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Scientists have restored brain circulation and some cell activity in pigs' brains hours after the animals died in a slaughterhouse. more
Dead pig brains bathed in artificial fluid showed signs of cellular life  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 days
Four hours after pigs died, the animals’ brain cell activity was restored by a sophisticated artificial system. more
CBD could help slip medications into the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, is being touted as beneficial for many health conditions, ranging from anxiety to epilepsy. more
Fish that outlived dinosaurs reveals secrets of ancient skull evolution  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new study into one of the world's oldest types of fish, Coelacanth, provides fresh insights into the development of the skull and brain of vertebrates and the... more
Neuron and synapse-mimetic spintronics devices developed  nanowerk · 4 days
A research group has developed spintronics devices which are promising for future energy-efficient and adoptive computing systems, as they behave like neurons and synapses in the human brain. more
Taking care of people with TBI: New tool could speed caregiver research  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A traumatic brain injury happens in an instant: a battlefield blast, a car crash, a bad fall. But the effects can last a lifetime... more
Neuron and synapse-mimetic spintronics devices developed  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A research group has developed spintronics devices which are promising for future energy-efficient and adoptive computing systems, as they behave like neurons and synapses in the human brain. more
Gender identity leaves imprint on human brains  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Society's expectations about gender roles alter the human brain at the cellular level, according to a new article. more
Cannabidiol could help deliver medications to the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, is being touted as beneficial for many health conditions, ranging from anxiety to epilepsy. Although much more research is needed to verify these claims, scientists... more
Men often use homophobic tweets to protect masculinity, study finds (article contains offensive language)  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Homophobic language runs rampant on social media, but UO sociologist C.J. Pascoe wanted to investigate whether the trend actually reflects... more
Neuron and synapse-mimetic spintronics devices developed  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A research group from Tohoku University has developed spintronics devices which are promising for future energy-efficient and adoptive computing systems, as they behave like neurons and synapses in the human brain. more
Victims of bullying have greater chances of mental health problems, unemployment in later life  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Victims of bullying in secondary school have dramatically increased chances of mental health problems and unemployment in later life. more
Medical News Today: Study debunks 3 common sleep myths  MNT · 5 days
From how many hours of sleep we need each night to whether or not loud snoring is normal, new research examines widespread beliefs about sleep. more
Hidden Brain: America's Changing Attitudes Toward Gay People  NPR · 5 days
Public opinion about gay rights has shifted enormously in the United States over the past few decades. What are some of the factors that have led to this historic change in attitudes? more
Oxytocin blocks excess drinking in alcohol-dependent rats  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The neuropeptide oxytocin blocks enhanced drinking in alcohol-dependent rats, according to a study published April 16 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology led by Drs. Tunstall, Koob and Vendruscolo of the National Institutes of... more
Rutgers researchers identify new factor essential for maintaining stem cells in the brain and gut  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The organs in our bodies house stem cells that are necessary to regenerate cells when they become damaged,... more
Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation improves disease symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Bioelectronic medicine scientists at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research collaborated with counterparts from Academic Medical Center at University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands... more
Study to compare benefits of tai chi and mindfulness meditation on MS symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Kinesiology researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have received funding to compare the effects of tai chi and mindfulness meditation on... more
School shootings' effects on police officers understudied  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Twenty years after Columbine, states are beginning to recognize psychological impact of mass shootings on police officers more
Empathy and hormones could account for aggressive behavior in children, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The research group in the Psychobiology section of the Department of Basic Psychological Processes and their Development of the UPV/EHU's Faculty of Psychology has... more
Workplace wellness programs barely move the needle, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Workplace wellness programs — efforts to get workers to lose weight, eat better, stress less and sleep more — are an $8 billion industry in the U.S. more
How college students can end up in vicious cycle of substance abuse, poor academics, stress  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
One negative behavior such as substance abuse or heavy alcohol drinking can lead college students toward a vicious... more
Sleep Apnea: Oral appliance could help you (and your partner) sleep better  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers measured a novel treatment for sleep apnea and found positive results. By measuring patients lying down flat, the researchers stimulated sleep conditions and... more
Oxytocin could help treat alcohol use disorder  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The neuropeptide oxytocin blocks enhanced drinking in alcohol-dependent rats, according to a new study. more
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: Synthetic protein blocks toxic beta-amyloid  MNT · 5 days
Scientists have designed a protein that folds into alpha sheets that can block toxic beta-amyloid in brain cells before it forms into large clumps. more
Alzheimer's: Synthetic protein blocks toxic beta-amyloid  MNT · 5 days
Scientists have designed a protein that folds into alpha sheets that can block toxic beta-amyloid in brain cells before it forms into large clumps. more
Scientists 'reverse engineer' brain cancer cells to find new targets for treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Glioblastoma is one of the most devastating forms of cancer, with few existing treatment options. It is also a leading cause of cancer-related death... more
Researchers identify brain activity pattern that predicts anger in dreams  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers have identified a pattern of brain activity that predicts anger experienced during dreaming, according to a new study of healthy adults published in JNeurosci. more
Study resolves sex differences in psychiatric illness risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Male and female rats whose mother experienced a simulated viral infection during pregnancy display autism- and schizophrenia-like behaviors, according to a new follow-up study published in eNeuro. more
How jackdaws remember what they did where and when  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Corvids are capable of cognitive feats that almost resemble those of humans. Neuroscientists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) intend to find out how their brain manages to fulfill such complex tasks... more
Study: Human Brain Uses Short Rest Periods to Strengthen Memories  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
In a study published in the journal Current Biology, a team of researchers from the United... more
People with stress disorders like PTSD are at higher risk of heart disease  SCIENCE-NEWS · 6 days
Those coping with psychological trauma have a greater risk for cardiovascular disease, a large-scale study that goes beyond men and veterans finds. more
New method to create ultrafast 3D images of nanostructures  nanowerk · 6 days
Scientists have developed a method in which two images of an object can be taken from two different directions using a single laser pulse. The images are then combined to... more
Rockefeller scientists develop novel microscopy technique that peers deep into the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In order to understand the brain, scientists must be able to see the brain--cell by cell, and moment by moment. more
Researchers annotate key neuronal proteins in lamprey genome  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The lamprey, an eel-like primitive vertebrate, is a popular organism for neurobiology studies because it has a relatively simple nervous system. more
Angry dreams explained by brain waves  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Some nights are filled with happy dreams while other nights may be all about angry dreams. Researchers have found certain clues in the brain waves that show the reason why angry dreams occur when a person... more
Fat shaming celebrities may make women more judgemental about being overweight  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study has shown that celebrity fat-shaming leads to an adverse reaction among general women towards people who are overweight. The study titled, “Shaping the... more
Study shows how low-intensity ultrasonic waves can modulate decision-making process in the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Imagine working in your office while the sun is shining outside. Thinking about what you could be doing instead of working is... more
Dead pig brains bathed in artificial fluid showed signs of cellular life
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