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New pain-blocking brain mechanism may relieve arthritis  MNT · 5 minutes
Using rats for their study, a team of researchers discovered that pain relief may originate in the brain, not in the spinal cord as previously assumed. more
Brain activity has role in human aging and longevity  MNT · 5 minutes
After studying human tissue, mice, and worms, scientists link excessive brain activity to reduced life span and find that its suppression can extend life. more
The brain's favorite type of music  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 minutes
People prefer songs with only a moderate amount of uncertainty and unpredictability, according to new research. more
Animal study shows how stress and mother's abuse affects infant brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 minutes
A new study in rats shows the extent of brain damage in newborn rodents from even short-term abuse by their mother. more
Medical News Today: New pain-blocking brain mechanism may relieve arthritis  MNT · 38 minutes
Using rats for their study, a team of researchers discovered that pain relief may originate in the brain, not in the spinal cord as previously assumed. more
Medical News Today: Brain activity has role in human aging and longevity  MNT · 38 minutes
After studying human tissue, mice, and worms, scientists link excessive brain activity to reduced life span and find that its suppression can extend life. more
Salk Institute scientists receive NIH grant to better understand the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Salk Institute scientists Nicola Allen, Eiman Azim, Margarita Behrens, and Joseph Ecker have been named recipients in the 2019 round of grants from the National Institutes... more
Good heart health can equal good brain health, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Emory University researchers are giving us double the reasons to pay attention to our cardiovascular health - showing in a recently published study in the Journal of Alzheimer's... more
Research shows brain's immune system gets activated by stress during pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Chronic stress during pregnancy triggers an immune response in the brain that has potential to alter brain functions in ways that could contribute to postpartum depression,... more
Link found between genetic variations and size of the brainstem, other subcortical structures  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Researchers have found a link between 48 common genetic variations and the size of the brainstem and other subcortical structures deep within... more
Immune cells rewire, repair brain while we sleep, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Science tells us that a lot of good things happen in our brains while we sleep - learning and memories are consolidated and waste is removed, among other... more
Gene variants influence size of brainstem, other structures  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Three-hundred researchers have identified 48 common genetic variants that are associated with the size of the brainstem and other subcortical structures deep within the brain. This is the first step toward understanding... more
Haptoglobin binds hemoglobin that causes brain damage after cerebral hemorrhage  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Patients who survive a cerebral hemorrhage may suffer delayed severe brain damage caused by free hemoglobin, which comes from red blood cells and damages neurons. Researchers at the... more
Song-learning neurons identified in songbirds  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
A group of brain cells, the corticobasal ganglia projecting neurons, are important for vocal learning in young birds, but not in adult birds, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences... more
Song-learning neurons identified in songbirds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
A group of neurons called the corticobasal ganglia projecting neurons are important for vocal learning in young birds, but not in adult birds, according to a new study. more
New way to think about brain's link to postpartum depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Chronic stress during pregnancy triggers an immune response in the brain that has potential to alter brain functions in ways that could contribute to postpartum depression, new research... more
Patterns unique to the striatum observed in people with Huntington's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
The part of the brain that selectively degenerates in people with Huntington's disease (HD), called the striatum, is almost entirely destroyed in the late stages of... more
Twin study shows what's good for the heart is good for the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Researchers are giving us double the reasons to pay attention to our cardiovascular health - showing in a recent study that good... more
Unique brain changes in people with Huntington's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
The part of the brain that selectively degenerates in people with Huntington's disease (HD), called the striatum, is almost entirely destroyed in the late stages of the disease. Brain samples from mutant... more
Keeping Your Blood Sugar In Check Could Lower Your Alzheimer's Risk  NPR · 6 hours
Diabetes can double a person's chances of developing Alzheimer's. Now researchers are beginning to understand the role of brain metabolism in the development of the dementia. more
The night gardeners: Immune cells rewire, repair brain while we sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Science tells us that a lot of good things happen in our brains while we sleep -- learning and memories are consolidated and waste is removed,... more
Scientists investigate how background noise affects brain activity  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Have you ever found it difficult to focus on a task due to background noise? Scientists at the University of Alberta are studying just how these sounds impact our brain activity--and what... more
SciLifeLab and AstraZeneca establish cryo-EM collaboration to advance biomedicine  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
The study published in Science Advances reveals the mechanism by which the receptor tyrosine kinase RET can increase neuronal survival in degenerative diseases. To understand the mechanism of this signaling... more
Drug combination reverses hypersensitivity to noise  MIT · 7 hours
Findings in mice suggest targeting certain brain circuits could offer new ways to treat some neurological disorders. more
SciLifeLab and AstraZeneca use cryo-EM to advance biomedicine  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
A study published in Science Advances reveals the mechanism by which the receptor tyrosine kinase RET can increase neuronal survival in degenerative diseases. To understand the mechanism of this signalling complex, the... more
Blog Post » What Can Animals Tell Us About Mental Illnesses?  NIMH · 8 hours
In this Director’s Message, directed toward a general audience, Dr. Gordon discusses the role of animals in mental health research and what they can tell us... more
Blog Post » A Hypothesis-Based Approach: The Use of Animals in Mental Health Research  NIMH · 8 hours
In this Director’s Message, directed toward the research community, Dr. Gordon provides guidance to researchers on the use of animals... more
Make some noise: How background noise affects brain activity  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Have you ever found it difficult to focus on a task due to background noise? Scientists are studying just how these sounds impact our brain activity -- and what that... more
No link found between youth contact sports and cognitive, mental health problems  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Adolescents who play contact sports, including football, are no more likely to experience cognitive impairment, depression or suicidal thoughts in early adulthood than their... more
Microscopic spines connect worm neurons  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Dendritic "spines"—small protrusions on the receiving side of the connection (synapse) between two nerve cells—are recognized as key functional components of neuronal circuits in mammals. The shapes and numbers of spines are regulated by neuronal activity and correlate... more
This Brainless 'Blob' Could Take Over the Paris Zoo, If You Give It Enough Oatmeal  LIVE SCIENCE · 11 hours
The Paris Zoological Park is debuting a new exhibit on 'the blob' — a brainless, single-cell slime mold... more
Study finds no link between youth contact sports and cognitive, mental health problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Adolescents who play contact sports, including football, are no more likely to experience cognitive impairment, depression or suicidal thoughts in early adulthood... more
Reduced exercise capacity linked to neurocognitive problems in survivors of childhood ALL  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
A new study found a link between reduced exercise capacity and neurocognitive problems in survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common childhood cancer. more
Insufficient placental steroid may increase autism spectrum disorder risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A study in experimental models suggests that allopregnanolone, one of many hormones produced by the placenta during pregnancy, is so essential to normal fetal brain development that when provision of... more
Novel nanoprobes show promise for optical monitoring of neural activity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have developed ultrasensitive nanoscale optical probes to monitor the bioelectric activity of neurons and other excitable cells. This novel readout technology could enable scientists to study how... more
Salk scientists receive NIH funding to map brain circuitry for movement  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A team of Salk scientists led by Professor Martyn Goulding has been awarded $14.3 million over five years by the National Institutes of Health to create... more
New NIH BRAIN Initiative awards accelerate the pace of neuroscience research  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists have been developing astounding new tools for exploring neural circuits that underlie brain function throughout the first five years of the National Institutes of Health's... more
NIH offers support to address ethical challenges associated with clinical research advances  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
With support from the National Institutes of Health's Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, scientists are developing powerful new devices and technologies... more
New polysomnography electrode set enables easy, accurate assessment of sleep bruxism severity  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
An easy-to-use electrode set can assess sleep bruxism severity as well as a conventional polysomnography, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland... more
Parkinson's: New treatment approach shows promise in brain cells  MNT · 3 days
A new study suggests an innovative strategy for tackling an enzyme that is typically affected in Parkinson's disease. The findings show promise in neurons. more
Science News » New BRAIN Initiative Awards Accelerate Neuroscience Discoveries  NIMH · 3 days
The NIH has announced its continued support for the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative by funding more than 180 new BRAIN Initiative awards, bringing the... more
Medical News Today: What is a neurologist?  MNT · 3 days
Neurologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the nervous system. Here, learn about the conditions they treat and the procedures they perform. more
Medical News Today: Parkinson's: New treatment approach shows promise in brain cells  MNT · 3 days
A new study suggests an innovative strategy for tackling an enzyme that is typically affected in Parkinson's disease. The findings show promise in neurons. more
Cutting-edge neuroethics with ground-breaking neurotechnologies  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists are developing powerful new devices and technologies to monitor and regulate brain activity. To ensure NIH keeps pace with rapid technological development and help clinicians and researchers ethically fit these new tools into practice, a new article... more
A new discovery: How our memories stabilize while we sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have shown that delta waves emitted while we sleep are not generalized periods of silence during which the cortex rests, as has been described for decades in... more
Easy at-home assessment of teeth grinding in sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
An easy-to-use electrode set can assess sleep bruxism severity as well as a conventional polysomnography, a new study shows. more
Neuroscientists to introduce new approach to assess brain damage in Parkinson's patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
TSU neuroscientists and their colleagues from SibSMU plan to introduce a new approach to studying brain damage in patients with Parkinson's disease more
Brain tissue kept alive for weeks on an artificial membrane  nanowerk · 4 days
This novel new system uses a microfluidic device that can keep tissue from both drying out and from drowning in fluid. A proof-of-concept experiment showed that tissue explanted... more
Impacts of Neurofeedback Therapy on Neurodegenerative Disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
News-Medical spoke to Marvin Berman, Ph.D., the Founder and President of Quietmind Foundation, about neurofeedback therapy and its potential to develop and improve future treatments for neurogenerative disorders. more
Researchers uncover novel molecular clues for tumor aggression in neurofibromatosis type 1  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report that their study of tumor samples from people with the rare genetic syndrome neurofibromatosis type... more
Blue light and fruit flies: a warning for humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study involving the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, published in the journal npj Aging and Mechanisms of Disease, shows that when flies are kept in darkness, or in white... more
Prenatal stress increases birth complications and decreases male births  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
According to a new study published this week, mothers who undergo physical and mental stress during their pregnancies are more likely to deliver prematurely and have birth complications. more
New clinical research offers possibility of future rehabilitation for patients in minimally conscious or vegetative state  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Non-invasive brain stimulation is to be trialled for the first time alongside advanced brain imaging techniques... more
Targeted therapy to help children with deadly nerve cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have identified a targeted therapy for adolescent patients with neuroblastoma, a deadly pediatric nerve cancer, who would otherwise have no treatment options, according to a new study. more
Health care intervention: Treating high-need, high-cost patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Patients with complex needs -- serious mental and physical health problems and substance use disorders -- flock to emergency rooms costing the health care system billions every year. A new study suggests a nontraditional... more
Research suggests nontraditional approach can improve outcomes for 'high-need, high-cost' patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In crisis and with nowhere else to turn, thousands of patients with complex needs -- serious mental and physical health problems and substance use disorders --... more
VHA psychiatric units have lower rates of patient safety events than general hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Inpatient psychiatric units at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical centers have lower rates of adverse events and medical errors, compared to psychiatric... more
What is a neurologist?  MNT · 4 days
Neurologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the nervous system. Here, learn about the conditions they treat and the procedures they perform. more
Scientists report evidence of immune response targeting brain cells in autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Autism spectrum disorders affect one in 59 American children by age eight. With no known quantitative biological features, autism diagnoses are currently based on expert assessments... more
Study shows link between high-fat diet and earlier appearance of Alzheimer's markers in the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Once it begins, Alzheimer's disease progresses systematically and aggressively, attacking victims on multiple fronts. But scientists studying the... more
Research gauges neurodegeneration tied to FXTAS by measuring motor behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers used a grip-force test to analyze sensorimotor function in people with the FMR1 premutation, with the aim of determining FXTAS risk and severity. more
Researchers find behavioral, biological similarities between compulsive overeating and addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Does yo-yo dieting drive compulsive eating? There may be a connection. According to Boston University School of Medicine researchers the chronic cyclic pattern of overeating followed by undereating,... more
Rare sex-specific brain cells found in male and female mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Caltech researchers have discovered rare brain cell types that are unique to male mice and other types that are unique to female mice. These sex-specific cells were found... more
Researchers analyze neurodegeneration linked to FXTAS by measuring motor behavior  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The neurological disorder FXTAS stems from a genetic premutation seen in one of every 151 women and one of every 468 men, called the FMR1 premutation. more
Researchers to study efficacy of RESHAPE program to reduce stigma of primary care providers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers from the George Washington University, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Epidemiology and Disease Control Division of... more
Scientists unravel how left-right information is integrated to correct organ positioning  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Scientists from the Instituto de Neurociencias CSIC-UMH in Alicante, Spain, under the supervision of Professor Angela Nieto, have discovered the molecular mechanism that ensures the right... more
Male and female mice have different brain cells  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Caltech researchers have discovered rare brain cell types that are unique to male mice and other types that are unique to female mice. These sex-specific cells were found in a region of... more
BARseq builds a better brain map  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A brain mapping technique called BARseq is capable of mapping thousands of neurons in a single mouse, at single neuron resolution, while also detailing which neuron expresses what genes. It could be a game-changer for how... more
Giant Dinosaurs Evolved Various Brain-Cooling Mechanisms: Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Different groups of gigantic dinosaurs had different thermoregulatory strategies to help moderate brain temperatures in the face of high heat loads, according... more
Male and female mice have different brain cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists discover that a brain region known to control sex and violence contains rare cell types that differ in male versus female mice. more
Newly introduced BARseq technology can be used to expand the brain map  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Professor Anthony Zador has taken the next step in his quest to solve exactly how the brain is wired. more
Isolated cortical computations during delta waves support memory consolidation  Science Magazine · 4 days
Delta waves have been described as periods of generalized silence across the cortex, and their alternation with periods of endogenous activity results in the slow oscillation of slow-wave sleep. Despite... more
Researchers identify targeted therapy for adolescent patients with neuroblastoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Mount Sinai researchers have identified a targeted therapy for adolescent patients with neuroblastoma, a deadly pediatric nerve cancer, who would otherwise have no treatment options, according to a study published... more
Evidence of behavioral, biological similarities between compulsive overeating and addiction  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Does yo-yo dieting drive compulsive eating? There may be a connection. According to researchers the chronic cyclic pattern of overeating followed by undereating, reduces the brain's ability to... more
Green areas in cities can improve the wellbeing of urban citizens  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Tost, H., et al. (2019) Neural correlates of individual differences in affective benefit of real-life urban green space exposure. Nature Neuroscience. doi.org/10.1038/s41593-019-0451-y. more
Bio-circuitry mimics synapses and neurons in a step toward sensory computing  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have demonstrated bio-inspired devices that accelerate routes to neuromorphic, or brain-like, computing. Their discovery could support the emergence of computing networks modeled on biology for... more
Deet gives humans an 'invisibilty cloak' to fend off mosquito bites  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Since its invention during the Second World War for soldiers stationed in countries where malaria transmission rates were high, researchers have worked to pinpoint precisely how... more
Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate aging, even if it doesn't reach your eyes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Prolonged exposure to blue light, such as that which emanates from your phone, computer and household fixtures, could... more
Cultivating joy through mindfulness: An antidote to opioid misuse, the disease of despair  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New research shows that a specific mind-body therapy, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), increases the brain's response to natural, healthy rewards while also... more
Meet 'le blob' Paris zoo's new star attraction  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Paris zoo's latest attraction is a brainless, eyeless, single-celled organism with no limbs or stomach but more than 700 genders. more
Researchers discover how left-right information is integrated to correct organ positioning  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists from the Instituto de Neurociencias CSIC-UMH in Alicante, Spain, under the supervision of Professor Angela Nieto, have discovered the molecular mechanism that ensures equilibrium in... more
Study reveals how collapse of protein processes is driver of aging and death  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Cells undergo natural aging and death, processes that impact a multitude of cellular factors. A new Stony Brook University-led study, to be... more
Bio-circuitry mimics synapses and neurons in a step toward sensory computing  nanowerk · 4 days
Scientists have demonstrated bio-inspired devices that accelerate routes to neuromorphic, or brain-like, computing. more
Human medicines affect fish behavior  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Human medicines that act on important signal systems in the brain make fish bolder, shows a new study on three-spined sticklebacks by researchers at Linköping University. The results reinforce that the signal substances serotonin and dopamine play important... more
Huge dinosaurs evolved different cooling systems to combat heat stroke  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Different dinosaur groups independently evolved gigantic body sizes, but they all faced the same problems of overheating and damaging their brains. more
How human brain development diverged from that of great apes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers present new insights into the development of the human brain and differences in this process compared to other great apes. The study reveals features of brain development... more
Bio-circuitry mimics synapses and neurons in a step toward sensory computing  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of Tennessee and Texas A&M University demonstrated bio-inspired devices that accelerate routes to neuromorphic,... more
How human brain development diverged from great apes  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel, and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have presented new insights into the development of the... more
Scientists use patient-derived neurons to develop new treatment strategy for Parkinson's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Northwestern Medicine scientists have used patient-derived neurons to develop and test a new strategy to treat Parkinson's disease by mitigating the effects of harmful... more
Concussed athlete's brain may not fully recover even one year after return to play  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
How long does it take an athlete to recover from a concussion? New research has found an athlete's brain may... more
Dementia: Brain mapping method may predict progression  MNT · 5 days
New research shows how frontotemporal dementia progresses and enables scientists to accurately predict how the condition will spread. more
What to know about delirium  MNT · 5 days
Delirium is a sudden change in a person’s mental function. It often affects older adults or people experiencing alcohol withdrawal. Learn more here. more
Fluorescent tags help diagnose and monitor brain gliomas more effectively  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study published online in the journal eBioMedicine on October 15, 2019, describes the use of an orally ingested agent called 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) to confirm the... more
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