Psychology
Researchers discover how stress can decrease the desire to eat  NEWS MEDICAL · 48 minutes
Eating disorder researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have discovered a neurocircuit in mice that, when activated, increased their stress levels while... more
Transgender college students more likely to experience mental health problems than their peers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
The largest and most comprehensive mental health survey of college students in the US reveals that students who identify as transgender, gender... more
Guideline recommendations for management of patients with severe TBI continue to evolve  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
New evidence continues to drive the evolution of guideline recommendations for the medical management of patients with severe traumatic brain injury. more
The future of robots: A psychological approach to human-automation interaction  nanowerk · 1 day
The increasingly digital nature of our world introduces a seemingly endless list of considerations when it comes to ensuring automated systems can successfully meet human needs. more
Nylon as a building block for transparent electronic devices?  nanowerk · 1 day
Scientists have solved a four decade long challenge of producing very thin nylon films that can be used for instance in electronic memory components. The thin nylon films are several... more
Do electronic devices affect our ability to grasp complex ideas?  MNT · 1 day
Researchers have found a link between the constant use of electronic devices and lower activity in brain areas key to processing complex information. more
Neuronal mechanism that is central to human free recall identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Recently Weizmann Institute scientists succeeded in recording these rapid bursts of activity -- called 'hippocampal ripples' -- in the human brain, and they were able to demonstrate their... more
Medical News Today: Do electronic devices affect our ability to grasp complex ideas?  MNT · 1 day
Researchers have found a link between the constant use of electronic devices and lower activity in brain areas key to processing complex... more
Nylon as a building block for transparent electronic devices?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have solved a four decade long challenge of producing very thin nylon films that can be used for instance in electronic memory components. The thin nylon films are several... more
How stress can curb the desire to eat in an animal model  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Eating disorder researchers have discovered a neurocircuit in mice that, when activated, increased their stress levels while decreasing their desire to eat. more
Researchers refine guidelines for pediatric brain injuries  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
There are no guidelines on whether a noninvasive method of measuring carbon dioxide from patients' exhalations, known as end-tidal capnography, is as effective as drawing blood through a child's artery. This study found that... more
Researcher decodes the brain to help patients with mental illnesses  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness in a given year. Severe mental illnesses cause the brain to have trouble dealing with cognitively... more
Alzheimer’s targets brain cells that help people stay awake  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 days
Nerve cells in the brain that are tied to wakefulness are destroyed in people with Alzheimer’s, a finding that may refocus dementia research. more
Improving mental health for older victims of crime  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Psychiatric researchers at UCL are working with the Metropolitan Police and local branches of mental health charity Mind, to trial a new intervention aimed at reducing the distressing psychological outcomes, known to... more
Gene regulation behind the choice of the correct receptor for olfaction  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have uncovered the genetics behind two distinct types of olfactory sensory neurons; the so called 'class I olfactory neurons' that has persisted from aquatic to... more
How plants can tell time even without a brain  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Anyone who has traveled across multiple time zones and suffered jet lag will understand just how powerful our biological clocks are. In fact, every cell in the human body has... more
How weapons fuel America's mass shootings  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Mental illness. Video games. The Internet. These are excuses offered by the U.S. President and his supporters for a scourge of mass killings. But five decades of empirical research by preeminent criminal law expert Professor Franklin... more
Scientists take first step towards digital map of the ion channels in the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers have mapped the molecular workings of voltage-gated potassium ion channels within the brain. more
Regular exercise may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Regular exerciss may help prevent cognitive decline seen in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. more
Boosting a single brain molecule can change 'dispositional anxiety' in nonhuman primates  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Boosting a single molecule in the brain can change "dispositional anxiety," the tendency to perceive many situations as threatening, in nonhuman primates, researchers from... more
Non-invasive electrical stimulation alters blood flow in brain tumors  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists demonstrated that applying low-intensity electrical stimulation to the brains of patients with tumors resulted in decreased blood flow within tumors while leaving the rest of the brain unchanged. Although... more
Rejuvenating brain stem cells may hold key to future MS treatments  MNT · 2 days
Scientists have found a way to rejuvenate brain stem cells in rats. The finding offers clues on how to restore lost brain function in diseases such... more
How to improve your memory: 8 techniques to try  MNT · 2 days
Brain function and memory naturally decline slightly as a person ages, but there are many techniques people can use to improve memory and prevent its loss. Learn about them here. more
Medical News Today: Rejuvenating brain stem cells may hold key to future MS treatments  MNT · 2 days
Scientists have found a way to rejuvenate brain stem cells in rats. The finding offers clues on how to restore... more
Medical News Today: How to improve your memory: 8 techniques to try  MNT · 2 days
Brain function and memory naturally decline slightly as a person ages, but there are many techniques people can use to improve memory and prevent... more
Newfound superconductor material could be the 'silicon of quantum computers'  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Newly discovered properties in the compound uranium ditelluride show that it could prove highly resistant to one of the nemeses of quantum computer development -- the difficulty with... more
Genetic behavioral screen identifies an orphan anti-opioid system  Science Magazine · 3 days
Opioids target the μ-opioid receptor (MOR) to produce unrivaled pain management but their addictive properties can lead to severe abuse. We developed a whole animal behavioral platform for unbiased discovery of genes... more
Hippocampal sharp-wave ripples linked to visual episodic recollection in humans  Science Magazine · 3 days
Hippocampal sharp-wave ripples (SWRs) constitute one of the most synchronized activation events in the brain and play a critical role in offline memory consolidation. Yet their cognitive content... more
Specialized cutaneous Schwann cells initiate pain sensation  Science Magazine · 3 days
An essential prerequisite for the survival of an organism is the ability to detect and respond to aversive stimuli. Current belief is that noxious stimuli directly activate nociceptive sensory nerve endings in the skin.... more
New study shows how autism can be measured through a non-verbal marker  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have identified a non-verbal, neural marker of autism. This marker shows that individuals with autism are slower to dampen neural activity in response... more
Tweaked CRISPR in neurons gives scientists new power to probe brain diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers describe a technique that uses a special version of CRISPR to systematically alter the activity of genes in human neurons generated from stem... more
MRI scans show how ADHD medication affects brain structure in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
MRI scans have revealed that children taking the medication methylphenidate experience alterations in the distribution of white matter in the brain. more
Guidelines for treatment of migraine in children and teens  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
For children and teens with migraine, the pain and symptoms that accompany migraine attacks can be debilitating, resulting in missed school days, absence from social or sporting events, and affected... more
Dinosaur brains from baby to adult  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
New research sheds light on how the braincase of the dinosaur Psittacosaurus developed and what this reveals about its posture. more
More cancer cases among women with sleep apnea  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Women with severe sleep apnea appear to be at an elevated risk of getting cancer, a study shows. No causal relationship is demonstrated, but the link between nocturnal hypoxia in women and... more
Wiggling it beats a path for a better performance at school  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Early childhood researchers have developed a fun rhythm and movement program to support young children's brains. more
Altered behavior and brain activity among people wearing bike helmets  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A bike helmet suggests safety -- even if the wearer is not sitting on a bike and the helmet cannot fulfill its function. more
Dinosaur brains from baby to adult  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
New research by a University of Bristol palaeontology post-graduate student has revealed fresh insights into how the braincase of the dinosaur Psittacosaurus developed and how this tells us about its posture. more
Tighter blood pressure control could improve brain health finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Tighter blood pressure control is standard practice in hypertension therapy. Researchers have found that in addition to the benefits this provides to the heart and the vascular system,... more
Nanocapsule reaches cancer that has spread to central nervous system in mice  nanowerk · 3 days
Cancer that has spread to the central nervous system is notoriously difficult to treat. Now, researchers have developed a drug delivery system that breaks... more
Joint lubricating fluid triggers pain response from nerve cells in osteoarthritic patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A team at the University of Cambridge has shown how, in osteoarthritis patients, the viscous lubricant that ordinarily allows our joints to move smoothly... more
New research reveals how our brain remembers the order of events  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
For centuries understanding how the order of events is stored in memory has been a mystery. However, researchers from the Department of Computer Science at the... more
'Intensive blood pressure management' may preserve brain health  MNT · 3 days
Intensively controlling blood pressure can improve brain health and reduce the likelihood of developing mild cognitive impairment, new research finds. more
What to know about brain aneurysms  MNT · 3 days
Brain aneurysms affect 3–5% of people in the U.S. during their lifetime. When they rupture, they can cause a stroke. Learn about their symptoms, causes, and treatment here. more
Medical News Today: 'Intensive blood pressure management' may preserve brain health  MNT · 3 days
Intensively controlling blood pressure can improve brain health and reduce the likelihood of developing mild cognitive impairment, new research finds. more
Medical News Today: What to know about brain aneurysms  MNT · 3 days
Brain aneurysms affect 3–5% of people in the U.S. during their lifetime. When they rupture, they can cause a stroke. Learn about their symptoms, causes, and treatment here. more
Brain molecule identified as key in anxiety model  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Boosting a single molecule in the brain can change 'dispositional anxiety,' the tendency to perceive many situations as threatening, in nonhuman primates, researchers have found. The molecule, neurotrophin-3, stimulates neurons to grow... more
Joint lubricating fluid plays key role in osteoarthritic pain, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A team has shown how, in osteoarthritis patients, the viscous lubricant that ordinarily allows our joints to move smoothly triggers a pain response from nerve cells... more
Scientists reverse aging process in rat brain stem cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists say the results have far reaching implications for how we understand the aging process, and how we might develop much-needed treatments for age-related brain diseases. more
Nanocapsule reaches cancer that has spread to central nervous system in mice  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Cancer that has spread to the central nervous system is notoriously difficult to treat. Now, UCLA researchers have developed a drug delivery system that... more
New drug targets early instigator of Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Medicinal chemists are exploring a small molecule drug known as DYR219. The promising therapy, while still in the experimental stages, may succeed where other treatments have failed, and could be effective against... more
Reduction of intratumoral brain perfusion by noninvasive transcranial electrical stimulation  Science Magazine · 4 days
Malignant brain neoplasms have a poor prognosis despite aggressive treatments. Animal models and evidence from human bodily tumors reveal that sustained reduction in tumor perfusion via electrical stimulation... more
Combining electrical stimulation with repetitive musical tones helps improve hearing  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Combining seizure-preventing electrical stimulation with repetitive musical tones improves processing of sounds in the brain, according to new research. more
Physical and mental exercise lower chances for developing delirium after surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A team of researchers has designed a study to see whether older adults who are physically active before having surgery had less delirium after surgery. The... more
How our brain remembers the order of events  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
For centuries understanding how the order of events is stored in memory has been a mystery. However, researchers have worked out how the order of events in memory could be stored and... more
Males of a feather flock together  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
'Birds of a feather flock together' or rather 'opposites attract'? The recently published study on male macaques in Thailand speaks for the former: Behavioral biologists and psychologists have observed that the more similar male Assamese macaques... more
Dementia care program improves mental health of patients, caregivers  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A comprehensive dementia care program staffed by nurse practitioners working within a health system improves the mental and emotional health of patients and their caregivers. more
Reform the system: A minority of students achieve predicted A-level marks  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
With A-level results day come the countless pictures of jubilant students leaping in the air. But despite those jumping for joy, results day can also be... more
Abnormal blood pressure in middle and late life influences dementia risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
In a study that spanned two and a half decades and looked at data from more than 4,700 participants, researchers have added to evidence that abnormal... more
Type 2 diabetes and sleep problems in midlife women  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Hormone changes are known to alter insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, as well as interfere with women's sleep patterns. But little was known about the association between diabetes and sleep... more
Nanotechnology could boost stem cell transplantation research  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Nanotechnology developed at Rutgers University-New Brunswick could boost research on stem cell transplantation, which may help people with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, other neurodegenerative diseases and central nervous system injuries. more
Behavioral scientists test biological principle on free-living Assamese macaques  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
"Birds of a feather flock together," or rather "opposites attract"? A recently published study on male macaques in Thailand speaks for the former: Behavioral biologists from the German Primate Centre—Leibniz... more
Dementia care program improves psychological health of patients and caregivers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
UCLA-led research finds that a comprehensive dementia care program staffed by nurse practitioners working within a health system improves the mental and emotional health of patients and their... more
New nanotechnology could aid stem cell transplantation research  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Nanotechnology developed at Rutgers University-New Brunswick could boost research on stem cell transplantation, which may help people with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, other neurodegenerative diseases and central nervous system injuries. more
'Conversation-based' activities reduce stigma related to mental illness among college students  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
College students who participate in fun, peer-directed activities that openly and honestly address mental illness are significantly less likely to stigmatize people with these conditions, according... more
Greater blood pressure control associated with fewer adverse changes in the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
For adults with high blood pressure, greater blood pressure control than what's currently considered standard is associated with fewer adverse changes of the brain,... more
Medical News Today: Why more depression treatments should include exercise  MNT · 4 days
A new review of specialist studies finds that exercise is indeed effective against depression. Yet many mental health recommendations fail to include it. more
Medical News Today: Could estrogen help treat Parkinson's?  MNT · 4 days
Several studies have hinted at the neuroprotective effects of estrogen. A recent study in mice looks at how it might defend against Parkinson's disease. more
Could estrogen help treat Parkinson's?  MNT · 4 days
Several studies have hinted at the neuroprotective effects of estrogen. A recent study in mice looks at how it might defend against Parkinson's disease. more
Why more depression treatments should include exercise  MNT · 4 days
A new review of specialist studies finds that exercise is indeed effective against depression. Yet many mental health recommendations fail to include it. more
Jury awards $13M to former patients of psychiatric facility  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A jury has awarded more than $13 million to three women, finding they were harmed and did not consent to sexual contact by an employee of a California psychiatric facility more
Pinpointing how cells regulate long-lasting memories  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The brain has a knack for safekeeping our most treasured memories, from a first kiss to a child's birth. In a new study in mouse cells, neuroscientists have mapped some of the molecular machinery that helps... more
'Conversation-based' activities reduce mental illness stigma among college students  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The first study to systematically survey a single graduating class on the effect of a multi-year campaign against mental illness has found that college students exposed to certain anti-stigma messages... more
Scientific Meeting » New Perspectives on Cerebellar Function: Implications for Mental Health  NIMH · 5 days
This NIMH-sponsored symposium will bring together experts in basic and translational neuroscience to discuss the state of the field and identify opportunities to advance... more
Treat insomnia before sleep apnea  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The 'double whammy' of co-occurring insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea is a complex problem best managed with non-drug targeted psych interventions, a new study has found. By following simple new guidelines, people with the concurrent conditions reported great... more
Greater blood pressure control linked to better brain health  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
For adults with high blood pressure, greater blood pressure control than what's currently considered standard is associated with fewer adverse changes of the brain, which could mean lower risks of... more
Using cannabis and opioids for pain increases mental health issues  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Opioid misuse has become a significant public health problem. Despite efforts to control its use, opioid is still the most widely prescribed class of medicines. Now, a new... more
Bile pigment may play an unexpected role in protecting the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In studies in mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report they have found that bilirubin, a bile pigment most commonly known for yellowing the skin of people... more
Beta amyloid structure mapped in new Alzheimer’s research  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In search of a possible cure for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), scientists have found out the molecular structure of a type of protein called beta amyloid that accumulates within brain cells, eventually killing... more
New research suggests another possible mechanism for Alzheimer’s  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Neurofibrillary plaques and tau protein are among the most widely known pathological entities characterizing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but new research at the University of California, Riverside, has come up with another plausible... more
Researchers identify glial cells as critical players in brain's response to social stress  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Exposure to violence, social conflict, and other stressors increase risk for psychiatric conditions such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. A new... more
Researchers identify key mechanism linked to neuropsychiatric lupus  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A breakthrough study has identified a specific antibody target implicated in neuropsychiatric symptoms of lupus. These symptoms, including cognitive impairment, mood disorders, seizures, headaches and psychosis, are among the most prevalent manifestations... more
Negative memory storage affects depression symptoms  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Physical manifestations of negative memories in the hippocampus could underlie cognitive symptoms of depression, according to new research. more
Estrogen improves Parkinson's disease symptoms  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Brain-selective estrogen treatment improves the symptoms of Parkinson's disease in male mice, according to new research. These findings may help explain the sex differences in Parkinson's disease and could lead to estrogen-based treatments. more
Sociologist explores the religious and racial origins of society's obsession with thinness  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
When your breakout book is reviewed by Essence, Bitch Media and Ms., you know your topic has struck a chord. That's the case with... more
Tissue model of Alzheimer's mimics beta-amyloid's effects on blood-brain barrier  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Beta-amyloid plaques, the protein aggregates that form in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, disrupt many brain functions and can kill neurons. They can also damage the blood-brain barrier... more
Effects of edible marijuana studied in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers have studied the effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC in food albeit in mice. THC is the main component that causes the psychological features seen with use of marijuana. Laboratory mice were given dough... more
Breakthrough study identifies specific antibody target implicated in neuropsychiatric lupus  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A breakthrough study by a SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University research team has identified a specific antibody target implicated in neuropsychiatric symptoms of lupus. more
Poor fit between reasoning abilities and job demands linked to health conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Older workers whose reasoning abilities no longer allow them to meet the demands of their jobs may be more likely to develop chronic health... more
Researchers identify alternate chemistry that could account for Alzheimer's pathologies  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia among the elderly, is characterized by plaques and tangles in the brain, with most efforts at finding a cure focused... more
Alzheimer's disease attacks brain regions responsible for wakefulness  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers and caregivers have noted that excessive daytime napping can develop long before the memory problems associated with Alzheimer's disease begin to unfold. more
Engineers develop tissue model that mimics beta-amyloid's effects on blood-brain barrier  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Beta-amyloid plaques, the protein aggregates that form in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, disrupt many brain functions and can kill neurons. more
Warning signs of serious mental illness in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A recent report by the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers University showed a rise in suicide attempts by pre-teens over the past 18 months -; a trend that has been... more
Adults who combine opioids and cannabis have more mental health issues  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A researcher from the University of Houston has found that adults who take prescription opioids for severe pain are more likely to have increased anxiety, depression... more
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