Psychology
Study focuses on modification of lipid nanoparticles for successful brain cell targeting  NEWS MEDICAL · 31 minutes
Nanomedicine refers to field of science that uses nanotechnology for clinical operations. The use of nanoparticles has specially been successful due to their structure. more
Study finds misuse of benzodiazepines to be highest among young adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 31 minutes
More than one in eight U.S. adults used benzodiazepines in the past year, up from previous reports. Misuse of the prescription drugs accounted for more than... more
Regular theatre and cinema visits keeps depression away in seniors finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
A new study has shown that elderly who are regulars at the cinema, theatre or spend time at cultural meets and activities can protect... more
Montana State doctoral student receives grant for her work to improve neuroscience tool  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
A Montana State University doctoral student who is working on a way to improve a neuroscience tool that uses fluorescent proteins found... more
Study finds epigenetic differences in the brains of individuals with schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
A study using a PET scan tracer developed at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital has identified, for the first time, epigenetic... more
CTF along with NTAP and Sage announce first-ever open data portal for neurofibromatosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
The Children's Tumor Foundation, together with the Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program and Sage Bionetworks, has announced the first-ever open data portal for... more
Researchers use brain connectome to reassess neuroimaging findings of Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Already affecting more than five million Americans older than 65, Alzheimer's disease is on the rise and expected to impact more than 13 million people by... more
Sometimes a failure to replicate a study isn’t a failure at all  SCIENCE-NEWS · 19 hours
Ego depletion is one of the most well-known concepts in social psychology. A recent study can’t confirm an old one showing it exists. Who... more
Wiring diagram of the brain provides a clearer picture of brain scan data  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Neuroscientists have used data from the human brain connectome -- a publicly available 'wiring diagram' of the human brain based on data... more
How meditation impacts the way we learn  MNT · 2 days
Meditation can influence many aspects of health and well-being. Now, new evidence suggests that it also affects how the brain learns from past experience. more
Medical News Today: How meditation impacts the way we learn  MNT · 2 days
Meditation can influence many aspects of health and well-being. Now, new evidence suggests that it also affects how the brain learns from past experience. more
What to know about encephalopathy  MNT · 2 days
Encephalopathy refers to a range of conditions that damage the brain's structure or function. This includes brain damage and brain disease. In this article, we look at the types, causes, symptoms, and treatments of encephalopathy. more
Medical News Today: What to know about encephalopathy  MNT · 2 days
Encephalopathy refers to a range of conditions that damage the brain's structure or function. This includes brain damage and brain disease. In this article, we look at the types, causes, symptoms, and... more
What do brain lesions mean in multiple sclerosis?  MNT · 2 days
As multiple sclerosis (MS) progresses, lesions may form in the brain. With magnetic resonance imaging, doctors can use the lesions to track the progress of the condition. Learn more about the process... more
Medical News Today: What do brain lesions mean in multiple sclerosis?  MNT · 2 days
As multiple sclerosis (MS) progresses, lesions may form in the brain. With magnetic resonance imaging, doctors can use the lesions to track the progress of the... more
More schools are starting classes later to let students sleep  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A new study out of Seattle found that students who started school later were in better health and performed better on school work. more
WATCH: More schools are starting classes later to let students sleep  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A new study out of Seattle found that students who started school later were in better health and performed better on school work. more
More schools are starting classes later to let students sleep: Why sleep is important  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A new study out of Seattle found that students who started school later were in better health and performed better... more
A co-worker's rudeness can affect your sleep -- and your partner's  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study found workplace incivilities has the potential to not only negatively affect an employee's sleep but their partner's as well. more
A role for microRNAs in social behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have uncovered a microRNA cluster that regulates synaptic strength and is involved in the control of social behavior in mammals. The researchers presume that their discovery may point to new therapeutic strategies for... more
Parents' brain activity 'echoes' their infant's brain activity when they play together  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Research shows for the first time that when adults are engaged in joint play together with their infant, the parents' brains show bursts of... more
The splendid generative potential of the Sierpinski triangle  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
One transistor can become an oscillator with a surprising richness of behavior. However, even more interesting effects emerge if the structure of connections is fractal and shows some imperfections. Could similar rules... more
Parents and infants show similar brain activity when they play together, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
When infants are playing with objects, their early attempts to pay attention to things are accompanied by bursts of high-frequency activity in... more
Researchers reveal brain mechanism that drives itch-evoked scratching behavior  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
It's a maddening cycle that has affected us all: it starts with an itch that triggers scratching, but scratching only makes the itchiness worse. more
The uterus plays a role in memory, study finds  MNT · 3 days
According to a recent study conducted in an animal model, the uterus appears to interact with the brain, and its removal can affect some cognitive skills. more
Medical News Today: The uterus plays a role in memory, study finds  MNT · 3 days
According to a recent study conducted in an animal model, the uterus appears to interact with the brain, and its removal can affect some... more
Answering the Biggest Neurological Research Questions of Today  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
An interview with Dr. Peggy Taylor, discussing the biggest neurological research questions of today and how BioLegend is helping to develop new biomarkers for neurological disease. more
Shining new light on neuron firing  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists have plenty of ways to watch as individual neurons in a brain fire, sending electrical signals from one to the next, but they all share a basic problem. more
Johns Hopkins researchers identify molecular causes of necrotizing enterocolitis in preemies  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Using a mouse model of necrotizing enterocolitis -- a potentially fatal condition that causes a premature infant's gut to suddenly die -- researchers at Johns Hopkins... more
New research lays out potential path for treatment of Huntington’s disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
New research gives scientists a clearer picture of what is happening in the brains of people with Huntington's disease and lays out a potential path for... more
UA scientists uncover biological processes leading to rare brain disorder in babies  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Babies born with pontocerebellar hypoplasia type Ib often do not survive past one year. Born with an underdeveloped brain, infants struggle to move, feed... more
Alzheimer's could possibly be spread via contaminated neurosurgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have found that surgical instruments used for neurosurgery could get contaminated by the altered brain proteins that are seen in Alzheimer’s disease. These instruments are capable of spreading the condition if... more
Molecular causes of brain injury associated with gut condition uncovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Using a mouse model of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), researchers have uncovered the molecular causes of the condition and its associated brain injury. more
Origins of Pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Research in mice identifies a set of neurons responsible for sustained pain and resulting pain-coping behaviors Findings point to the existence of separate neural pathways that regulate threat avoidance versus injury mitigation Study can inform new ways to gauge the... more
Mass spectrometry sheds new light on thallium poisoning cold case  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In 1994, Chinese university student Zhu Ling began experiencing stomach pain, hair loss and partial paralysis. By the time doctors diagnosed Ling with thallium poisoning about four months... more
How the brain tells you to scratch that itch  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
It's a maddening cycle that has affected us all: it starts with an itch that triggers scratching, but scratching only makes the itchiness worse. Now, researchers have revealed the brain... more
Big data reveals hints of how, when and where mental disorders start  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
The first wave of data from the PsychENCODE project holds new clues to how and when psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia emerge. more
Neanderthal genes give clues to human brain evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A distinctive feature of modern humans is our round (globular) skulls and brains. Researchers report that present-day humans who carry particular Neanderthal DNA fragments have heads that are slightly less rounded, revealing... more
Synaptotagmin-3 drives AMPA receptor endocytosis, depression of synapse strength, and forgetting  Science Magazine · 3 days
Forgetting is important. Without it, the relative importance of acquired memories in a changing environment is lost. We discovered that Synaptotagmin-3 (Syt3) localizes to post-synaptic endocytic... more
Neuron-specific signatures in the chromosomal connectome associated with schizophrenia risk  Science Magazine · 3 days
To explore the developmental reorganization of the three-dimensional genome of the brain in the context of neuropsychiatric disease, we monitored chromosomal conformations in differentiating neural progenitor cells. Neuronal... more
Transcriptome and epigenome landscape of human cortical development modeled in organoids  Science Magazine · 3 days
Genes implicated in neuropsychiatric disorders are active in human fetal brain, yet difficult to study in a longitudinal fashion. We demonstrate that organoids from human pluripotent... more
Spatiotemporal transcriptomic divergence across human and macaque brain development  Science Magazine · 3 days
Human nervous system development is an intricate and protracted process that requires precise spatiotemporal transcriptional regulation. We generated tissue-level and single-cell transcriptomic data from up to 16 brain regions covering... more
Comprehensive functional genomic resource and integrative model for the human brain  Science Magazine · 3 days
Despite progress in defining genetic risk for psychiatric disorders, their molecular mechanisms remain elusive. Addressing this, the PsychENCODE Consortium has generated a comprehensive online resource for... more
Transcriptome-wide isoform-level dysregulation in ASD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder  Science Magazine · 3 days
Most genetic risk for psychiatric disease lies in regulatory regions, implicating pathogenic dysregulation of gene expression and splicing. However, comprehensive assessments of transcriptomic organization in diseased brains are limited. In... more
Integrative functional genomic analysis of human brain development and neuropsychiatric risks  Science Magazine · 3 days
To broaden our understanding of human neurodevelopment, we profiled transcriptomic and epigenomic landscapes across brain regions and/or cell types for the entire span of prenatal and... more
Neuroscientists uncover sensory switches controlling infanticide and parental behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Many species of mammals have evolved what appear to be paradoxical behaviors towards their young. Like humans, most exhibit nurturing, protective behaviors, and in some circumstances even act as surrogate... more
Medical News Today: New brain circuit that controls anxiety found  MNT · 4 days
Using genetically modified mice, scientists have uncovered a brain circuit that regulates anxiety and could be a treatment target for related disorders. more
With OK from Congress, US hemp market set to boom  ABC NEWS · 4 days
With federal legalization of hemp at hand, the US market is set to boom amid the popularity of CBDs, a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp as a health... more
New brain circuit that controls anxiety found  MNT · 4 days
Using genetically modified mice, scientists have uncovered a brain circuit that regulates anxiety and could be a treatment target for related disorders. more
Chemical biologists unearth cause of a rare brain disorder  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
In pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 1b, two key biological structures are blocked from binding to one another -- which ultimately stunts critical brain growth. more
Watching brain cells fire  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Brain scientists have plenty of ways to track the activity of individual neurons in the brain, but they're all invasive. Now, researchers have found a way to literally watch neurons fire -- no electrodes or chemical modifications required. more
Widespread brain alterations in children with callousness  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Children with elevated levels of callous traits -- such as a lack of remorse and disregard for other people's feelings -- show widespread differences in brain structure compared with children with lower levels of... more
Research identifies nerve-signaling pathway behind sustained pain after injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A toddler puts her hand on a hot stove and swiftly withdraws it. Alas, it's too late--the child's finger has sustained a minor burn. To soothe the pain, she puts... more
Children with high levels of callous traits show widespread differences in brain structure  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Children with elevated levels of callous traits—such as a lack of remorse and disregard for other people's feelings—show widespread differences in brain... more
Chemical biologists unearth cause of a rare brain disorder  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Babies born with pontocerebellar hypoplasia type Ib often do not survive past one year. Born with an underdeveloped brain, infants struggle to move, feed and even breathe. more
Neuroscientists uncover sensory switches controlling infanticide and parental behavior  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Many species of mammals have evolved what appear to be paradoxical behaviours towards their young. Like humans, most exhibit nurturing, protective behaviours, and in some circumstances even act as surrogate... more
Neandertal genes shed light on unique aspects of the modern human brain  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A characteristic feature of modern humans is the unusually round skull and brain, in contrast to the elongated shape seen in other human species.... more
Five new species of sea slugs found in the ocean depths  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When you think of sea slugs, you might envision dark, slimy relatives of the slugs you see in your garden. But one group of sea slugs,... more
Medical team reports acute findings from Havana embassy phenomenon  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have presented a report of acute symptoms and clinical findings in 25 diplomatic personnel living in the US Embassy in Havana, Cuba, who experienced severe neurosensory symptoms after exposure... more
Here’s a rare way that an Alzheimer’s protein can spread  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 days
Amyloid-beta found in vials of growth hormone can move from brain to brain, a mouse study shows. more
Probiotics may offer therapeutic benefits for biopolar patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study has shown that probiotics may serve as a potential therapeutic approach to bipolar disorder and other psychiatric conditions. more
People with gay and lesbian acquaintances tend to support same-sex marriage  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Friendship bonds that may seem superficial at first glance could be just deep enough to produce attitude changes that help spark social transformations, according to a... more
Image: Space chips etched in silicon  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Multiple integrated circuits destined to serve as the brains of Europe's future space missions are etched together onto single pieces of silicon. more
Inability to do daily living tasks delays discharge of mental health patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Mental health patients who have difficulty performing daily living tasks are four times more likely to experience discharge delays than someone who can perform... more
Ritalin drug affects organization of pathways that build brain networks used in attention, learning  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
There's a reason so many children are prescribed methylphenidate, better known by the trade name Ritalin: it helps kids quell... more
Researchers design technology that sees nerve cells fire  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, have created a noninvasive technology that detects when nerve cells fire based on changes in shape. The method could be used to observe nerve activity... more
Researchers create noninvasive technology that detects when nerve cells fire  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, have created a noninvasive technology that detects when nerve cells fire based on changes in shape. The method could be used... more
Higher physical activity associated with improved mood  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Increasing one's level of physical activity may be an effective way to boost one's mood, according to a new study from a team including scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in collaboration with the National... more
Study: High levels of oxygen encourage the brain to remain in deep, restorative sleep  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Exposure to high levels of oxygen encourages the brain to remain in deep, restorative sleep, according to a new study... more
Chronic bullying during adolescence impacts mental health  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The effects of constantly being bullied are more than just psychological. Research now shows that there may be physical structural differences in the brains of adolescents who are regularly victimized, and this could increase... more
Findings reinforce guidelines for cautious use of antipsychotics in younger populations  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Children and young adults without psychosis who are prescribed high-dose antipsychotic medications are at increased risk of unexpected death, despite the availability of other medications to... more
Scientists investigate how a painful event is processed in the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Pain is a negative feeling that we want to get rid of as soon as possible. In order to protect our bodies, we react for example... more
Russian scientists create hardware-information system for brain disorders treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A team of scientists of Ural Federal University headed by Prof. Vladimir Kublanov created a hardware-information system for brain disorders prophylaxis and treatment unrivaled both in Russia and throughout the... more
Researchers design technology that sees nerve cells fire  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have created a noninvasive technology that detects when nerve cells fire based on changes in shape. The method could be used to observe nerve activity in light-accessible parts of the body,... more
Ritalin drives greater connection between brain areas key to memory, attention  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have described increased connections between key parts of the brains of monkeys who have taken methylphenidate (Ritalin). more
Medical News Today: How can alternative treatments help with HIV?  MNT · 4 days
Alternative treatments and natural therapies can complement usual HIV medications to improve a person’s mental and physical health. In this article, we look at the benefits, risks, and... more
Length of eye blinks might act as conversational cue  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Blinking may feel like an unconscious activity, but new research suggests that humans unknowingly perceive eye blinks as nonverbal cues when engaging in conversation. more
Resting easy: Oxygen promotes deep, restorative sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Exposure to high levels of oxygen encourages the brain to remain in deep, restorative sleep, according to a new study. more
How bullying affects the structure of the teen brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The effects of constantly being bullied are more than just psychological. Research now shows that there may be physical structural differences in the brains of adolescents who are regularly victimized,... more
How returning to a prior context aids memory recall  MIT · 4 days
Picower Institute researchers discover the brain mechanism that helps details come flooding back when you visit a scene again. more
Neuroinflammatory signals drive spinal curve formation in zebrafish models of idiopathic scoliosis  Science Magazine · 5 days
The etiopathogenesis of idiopathic scoliosis (IS), a highly prevalent spinal deformity that occurs in the absence of obvious congenital or physiological abnormalities, is poorly... more
[Editors' Choice] The brain carries a lot of weight  Science Magazine · 5 days
Researchers used neuroimaging to show that the best predictor of successful weight loss was greater brain activity in prefrontal areas in the brain involved in self-control. more
Intellectually active lifestyle confers protection against neurodegeneration in Huntington's patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers from the Cognition and Brain Plasticity research group of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and the University of Barcelona, in collaboration with several hospitals, have discovered that... more
Caffeine therapy benefits developing brains of premature babies  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
For many, starting the day off with caffeine from a cup of coffee is a must. In neonatal intensive care units, or NICUs, premature babies born under 29 weeks are given a... more
Developing brains of premature babies benefit from caffeine therapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
New research shows early caffeine treatment of premature babies born less than 29 weeks' gestation has no long-term negative effects on brain development. more
Attention, please! Anticipation of touch takes focus, executive skills  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A study examines what happens in children's brains when they anticipate a touch to the hand, and relates this brain activity to the executive functions the child demonstrates on other... more
New method for studying ALS more effectively  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The neurodegenerative disease ALS causes motor neuron death and paralysis. However, long before the cells die, they lose contact with the muscles as their axons atrophy. Researchers have now devised a new method that... more
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Five new species of sea slugs found in the ocean depths
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New brain region 'could be what makes humans unique'
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Breakthrough Alzheimer's discovery
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What happens to the brain in zero gravity?
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