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Research shows how social environment can influence brain development in female teenagers
NEWS MEDICAL Female teenagers living in neighbourhoods with wide salary gaps and a low-income household show changes to their brain maturation that could indicate a higher... 3 hours
Retina scans could help identify Alzheimer’s
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai and NeuroVision Imaging LLC have made it possible to identify the pathological markers of Alzheimer’s using retinal scans. These scans are non- invasive and could be performed routinely in future to detect... 4 hours
Blue light emitted by screens damages our sleep, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY The short-wavelength blue light, emitted by the screens we watch, damages the duration, and even more so, the quality of our sleep. The study also found that watching... 7 hours
High school popularity may not lead to happiness, study finds
ABC NEWS Teens with close friendships experienced mental benefits short and long term. 10 hours
Like adults, children show bias in attributing mental states to others
SCIENCE DAILY Young children are more likely to attribute mental states to characters that belong to the same group as them relative to characters that belong to an... 10 hours
Suffering exam-result stress? Relieve the strain with one simple piece of advice
SCIENCE DAILY Adopting a ‘this too shall pass’ attitude and mentally projecting themselves into the future could help teenagers deal with stressful situations, suggests new research. 10 hours
Firing of neurons changes the cells that insulate them
SCIENCE DAILY Through their pattern of firing, neurons influence the behavior of the cells that upon maturation will provide insulation of neuronal axons, according to a new study. The findings suggest the... 10 hours
High moral reasoning associated with increased activity in the human brain's reward system
SCIENCE DAILY Individuals who have a high level of moral reasoning show increased activity in the brain's frontostriatal reward system, both during periods of... 11 hours
Newborn brain can distinguish between different kinds of caresses
NEWS MEDICAL The ability to distinguish between different kinds of caresses on the skin already exists at a very early age. This is evident from a study by the Sahlgrenska Academy, in... 11 hours
Mini-antennas could power brain-computer interfaces, medical devices
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The environment can become a noninvasive therapeutic approach to bolster white matter health
SCIENCE DAILY Those parents you overhear transforming trips to the grocery store into sensory adventures -- telling babies too young to babble that broccoli... 12 hours
Scientists find RNA with special role in nerve healing process
SCIENCE DAILY The discovery in lab mice that an 'anti-sense' RNA is expressed after nerve injury to regulate the repair of damage to the nerve's myelin coating could lead to... 12 hours
Oropouche virus could emerge and cause a public health problem
SCIENCE DAILY Brazil runs a serious risk of being afflicted by Oropouche, another virus that is widely distributed throughout South and Central America and the Caribbean. An arbovirus transmitted by... 12 hours
Medical News Today: Gut bacteria influence the brain indirectly, study shows
MNT A new study shows that some gut bacteria influence the brain through blood cortisol. This might have implications for ASD, but further studies are needed. 12 hours
Gut bacteria influence the brain indirectly, study shows
MNT A new study shows that some gut bacteria influence the brain through blood cortisol. This might have implications for ASD, but further studies are needed. 12 hours
Study finds that yoga and meditation practices enhance resilience, wellbeing
NEWS MEDICAL Many people report positive health effects from practicing yoga and meditation, and experience both mental and physical benefits from these practices. 13 hours
Medical News Today: Afternoon slump explained by brain's 'reward center'
MNT A neuroscientific study suggests that the brain's reward-processing hub, controlled by our body clock, drives us into an energy slump around 2 p.m. 13 hours
Medical News Today: Caffeine may reduce surgical pain caused by poor sleep
MNT Lack of sleep immediately prior to surgery may worsen postoperative pain, but caffeine may help to offset this effect, according to a new study... 13 hours
Afternoon slump explained by brain's 'reward center'
MNT A neuroscientific study suggests that the brain's reward-processing hub, controlled by our body clock, drives us into an energy slump around 2 p.m. 14 hours
The brains of newborns distinguish between caresses
SCIENCE DAILY The ability to distinguish between different kinds of caresses on the skin already exists at a very early age. This is evident from a study in which the blood supply in brains of infants... 14 hours
Wealth disparity and family income impact the brain development of female youth
SCIENCE DAILY Female teenagers living in neighborhoods with wide salary gaps and a low-income household show changes to their brain maturation that could indicate a higher... 14 hours
Study documents brain function differences linked to higher and lower levels of moral reasoning
NEWS MEDICAL Individuals who have a high level of moral reasoning show increased activity in the brain's frontostriatal reward system, both during... 15 hours
Noninvasive retinal imaging may detect pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL A study led by researchers at Cedars-Sinai and NeuroVision Imaging LLC provides the scientific basis for using noninvasive eye imaging to detect the pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's. 15 hours
Contact in sports may lead to differences in the brains of young, healthy athletes
SCIENCE DAILY People who play contact sports show changes to their brain structure and function, with sports that have greater risk of... 16 hours
Brain's self-regulation in teens at risk for obesity
SCIENCE DAILY In a small study that scanned the brains of teenagers while exposing them to tempting 'food cues,' researchers report that reduced activity in the brain's 'self-regulation' system may be an important early... 16 hours
Reduced activity in the brain's self-regulation system may be early predictor of obesity
NEWS MEDICAL In a small study that scanned the brains of teenagers while exposing them to tempting "food cues," researchers report that reduced activity... 16 hours
Is childhood obesity a psychological disorder?
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers used fMRI to investigate neural responses to food cues in overweight compared with lean adolescents. 16 hours
Dyes detect disease through heartbeat signals
PHYS.ORG Vibrant tones of yellow, orange, and red move in waves across the screen. Although the display looks like psychedelic art, it's actually providing highly technical medical information – the electrical activity of a beating heart stained... 19 hours
Infants’ safe sleep recommendations - SIDS & SUID
NEWS MEDICAL Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has been a cause for concern for a while now. The New Zealand Cot Study and European data in the 1990’s had found that sleeping in prone... 1 day
Afternoon slump in reward response
SCIENCE DAILY Activation of a reward-processing brain region peaks in the morning and evening and dips at 2 p.m., finds a study of healthy young men. This finding may parallel the drop in alertness people tend to feel in mid-afternoon. 1 day
Cortisol mediates communication between gut bacteria and brain metabolites, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Gut microbes have been in the news a lot lately. Recent studies show they can influence human health, behavior, and certain neurological disorders, such as autism. 1 day
Microstructural changes occur in the brain from early to mid-adulthood, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists in China have found that significant microstructural changes occur in the brain from early to mid-adulthood, allowing them to accurately estimate an individual's... 1 day
Between cancer treatments, McCain maintains rigorous agenda
ABC NEWS Sen. John McCain is keeping a rigorous agenda while on break from Congress, despite recently being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer 1 day
'Exquisite selectivity' of neuronal wiring in the cerebral cortex revealed by research
SCIENCE DAILY Advanced technologies has been used to illuminate the connectivity pattern of chandelier cells, a distinctive kind of inhibitory cell type in the mammalian brain.... 1 day
Researchers identify control mechanisms of synapse formation
NEWS MEDICAL DGIST announced that the research team of Professor Ko Jae-won at the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences and the research team of Professor Kim Ho-min at KAIST conducted a joint research and observed... 1 day
Gut microbes may talk to the brain through cortisol
SCIENCE DAILY Gut microbes have been in the news lately. Recent studies show they can influence human health, behavior, and certain neurological disorders, such as autism. But just how do they communicate... 2 days
A holodeck for flies, fish and mice
PHYS.ORG How do people orient themselves when they are in a new area? How do we use street signs or houses, for instance, to estimate the distance we have traveled? Put simply: how do we... 2 days
When fish swim in the holodeck
SCIENCE DAILY Standard behavior experiments to investigate behavior in popular lab animals only incompletely mimic natural conditions. The understanding of behavior and brain function is thus limited. Virtual Reality helps in generating a more natural experimental environment but... 2 days
Our brains do change from early to mid-adulthood
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have been able to accurately estimate an individual's age from their brain structure. The researchers found that significant microstructural changes occur in the brain from early to mid-adulthood. Until now, scientists... 2 days
Chronic stress induces fatal organ dysfunctions via a new neural circuit
SCIENCE DAILY New research reveals the mechanisms behind the effects of chronic stress and tiny inflammations in the brain on fatal gut failure. 2 days
NNI, NTU collaborate to revolutionize diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions
NEWS MEDICAL The National Neuroscience Institute and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore are collaborating to develop innovative technologies to better diagnose and treat patients with neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease... 2 days
Bullying and cyberbullying top parents' list of worries, new report reveals
NEWS MEDICAL Parents may also experience some nerves as their children prepare to head back to school. Bullying and cyberbullying top parents' list of worries when it comes... 2 days
Many young cancer patients do not receive oncofertilty related services, new analysis finds
NEWS MEDICAL All cancer patients of reproductive age should be provided with fertility information and referrals for fertility preservation. A new Psycho-Oncology analysis of the published... 2 days
People who 'hear voices' can detect hidden speech in unusual sounds
SCIENCE DAILY People who hear voices that other people can't hear may use unusual skills when their brains process new sounds, according to new research. 2 days
Walnuts reduce hunger by activating a certain brain region, say researchers
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have shown that eating walnuts activates a region of the brain involved in the control of hunger and food cravings, which could explain why people... 2 days
Chronic stress triggers fatal organ failure via new neural pathway
NEWS MEDICAL New research reveals the mechanisms behind the effects of chronic stress and tiny inflammations in the brain on fatal gut failure. 2 days
Bionic vision restoration: could future technologies restore sight?
NEWS MEDICAL The brain is very plastic, which means that the brain is able to adapt to new signals. In the case of bionic vision restoration, the photoreceptors have died, the brain is not... 2 days
Google memo completely misses how implicit biases harm women
PHYS.ORG Workplace biases are back in the national conversation, thanks to the recent memo by a Google employee. The memo's author challenges the company's diversity policies, arguing that psychological differences between... 2 days
A map of the cell's power station
PHYS.ORG Mitochondria are the cell's power stations; they transform the energy stored in nutrients for use by cells. If this function is disturbed, mitochondrial diseases can develop that often affect organs that have a high... 2 days
Medical News Today: Unexpected memory retrieval mechanism found in landmark study
MNT Researchers reveal the existence of two distinct neural pathways for memory formation and memory retrieval. A little-studied brain region plays a key role. 2 days
Unexpected memory retrieval mechanism found in landmark study
MNT Researchers reveal the existence of two distinct neural pathways for memory formation and memory retrieval. A little-studied brain region plays a key role. 2 days
Study identifies a new way to prevent a deadly fungal infection spreading to the brain
MNT Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered a way to stop a deadly fungus from 'hijacking'... 2 days
Voice-hearers can quickly detect disguised speech patterns in ambiguous sounds
NEWS MEDICAL People who hear voices that other people can't hear may use unusual skills when their brains process new sounds, according to research led by Durham University and University... 2 days
Study examines factors that drive people's behavior for adhering to safe infant sleeping practices
NEWS MEDICAL It is still common for infants to be placed in unsafe sleeping positions by their caregivers, report researchers from Yale... 2 days
Binge TV viewing increasingly prevalent - poses a threat to sleep.
NEWS MEDICAL According to new research that looked at the TV viewing habits and sleep histories of 423 persons between ages of 18 and 25 years, binge watching... 2 days
Medical News Today: Fish oil may prevent seizures by boosting brain estrogen levels
MNT Researchers reveal that supplementation with the fish oil compound DHA prevented seizures in mice by raising levels of the hormone estrogen in... 4 days
Fish oil may prevent seizures by boosting brain estrogen levels
MNT Researchers reveal that supplementation with the fish oil compound DHA prevented seizures in mice by raising levels of the hormone estrogen in the brain. 4 days
Adequate sleep and caffeine could help reduce postoperative pain
NEWS MEDICAL Sleep is essential for good mental and physical health, and chronic insufficient sleep increases the risk for several chronic health problems. 4 days
McCain completes round of radiation, chemo for brain cancer
ABC NEWS The daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona says the 80-year-old lawmaker has completed the first round of radiation and chemotherapy as he battles an aggressive form of brain... 4 days
Study provides insight into development of red blood cells
NEWS MEDICAL Every cell in the body, whether skin or muscle or brain, starts out as a generic cell that acquires its unique characteristics after undergoing a process of specialization. Nowhere is... 4 days
To reduce postoperative pain, consider sleep -- and caffeine
SCIENCE DAILY A new preclinical study found that a brief period of extended wakefulness before surgery enhances pain and prolongs recovery time after surgery. Caffeine administration helped to reduce the harmful effects... 4 days
Science News » Scientists give star treatment to lesser-known cells crucial for brain development
NIMH Star-shaped support brain cells, astrocytes, growing in 3-D “organoids” in a dish develop similarly as those in human brain tissue. 4 days
Zika virus activates de novo and cross-reactive memory B cell responses in dengue-experienced donors
Science Magazine Zika virus (ZIKV) shares a high degree of homology with dengue virus (DENV), suggesting that preexisting immunity to DENV could... 4 days
Neurons involved in learning, memory preservation less stable, more flexible than once thought
SCIENCE DAILY The human brain has a region of cells responsible for linking sensory cues to actions and behaviors and cataloging the link as... 5 days
Medical News Today: Reversing brain death: Far-fetched or feasible?
MNT Ira Pastor, CEO of Bioquark, Inc., speaks to MNT about his team's controversial plans to restore life to people who have been declared brain dead. 5 days
Medical News Today: Surprising neural communication mechanism revealed
MNT Researchers have made a surprising discovery about how neurons communicate, which might upturn existing notions and help to unravel mental disorders. 5 days
Surprising neural communication mechanism revealed
MNT Researchers have made a surprising discovery about how neurons communicate, which might upturn existing notions and help to unravel mental disorders. 5 days
Reversing brain death: Far-fetched or feasible?
MNT Ira Pastor, CEO of Bioquark, Inc., speaks to MNT about his team's controversial plans to restore life to people who have been declared brain dead. 5 days
Are Octopuses Smart?
LIVE SCIENCE Octopuses have many neurons, appear to play, and may have individual personalities, but does this mean they're smart? 5 days
Artificial neural networks decode brain activity during performed and imagined movements
SCIENCE DAILY Filtering information for search engines, acting as an opponent during a board game or recognizing images: Artificial intelligence has far outpaced human intelligence in certain tasks.... 5 days
How whip-like cell appendages promote bodily fluid flow
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have revealed that a molecule called Daple is essential for the correct orientation and coordinated beating of cilia on the surface of cells lining ventricles in the brain. Without Daple, the... 5 days
MR-guided focused ultrasound continues to gain momentum in treating essential tremor patients
NEWS MEDICAL INSIGHTEC announced today that worldwide adoption of MR-guided focused ultrasound continues to gain momentum as Exablate Neuro patient treatment numbers surpass the 1000 mark. 5 days
Researchers identify molecule that enables cell appendages to drive bodily fluid flow
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Nagoya University have identified a molecule that enables cell appendages called cilia to beat in a coordinated way to drive the flow... 5 days
Community health workers lead to better health, lower costs for Medicaid patients
SCIENCE DAILY As politicians struggle to solve the nation's healthcare problems, a new study finds a way to improve health and lower costs among Medicaid and... 5 days
Medical News Today: Bipolar disorder: Brain mechanism could be key for prevention
MNT Scientists have identified a brain mechanism making siblings of bipolar people resilient to the disorder and hope it will be the key to its... 5 days
Bipolar disorder: Brain mechanism could be key for prevention
MNT Scientists have identified a brain mechanism making siblings of bipolar people resilient to the disorder and hope it will be the key to its prevention. 5 days
Prematurity leaves distinctive molecular signature in infants' cerebellum
MNT Premature birth, which affects one in 10 U.S. babies, is associated with altered metabolite profiles in the infants' cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls coordination and balance, a team... 5 days
New tool aims to make surgery safer by helping doctors see nerves
MNT Nerve-illuminating tool outperforms visual inspection; could reduce surgery related injury and chronic pain. 5 days
Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymandering
PHYS.ORG Some of the brightest minds in math arrived at Tufts University last week to tackle an issue lawyers and political scientists have been struggling with for decades. 5 days
Researchers uncover brain mechanism that makes high risk people resilient to bipolar disorder
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a brain mechanism in siblings of bipolar patients that makes... 5 days
Scientists reveal differences between human and murine microglia used in degenerative disease research
NEWS MEDICAL The results of a new research showed that many of the genes that are expressed by microglia are different between humans and... 5 days
Neuroscientists discover a brain circuit dedicated to retrieving memories
SCIENCE DAILY Neuroscientists who study memory have long believed that when we recall an event, our brains turn on the same hippocampal circuit that was activated when the memory was originally formed.... 5 days
Brain regions most likely to cause epilepsy seizures
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a new way to detect which areas of the brain contribute most greatly to epilepsy seizures, according to a new study. The strategy could help surgeons select specific brain... 5 days
New ultra lightweight device for neural recording in mice could transform brain disorder research
NEWS MEDICAL Research published this week in Scientific Reports describes a new ultra lightweight system for recording neural activity in the brains... 5 days
High-definition eye scan could reveal crucial warning signs of Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Cedars-Sinai neuroscience investigators have found that Alzheimer's disease affects the retina – the back of the eye – similarly to the way it affects the brain. 5 days
Communicating in a foreign language takes emotion out of decision-making
SCIENCE DAILY If you could save the lives of five people by pushing another bystander in front of a train to his death, would you do it? And should it... 5 days
Researchers get closer to creating new blood test that can identify breast cancer brain metastasis
NEWS MEDICAL Houston Methodist cancer researchers are now closer to creating a blood test that can identify breast cancer patients... 5 days
Abnormal eating schedules affect skin’s protection from harmful UV rays of the sun
NEWS MEDICAL Sunbathers may want to avoid midnight snacks before catching some rays. A study in mice from the O'Donnell Brain Institute and UC Irvine shows... 5 days
Study shows feasibility of noninvasive retinal imaging for screening people at risk of AD
NEWS MEDICAL Alzheimer's disease (AD) represents the leading cause of dementia worldwide. Currently, challenges in making an early and definitive diagnosis of... 5 days
New method identifies brain regions most likely to cause epilepsy seizures
MNT Mathematical approach could pinpoint which brain tissue should be removed during surgical treatment. 5 days
Teenagers’ impulsive and risk taking behavior not related to brain deficit symptoms
NEWS MEDICAL A popular theory in recent neuroscience proposes that slow development of the prefrontal cortex - and its weak connectivity with brain reward regions -... 5 days
Diet determines seizure latency: Estrogen production in the brain linked to omega-3 fatty acid intake
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists are increasingly appreciating estrogen's role in brain health. Now for the first time, production of estrogen in... 5 days
A central neural circuit for itch sensation
Science Magazine Although itch sensation is an important protective mechanism for animals, chronic itch remains a challenging clinical problem. Itch processing has been studied extensively at the spinal level. However, how itch information is transmitted to... 5 days
Conversion of object identity to object-general semantic value in the primate temporal cortex
Science Magazine At the final stage of the ventral visual stream, perirhinal neurons encode the identity of memorized objects through learning. However, it remains... 5 days
In a nutshell: Walnuts activate brain region involved in appetite control
SCIENCE DAILY Double-blind test bolsters observational data that walnuts promote feelings of fullness. Results provide a quantitative measure for testing other compounds' ability to control appetite, including potential... 5 days
Surprising discovery about how neurons talk to each other
SCIENCE DAILY New findings challenge existing dogma that neurons release fixed amounts of chemical signal at any one time and could have implications for brain disorders including Parkinson's and schizhophrenia. 5 days
How particular fear memories can be erased
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have devised a method to selectively erase particular fear memories by weakening the connections between neurons involved in forming these memories. In their experiments, they found that fear memory can be manipulated in... 5 days
How an itch hitches a ride to the brain
SCIENCE-NEWS Scientists have figured out how your brain registers the sensation of itch. 5 days
How we recall the past
MIT Neuroscientists discover a brain circuit dedicated to retrieving memories. 6 days
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