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Scientists develop new class of compounds for treatment of progressive neurodegenerative disorder
NEWS MEDICAL St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have developed a new class of compounds that extended the lives and eased symptoms of mice with a... 1 hour
'Brain training' app could help OCD patients to manage symptoms
NEWS MEDICAL A 'brain training' app developed at the University of Cambridge could help people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder manage their symptoms, which may typically include excessive handwashing... 1 hour
Interweaving anxiety disorder associated with stuttering remains unrecognized
NEWS MEDICAL While stuttering impacts the lives of approximately 1-2 percent of adults and around 4-5 percent of children, the mental health impact of this disorder largely remains unrecognized. 4 hours
How does our brain perceives the environment?
NEWS MEDICAL Nearly 30 years ago, scientists demonstrated that visually recognizing an object, such as a cup, and performing a visually guided action, such as picking the cup up, involved distinct neural processes, located in different... 4 hours
New 17-item questionnaire may help detect GI disorders in children with autism
NEWS MEDICAL Anger, aggression, and other troubling behavior problems in kids with autism are often treated as psychological issues, but in many cases the problems can... 6 hours
Scientists discover primary, direct target of alcohol in the brain
NEWS MEDICAL When alcohol enters the brain, it causes neurons in a specialized region called the ventral tegmental area, or VTA -- also known as the "pleasure center" -- to... 6 hours
Salk researchers advance sonogenetics technology for treating neurological conditions
NEWS MEDICAL The emerging technology of sonogenetics--a technique where cells are controlled by sound--offers the potential to one day replace pharmaceutical drugs or invasive surgical treatments for neurological conditions like epilepsy, Parkinson's... 6 hours
Brain wave device boosts memory performance
NEWS MEDICAL The entrainment of theta brain waves with a commercially available device not only enhances theta wave activity, but also boosts memory performance. 6 hours
SLU researcher seeks to find solutions for 'chemo brain' symptoms and side effects of opioids
NEWS MEDICAL With a pair of RO1 grants from the National Institutes of Health, pain researcher Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D., will... 7 hours
Brain wave device enhances memory function
SCIENCE DAILY The entrainment of theta brain waves with a commercially available device not only enhances theta wave activity, but also boosts memory performance, according to new research. 13 hours
WATCH: What is multiple sclerosis?
ABC NEWS Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a chronic disorder where cells from the immune system attack the nerve cells of the central nervous system (CNS). 14 hours
For some young adults, the 2016 US election was a 'traumatic experience'
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that for 25 percent of young adults given a psychological assessment, the 2016 US presidential election race between Donald Trump... 15 hours
Social stigma contributes to poor mental health in the autistic community
SCIENCE DAILY Stress related to social stigma may be the reason why autistic people experience more mental health problems than the general population, dispelling past theories that the... 16 hours
New target of alcohol in the brain
SCIENCE DAILY When alcohol enters the brain, it causes neurons in a specialized region called the ventral tegmental area, or VTA -- also known as the "pleasure center" -- to release dopamine, a neurotransmitter that produces... 16 hours
When you are unhappy in a relationship, why do you stay? The answer may surprise you
SCIENCE DAILY Why do people stay in unsatisfying romantic relationships? A new study suggests it may be because... 16 hours
Would you zap your brain to improve your memory?
SCIENCE DAILY Individuals were more willing to use a hypothetical brain stimulation device on others than on themselves, specifically to improve 'core functions,' like kindness and self-confidence. 16 hours
Losing control of gene activity in Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Pioneering research into the mechanisms controlling gene activity in the brain could hold the key to understanding Alzheimer's disease and might help identify effective treatments in the future. 16 hours
Monitoring electromagnetic signals in the brain with MRI
SCIENCE DAILY MIT engineers have devised a new technique to detect either electrical activity or optical signals in the brain, using a minimally invasive technique based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). 16 hours
Wishful thinking is rewarded
SCIENCE DAILY The reward system in the brain affects our judgements. 17 hours
Breathing through the nose aids memory storage
SCIENCE DAILY The way we breathe may affect how well our memories are consolidated (i.e. reinforced and stabilized). If we breathe through the nose rather than the mouth after trying to learn a set of smells,... 17 hours
Breathing through the nose improves memory consolidation
NEWS MEDICAL The way we breathe may affect how well our memories are consolidated (i.e. reinforced and stabilized). If we breathe through the nose rather than the mouth after trying to learn a set of smells,... 17 hours
Stress related to social stigma negatively impacts mental health of autistic people
NEWS MEDICAL Stress related to social stigma may be the reason why autistic people experience more mental health problems than the general population, dispelling past theories... 18 hours
Monitoring electromagnetic signals in the brain with MRI
MIT Technique could be used to detect light or electrical fields in living tissue. 20 hours
Epigenetic modifications may contribute to Alzheimer's Disease
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists report epigenetic modifications in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's, after observing differences in histone acetylation across the genome. 20 hours
Understanding the building blocks for an electronic brain
PHYS.ORG Computer bits are binary, with a value of zero or one. By contrast, neurons in the brain can have many internal states, depending on the input that they receive. This allows the... 23 hours
Want To Keep Your Brain Sharp? Take Care Of Your Eyes And Ears
NPR Two large studies show that age-related memory loss can be slowed significantly when older people promptly address hearing and vision loss. 1 day
Researchers produce artificial antibody capable of blocking prions in the laboratory
NEWS MEDICAL Prion diseases affect the brain, causing neurodegenerative problems that always lead to death. They attracted attention in the late 1990s due to the "Mad Cow" scare. 1 day
Brainlab unveils ExacTrac Dynamic at ASTRO meeting in San Antonio, Texas
NEWS MEDICAL Brainlab unveils ExacTrac Dynamic at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in San Antonio, Texas. 1 day
Research provides insight into neurobiology of aggression and bullying
NEWS MEDICAL Duke-NUS researchers have discovered that a growth factor protein, called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, and its receptor, tropomyosin receptor kinase B affects social dominance in mice. The research has implications for... 2 days
Neuroscientists identify brain region that appears to be related to food preference decisions
NEWS MEDICAL At holiday buffets and potlucks, people make quick calculations about which dishes to try and how much to take of each. Johns... 2 days
The neurobiology of social aggression
SCIENCE DAILY Bullying and aggression carry heavy societal costs. For the first time, researchers have found a signalling mechanism in the brain that shapes social behavior -- specifically a growth factor protein, called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and its receptor,... 2 days
Scientists find brain signal that might help us judge the holiday buffet
SCIENCE DAILY Neuroscientists have found a brain region that appears to be strongly connected to food preference decisions, like what to choose from a buffet line... 2 days
Weight loss success linked with active self-control regions of the brain
SCIENCE DAILY New research suggests that higher-level brain functions have a major role in losing weight. In a study among 24 participants at a weight-loss clinic, those who... 3 days
Sleep apnea more deadly when patients experience short interrupted breaths
SCIENCE DAILY Patients with sleep apnea who have short interruptions in breathing while they sleep are at higher risk for death than those with longer interruptions, according to a new... 3 days
To track how students ace the LSAT, watch their eyes
SCIENCE DAILY Neuroscientists are tracking eye movements to understand how practicing tough reasoning tests like the LSAT makes students smarter. 3 days
A tailormade drug developed in record time may save girl from fatal brain disease
Science Magazine DNA-based therapy for Batten disease shows promise of personalized medicine 3 days
Expanding the optogenetics toolkit
SCIENCE DAILY A new molecular engineering technique has the potential to double the number of light-sensitive proteins available for studying brain circuits. 3 days
Brain cells called astrocytes have unexpected role in brain 'plasticity'
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have shown that astrocytes -- long-overlooked supportive cells in the brain -- help to enable the brain's plasticity, a new role for astrocytes that was not previously... 3 days
Independence tests should ask more of seniors
SCIENCE DAILY A psychology researcher says the bar is too low for 'functional independence' in older adults, and should be aligned with skills younger adults must conquer. 3 days
Scientists grow functioning human neural networks in 3D from stem cells
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers has developed three-dimensional (3D) human tissue culture models for the central nervous system that mimic structural and functional features of the brain... 4 days
Curiosity Rover on Mars Exercises Its 'New' Brain (Photo)
SPACE.COM NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is putting its "new" brain to work a bit while mission team members try to fix a memory issue with the "old" one. 4 days
Study points to new method to deliver drugs to the brain
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered a potentially new approach to deliver therapeutics more effectively to the brain. The research could have implications for the treatment of a wide... 4 days
People who commute through natural environments daily report better mental health
SCIENCE DAILY People who commute through natural environments report better mental health. This is the main conclusion of a research based on questionnaires answered by nearly 3,600 participants... 4 days
Human neurons employ highly compartmentalized signaling, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Human neurons are much larger than those of model organisms mice and rats, so it's been unclear whether it's size that makes a difference in our brain's computational power. 4 days
Weight loss success associated with brain areas involved in self-control
NEWS MEDICAL New research suggests that higher-level brain functions have a major role in losing weight. In a study among 24 participants at a weight-loss clinic, those who achieved greatest... 4 days
Medical News Today: How do dogs process words? Brain study investigates
MNT Dogs may have 'a neural representation for the meaning of words they have been taught,' finds a new study, which placed dogs inside a brain scanner. 4 days
How do dogs process words? Brain study investigates
MNT Dogs may have 'a neural representation for the meaning of words they have been taught,' finds a new study, which placed dogs inside a brain scanner. 4 days
Newly discovered compound shows potential for treating Parkinson's disease
NEWS MEDICAL A joint research group centered around Professor Hideyuki Okano and Associate Professor Jun Kohyama, Department of Physiology of the Keio University School of Medicine, together with a research group of... 4 days
Finger length can predict sexuality in women say researchers
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the Psychology department of Essex University have made claims that take us back to medieval ages of palmistry and predictions but could have a biological basis. 4 days
Conceptual framework proposed to examine role of exercise in multiple sclerosis
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have proposed a conceptual framework for examining the relationship between exercise and adaptive neuroplasticity in the population with multiple sclerosis (MS). 4 days
New tool may reveal how the brain structure impacts brain activity, human behavior
NEWS MEDICAL The architecture of each person's brain is unique, and differences may influence how quickly people can complete various cognitive tasks. 4 days
Study finds racial disparities in student debt increase after young people leave college
PHYS.ORG Racial disparities in student debt between blacks and whites may perpetuate the racial wealth gap according to a study in the online... 5 days
Science News » NIMH Director Joshua Gordon and IRP Researcher Ellen Leibenluft Elected to the National Academy of Medicine
NIMH Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Institute... 5 days
Electrical properties of dendrites help explain our brain's unique computing power
SCIENCE DAILY Neuroscientists have discovered that human dendrites have very different electrical properties from those of other species. These differences may contribute to the enhanced computing power of... 5 days
Electrical properties of dendrites help explain our brain’s unique computing power
MIT Neurons in human and rat brains carry electrical signals in different ways, scientists find. 5 days
Expanding the optogenetics toolkit
PHYS.ORG Controlling individual brain cells using light-sensitive proteins has proven to be a powerful tool for probing the brain's complexities. As this branch of neuroscience has expanded, so has the demand for a diverse palette of protein tools. 5 days
Mice need a clutch to smell
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers identify shootin 1b as a clutch molecule that couples force and adhesion for the migration of neurons to the mouse olfactory bulb. The study provides new insights on how internal forces are converted into external... 5 days
Facebook's election 'war room' takes aim at fake information
PHYS.ORG In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the door lies a nerve center the... 5 days
Elucidating cuttlefish camouflage
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The unique ability of cuttlefish, squid and octopuses to hide by imitating the colors and texture of their environment has fascinated natural scientists since the time of Aristotle. Uniquely among all animals, these mollusks control their appearance by the direct... 5 days
Pre-eclampsia linked to an increased risk of dementia later in life
SCIENCE DAILY Pre-eclampsia is associated with an increased risk of later dementia, particularly vascular dementia, caused by reduced blood supply to the brain due to diseased blood vessels,... 5 days
Hormone alters male brain networks to enhance sexual and emotional function
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have gained new insights into how the 'master regulator' of reproduction affects men's brains. 5 days
Ketogenic Diet Prevents Cognitive Decline, Two New Studies Show
SCI-NEWS.COM A research team headed by University of Kentucky scientist Ai-Ling Lin has published two studies that demonstrate the... 5 days
Targeting immune checkpoints in microglia could reduce out-of-control neuroinflammation
NEWS MEDICAL A group of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators is proposing that targeting immune checkpoints - molecules that regulate the activity of the immune system - in immune cells called microglia could... 5 days
Autonomic nervous system directly controls stem cell proliferation, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Somatic stem cells are microscopic workhorses, constantly regenerating cells throughout the body: skin and the lining of the intestine, for example. And to University of Illinois neuroscientists, they... 5 days
Can Burger King's 'Nightmare King' Really Give You Bad Dreams?
LIVE SCIENCE A new, limited-time-only burger at Burger King has a peculiar selling point: It's supposed to give you nightmares. 6 days
Could a simple collar help protect soccer player’s brain?
ABC NEWS Team sports build character, teach discipline and keep your kids healthy, but for some sports, like soccer and football, they could also increase their risk of brain injuries. Helping to... 6 days
Conceptual framework to study role of exercise in multiple sclerosis
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have proposed a conceptual framework for examining the relationship between exercise and adaptive neuroplasticity in the population with multiple sclerosis (MS). 6 days
Pupil's brain recognizes the perfect teacher
SCIENCE DAILY Human and avian youngsters learn behaviors by imitating adults. But learners are selective in who they copy, and scientists don't understand how they choose the right teacher. Young male zebra finches must learn to copy the... 6 days
How does brain structure influence performance on language tasks?
SCIENCE DAILY The architecture of each person's brain is unique, and differences may influence how quickly people can complete various cognitive tasks. But how neuroanatomy impacts performance is largely an open question.... 6 days
Scientists find stem cell proliferation is controlled directly by nervous system
PHYS.ORG Somatic stem cells are microscopic workhorses, constantly regenerating cells throughout the body: skin and the lining of the intestine, for example. And to University of Illinois... 6 days
GPR40 modulates epileptic seizure and NMDA receptor function
Science Magazine Epilepsy is a common neurological disease, and approximately 30% of patients do not respond adequately to antiepileptic drug treatment. Recent studies suggest that G protein–coupled receptor 40 (GPR40) is expressed in the... 6 days
An enzymatic approach reverses nicotine dependence, decreases compulsive-like intake, and prevents relapse
Science Magazine Tobacco use disorder is the leading cause of disease and preventable death worldwide, but current medications that are based on pharmacodynamics have low efficacy.... 6 days
Prevention of pesticide-induced neuronal dysfunction and mortality with nucleophilic poly-Oxime topical gel
Science Magazine Organophosphate-based pesticides inhibit acetylcholinesterase (AChE), which plays a pivotal role in neuromuscular function. While spraying in the field, farmworkers get exposed to pesticides through... 6 days
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: These psychiatric symptoms may be an early sign
MNT A postmortem study of brain tissue tests and interviews of those close to the deceased ties some psychiatric symptoms to early Alzheimer's disease. 6 days
Alzheimer's: These psychiatric symptoms may be an early sign
MNT A postmortem study of brain tissue tests and interviews of those close to the deceased ties some psychiatric symptoms to early Alzheimer's disease. 6 days
Pupil's brain recognizes the perfect teacher
PHYS.ORG Youngsters learn many important behaviors by imitating adults. But young learners are selective in who they copy, and scientists don't understand how they choose the right teacher. 6 days
Psychopaths in business: Why sex matters
MNT A new study investigates whether psychopathic traits really do enhance your career prospects. Along the way, it uncovers an interesting sex difference. 6 days
Medical News Today: Psychopaths in business: Why sex matters
MNT A new study investigates whether psychopathic traits really do enhance your career prospects. Along the way, it uncovers an interesting sex difference. 6 days
Regulating microglial activity may reduce inflammation in neurodegenerative diseases
SCIENCE DAILY A group of investigators is proposing that targeting immune checkpoints -- molecules that regulate the activity of the immune system -- in immune cells called microglia could reduce the inflammatory... 6 days
Virginia lawmaker settles suit, seeks mental health reform
ABC NEWS A Virginia state senator whose son stabbed him before killing himself has settled a lawsuit against a former employee of a local mental health agency 6 days
Mysterious polio-like illness baffles medical experts while frightening parents
NEWS MEDICAL A spike in the number of children with a rare neurological disease that causes polio-like symptoms has health officials across the country scrambling to understand the illness. Yet, more than... 6 days
Researchers demonstrate epigenetic memory transmission via sperm
NEWS MEDICAL A new study suggests that if the epigenetics of sperm chromosomes are altered by the environment a father experiences, then this could affect offspring’s health. 6 days
Study provides insight into how the brain rapidly identifies sweet and bitter flavors
NEWS MEDICAL Sweet and bitter flavors are identified as soon as they are tasted, according to human neural and behavioral data published in eNeuro.... 6 days
Chronic sleep disruption in early adult life accelerates AD-related tau pathology
NEWS MEDICAL Lack of sleep during adolescence and early adulthood accelerates Alzheimer’s disease-related tau pathology, finds a study of male and female mice published in JNeurosci. 6 days
Antidepressant treatment may lead to improvements in sleep quality of patients with depression
NEWS MEDICAL In a study of 15 patients affected by major depressive disorder and complaining of insomnia, initiating treatment with vortioxetine for their depressive... 6 days
Purdue Pharma, Eisai announce positive topline results from Phase 3 study of lemborexant
NEWS MEDICAL Eisai Co., Ltd. and Purdue Pharma L.P. announced positive topline results from SUNRISE 2, a long-term Phase 3 efficacy and safety evaluation... 6 days
Down syndrome may hold important clues to onset of Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL At first glance, Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease, two severe brain abnormalities, may seem to have little in common. Down syndrome is a hereditary disease, the... 6 days
MLU psychologists investigate how couples handle laughter and banter
NEWS MEDICAL Laughter plays an important role in romantic relationships - whether or not it's shared together or directed at the significant other. If partners handle laughter or being laughed at in... 6 days
Study to explore bioethics of brain organoids
NEWS MEDICAL Research scientists around the world are now able to investigate the structural, cellular, and developmental intricacies of the human brain using bioengineered stem cell-based models called organoids. 6 days
New memristor boosts accuracy and efficiency for neural networks on an atomic scale
SCIENCE DAILY Hardware that mimics the neural circuitry of the brain requires building blocks that can adjust how they synapse. One such approach, called... 7 days
Modifiable dementia risk factor in older adults identified
SCIENCE DAILY Stiffness of the aorta -- more so than blood pressure or subclinical brain disease -- is a key risk factor for dementia. Since aortic stiffness can be reduced by medication and healthy... 7 days
Environmental factors may trigger onset of multiple sclerosis
SCIENCE DAILY A new study finds that certain environmental conditions like salt concentrations and temperature may precipitate structural changes that take place in myelin sheaths in the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS). Myelin sheaths... 7 days
After Paul Allen Co-Founded Microsoft, He Changed Brain Science Forever
NPR In 2003, Paul Allen created an institute to figure out how the human brain works. That institute has already made contributions that may turn out to be part... 7 days
Brain cells in a dish used to study genetic origins of schizophrenia
SCIENCE DAILY A study has established a new analytical method for investigating the complex genetic origins of mental illnesses using brain cells that are grown in... 7 days
Sitting, standing, walking: How do they affect your memory?
MNT How does moderate exercise compare with sitting and standing when it comes to its impact on working memory? A new study dives into this question. 7 days
Medical News Today: Sitting, standing, walking: How do they affect your memory?
MNT How does moderate exercise compare with sitting and standing when it comes to its impact on working memory? A new study dives into this... 7 days
Environmental conditions may drive development of multiple sclerosis
NEWS MEDICAL A new Tel Aviv University study finds that certain environmental conditions may precipitate structural changes that take place in myelin sheaths in the onset of multiple sclerosis. Myelin sheaths are the "insulating... 7 days
To unravel autism’s mysteries, one neuroscientist looks at the developing brain
SCIENCE-NEWS Autism researcher Kevin Pelphrey focuses on understanding signs of the disorder in the developing brain, which could shed light on the condition. 7 days
New reservoir computer marks first-ever microelectromechanical neural network application
PHYS.ORG As artificial intelligence has become increasingly sophisticated, it has inspired renewed efforts to develop computers whose physical architecture mimics the human brain. One approach, called reservoir computing, allows hardware devices... 7 days
New memristor boosts accuracy and efficiency for neural networks on an atomic scale
PHYS.ORG Just like their biological counterparts, hardware that mimics the neural circuitry of the brain requires building blocks that can adjust how they... 7 days
Elucidating cuttlefish camouflage
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Team simulates how Alzheimer's disease spreads through the brain
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How perfectionism affects your (mental) health
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Your brain on space—the overview effect
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Caltech researchers develop two new illusions with audiovisual postdictive effects
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