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Brain function does not die immediately after the heart stops finds study
NEWS MEDICAL According to new research, people can be aware that they are dead after their heart has stopped beating. 6 hours
Dyslexia could be the result of eye spots that confuse the brain finds study
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Study aims to develop biomarkers of prematurity for predicting neurodevelopmental outcomes
NEWS MEDICAL Natasha Leporé, PhD, a principal investigator in the Department of Radiology and Imaging at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded $1.7 million from the National... 7 hours
Study: People with anxiety, depression experience more frequent migraines
NEWS MEDICAL In a study of 588 patients who attended an outpatient headache clinic, more frequent migraines were experienced by participants with symptoms of anxiety and depression. In the Headache study, poor... 7 hours
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Zinc-binding is vital for regulating pH levels in the brain
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers in Oslo, Norway, have discovered that Zinc-binding plays an important role in the sensing and regulation of pH in the human brain. The findings come as one of... 15 hours
Turning brain cells into skin cells
SCIENCE DAILY A new study reveals that it is possible to repurpose the function of different mature cells across the body and harvest new tissue and organs from these cells. 16 hours
Cocaine use during adolescence is even more harmful than during adulthood
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists found that addicts who began using cocaine before and after the age of 18 showed differences in sustained attention and working memory, among other brain... 16 hours
Therapeutic form of arsenic is a potential treatment for deadly type of brain cancer
SCIENCE DAILY From Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie, arsenic is often the poison of choice in popular whodunits. But in ultra-low dosage,... 16 hours
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Nature or nurture? Innate social behaviors in the mouse brain
SCIENCE DAILY The brain circuitry that controls innate, or instinctive, behaviors such as mating and fighting was thought to be genetically hardwired. Not so, neuroscientists now say. 17 hours
Medical News Today: Researchers reveal how to boost brain power
MNT Can we train our brains to improve our working memory and boost our learning capacities? A new study reveals which brain-training task is most effective. 17 hours
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MNT VIDEO Can we train our brains to improve our working memory and boost our learning capacities? A new study reveals which brain-training task is most effective. 17 hours
'Busybody' protein may get on your nerves, but that's a good thing
SCIENCE DAILY The p75 protein is vital for signaling pain in nervous system, researchers have discovered. 17 hours
High risk of injury in young elite athletes
SCIENCE DAILY Every week, an average of three in every ten adolescent elite athletes suffer an injury. Worst affected are young women, and the risk of injury increases with low self-esteem, especially in combination... 18 hours
Life in the city: Living near a forest keeps your amygdala healthier
SCIENCE DAILY A new study examined the relationship between the availability of nature near city dwellers' homes and their brain health. Its findings are relevant for... 18 hours
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SCIENCE-NEWS Readers had questions about brain flexibility, black sea snakes and photon collisions. 19 hours
MRI may predict neurological outcomes for cardiac arrest survivors
SCIENCE DAILY MRI-based measurements of the functional connections in the brain can help predict long-term recovery in patients who suffer neurological disability after cardiac arrest, according to new research. 21 hours
Navigational view of the brain thanks to powerful X-rays
SCIENCE DAILY Imagine Google Earth with only the street view and a far-away satellite view but not much of a map view. Brain imaging, for the most part, has been missing just... 21 hours
Researchers explore complex carbohydrates to protect water quality
PHYS.ORG Brainstorming sessions between a food chemist and a hydrologist at South Dakota State University have produced an innovative, potentially money-saving idea that will put nutrients back in the field. 22 hours
Supervisor support critical to employee well-being and workforce readiness
PHYS.ORG Nearly half of American workers are concerned about the changing nature of work, and although most report that they have the skills they need to perform their current job well,... 23 hours
New developments enabling blind people to see again
PHYS.ORG Enabling blind people to see again is the dream of many neuroscientists. We still have a long way to go to make this happen, but we have also made a lot of... 23 hours
Why do we have large brains?
PHYS.ORG In recently published article from Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the relationship between brain size and behavioural ecology was found to be highly sensitive to small data changes, and widely championed hypotheses such as the... 23 hours
Medical News Today: When it comes to rewards, the brain prefers not to wait
MNT Decision-making is partly controlled by reward pathways. Recent research examines how waiting time affects this dopamine-based system. 1 day
When it comes to rewards, the brain prefers not to wait
MNT Decision-making is partly controlled by reward pathways. Recent research examines how waiting time affects this dopamine-based system. 1 day
Four genes associated with OCD identified
NEWS MEDICAL There are found genes that have been identified to be associated with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). These genes have been found to alter the circuitry of the brain in a manner that could lead to OCD.... 1 day
What Is Synesthesia?
LIVE SCIENCE Synesthesia is a neurological condition that causes the brain to process data in the form of several senses at once; for example, hearing sounds while also seeing them as colorful swirls. 1 day
Psychedelics linked to decreased likelihood of criminal behavior
NEWS MEDICAL Classic psychedelics such as psilocybin (often called magic mushrooms), LSD and mescaline (found in peyote) are associated with a decreased likelihood of antisocial criminal behavior, according to new research from investigators at... 1 day
Researchers use powerful X-ray beams for ‘navigational map view’ of mouse brain
NEWS MEDICAL If brain imaging could be compared to Google Earth, neuroscientists would already have a pretty good "satellite view" of the brain, and a great... 1 day
Schizophrenia disrupts the brain's entire communication system, researchers say
SCIENCE DAILY Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption to the brain's entire communication system.... 1 day
Resolving traffic jams in human ALS motor neurons
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers used stem cell technology to generate motor neurons from ALS patients carrying mutations in FUS. They found disturbed axonal transport in these motor neurons, but also identified genetic... 1 day
New imaging system offers better way to monitor brain changes from Alzheimer's in mouse models
NEWS MEDICAL An estimated 5.5 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease, a type of dementia that causes problems with memory,... 1 day
Scientists receive critical funding to study treatments for three deadly cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Immunotherapy for leukemia patients has been nothing short of a miracle. Now scientists hope to use that science and other forms of gene therapy to tackle three of... 2 days
HIV infection, even with antiretroviral therapy, appears to damage a growing child's brain
SCIENCE DAILY One of the largest and best-documented trials of children receiving early antiretroviral therapy -- the CHER clinical trial in South Africa --... 2 days
A new target for marijuana
SCIENCE DAILY Cellular-level changes to a part of the brain's reward system induced by chronic exposure to the psychoactive component of marijuana may contribute to the drug's pleasurable and potentially addictive qualities, suggests a study in young mice. 2 days
New imaging approach maps whole-brain changes from Alzheimer's disease in mice
SCIENCE DAILY A new imaging system that offers a better way to monitor the brain changes indicative of Alzheimer's in mouse models of the disease could help speed... 2 days
What training exercise boosts brain power best? New research finds out
SCIENCE DAILY One of the two brain-training methods most scientists use in research is significantly better in improving memory and attention. It also results in more significant changes... 2 days
Medical News Today: Schizophrenia affects whole-brain connectivity, major study finds
MNT The largest ever big data study of schizophrenia finds that the entire communication system in the brain's white matter is disrupted in the disease. 2 days
Schizophrenia affects whole-brain connectivity, major study finds
MNT The largest ever big data study of schizophrenia finds that the entire communication system in the brain's white matter is disrupted in the disease. 2 days
New imaging approach maps whole-brain changes from Alzheimer's disease in mice
PHYS.ORG An estimated 5.5 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease, a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Although treatments can slow the... 2 days
Medical News Today: New insights into marijuana's effect on the developing brain
MNT Emerging research investigates what the main active substance in marijuana does to neural cells, and how this may lead to addictive behavior. 2 days
New insights into marijuana's effect on the developing brain
MNT Emerging research investigates what the main active substance in marijuana does to neural cells, and how this may lead to addictive behavior. 2 days
Search Of DNA In Dogs, Mice And People Finds 4 Genes Linked To OCD
NPR Scientists looking for genetic factors behind obsessive compulsive disorder looked for clues in the DNA of humans and two animal... 2 days
Learning during development is regulated by an unexpected brain region
SCIENCE DAILY Half a century of research on how the brain learns to integrate visual inputs from the two eyes has provided important insights in critical period regulation, leading to... 2 days
Mechanism explains how seizures may lead to memory loss
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers reveals a mechanism that can explain how even relatively infrequent seizures can lead to long-lasting cognitive deficits in animal models. 2 days
Skimping on sleep may contribute to gestational diabetes
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has found that lack of sleep among pregnant women may be a contributing factor to the development of gestational diabetes. 2 days
Biology of childhood brain tumor subtypes offers clues to precision treatments
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGG), the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine with... 2 days
Icarus lifts off
PHYS.ORG After the launch of a Soyuz 2 rocket scheduled for October 12 was postponed by two days, the carrier rocket yesterday docked with the ISS. On board: the Icarus board computer, the future brain of the German-Russian animal observation system. 2 days
Signaling pathway may be key to why autism is more common in boys
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered sex differences in a brain signaling pathway involved in reward learning and motivation that make male mice more vulnerable... 2 days
On back roads of Appalachia’s coal country, mental health services are as rare as jobs
NEWS MEDICAL Every other month, Tanya Nelson travels 32 miles from the heart of Appalachia's coal country for an appointment... 2 days
Zinc-binding plays key role in sensing and regulation of brain’s pH levels
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers in Oslo, Norway, have discovered that Zinc-binding plays an important role in the sensing and regulation of pH in the human brain. The... 2 days
How bees find their way home
PHYS.ORG How can a bee fly straight home in the middle of the night after a complicated route through thick vegetation in search of food? For the first time, researchers have been able to show what happens... 2 days
Study sheds new light on why autism is more common in boys
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers aiming to understand why autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are more common in boys have discovered differences in a brain signaling pathway involved in... 2 days
Researchers identify strategies to mitigate disturbed axonal transport in ALS patients
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers at VIB and KU Leuven used stem cell technology to generate motor neurons from ALS patients carrying mutations in FUS. They found... 2 days
USC study reveals how schizophrenia has biological effect on the entire brain
NEWS MEDICAL Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption... 2 days
CHOP researchers discover key differences among gene fusions in childhood brain tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas, the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine... 2 days
Wake Forest Baptist scientists win grant to develop more effective treatments for brain cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Glioblastoma is the most aggressive cancer that originates in the brain. Current therapies can slow the disease, but more often... 2 days
Lack of sleep among pregnant women linked to increased risk of gestational diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL The amount of time spent sleeping in the United States has dropped significantly in the past twenty years with almost a quarter... 2 days
Magic mushrooms chemical Psilocybin for treatment of hard-to treat depression
NEWS MEDICAL A new study from UK has found efficacy of psilocybin – a chemical found in “magic mushrooms”, in severe depression. The study involved 19 patients with severe depression.... 2 days
Machine Dreams: 22 Human-Like Androids from Sci-Fi
SPACE.COM Androids are a mainstay of science fiction, compelling audiences to question how we define what makes us human. 2 days
Findings reveal how seizures can have lasting detrimental effects on memory
NEWS MEDICAL Although it's been clear that seizures are linked to memory loss and other cognitive deficits in patients with Alzheimer's disease, how this happens has been puzzling.... 2 days
Big and brilliant: complex whale behavior tied to brain size
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cetaceans -- whales and dolphins -- are among the brainiest of beings. In... 3 days
Brain training shows promise for patients with bipolar disorder
SCIENCE DAILY Computerized brain training can result in improved cognitive skills in individuals with bipolar disorder, researchers have discovered for the first time. 3 days
Your Hair Color and Sleep Habits May Come from Neanderthals
LIVE SCIENCE Neanderthal DNA could influence your skin tone, hair color, sleep patterns, mood and even smoking behavior, a new study finds. 3 days
Studies Skewed By Focus On Well-Off, Educated Brains
NPR What does a "normal" brain look like? Something a lot different when researchers make sure that study participants reflect the race, education and income levels of the U.S. at large. 3 days
Scientists identify biomarker for progression, drug response in brain cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have reported results from a glioblastoma study in which they validated a biomarker indicative of a patient's prognosis and likely response to specific therapies. 3 days
Study identifies new biomarker for depression in diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL A study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic has identified a biomarker for depression in diabetes. Findings of epidemiological studies have shown an overall 2-fold increased prevalence of depression... 3 days
Whales and dolphins have rich 'human-like' cultures and societies
SCIENCE DAILY Whales and dolphins (cetaceans) live in tightly-knit social groups, have complex relationships, talk to each other and even have regional dialects -- much like human societies. A major new study... 3 days
Medical News Today: Dietary supplement may help to prevent seizures
MNT Researchers suggest that glucosamine, a dietary supplement, may help to reduce brain cell excitability, bringing us closer to a new therapy for epilepsy. 3 days
Dietary supplement may help to prevent seizures
MNT Researchers suggest that glucosamine, a dietary supplement, may help to reduce brain cell excitability, bringing us closer to a new therapy for epilepsy. 3 days
New UTSA study describes how dopamine tells you it isn't worth the wait
SCIENCE DAILY A new study sheds light on how dopamine cells in the brain signal the passage of time. 3 days
How dopamine tells you it isn't worth the wait
SCIENCE DAILY A new study sheds light on how dopamine cells in the brain signal the passage of time. 3 days
Medical News Today: What is psychomotor agitation?
MNT Psychomotor agitation can cause a person to make movements without meaning to. It is a symptom of several conditions, including bipolar disorder. 3 days
Sleep duration may affect the integrity of sperm DNA
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found a link between sleep duration and a measure of chromosomal health in sperm. In the study of 2020 semen samples provided by 796 male volunteers from... 3 days
Researchers to investigate cellular changes leading to development of glioblastoma
NEWS MEDICAL Glioblastoma is the most common of malign brain tumors in adults, and it currently has no cure. Now a research team led by Dr Claudia Barros, from the... 3 days
Study finds link between sleep duration and measure of chromosomal health in sperm
NEWS MEDICAL A new study found a link between sleep duration and a measure of chromosomal health in sperm. The findings are published in... 3 days
Scientists validate biomarker indicative of brain cancer patient's prognosis and drug response
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Sema4, and collaborating institutions including Colorado State University and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center reported... 3 days
How to Combat Racial Bias: Start in Childhood
LIVE SCIENCE Racial bias is associated with dehumanizing social groups different from your own. Psychologists trained kids to differentiate individuals of another race – with lasting effects on their biases. 4 days
Report: Global burden of neurological disorders in today’s world
NEWS MEDICAL Globally, the burden of neurological disorders (Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, epilepsy etc) has increased substantially over the past 25 years. 4 days
MS risk in children spotted with MRI brain scans
SCIENCE DAILY By the time multiple sclerosis (MS) is diagnosed in children, it may be difficult to prevent the disabilities and relapses that come with the disease. In a new study, researchers... 5 days
A dietary supplement dampens the brain hyperexcitability seen in seizures or epilepsy
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that inducing a biochemical alteration in brain proteins via the dietary supplement glucosamine was able to rapidly dampen that pathological hyperexcitability... 5 days
Dietary supplement could be promising therapeutic target for seizure disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Seizure disorders -- including epilepsy -- are associated with pathological hyperexcitability in brain neurons. Unfortunately, there are limited available treatments that can prevent this hyperexcitability. 5 days
MRI brain scans can reveal MS risk in children before clinical symptoms appear
NEWS MEDICAL By the time multiple sclerosis (MS) is diagnosed in children, it may be difficult to prevent the disabilities and relapses that come... 5 days
Importance of studying sleep and eating in tandem
SCIENCE DAILY A new study offers important insights into possible links between sleep and hunger. 5 days
Brain scans show dogs learn when sleeping—just like people
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Harvey Weinstein's Retreat: Does He Really Have an Addiction?
LIVE SCIENCE Harvey Weinstein is reportedly in rehab for sex addiction, a diagnosis that doesn't formally exist and is a matter of great controversy in psychology and psychiatry. 6 days
Cell biology: Cell contacts in embryonic development determine cellular fate
SCIENCE DAILY The average human consists of about 37.2 trillion cells. But not all cells are created equal: while muscle cells contain the molecular machinery to contract and relax your... 6 days
Surgeries performed later in the day linked to increased risk of complications
NEWS MEDICAL A new study published in Neurosurgery finds that patients who undergo a neurosurgical procedure with surgical start times between 9 pm and 7 am... 6 days
Medical News Today: Magic mushroom compound may treat severe depression
MNT Psilocybin, a magic mushroom compound, may succeed where other anti-depression treatments have failed; the drug may 'reset' the brain, new research shows. 6 days
Surgeries performed later in the day have more complications
SCIENCE DAILY A new study finds that patients who undergo a neurosurgical procedure with surgical start times between 9 pm and 7 am are at an increased risk of developing complications compared... 6 days
Magic mushroom compound may treat severe depression
MNT Psilocybin, a magic mushroom compound, may succeed where other anti-depression treatments have failed; the drug may 'reset' the brain, new research shows. 6 days
TSRI study offers key insights into possible links between sleep and hunger
NEWS MEDICAL A new study from scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute offers important insights into possible links between sleep and hunger-;and... 6 days
First atomic structure from cryo-EM facility
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have outlined a 3-D atomic structure of the ion channel found in mammals that is implicated in a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease in humans. 6 days
Cold therapy may be effective at controlling cancer treatment side effects
SCIENCE DAILY A new study finds that cryotherapy, specifically having chemotherapy patients wear frozen gloves and socks for 90-minute periods, is useful for preventing symptoms of neuropathy. 6 days
Uncovering origins of developmental brain disorders could eventually help treat seizures
SCIENCE DAILY New research discoveries in the development of brain disorders could pave the way to new therapies for treating seizures, and even some children with autism. 6 days
3-D atomic structure of TRPML1 ion channel published
PHYS.ORG UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers today published a 3-D atomic structure of the ion channel found in mammals that is implicated in a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease in humans. The work marks the... 6 days
Psychology holds key to getting people out before disaster strikes
PHYS.ORG Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and intense. Recent hurricanes, floods, bushfires and earthquakes have highlighted the significant potential for mass trauma. Yet we know relatively little about... 6 days
New mechanism detected in Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered a cellular mechanism that may contribute to the breakdown of communication between neurons in Alzheimer's disease. In the brain tissue of Alzheimer's patients, the RNAs that encode synaptic proteins are degraded more rapidly... 6 days
'Magic mushrooms' may 'reset' the brains of depressed patients, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY Patients taking psilocybin to treat depression show reduced symptoms weeks after treatment following a 'reset' of their brain activity. 6 days
McGill researchers discover new cellular mechanism in Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL McGill University researchers have discovered a cellular mechanism that may contribute to the breakdown of communication between neurons in Alzheimer's disease. 6 days
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