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From one brain scan, more information for medical artificial intelligence  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Researchers have devised a novel method to glean training information for machine-learning models, including those that can analyze medical images to help diagnose and treat brain conditions. more
Dangerous brain parasite 'orders in' for dinner  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Researchers have discovered how toxoplasma gondii, a single-celled parasite, maintains a steady supply of nutrients while replicating inside of its host cell: it calls for delivery. more
Alzheimer's Disease: Brain Changes, Symptoms and Treatment  LIVE SCIENCE · 9 hours
Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, causes memory and thinking problems, as well as behavioral changes in older adults. more
Sortilin gates neurotensin and BDNF signaling to control peripheral neuropathic pain  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Neuropathic pain is a major incurable clinical problem resulting from peripheral nerve trauma or disease. A central mechanism is the reduced expression of the potassium chloride... more
Structure of the saxiphilin:saxitoxin (STX) complex reveals a convergent molecular recognition strategy for paralytic toxins  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Dinoflagelates and cyanobacteria produce saxitoxin (STX), a lethal bis-guanidinium neurotoxin causing paralytic shellfish poisoning. A number of metazoans... more
Dietary supplement improves neuronal function of a patient with atypical Rett syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
A multicentric translational research study carried out by groups of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, Sant Joan de Déu Hospital, the University of Barcelona,... more
How much work brings happiness? Not much, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Having a job can be a boon to mental well-being, but for many of us, it only takes one day of work per week, a new study suggests. more
'Goldilocks' neurons promote REM sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
It has been a mystery why REM sleep, or dream sleep, increases when the room temperature is 'just right'. Neuroscientists show that melanin-concentrating hormone neurons within the hypothalamus increase REM sleep when the need for body temperature defense... more
Joint hypermobility related to anxiety, also in animals  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
The relation between collagen laxity and anxiety in humans is widely known, but this relation has never been observed before in other species. A team of researchers led by professors Jaume Fatjó... more
Mapping and measuring proteins on the surfaces of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in cells  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Sigma receptors are proteins found mainly on the surface of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in certain cells. Sigma-1 and sigma-2 are the two... more
Mapping and measuring proteins on the surfaces of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Sigma receptors are proteins found on mainly the surface of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in certain cells. Sigma-1 and sigma-2 are the two... more
From one brain scan, more information for medical artificial intelligence  MIT · 13 hours
System helps machine-learning models glean training information for diagnosing and treating brain conditions. more
Learning constrains further learning, neuroscientists find  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Why is it that a master musician can learn a new score in no time, yet encounter difficulty learning something else, like skateboarding tricks? Could there is any truth to the myth that you use only... more
New technology by Neurodata Lab acquires accurate physiological data  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
New technology by Neurodata Lab is capable to acquire physiological data by simply pointing a webcam at one’s face, with accuracy comparable to special wearable equipment. more
Healthy blood vessels could help stave off cognitive decline  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
High blood pressure may affect conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease by interfering with the brain’s waste management system, according to new research in rats published in JNeurosci. Maintaining blood vessel... more
Sleep patterns can predict Alzheimer’s pathology later in life  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
Sleep patterns can predict the accumulation of Alzheimer’s pathology proteins later in life, according to a new study of older men and women published in JNeurosci. These findings could lead... more
Scientists develop universal FACS-based approach to heterogenous cell sorting, propelling organoid research  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
Researchers have developed three novel FACS protocols that can be used to isolate neural progenitors, astrocytes, and neurons from infected cerebral organoids. more
Learning in artificial synapses tuned by light  nanowerk · 17 hours
There is a huge effort underway to use memristor devices in neuromorphic computing applications and it is now reasonable to imagine the development of a new generation of artificial intelligent devices with very low... more
Sociologist identifies link between decline in stable manufacturing jobs and reduced fertility rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
As the Great Recession wiped out nearly 9 million jobs and 19 trillion dollars in wealth from U.S. households, American families experienced... more
Gene associated with increased risk of cannabis abuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
New research from the Danish psychiatric project, iPSYCH, shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. The gene is the source of a so-called nicotine receptor... more
One day of employment a week is all we need for mental health benefits  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Latest research finds up to eight hours of paid work a week significantly boosts mental health and life satisfaction. However,... more
Medical News Today: Is there a link between ADHD and dopamine?  MNT · 1 day
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder that can occur in both children and adults. Research suggests that there may be a link... more
Is there a link between ADHD and dopamine?  MNT · 1 day
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder that can occur in both children and adults. Research suggests that there may be a link between a dopamine imbalance in the... more
Afraid of food? The answer may be in the basal forebrain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A brain circuit in the mouse basal forebrain that is involved in perceiving the outside world, connects with and overrides feeding behaviors regulated by the hypothalamus. more
Wearable device reveals how seals prepare for diving  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A wearable non-invasive device based on near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) can be used to investigate blood volume and oxygenation patterns in freely diving marine mammals, according to a study publishing June 18 in... more
The brain consumes half of a child's energy -- and that could matter for weight gain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new study proposes that variation in the energy needs of brain development across kids --... more
Study uncovers potential modifier genes in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is the most common inherited neurological disorder affecting peripheral motor and/or sensory nerves in humans. more
Gene linked to cannabis abuse  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New research shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. The gene is the source of a so-called nicotine receptor in the brain, and people with low amounts of this receptor have... more
Sleep history predicts late-life Alzheimer's pathology  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Sleep patterns can predict the accumulation of Alzheimer's pathology proteins later in life, according to a new study. These findings could lead to new sleep-based early diagnosis and prevention measures in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. more
Dormant neural stem cells in fruit flies activate to generate new brain cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have discovered the mechanism behind how neural stem cells in fruit flies are activated to stimulate the generation of new brain... more
Evidence of hiring discrimination against nonwhite groups in nine countries examined  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new meta-analysis on hiring discrimination by Northwestern University sociologist Lincoln Quillian and his colleagues finds evidence of pervasive hiring discrimination against all nonwhite groups in... more
Female rats face sex bias too  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 days
In neurobiological studies, male lab animals tend to outnumber females, which are considered too hormonal. Scientists say it’s time for that myth to go. more
Researcher explores the gendered social construction of exceptionalism in early adolescence  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
"Are boys better at school than girls?" Michela Musto, a postdoctoral fellow at the Clayman Institute, asked middle school students, after observing their classrooms. Musto recently... more
Medical News Today: Phantom sensations: The mystery of how brains process touch  MNT · 2 days
Phantom sensations — misattributing tactile sensations to the wrong parts of the body — are a puzzling phenomenon. What can they tell us about... more
Phantom sensations: The mystery of how brains process touch  MNT · 2 days
Phantom sensations — misattributing tactile sensations to the wrong parts of the body — are a puzzling phenomenon. What can they tell us about the brain? more
Researchers propose new model for studying age-related cognitive decline  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
People are living longer than ever before, but brain health isn't keeping up. To tackle this critical problem, a team of researchers has proposed a new model for studying age-related... more
Medical News Today: What to know about overdosing on antidepressants  MNT · 2 days
Antidepressants can help treat a wide range of mental health conditions. It is possible to take too many, with symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and tremor. Learn more about... more
What to know about overdosing on antidepressants  MNT · 2 days
Antidepressants can help treat a wide range of mental health conditions. It is possible to take too many, with symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and tremor. Learn more about overdosing on antidepressants here. more
Study emphasizes need for better education to improve health care for LGBTQ  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A first-of-its-kind survey of American neurologists reveals that more than half carry the mistaken belief that a patient's sexual orientation and gender identity have... more
Georgia researcher receives grant to develop models to better predict mental health disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Vince Calhoun, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Georgia State University and director of the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and... more
Study found that social media has detrimental effect on mental health of people in Indonesia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Social media use is contributing to poor mental health in Indonesia, research presented in a paper by Sujarwoto... more
Language in Facebook posts may help identify diabetes and mental health conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Language in Facebook posts may help identify conditions such as diabetes, anxiety, depression and psychosis in patients, according to a study from Penn Medicine... more
Passive cavitation imaging can estimate a drug’s dose and location in the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
An ultrasound imaging technique called passive cavitation imaging was able to create an image and estimate the amount of a drug that... more
New experimental system can rapidly assess pathogenic effects of a drug on baby's brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Pregnant women are often advised to avoid certain drugs because of potential risks to their unborn infant's growing brain cells. more
Antioxidant protecting the brain linked to deterioration in areas susceptible to Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
New research may explain why an antioxidant that protects the brain is also associated with deterioration in areas susceptible to Alzheimer's disease. more
Canadian Institutes of Health Research and partners fund CCNA's second phase  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Thanks to a $46-million investment from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and other funding partners, the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) will... more
Antioxidant puts up fight, but loses battle against protein linked to Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research may explain why an antioxidant that protects the brain is also associated with deterioration in areas susceptible to Alzheimer's disease.... more
Facebook posts better at predicting diabetes, mental health than demographic info  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Analyzing language shows that identifying certain groups of words significantly improves upon predicting some medical conditions in patients. more
Medical News Today: What to know about Asperger's syndrome and ADHD  MNT · 2 days
Autism spectrum disorder and ADHD are conditions that doctors link to brain development. Asperger's syndrome is no longer a separate diagnosis and typically refers to a... more
What to know about Asperger's syndrome and ADHD  MNT · 2 days
Autism spectrum disorder and ADHD are conditions that doctors link to brain development. Asperger's syndrome is no longer a separate diagnosis and typically refers to a mild form of autism. In this... more
Medical News Today: AI can predict psychosis risk in everyday language  MNT · 2 days
Analyzing two features of language use with machine learning could be a way to predict which individuals will later develop psychosis, study finds. more
Schizophrenia: Adolescence is the game-changer  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Schizophrenia may be related to the deletion syndrome. However, not everyone who has the syndrome necessarily develops psychotic symptoms. What triggers the illness? Researchers (UNIGE) have provided an initial answer after analysing several years of patients with deletion... more
Factors influencing critical care doctors to withdraw life support for patients with brain injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Decisions to withdraw life support treatments in critically ill patients with severe brain injury are complicated, are based on many... more
Blood pressure drug appears to be helpful for people with Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Seeking new treatments to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, researchers found the blood pressure drug nilvadipine increased blood flow to the brain's memory... more
Expert discusses observing cognitive triggers for extremist violence through brain scans  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In a new journal article, a team of scientists led by Scott Atran, an adjunct research professor at the University of Michigan's Ford School and Institute... more
Small cluster of neurons in mouse's brain are crucial to making squeaky, ultrasonic 'songs'  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers at Duke University have isolated a cluster of neurons in a mouse's brain that are crucial to making the... more
Hypertension drug may hold promise for Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The blood pressure drug nilvadipine increased blood flow to the brain's memory and learning center, without affecting other brain regions among people with Alzheimer's disease. These findings indicate that the known decrease... more
Research opens up new avenues for understanding the causes of schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Schizophrenia causes hallucinations and memory or cognition problems inter alia. This psychiatric illness affects 0.5% of the general population, and it may be related to genetic... more
New study examines the association between race, ethnicity and exclusionary discipline practices  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Discipline and how it is administered in schools across the U.S. continues to be a hotly debated topic. Now a University of Kentucky doctoral... more
Artificial nose helps neurosurgeons to identify cancerous tissue during surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
An artificial nose developed at Tampere University, Finland, helps neurosurgeons to identify cancerous tissue during surgery and enables the more precise excision of tumors. more
Scientists create 'mini-brain' for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
National Institutes of Health scientists have used human skin cells to create what they believe is the first cerebral organoid system, or "mini-brain," for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. more
Study shows marked impairment of moral emotions in patients with frontotemporal dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A study conducted by Marc Teichmann and Carole Azuar at the Brain and Spine Institute in Paris (France) and at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital shows... more
Psyche mission clears review  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
A NASA mission to a metallic asteroid has passed a major review, but questions remain about its ability to remain on budget and schedule. SpaceNews.com more
Small cluster of neurons is off-on switch for mouse songs  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have isolated a cluster of neurons in a mouse's brain that are crucial to making the squeaky, ultrasonic 'songs' a male mouse produces when courting a potential... more
Is Consciousness a Fundamental Quality of the Universe?  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Scientists have long been trying to understand human consciousness — the subjective ‘stuff’ of thoughts and sensations inside our minds.... more
Scientists improve working memory by extending brain signals  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers have discovered that short term memory can be improved by artificially extending neuronal signals called sharp wave ripples. more
Medical News Today: How the online world is affecting the human brain  MNT · 5 days
An international report examines how online behavior is affecting brain function. Scientists looked at concentration, memory, and social cognition. more
How the online world is affecting the human brain  MNT · 5 days
An international report examines how online behavior is affecting brain function. Scientists looked at concentration, memory, and social cognition. more
Artificial nose identifies malignant tissue in brain tumours during surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
An artificial nose developed in Finland helps neurosurgeons to identify cancerous tissue during surgery and enables the more precise excision of tumors. more
Scientists develop 'mini-brain' model of human prion disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have used human skin cells to create what they believe is the first cerebral organoid system, or 'mini-brain,' for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). CJD is a fatal neurodegenerative brain disease... more
Study: Pregnant woman's sense of personal space expands only during third trimester  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
New research, published in the journal Scientific Reports, shows that women undergo a significant mental as well as physical change during the late stages... more
New machine-learning method more precisely quantifies a known indicator for psychosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A machine-learning method discovered a hidden clue in people's language predictive of the later emergence of psychosis -- the frequent use of words associated with sound. more
Vagus nerve stimulation study shows significant reduction in rheumatoid arthritis symptoms  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The results of a pilot study suggest that electro stimulation of one of the nerves connecting the brain to the body (the vagus nerve), could provide... more
Researchers identify effective drug combinations for malignant brain tumor in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Usually, scientists study the molecular biology of cancer to find new treatments, but sometimes, it is the other way round: when trying to find new treatments,... more
Differences in brain systems for habitual behavior distinguish heavy cannabis users  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A shift from brain systems controlling reward-driven use to habit-driven use differentiates heavy cannabis users who are addicted to the drug from users who aren't, according... more
Ultra-Small Microelectrode Biosensors for Brain Injury Analysis  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
An interview with Stéphane Marinesco, discussing the development of ultra-small microelectrode biosensors for the analysis of traumatic brain injuries. more
Study: Use of psychoactive substances increases among entertainment sector workers  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Entertainment sector workers are among those with the highest consumption of psychoactive substances. According to the Adictions study of the year 2017, 17% of the total consume these... more
Russia uncovers 40,000 year-old wolf head, preserved in ice  REUTERS · 6 days
About 40,000 years ago, a wolf died in what we know as Siberia. Now its severed head has... more
$10 million endowed gift supports psychosis research efforts  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has received a $10 million endowed gift to fund translational research, support clinical programs and create an endowed chair within the department. more
Polycomb protein EED plays a complex role in brain development  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The dentate gyrus (DG) is the input region of the hippocampus and plays an important role in learning and memory. more
Medical News Today: What to know about surgery for MS  MNT · 6 days
In some cases, multiple sclerosis (MS) can respond to certain types of surgery, which may include deep brain stimulation. Many other surgical treatments are available that can also... more
What to know about surgery for MS  MNT · 6 days
In some cases, multiple sclerosis (MS) can respond to certain types of surgery, which may include deep brain stimulation. Many other surgical treatments are available that can also help reduce symptoms. Learn more here. more
Hidden brain signals behind working memory  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Making a specific type of brain pattern last longer improves short-term memory in rats, a new study finds. more
Enhanced human Blood-Brain Barrier Chip performs in vivo-like drug and antibody transport  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A team has leveraged its microfluidic Organs-on-Chips technology in combination with a developmentally-inspired hypoxia-mimicking approach to differentiate human pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into brain... more
Long-duration hippocampal sharp wave ripples improve memory  Science Magazine · 6 days
Hippocampal sharp wave ripples (SPW-Rs) have been hypothesized as a mechanism for memory consolidation and action planning. The duration of ripples shows a skewed distribution with a minority of long-duration events. We discovered that... more
Epilepsy drugs linked to increased risk of suicidal behavior, particularly in young people  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Treatment with gabapentinoids -- a group of drugs used for epilepsy, nerve pain and anxiety disorders -- is associated with an increased... more
'Safety bubble' expands during third trimester  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Women undergo a significant mental as well as physical change during the late stages of pregnancy. more
Brains of birds synchronize when they sing duets  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Vocal control areas in the brain of weaver birds fire in time when they sing together. more
Medical News Today: Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity  MNT · 6 days
Researchers found that women who slept with lights or a television on in the room were at greater risk of weight gain... more
Formation of habitual use drives cannabis addiction  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A shift from brain systems controlling reward-driven use to habit-driven use differentiates heavy cannabis users who are addicted to the drug from users who aren't, according to a new study. The findings help explain... more
Superfast gene sequencing helps diagnose critically ill patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
In an analysis of the real-world impact of a pioneering test called metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS), developed by scientists to diagnose patients with mysterious inflammatory neurological conditions, the technique was shown to... more
The whisper of schizophrenia: Machine learning finds 'sound' words predict psychosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Automated analysis of the two language variables -- more frequent use of words associated with sound and speaking with low semantic density, or vagueness -- can... more
New smartphone app helps anorexic patients to normalize their eating rate  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Swedish scientists say that eating disorders should be considered just that - eating disorders, rather than mental disorders. The proof, they say, is in the eating. more
Enhanced human Blood-Brain Barrier Chip performs in vivo-like drug and antibody transport  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Like airport security barriers that either clear authorized travelers or block unauthorized travelers and their luggage from accessing central operation areas, the blood-brain-barrier (BBB)... more
How old are your organs? To scientists' surprise, organs are a mix of young and old cells
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