Psychology
Researchers uncover locomotor engine in the spinal cord  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 minutes
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have revealed a new principle of organisation which explains how locomotion is coordinated in vertebrates akin to an engine with three gears. The results are published... more
Finding opens door to early identification of individuals at risk for delirium complications  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 minutes
Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified blood-based biomarkers associated with both delirium duration and severity in critically... more
Deficient histone H3 propionylation by BRPF1-KAT6 complexes in neurodevelopmental disorders and cancer  Science Magazine · 42 minutes
Lysine acetyltransferase 6A (KAT6A) and its paralog KAT6B form stoichiometric complexes with bromodomain- and PHD finger-containing protein 1 (BRPF1) for acetylation of histone H3... more
Dense hydroxyl polyethylene glycol dendrimer targets activated glia in multiple CNS disorders  Science Magazine · 42 minutes
Poor transport of neuropharmaceutics through central nervous system (CNS) barriers limits the development of effective treatments for CNS disorders. We present the facile synthesis... more
[Research Articles] The IDH-TAU-EGFR triad defines the neovascular landscape of diffuse gliomas  Science Magazine · 43 minutes
Gliomas that express the mutated isoforms of isocitrate dehydrogenase 1/2 (IDH1/2) have better prognosis than wild-type (wt) IDH1/2 gliomas. However, how these mutant (mut)... more
Scientists identify gene that puts brakes on tissue growth  PHYS.ORG · 48 minutes
The planarian flatworm is a simple animal with a mighty and highly unusual ability: it can regenerate itself from nearly every imaginable injury, including decapitation. These tiny worms can regrow... more
Study provides insight into 'rapport-building' during victim interviews  PHYS.ORG · 48 minutes
A University of Liverpool research paper, published in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, provides details of the approaches needed to help build rapport with victims of crime during interviews. more
A new 'molecular nano-patterning' technique reveals that some molecular motors coordinate differently  PHYS.ORG · 48 minutes
Body movement, from the muscles in your arms to the neurons transporting those signals to your brain, relies on a massive collection of proteins... more
Study explores ways to stop cell death, induce regeneration to restore vision  NEWS MEDICAL · 51 minutes
Progress in research and technology is giving rise to an optimistic future for compensation and restoration of low vision, according to research in a... more
New roles found for Huntington's disease protein  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 hour
A research team has identified a new function of a gene called huntingtin, a mutation of which underlies the progressive neurodegenerative disorder known as Huntington's Disease. Using genetic mouse models, they have discovered that... more
Mosquitoes are drawn to flowers as much as people -- and now scientists know why  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 hour
Despite their reputation as blood-suckers, mosquitoes actually spent most of their time drinking nectar from flowers. Scientists have... more
How giant viruses infect amoeba  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 hour
Host cells infected with giant viruses behave in a unique manner. To gain deeper insight into the infection mechanism of giant viruses, scientists developed a specialized algorithm that can track the movement of host cells. This method could... more
Scientists isolate biomarkers that can identify delirium risk and severity  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 hour
Researchers have identified blood-based biomarkers associated with both delirium duration and severity in critically ill patients. This finding opens the door to easy, early identification of individuals at... more
Cognitive function in people with mental illness  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 hour
A study has shown few differences in the profiles of genes that influence cognition between people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and the general population. This surprising finding could provide new insights into therapies designed... more
New chemical compound can enable more precise analysis of NMDAR activity  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
NMDARs (N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors) serve as valves on nerve cells, controlling the flow of electrical signals in the brain. more
Injecting nanoparticles into the bloodstream to reduce brain swelling after traumatic brain injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
After a traumatic brain injury, the most harmful damage is caused by secondary swelling of the brain compressed inside the skull. There... more
Potential Parkinson's treatment effectively targets a specific group of brain cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Scientists have discovered that a non-invasive technique which could one day be used to treat Parkinson's disease, can successfully target a highly specific group of brain... more
Study: Psychiatric challenges in young girls with autism are linked to larger amygdala  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Preschool-age girls with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face greater challenges with emotional and behavioral problems than similar age boys with ASD. more
International researchers confirm potential inhibitors to combat glioblastoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
After diagnosis, only thirty percent of glioblastoma (an aggressive brain cancer) patients have survived more than two years. more
Study shows how gene therapy may help protect against vision loss in multiple sclerosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
New research by Dorothy P. Schafer, PhD, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, reveals the molecular process in which... more
Research team identifies new roles for Huntington's Disease protein  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
A Duke University research team has identified a new function of a gene called huntingtin, a mutation of which underlies the progressive neurodegenerative disorder known as Huntington's Disease. more
Cyberbullying may amplify symptoms of depression and PTSD  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Cyberbullying had the impact of amplifying symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in young people who were inpatients at an adolescent psychiatric hospital, according to a new study published in the... more
What is the amygdala?  LIVE SCIENCE · 22 hours
The amygdala is often referred to as the "fear center" of the brain — but this name hardly does justice to the amygdala's complexity. more
Depression treatment must also restore integrity of the blood-brain barrier  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
To better treat people with depression, not only must we treat the neurons affected by the disease, but we must also restore the integrity of the barrier that... more
Blue light triggers memory and emphatic fear in mice via a non-invasive approach  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have engineered an improved biological tool that controls calcium (Ca2+) levels in the brain via blue light. This monster-OptoSTIM1 causes a... more
Researchers show existence of particular type of sphincter in the brain's blood supply  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Allegedly, they should not exist in the brain, the so-called precapillary sphincters - a kind of squeezing 'muscle clamp' between the larger... more
With these neurons, extinguishing fear is its own reward  MIT · 1 day
The same neurons responsible for encoding reward also form new memories to suppress fearful ones. more
New analysis method shows how the brain regulates its signals using glutamate  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg University in Sweden have achieved something long thought almost impossible - counting the molecules of the... more
Human exposure to aluminum linked to familial Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new study supports a growing body of research that links human exposure to aluminum with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Researchers found significant amounts of aluminum content in brain tissue from... more
TBI impairs growth hormone production, disrupting cognition, memory and sleep  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
More than 2.5 million people in the United States alone experience a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, each year. Some of these people are plagued by a seemingly... more
Texas program effectively reduces use of anti-psychotics in foster children  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Rutgers researchers have found that a Texas strategy to reduce anti-psychotic medication for children can serve as a model for other state Medicaid programs. more
Collaborative project to address the local opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The University of Arizona is partnering with the Tucson Police Department, CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness, and Pima County as part of a three-year, $1.47 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services... more
Wisdom of the crowd? Building better forecasts from suboptimal predictors  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have shown how to combine the forecasts of a collection of suboptimal 'delay embedding' predictors for time series data. This work may help improve the forecasting of... more
A brain transplant for one of Australia's top telescopes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
One of Australia's top telescopes will receive an A$2.6 million upgrade to help extend its three-decade record of improving our understanding of the universe. more
How cluster hiring at U.S. research universities has fared  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Cluster hiring is both very popular—and very costly—on university campuses across the U.S. But according to Steven Brint, a sociologist at the University of California, Riverside, far too little research... more
Why Teen Depression Rates Are Rising So Fast for Girls  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
We're in the middle of a teen mental health crisis – and girls are at its epicenter. more
Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days  MNT · 4 days
New research in pigs examines how sugar intake affects the brain's reward circuits and finds that changes are noticeable after just 12 days. more
Medical News Today: Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days  MNT · 4 days
New research in pigs examines how sugar intake affects the brain's reward circuits and finds that changes are noticeable after just 12 days. more
Researchers identify how certain areas of the brain respond to ADHD drug  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is a neurobiological disorder characterized by symptoms of hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity. more
Childhood adversity and violence exposure can alter the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Childhood adversity is a significant problem in the US, particularly for children growing up in poverty. more
Cannabis exposure during pregnancy has measurable impact on placental and fetal growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study from researchers at Western University and Queen's University definitively shows that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis,... more
Picosecond-resolution phase-sensitive imaging of transparent objects in a single shot  Science Magazine · 5 days
With the growing interest in the optical imaging of ultrafast phenomena in transparent objects, from shock wave to neuronal action potentials, high contrast imaging at high frame rates... more
New method can improve resolution of brain magnetic resonance imaging using artificial intelligence  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers of the ICAI Group -Computational Intelligence and Image Analysis- of the University of Malaga have designed an unprecedented method that is... more
Psychedelics could help treat trauma-related disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Clinical trials suggest treatment that involves psychedelics can be more effective than psychotherapy alone. more
CALCR neurons may influence long-term control of food intake and body weight  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Ever eaten something, gotten sick and then didn't want to eat that food again because of how it made you feel? That's because a... more
Neuron found in mice could have implications for effective diet drugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A CALCR cell found in mice may stop feeding without subsequential nauseating effects, as well as influence the long term intake of food. more
Real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study has definitively shown that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on placental and fetal development. more
Rethinking interactions with mental health patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
New research overturns the belief that people with severe mental illness are incapable of effective communication with their psychiatrist, and are able to work together with them to achieve better outcomes for themselves. more
Rich rewards: Scientists reveal ADHD medication's effect on the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have identified how certain areas of the human brain respond to methylphenidate -- a stimulant drug which is used to treat symptoms of ADHD. The work may... more
Chemist proposes new method for synthesizing precursors for Parkinson's drugs  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A chemist from RUDN University has proposed a new method for the synthesis of secondary propargylamine used to create antidepressants, drugs for Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases,... more
Living yoga for the mind  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Plants in the office are not there just to look pretty. They can lead to increased productivity, as well as improved mental health for workers. more
Surveying all the proteins on a neuron's surface  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Scientists have found a new way to home in on the proteins covering a particular cell's surface. The feat offers insight into how brain cells form intricate networks during development. more
Amblyopia treatment may need to be revised, research suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
When University of California, Irvine neurobiologist Carey Y.L. Huh, Ph.D., set her sights on discovering more about amblyopia, she brought personal insight to her quest. As a child, Huh was... more
America's most widely consumed oil causes genetic changes in the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
New research shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, and depression. more
Improved microfluidic brain chip can assess the effectiveness of cancer drugs in record time  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The Akay Lab biomedical research team at the University of Houston is reporting an improvement on a microfluidic brain cancer... more
Discovery of mechanism by which Zika virus enters brain cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Two independent studies published by Cell Press on January 16, 2020, report that the mechanism by which Zika virus enters brain cells has been identified and even more,... more
Making sense of the self  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Interoception is the awareness of our physiological states. But precisely how the brain calculates and reacts to this information remains unclear. Neuroscientists now demonstrate how the insular cortex orchestrates the process. The work represents the first steps toward... more
Blue light can help heal mild traumatic brain injury  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Daily exposure to blue wavelength light each morning helps to re-entrain the circadian rhythm so that people get better, more regular sleep which was translated into improvements in cognitive function,... more
Air pollution plus early life stress may lead to cognitive difficulties in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Children with elevated exposure to early life stress in the home and elevated prenatal exposure to air pollution exhibited heightened symptoms of... more
Prehabilitation for surgery patients may help reduce length of hospital stay, overall costs  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
An inexpensive program to help surgery patients get physically and mentally ready for their upcoming operation may help reduce overall costs and... more
New study to examine connections between chronic fatigue syndrome and mono in college students  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Pathophysiological underpinnings of the development of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) are still poorly understood, according to Leonard A. Jason,... more
UK-wide trial aims to find treatments that can slow or reverse MND  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Hundreds of people living with motor neurone disease are being invited to take part in one of the UK's most comprehensive clinical trials in... more
Helping patients prep mind and body for surgery pays off  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
An inexpensive program to help surgery patients get physically and mentally ready for their upcoming operation may help reduce overall costs and get them home faster, according to... more
Researchers use new eye movement test to study brain aging effects  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study, published in PeerJ, shows how University of Liverpool researchers have used a newly developed eye movement test to improve the understanding of how... more
Improved brain chip for precision medicine  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A biomedical research team is reporting an improvement on a microfluidic brain cancer chip. The new chip allows quick assessment of the effectiveness of cancer drugs on brain tumors. more
Microscopy technique reveals cells' 3-D ultrastructure in new detail  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Inside a cell, tentacled vesicles shuttle cargo for sorting. DNA rearranges in the nucleus as stem cells differentiate into neurons. Neighboring neurons cling to one another through a web-like interface.... more
Asian parents with terminally ill children may not share psychological pain with their spouses  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A study of families in Singapore with terminally ill children found that parents tend to defer discussing their psychological pain... more
Study examines link between sleep and language in children with neurodevelopmental disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
New research has discovered that Down's syndrome, Fragile X syndrome and Williams syndrome are all linked to sleep disruption in very young children, and... more
How decisions unfold in a zebrafish brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers were able to track the activity of each neuron in the entire brain of zebrafish larvae and reconstruct the unfolding of neuronal events as the animals repeatedly made 'left or right' choices in... more
Antipsychotics linked to higher risk of head, brain injuries among persons with Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The use of antipsychotics is associated with increased risks of head and brain injuries among persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a... more
Sleep linked to language skills in neurodevelopmental disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New research has discovered that Down's syndrome, Fragile X syndrome and Williams syndrome are all linked to sleep disruption in very young children, and that sleep plays a crucial role in the... more
Researchers decode the circuitry of neuromuscular organoids  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The Gouti lab from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) has developed functional neuromuscular organoids (NMOs) that self-organize into spinal cord neurons and muscle tissue. Together, the two... more
Factors that ensure cellular protein production  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Defects in tRNA biogenesis influence gene expression and are associated with many types of human diseases, such as cancer and neurological diseases. In his thesis, Fu Xu contributes to new knowledge about the factors that modulate... more
Blue light exposure therapy can aid in healing people with mTBI  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Early morning blue light exposure therapy can aid the healing process of people impact by mild traumatic brain injury, according to new research from the University... more
Study reveals overactive brain wave activity as an underlying cause of essential tremor  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center say that overactive brainwave activity is the underlying cause of essential tremor – a common... more
Essential tremor caused by overactive brain waves  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The source of essential tremor--a movement disorder that causes involuntary trembling of the hands, arms, and head--has been enigmatic, impeding the development of effective treatments for a condition that affects 4% of people over... more
Applying Optical Filters to Neuroscience  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
News-Medical speak to Sarah Locknar, Ph.D, about how optical filters are being used to improve microscopic analysis within the field of neuroscience. more
Sticky situation inside blood vessels can worsen stroke damage  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A stroke appears to create a sticky situation inside the blood vessels of the brain that can worsen damage days, even months later, scientists report. more
Why single-parent homes don't affect black children as negatively as white kids  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
,Social policy and popular culture promote the two-parent nuclear family as an ideal structure for raising successful, healthy children. But the reality of family... more
Researchers find potential new target for treating drug addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
New University of Minnesota Medical School research discovers a novel potential target for treating drug addiction through "the hidden stars of the brain." more
Brain-like network uses disorder to create order  nanowerk · 6 days
A disordered network that is capable of detecting ordered patterns: it sounds contradictory, but it comes close to the way our brain works. more
Brain parasite makes rodents unafraid of cats, other predators  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Cats have the power to control the minds of rodents, through a brain parasite called Toxoplasma gondii. The pathogen exerts a strange mind control on rodents that make them lose... more
With these neurons, extinguishing fear is its own reward  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
The same neurons responsible for encoding reward also form new memories to suppress fearful ones, according to new research. more
Sugar Changes Brain Chemistry, New Animal Study Shows  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
Foods high in sucrose, or table sugar, influence brain reward circuitry in ways similar to those observed when addictive drugs... more
[Research Articles] {beta}-amyloid redirects norepinephrine signaling to activate the pathogenic GSK3{beta}/tau cascade  Science Magazine · 1 week
The brain noradrenergic system is critical for normal cognition and is affected at early stages in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Here, we reveal a previously... more
Scientists breach brain barriers to attack tumors  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The brain is a sort of fortress, equipped with barriers designed to keep out dangerous pathogens. But protection comes at a cost: These barriers interfere with the immune system when faced with dire threats... more
Emotions to help engage school students in learning  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Psychology researchers from HSE University have trialed the reliability of a student engagement scale on 537 Russian primary school students. The findings indicated that the emotional component contributes the most to school... more
How zebra finches learn to sing  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Complex learning processes like speaking or singing follow similar patterns. Using the example of zebra finches, researchers have investigated how young birds imitate the courtship songs of their fathers and practice them thousands of times. The... more
Brain-inspired computing for a post-Moore's Law era  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Since the invention of the transistor in 1947, computing development has seen a consistent doubling of the number of transistors that can fit on a chip. But that trend, known as Moore's Law, may... more
Reinventing the computer: Brain-inspired computing for a post-Moore's Law era  nanowerk · 1 week
As Moore's Law comes to an end with a limit to the number of transistors that fit on a chip, a paradigm of brain-inspired neuromorphic computing paves the... more
Brain model offers new insights into damage caused by stroke and other injuries  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A researcher has developed a computer model of the human brain that more realistically simulates actual patterns of brain impairment than existing... more
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