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3D simulation reveals beneficial impact of medically induced brain cooling
NEWS MEDICAL Fresh insight into how the brain responds to medically induced cooling could inform treatments for head injuries and conditions such as stroke. 2 days
Developmental psychotherapy aims at helping antisocial adolescents become responsible adults
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Trump to nominate Chris Fall, neuroscientist and policy veteran, to lead DOE Science
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Understanding and treating alcoholic neuropathy
MNT Alcoholic neuropathy is a serious condition caused by excessive alcohol use. This can damage a person’s nerves, which can lead to unusual sensations in the limbs, reduced mobility, and loss of some bodily functions. Here, learn what alcoholic... 2 days
Medical News Today: Understanding and treating alcoholic neuropathy
MNT Alcoholic neuropathy is a serious condition caused by excessive alcohol use. This can damage a person’s nerves, which can lead to unusual sensations in the limbs, reduced mobility, and loss of some... 2 days
One medulloblastoma subset requires less aggressive therapy
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a subtype of the brain tumor medulloblastoma that is associated with improved survival of infants treated with less aggressive, risk-adapted therapy. 2 days
Behavioral health workforce faces critical challenges in meeting population needs
SCIENCE DAILY The US mental health system faces considerable challenges in delivering behavioral healthcare to populations in need. 2 days
Microglia are key defenders against prion diseases
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Mechanism underlying malformation associated with severe epilepsy is revealed
SCIENCE DAILY Study suggests dysregulation of gene NEUROG2 could be linked to development of focal cortical dysplasia, one of the most common causes of drug-resistant epilepsy. NEUROG2 is involved in cell differentiation... 2 days
WATCH: Alyssa Milano on struggling with anxiety
ABC NEWS Milano spoke out on "The View," calling for the Trump administration to act to provide care for the mentally ill. 2 days
Medical News Today: Drug addiction: Is brain stimulation the answer?
MNT Researchers used a brain stimulation technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation to reduce the brain's response to drug cues in chronic drug users. 2 days
Drug addiction: Is brain stimulation the answer?
MNT Researchers used a brain stimulation technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation to reduce the brain's response to drug cues in chronic drug users. 2 days
Flow of cerebrospinal fluid regulates division
PHYS.ORG Stem cells in the brain can divide and mature into neurons participating in various brain functions, including memory. In a paper scientists have discovered that the flow of cerebrospinal fluid is a key signal for neural... 2 days
How cognitive psychology and cultural sociology can benefit each other
PHYS.ORG For decades, cognitive psychologists have sought to understand how the brain works and in recent years have outlined a number of theories—from implicit biases to the psychology of... 2 days
Princeton researchers create and share detailed maps of over thousand neurons
NEWS MEDICAL With the help of a quarter-million video game players, Princeton researchers have created and shared detailed maps of more than 1,000 neurons -- and they're just... 2 days
Gut bacteria offer clues to multiple sclerosis
MNT Researchers examine connections between the brain, gut, and immune system. Their findings offer clues about how diet influences brain inflammation. 2 days
Medical News Today: Gut bacteria offer clues to multiple sclerosis
MNT Researchers examine connections between the brain, gut, and immune system. Their findings offer clues about how diet influences brain inflammation. 2 days
Intelligent brains possess fewer neuronal connections, finds study
NEWS MEDICAL The more intelligent a person, the fewer connections there are between the neurons in his cerebral cortex. This is the result of a study conducted by neuroscientists working with Dr Erhan Genç... 3 days
Microglia may play key role in slowing progression of prion diseases, research suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Prion diseases are slow degenerative brain diseases that occur in people and various other mammals. No vaccines or treatments are available, and... 3 days
Brain abnormality indicates general risk for mental illness
SCIENCE DAILY A new study reports an abnormality in visual regions of the brain that is associated with a person's general risk for mental illness. The findings indicate a signature abnormality shared between common... 3 days
Smarter brains run on sparsely connected neurons
SCIENCE DAILY The more intelligent a person, the fewer connections there are between the neurons in his cerebral cortex. This is the result of a study conducted by neuroscientists; the study was performed using a specific... 3 days
Old drug offers new hope for treatment of MND
NEWS MEDICAL An international study led by biochemists at the University of Liverpool has shown that the drug-molecule ebselen can correct many of the toxic characteristics of a protein that causes some... 3 days
Brain abnormality linked to general risk for mental illness
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by researchers at Duke University reports an abnormality in visual regions of the brain that is associated with a person's general risk for mental illness. 3 days
Sleep deprivation study to pinpoint brain processes causing poor decision-making
NEWS MEDICAL Sleep deprivation can take a heavy toll on our ability to make sound decisions, with potentially disastrous outcomes. 3 days
Brain abnormality brain linked to general risk for mental illness
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by researchers at Duke University reports an abnormality in visual regions of the brain that is associated with a person's general risk for mental illness. 3 days
Medical News Today: What is a qi deficiency?
MNT The concept of qi deficiency comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine. Practitioners say that qi is a person's energy or life force, often related to the spleen. A qi deficiency is said to... 3 days
Medical News Today: Psychopathy: What drives pathological selfishness?
MNT We take a look at some of the neurological underpinnings of psychopathy and try to unravel the mystery of what goes on inside the brain of a psychopath. 3 days
Shedding light on brain's ability to orchestrate movement
SCIENCE DAILY New research in mice reveals how specialized neurons allow the brain to construct sequences of movements. Damage to these neurons disrupts the ability to correctly string together movements into desired actions. The... 3 days
Learning music or speaking another language leads to more efficient brains
SCIENCE DAILY Whether you learn to play a musical instrument or speak another language, you're training your brain to be more efficient, suggests a new study. Researchers found... 3 days
Psychopathy: What drives pathological selfishness?
MNT We take a look at some of the neurological underpinnings of psychopathy and try to unravel the mystery of what goes on inside the brain of a psychopath. 3 days
How social isolation transforms the brain
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers gain new insights into the brain mechanisms underlying the negative effects caused by long-term social isolation. 3 days
Medical News Today: Could these 'molecular switches' stop brain cancer?
MNT New research provides further promising evidence that molecular approaches might slow or reverse the progress of glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. 3 days
Baby delivered from brain-damaged mother is OK, goes home
ABC NEWS Doctors in Poland say that a girl delivered prematurely by cesarean section from a brain-damaged mother and then treated in hospital for months, has been discharged home in good condition 3 days
Dogs Might Be More Rational Than Humans
LIVE SCIENCE Laurie Santos, a cognitive psychologist at Yale, demonstrates how dogs can sometimes be more rational than humans. 3 days
Metallic drivers of Alzheimer's disease
PHYS.ORG X-ray spectromicroscopy at the Scanning X-ray Microscopy beamline (I08), here at Diamond, has been utilised to pinpoint chemically reduced iron and calcium compounds within protein plaques derived from brains of Alzheimer's disease patients. The study, published in Nanoscale,... 3 days
Researchers discover medulloblastoma subtype that responds to less aggressive therapy
NEWS MEDICAL The youngest patients with the brain tumor medulloblastoma are among the most challenging because their rapidly developing brains limit treatment options. 3 days
How humans repress prejudices
PHYS.ORG Bochum-based philosopher Dr. Beate Krickel has used psychoanalysis to investigate why people are often not aware of their prejudices. In her accounts, she has been elaborating how prejudices can become unconscious. As researcher at the Institute of Philosophy II at... 3 days
Medical News Today: Which foods might stop your brain from shrinking?
MNT Our brains tend to shrink with age, which can affect our cognitive functioning. But following the right kind of diet may help to preserve brain volume. 3 days
Which foods might stop your brain from shrinking?
MNT Our brains tend to shrink with age, which can affect our cognitive functioning. But following the right kind of diet may help to preserve brain volume. 3 days
New study reveals the extent of brain damage due to elevated homocysteine
NEWS MEDICAL The amino acid homocysteine occurs naturally in the human body, generated as a byproduct of methionine metabolism. 3 days
Study shows link between better diet quality and larger brain volume
NEWS MEDICAL People who eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, nuts and fish may have bigger brains, according to a study published in the May 16, 2018,... 3 days
Researchers push science one step closer to growing body parts in a lab
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have learned that precursor cells for skeletal muscles actually also give rise to neurons, blood vessels, blood cells and immune cells,... 3 days
The brain may tune to social learning even at rest, finds study
NEWS MEDICAL Our brains are obsessed with being social even when we are not in social situations. A Dartmouth-led study finds that the brain may tune... 3 days
New AI software accurately identifies commonest cause of stroke and dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Machine learning has detected one of the commonest causes of dementia and stroke, in the most widely used form of brain scan, more accurately than current... 3 days
FutureNeuro and GreenLight Medicines team up to develop cannabis-based treatments for epilepsies
NEWS MEDICAL A new partnership between FutureNeuro, the SFI Research Centre for Chronic and Rare Neurological diseases based at RCSI and GreenLight Medicines, an indigenous Irish... 4 days
Mayo discovery could enable development of personalized ovarian, brain cancer treatments
NEWS MEDICAL Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that a molecular communication pathway – thought to be defective in cancer – is a key player in determining the effectiveness... 4 days
How the gut influences neurologic disease
SCIENCE DAILY A study sheds new light on the connection between the gut and the brain, untangling the complex interplay that allows the byproducts of microorganisms living in the gut to influence the progression of neurodegenerative diseases. 4 days
Musician Huey Lewis's struggle shines spotlight on Ménière's disease
NEWS MEDICAL The recent news revealing musician Huey Lewis's struggles with Ménière's disease has shined a spotlight on the neurological disorder. The symptoms, which include unpredictable bouts of dizziness, hearing loss and... 4 days
UC San Diego scientists discover gene that helps prevent neurodegenerative diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists know that faulty proteins can cause harmful deposits or "aggregates" in neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Although the causes of these protein... 4 days
Drug to treat bleeding may benefit some stroke patients
SCIENCE DAILY Patients with stroke caused by bleeding on the brain (intracerebral hemorrhage) may benefit from receiving a drug currently used to treat blood loss from major trauma and bleeding after childbirth,... 4 days
Artificial Intelligence improves stroke and dementia diagnosis in most common brain scan
SCIENCE DAILY Artificial Intelligence improves stroke and dementia diagnosis in commonest form of brain scan. 4 days
Research could help mental health professionals to better treat patients with psychoses
NEWS MEDICAL Psychotic disorders often are severe and involve extreme symptoms such as delusions or hallucinations in which people lose their sense of reality. 4 days
Study uncovers mechanism underlying brain malformation linked to severe epilepsy
NEWS MEDICAL One of the most frequent causes of drug-resistant epilepsy, considered a difficult disease to control, is a brain malformation known as focal cortical dysplasia. 4 days
Researchers discover mutation that can protect against Alzheimer's disease in mice
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science have discovered a mutation that can protect against Alzheimer's disease in mice. Published in the scientific journal Nature... 4 days
Novel therapy inhibits complement to preserve neurons and reduce inflammation after stroke
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers report that, after ischemic stroke, the complement system identifies stressed but salvageable neurons for removal by microglial phagocytosis. To preserve these neurons, the... 4 days
Individualized ovarian, brain cancer therapies
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that a molecular communication pathway -- thought to be defective in cancer -- is a key player in determining the effectiveness of measles virus oncolytic cancer treatment in ovarian and aggressive brain cancers. This discovery... 4 days
Can stomach problems cause lower back pain?
MNT The back is a sensitive part of the body, which has many nerves and organs nearby. This means that issues such as digestive conditions can occur at the same time as back pain. Back... 4 days
Medical News Today: Can stomach problems cause lower back pain?
MNT The back is a sensitive part of the body, which has many nerves and organs nearby. This means that issues such as digestive conditions can occur at the... 4 days
Intimacy in later life does not slow memory loss
SCIENCE DAILY Older people who enjoy a sexually active and emotionally close relationship with their partner tend to perform better at memory tests than sexually inactive older adults on a short-term basis,... 4 days
Cognitive decline in older adults not linked to sexual activity or emotional closeness
NEWS MEDICAL Older people who enjoy a sexually active and emotionally close relationship with their partner tend to perform better at memory tests than... 4 days
[Research Articles] Targeted inhibition of histone H3K27 demethylation is effective in high-risk neuroblastoma
Science Magazine High-risk neuroblastoma is often distinguished by amplification of MYCN and loss of differentiation potential. We performed high-throughput drug screening of epigenetic-targeted therapies... 4 days
[Research Articles] Targeted complement inhibition salvages stressed neurons and inhibits neuroinflammation after stroke in mice
Science Magazine Ischemic stroke results from the interruption of blood flow to the brain resulting in long-term motor and cognitive... 4 days
Clues to treating psychoses in mental health patients
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers recently found evidence that boosting how well people at risk for psychosis learn from positive and negative feedback could potentially keep psychosis at bay. The team also found that brain scans... 4 days
Medical News Today: Sleep-wake disruption strongly linked to mood disorders
MNT A large study that took objective measures of activity and rest patterns has found a strong link between disruption of circadian rhythm and mood disorders. 4 days
Cellular valve structure opens up potential novel therapies
PHYS.ORG Biochemists at the University of Zurich have determined the detailed structure of a volume-regulated chloride channel. This cellular valve is activated in response to swelling to prevent the cell from bursting. The... 4 days
How humans repress prejudices
SCIENCE DAILY A philosopher has used psychoanalysis to investigate why people are often not aware of their prejudices. In her accounts, she has been elaborating how prejudices can become unconscious. 4 days
Researchers take key step toward growing human organs in laboratory
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have learned that precursor cells for skeletal muscles actually also give rise to neurons, blood vessels, blood cells and immune cells, pushing science one step closer to... 4 days
'Yanny' or 'Laurel'? Why Your Brain Hears One or the Other in This Maddening Illusion
LIVE SCIENCE The auditory version of the blue/gold dress is dividing Yanny and Laurel camps across the internet. 4 days
Homo naledi Had Small but Surprisingly Complex Brain
SCI-NEWS.COM A species of extinct hominin called Homo naledi was discovered in 2013 in a remote cave chamber of the Rising... 4 days
National trial: EEG brain tests help patients overcome depression
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found that measuring electrical activity in the brain can help predict a patient's response to an antidepressant. 4 days
Study: Drug used to treat blood loss may be beneficial for some stroke patients
NEWS MEDICAL Patients with stroke caused by bleeding on the brain may benefit from receiving a drug currently used to treat blood... 4 days
Researchers highlight need for transgender-inclusive healthcare providers
NEWS MEDICAL More should be done to take care of the mental health of transgender people in the US, a new survey carried out in Colorado indicates. 4 days
Study illuminates how neuronal activity leads to gene activation
NEWS MEDICAL From burning your palm on a hot pan handle to memorizing the name of a new acquaintance, "anytime you experience something, your neurons are active," says Kelsey Tyssowski, a graduate... 4 days
Medical News Today: How job strain may impair mental health
MNT A new study examines the link between high job strain and the risk of developing common mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. 4 days
National trial shows how high-tech strategies may change the field of mental health
NEWS MEDICAL A national research trial initiated by UT Southwestern in 2012 is generating the first set of results this year that provides an... 4 days
Mood disturbances and depression linked to disrupted sleep routines finds study
NEWS MEDICAL According to a new study, people who routinely had a disrupted night’s sleep had an altered 24 hour cycle were more at risk of getting mood... 5 days
Scientists successfully transfer memory of one animal to another
NEWS MEDICAL UCLA neuroscience researchers have successfully transferred the memory of one animal to another via injections of RNA. This futuristic study has made possible hopes for similar transfers among higher animals... 5 days
Global experts identify key issues in supporting children with brain injuries transition back to school
NEWS MEDICAL Children with brain injuries face significant challenges when transitioning from hospital or home to school where they face... 5 days
Study lays foundation for treating drug, alcohol addicts with noninvasive brain stimulation
NEWS MEDICAL In a study investigating the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation for drug addiction, researchers at Medical University of South Carolina are the first to... 5 days
First clues to the causes of multiple sclerosis
SCIENCE DAILY There is still no cure for multiple sclerosis, with current treatments largely based on managing symptoms, especially accelerating recovery phases following a relapse and reducing the number and severity of relapses. Researchers... 5 days
Magnetic stimulation dampens brain response to drug cues in addiction
SCIENCE DAILY In a study investigating the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for drug addiction, researchers are the first to demonstrate that the noninvasive brain stimulation technique can dampen... 5 days
How the brain decides to make an effort
SCIENCE DAILY From deciding to quit hitting the snooze button and get out of bed in the morning to opting to switch off the TV and prepare for sleep at night, the mind weighs... 5 days
Study highlights important role of brain's color processing cells in color perception
NEWS MEDICAL When we view natural images the colors we perceive are due to color information at every local patch of an image, rather than how... 5 days
Attentive adults increase children's ability to empathize
SCIENCE DAILY For human beings to function socially, they need to be able to perceive, understand, and talk about others' mental states, such as beliefs, desires and intentions. There is no consensus among researchers as to... 5 days
What Did Michael Pollan Experience on a Mind-Altering Psychedelic Trip?
LIVE SCIENCE In a new book, bestselling author Michael Pollan explores psychedelics and the mind. 5 days
New findings explain how melatonin promotes sleep
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered how melatonin suppresses neurons in the brain that keeps you awake and alert. These findings could lead to new therapies for those who suffer from insomnia. 5 days
How REM and non-REM sleep may work together to help us solve problems
SCIENCE DAILY Sleep is known to be important for creative thinking, but exactly how it helps and what role each sleep stage -- REM... 5 days
How can we help children with brain injuries transition back to school?
SCIENCE DAILY Children with brain injuries face significant challenges when transitioning from hospital or home to school where they face issues such as lack of educator... 5 days
In era of #MeToo, majority of employees say their employers fail to take new steps addressing sexual harassment
PHYS.ORG The spotlight on workplace sexual harassment since fall 2017 has led to... 5 days
Study: Gadolinium deposition in brain not associated with dosage
NEWS MEDICAL Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have determined that in children receiving gadolinium as a contrast agent to enhance MRI examinations, signal changes attributed solely to deposition of this material... 5 days
Evidence shows ocean sound may help reduce stress and create a sense of calm
PHYS.ORG The power of the ocean to bring mental health benefits to humans is a growing field of research as scientists... 5 days
Move it and use it: Exergaming may help those at risk of Alzheimer's or related dementias
SCIENCE DAILY Older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), often a precursor to Alzheimer's, showed significant improvement with... 5 days
A new gelling molecule for growing neurons in 3-D
PHYS.ORG A multidisciplinary team of researchers from CNRS, INSERM and Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier has developed a hydrogel that can grow, develop and differentiate neural stem cells. This biomaterial... 5 days
Why some people resist authority
SCIENCE DAILY Control aversion -- the urge to rebel against control over one's decisions -- can be explained by connectivity between two regions of the brain as well as behavioral measures of distrust and lack of understanding. 5 days
Non-Human Animals Can Mentally Replay Past Events: Study
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of Indiana University researchers has reported the first evidence that non-human animals (rats) can replay a stream of... 5 days
Connecting the dots to unlock brain structure
PHYS.ORG Mapping genetic influences on connections between neural networks could lead to a better understanding of brain organization and behavior. 5 days
Study: Case management lowers psychological distress in frequent healthcare users
NEWS MEDICAL Research has shown that frequent users of health care services tend to have higher levels of psychological distress. 5 days
Proposed changes to most widely used diagnostic tool could adversely affect PTSD diagnosis
NEWS MEDICAL Fewer individuals across the globe would be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) under proposed changes to the most widely used diagnostic... 5 days
Study shows consumer sleep technology needs further validation
NEWS MEDICAL According to a position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, consumer sleep technology must be cleared by the Food and Drug Administration and rigorously tested if it is intended to... 5 days
Social challenges have negative effect on quality of primary care
NEWS MEDICAL Among more than 600,000 primary care patients, half live with some degree of social challenge, which has a negative effect on the quality of care they receive. Researchers... 6 days
Scientists make a maze-running artificial intelligence program that learns to take shortcuts
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Researchers develop 'hibernation in a dish' to study how animals adapt to the cold
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