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A biomarker in the brain's circulation system may be Alzheimer's earliest warning
SCIENCE DAILY Leaks in the blood-brain barrier can provide early detection for Alzheimer's and diseases. 4 hours
Desert ants have an amazing odor memory
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Even mild physical activity immediately improves memory function
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers found that even very light workouts can increase the connectivity between parts of the brain responsible for memory formation and storage. 7 hours
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SCIENCE DAILY A new study finds that pregabalin is not effective in controlling the chronic pain that sometimes develops following traumatic nerve injury. The results of the international... 8 hours
How nature, nurture shape the sleeping brain
SCIENCE DAILY Some patterns of electrical activity generated by the brain during sleep are inherited, according to a study of teenage twins. Pinpointing the relative contributions of biology and experience to sleep neurophysiology could inform therapies... 8 hours
Medical News Today: Eating when full: A battle between two brain signals
MNT Why do we keep eating when we're full? Scientists uncover a fight for control between two small adjacent brain areas plus involvement of the... 9 hours
Eating when full: A battle between two brain signals
MNT Why do we keep eating when we're full? Scientists uncover a fight for control between two small adjacent brain areas plus involvement of the opioid system. 9 hours
Technology and therapy help individuals with chronic spinal cord injuries take steps
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Study sheds light on how brain protein may be involved neurodevelopmental disorders
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Why it doesn't get dark when you blink
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Weight loss can be boosted fivefold thanks to novel mental imagery technique
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has shown how overweight people lost an average of five times more weight using Functional Imagery Training (FIT) -- a brief... 12 hours
Does our environment affect the genes in our brains?
SCIENCE DAILY Is there a link between differences in IQ test performance and the activity of certain genes? Researchers have shown that modifications in the structure of a specific gene have a... 13 hours
Chip ramps up artificial intelligence systems' performance
PHYS.ORG Princeton researchers, in collaboration with Analog Devices Inc., have fabricated a chip that markedly boosts the performance and efficiency of neural networks—computer algorithms modeled on the workings of the human brain. 13 hours
Researchers find impact of neurobehavioral symptoms on employment in adults with TBI
NEWS MEDICAL Kessler Foundation researchers have published their findings linking behavioral symptoms with employment outcomes among adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. 13 hours
Evacuation decision-making: How people make choices in disasters
PHYS.ORG After hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research to investigate the broad impacts of these disasters. A year later, some of the researchers funded by awards from the... 14 hours
Vanteres announces new evidence demonstrating role of LPC-DHA in fetal brain development
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Asian-Americans more likely to be hired to lead troubled companies
PHYS.ORG Asian-Americans are more than twice as likely to be hired as CEOs when a company is struggling, possibly setting them up for failure, according to new research published... 14 hours
Alexion announces positive results from Phase 3 PREVENT study of Soliris in patients with NMOSD
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New research provides insight into the way human brain connects episodic memories to solve problems
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Oxford VR raises £3.2m to boost innovation in VR for mental health problems
NEWS MEDICAL Oxford VR, a spinout company from the University of Oxford, has raised £3.2m with investors including Oxford Sciences Innovation, University of Oxford,... 17 hours
AGA partners with ESNM for 2019 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit
NEWS MEDICAL The American Gastroenterological Association is proud to partner with the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility for the 8th annual Gut Microbiota for Health... 19 hours
LGBT community reports more number of poor mental health days than general population
NEWS MEDICAL The local LGBT community reports twice the number of poor mental health days as the general population of Richmond and Columbia Counties,... 20 hours
Cytox, AIBL announce expanded agreement to assess genetic risk for Alzheimer’s
NEWS MEDICAL Cytox, a precision medicine company which today is commercializing polygenic risk scoring approaches for assessing genetic risk for developing Alzheimer's disease and other neurological diseases, has... 20 hours
Researchers propose mechanism by which ASTN2 protein defects lead to brain disorders
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NIMHD-funded study to focus on hurricane-related psychosocial stressors
NEWS MEDICAL Eight new awards will help researchers examine the health impacts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following the physical damage and community-level hardships left by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in... 20 hours
Brown researchers understand neural mechanisms behind contextual phenomena
NEWS MEDICAL Optical illusions can be fun to experience and debate, but understanding how human brains perceive these different phenomena remains an active area of scientific research. 22 hours
Study of protein 'trafficker' provides insight into autism and other brain disorders
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that the protein ASTN2 shuttles receptors away from the surface of neurons, a process that facilitates efficient brain activity. 1 day
Stress-regulating brain area larger in depression, bipolar
MNT New research finds that the hypothalamus, the brain area that controls the stress response, is larger in people with affective disorders. 2 days
Medical News Today: Stress-regulating brain area larger in depression, bipolar
MNT New research finds that the hypothalamus, the brain area that controls the stress response, is larger in people with affective disorders. 2 days
Medical News Today: 'Gut feeling' may be a hardwired 'sixth sense'
MNT New research shows that there is a neuronal circuitry between the gut and the brain that allows information to be sent to the brain in milliseconds. 3 days
'Gut feeling' may be a hardwired 'sixth sense'
MNT New research shows that there is a neuronal circuitry between the gut and the brain that allows information to be sent to the brain in milliseconds. 3 days
First-in-human phase 0 study shows clinically-relevant activity of new drug in glioblastoma
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Premature babies show better brain development when fed breast milk, finds study
NEWS MEDICAL Babies born before their due date show better brain development when fed breast milk rather than formula, a study has found. 3 days
A behavioral intervention for cancer patients that works
SCIENCE DAILY This is a story about something rare in health psychology: a treatment that has gone from scientific discovery, through development and testing, to dissemination and successful implementation nationwide. In a new study,... 3 days
Gambling monkeys help scientists find brain area linked to high-risk behavior
SCIENCE DAILY Monkeys who learned how to gamble have helped researchers pinpoint an area of the brain key to one's willingness to make risky decisions. 3 days
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Study documents poor mental and physical health in rural borderland community members
SCIENCE DAILY A new study offers vivid picture of health consequences of life events and chronic strain among foreign-born Mexicans in farm working communities. 3 days
Medical News Today: Hugs and kisses: The health impact of affective touch
MNT Hugs, kisses, and other forms of affective touch have an important impact on our physical and psychological health. Read this Spotlight to find out... 3 days
Hugs and kisses: The health impact of affective touch
MNT Hugs, kisses, and other forms of affective touch have an important impact on our physical and psychological health. Read this Spotlight to find out more. 3 days
Study explores connection between sexuality and cognitive status in older adults
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Remembrance For Walter Mischel, Psychologist Who Devised The Marshmallow Test
NPR VIDEO Walter Mischel had an idea that became a pop culture touchstone. He wanted to see if preschoolers seated in front of a marshmallow could delay their gratification. What... 3 days
Cornell nutrition scientist resigns after retractions and research misconduct finding
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Study shows how the drive to eat overpowers the brain’s signal to stop
NEWS MEDICAL University of Michigan researchers have studied two groups of brain cells that compete for the control of feeding behaviour and found that... 4 days
Genomic dark matter activity connects Parkinson's and psychiatric diseases
SCIENCE DAILY Using a new technique known as laser-capture RNA seq, that involves cutting out dopamine neurons from a human brain section with a laser, investigators have cataloged more than 70,000 novel... 4 days
Full, but still feasting: Mouse study reveals how urge to eat overpowers a signal to stop
SCIENCE DAILY A new study explores the mystery of what drives eating past the point of fullness, at... 4 days
Regular bedtime and wake time important for heart, metabolic health even among adults
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Medical News Today: Fighting brain cancer with the Zika virus
MNT Scientists have found some surprising common ground between the Zika virus and brain cancer. They hope that a Zika vaccine may help combat glioblastoma. 4 days
Study offers solid link between visceral organs and brain’s reward, motivation system
NEWS MEDICAL A novel gut-to-brain neural circuit establishes the vagus nerve as an essential component of the brain system that regulates reward and motivation, according to... 4 days
Scientists report conserved role for serotonin in mediating social behavior in octopus, humans
NEWS MEDICAL The mood-altering drug MDMA - which promotes positive, friendly social interactions in humans by inhibiting serotonin uptake in nerve cells - has... 4 days
Rural borderland communities vulnerable to high stress impacting mental and physical health
NEWS MEDICAL The borderlands between the United States and Mexico are home to numerous Mexican and Central American rural communities, with many members living in poverty... 4 days
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NEWS MEDICAL A new study has found that when octopuses are intoxicated with MDMA, they act like humans who are high on the same drug. This has led... 4 days
Dopamine neurons may involve in conditions ranging from Parkinson's disease to schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL Dopamine neurons are located in the midbrain, but their tendril-like axons can branch far into the higher cortical areas, influencing how we move and... 4 days
Sea squirt model reveals key molecules in dopaminergic neuron differentiation
NEWS MEDICAL The human brain is exceedingly complex, consisting of various regions with particular functions and approximately 100 billion neurons. This complexity has presented a major challenge in understanding this... 4 days
Discovery could explain failed clinical trials for Alzheimer's, and provide a solution
SCIENCE DAILY A vicious feedback loop underlying brain degeneration in Alzheimer's disease may explain why so many drug trials have failed, according to researchers. Their study... 4 days
Grieving patients treated with talk therapy have lower risk of suicide and psychiatric illness
NEWS MEDICAL In a comprehensive study, researchers from Aarhus University show that grieving patients who receive what is known as talk therapy... 4 days
Brain region for stress control is enlarged in people with depression, finds study
NEWS MEDICAL According to the World Health Organization, 322 million people worldwide were affected by depression in 2015--4.4 percent of the world's population. 4 days
Neurons in the human brain can encode numerical information
NEWS MEDICAL How do we know if we're looking at three apples or four? Researchers at the Universities of Bonn and Tübingen are now one step closer to answering this question. 4 days
Gut sense: Neural superhighway conveys messages from gut to brain in milliseconds
SCIENCE DAILY Searching for a more direct connection between the gut and the brain, researchers were shocked to see that distance spanned by a single synapse,... 4 days
New insights into the way the brain combines memories to solve problems
SCIENCE DAILY Current theories do not easily explain how people can use their episodic memories to arrive at novel insights. New research provides a window into... 4 days
Your gut is directly connected to your brain, by a newly discovered neuron circuit
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A gut-brain neural circuit for nutrient sensory transduction
Science Magazine The brain is thought to sense gut stimuli only via the passive release of hormones. This is because no connection has been described between the vagus and the putative gut epithelial sensor... 4 days
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Understanding epilepsy in pediatric tumors
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a neuronal BRAF somatic mutation that causes intrinsic epileptogenicity in pediatric brain tumors. 4 days
Fish-rich diets in pregnancy may boost babies' brain development
SCIENCE DAILY Women could enhance the development of their unborn child's eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during pregnancy. This is the suggestion from a small-scale study. The research... 4 days
In depression the brain region for stress control is larger
SCIENCE DAILY Although depression is one of the leading psychiatric disorders, its cause remains unclear. A recent study found that those affected by depressive disorder have a larger hypothalamus compared... 4 days
Nerve cells in the human brain can 'count'
SCIENCE DAILY How do we know if we're looking at three apples or four? Researchers were able to demonstrate that some brain cells fire mainly for quantities of three, others for quantities of four... 4 days
Eating fatty fish during pregnancy may boost unborn child's brain development
NEWS MEDICAL Women could enhance the development of their unborn child's eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during pregnancy. 4 days
New method enables accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY A new brain imaging method can show the spread of specific tau protein depositions, which are unique to cases with Alzheimer's. 4 days
Analysis of sea squirt embryo reveals key molecules in dopaminergic neuron differentiation
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have used a novel approach for analyzing the central nervous system of a proto-vertebrate to identify a regulatory cocktail that induces the creation... 4 days
A different outlook would make the oil industry safer
PHYS.ORG The oil industry should pay more attention to human and organizational aspects in order to fundamentally improve safety. The industry does not learn enough from oil spills because learning is... 5 days
How ad 'heroes' move us… and connect us to their brands
PHYS.ORG VIDEO You may have seen it: the Nike ad in which tennis star Serena Williams ignores the judgements of others and chooses her own path. These and... 5 days
In Lab Turned Casino, Gambling Monkeys Help Scientists Find Risk-Taking Brain Area
NPR Scientists at Johns Hopkins have identified a brain region in monkeys that influences their desire to take big risks. When this area is inactivated,... 5 days
Medical News Today: What happens with a pinched nerve in the shoulder?
MNT A pinched nerve in the shoulder, also known as cervical radiculopathy, occurs when something presses against a nerve coming from the neck. This often... 5 days
What your cell phone camera tells you about your brain
SCIENCE DAILY Your brain is structured to make the best possible decision given its limited resources, according to new research that unites cognitive science and information theory -- the branch... 5 days
New program to reduce harmful stress effectively improves mood in cancer patients
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Cell Medica successfully doses first patient with CMD-501 targeting pediatric neuroblastoma
NEWS MEDICAL Cell Medica announces the treatment of the first patient world-wide to receive CMD-501, an autologous CAR-NKT therapy targeting pediatric neuroblastoma 5 days
Medical News Today: Electrical brain stimulation to boost creativity: What are the risks?
MNT Experts review the legal, neuro-ethical, and social consequences of using transcranial electrical stimulation to boost creativity. 5 days
Electrical brain stimulation to boost creativity: What are the risks?
MNT Experts review the legal, neuro-ethical, and social consequences of using transcranial electrical stimulation to boost creativity. 5 days
Alzheimer’s diagnosis might become simpler with new brain imaging method
NEWS MEDICAL Accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease may be difficult in most patients as similar symptoms can be seen in several other disease conditions as well. 5 days
Study: Human brain structured to make best possible decision with limited resources
NEWS MEDICAL Driving down a dark country road at night, you see a shape ahead on the roadside. Is it a deer or a mailbox? Your... 5 days
Researchers develop light-based technique to measure very weak magnetic fields
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have developed a light-based technique for measuring very weak magnetic fields, such as those produced when neurons fire in the brain. 5 days
Researchers study effects of cardiac cycle in simple learning task
NEWS MEDICAL The electrophysiological activity of the brain is dominated by rhythmically coupled oscillations with different frequencies. 5 days
Zika virus could become a weapon against brain cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Zika virus infection is a dreaded one that can lead to severe brain damage in the unborn babies of mothers who get it. 5 days
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Instilling persistence in children
SCIENCE DAILY Encouraging children 'to help,' rather than asking them to 'be helpers,' can instill persistence as they work to fulfill daily tasks that are difficult to complete, finds a new psychology study. 5 days
Fiber optic sensor measures tiny magnetic fields
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a light-based technique for measuring very weak magnetic fields, such as those produced when neurons fire in the brain. 5 days
Premature brains develop differently in boys and girls
SCIENCE DAILY Brains of baby boys born prematurely are affected differently and more severely than premature infant girls' brains. 5 days
Zombie cells found in brains of mice prior to cognitive loss
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Neuroplasticity is increased but dysregulated in the aging brain, study finds
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[Research Articles] Axonal organization defects in the hippocampus of adult conditional BACE1 knockout mice
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Researchers use larval zebrafish model to reveal role of locus coeruleus in anesthesia
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Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area
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Study finds people flock, or behave similarly to others, despite reasoning abilities
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Study reveals new therapeutic target for pediatric tumor-associated intractable epilepsy
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Where you live might influence how you measure up against your peers
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Over-the-hill cells may cause trouble in the aging brain
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New insight into aging
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Fiber optic sensor measures tiny magnetic fields
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