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Disability-free life after major stroke could be increased by 270%, say experts
NEWS MEDICAL Virtually no other disease has seen such massive strides in treatment in recent years as stroke. Recent studies have confirmed that it is still... 17 hours
Cannabinoids found to be suitable treatment for migraine attacks
NEWS MEDICAL A study presented at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Amsterdam confirmed that cannabinoids are just as suitable as a prophylaxis for migraine attacks as other pharmaceutical... 18 hours
Anti-epilepsy drug restores normal brain activity in mild Alzheimer's disease
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Ex-official convicted of defrauding mental health clinic
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The mere presence of your smartphone reduces brain power, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off — suggests new research. 2 days
Research provides insights into how light may interact with the brain to affect sleep
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Anti-seizure drug could have beneficial effect in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease
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New study sheds light on how the brain coordinates complex decisions involving altruism and empathy
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Medical News Today: Does sex help older brains to work better?
MNT A study found that older adults who had sex once per week - as opposed to once per month or never - did better overall on... 2 days
Does sex help older brains to work better?
MNT A study found that older adults who had sex once per week - as opposed to once per month or never - did better overall on certain tests of mental ability. 2 days
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OIST researchers create taurine-modified photosensitizer for brain cancer therapy
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Study: Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Consumption Protects against Alzheimer’s Disease
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Medical News Today: Multitasking brain mechanism examined
MNT Multitasking is a difficult but highly desirable ability. New research examines a technique that might help us achieve it: reactivating the learned memory. 2 days
Multitasking brain mechanism examined
MNT Multitasking is a difficult but highly desirable ability. New research examines a technique that might help us achieve it: reactivating the learned memory. 2 days
Study answers why ketamine helps depression, offers target for safer therapy
MNT Scientists have identified a key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid anti-depressant effects in the brain, a crucial initial step to developing alternative treatments to the... 2 days
New biomarker assay improves detection, assessment of neuroblastoma
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Study provides evidence that cortical targets could enhance motor function after spinal cord injury
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Promises made to protect preexisting conditions prove hollow
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Simulated honeybees can use simple brain circuits for complex learning
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New brain network model could explain differences in brain injuries
MNT Considering the brain's network of activity, rather than just individual regions, could help us understand why some brain injuries are much worse than others, according to a study... 3 days
Simulated honeybees can use simple brain circuits for complex learning
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Elevated rate of autism symptoms found in children with Tourette syndrome
SCIENCE DAILY Around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism, a study shows. But this... 3 days
Rare cells are 'window into the gut' for the nervous system
SCIENCE DAILY Specialized cells in the gut sense potentially noxious chemicals and trigger electrical impulses in nearby nerve fibers, according to a new study, report scientists. 3 days
Memories stored in same neuron can be selectively erased, study suggests
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A global brain state underlies C. elegans sleep behavior
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Neuronal basis of lethargy in worms
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Japanese scientists show how male pheromone enhances female sexual behavior in mice
NEWS MEDICAL A study by a group of Japanese scientists showed how a male pheromone in mice enhances sexual behaviors in females--and how it may enhance... 3 days
UCSF-led study finds high rate of autism symptoms in children with Tourette syndrome
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Medical News Today: Prenatal acetaminophen may affect masculinity
MNT New research examines the effects of prenatal exposure to the common painkiller acetaminophen on the behavior and brain structure of adult male mice. 3 days
Prenatal acetaminophen may affect masculinity
MNT New research examines the effects of prenatal exposure to the common painkiller acetaminophen on the behavior and brain structure of adult male mice. 3 days
UV-sensing protein in brain of marine annelid zooplankton
SCIENCE DAILY Larvae of a marine ragworm Platynereis dumerilii have been studied as a zooplankton model, and possess photoreceptor cells in the brain to regulate circadian swimming behavior. This study revealed that a photoreceptive... 3 days
Select memories can be erased, leaving others intact
SCIENCE DAILY Different types of memories stored in the same neuron of the marine snail Aplysia can be selectively erased, according to a new study. 3 days
Study answers why ketamine helps depression, offers target for safer therapy
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified a key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid antidepressant effects in the brain, a crucial step to developing alternative treatments to the controversial... 3 days
Rare cells are 'window into the gut' for the nervous system
PHYS.ORG Specialized cells in the gut sense potentially noxious chemicals and trigger electrical impulses in nearby nerve fibers, according to a new study led by UC San... 3 days
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Alzheimer's disease study links brain health, physical activity
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Medical News Today: Ulnar nerve entrapment: Symptoms and treatment
MNT Ulnar nerve entrapment is a common injury, but what is the ulnar nerve and what are the causes of ulnar nerve entrapment? How is it diagnosed? 3 days
UV-sensing protein in the brain of a marine annelid zooplankton
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Institute for Molecular Sciences reported that a photoreceptive protein expressed in the brain a marine annelid zooplankton (Platynereis dumerilii) is UV-sensitive. This work was carried out... 3 days
Researchers uncover genetic gains and losses in Tourette syndrome
MNT Researchers have identified structural changes in two genes that increase the risk of developing Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary motor and vocal tics. 3 days
Ulnar nerve entrapment: Symptoms and treatment
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Moderate physical activity linked to healthy glucose metabolism in the brain
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Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old age
ABC NEWS No proven ways to stave off dementia but new report urges research into some steps that might help bolster brain health in old age 3 days
New technique isolates neuronal activity during memory consolidation
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Frequent sexual activity can boost brain power in older adults
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Older Fathers Have ‘Geekier’ Sons, Research Suggests
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When should babies sleep in their own rooms?
SCIENCE-NEWS A new study offers support to sleep-starved parents by suggesting that babies age 6 months and older sleep longer when in their own bedroom. 3 days
Study: New brain-based memory recognition technology may be one step closer to court
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Medical News Today: OCD linked to inflammation in the brain
MNT A new study links OCD to excessive inflammation in certain areas of the brain. Could OCD be treated using existing anti-inflammatory drugs? 3 days
OCD linked to inflammation in the brain
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Computer-designed antibodies target toxins associated with Alzheimer's disease
MNT Researchers at the University of Cambridge have designed antibodies that target the protein deposits in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease, and stop their production. 3 days
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Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes and behavioral expressions in PTSD
NEWS MEDICAL Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes deep in the brain and the more outward behavioral expressions associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which could lead to more objective biomarkers for... 3 days
Frequent sex linked to higher cognitive function in seniors
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Researchers identify key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid antidepressant effects
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Researchers evaluate trends in emergency room use and treatment costs for shingles
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Scientists discover biological fingerprint in children with tuberculosis meningitis
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NKI's I-Portal devices can accurately measure mTBI symptoms, study shows
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Researchers find new evidence that autoimmunity plays role in Parkinson's disease
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Identified brain circuitry bridges neural and behavioral roles in PTSD
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Long-term memories made with meaningful information
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Study finds recognition technology a step closer to use in courtroom
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Understanding how pain is bugging you
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Sleep-wake rhythms vary widely with age as well as amongst individuals of a given age
SCIENCE DAILY The sleep rhythms that reflect circadian systems peak later in teenagers than in adults, and vary as much... 4 days
'Little brain' plays a major role in schizophrenia
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Neurons that regenerate, neurons that die
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators report on a transcription factor that they have found that can help certain neurons regenerate, while simultaneously killing others. 4 days
Serotonin improves sociability in mouse model of autism
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Bones make hormones that communicate with the brain and other organs
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The brain mechanism behind multitasking
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified a brain mechanism that enables more efficient multitasking. 4 days
Serotonin rebalances cortical tuning and behavior linked to autism symptoms in 15q11-13 CNV mice
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[Editors' Choice] When they go low, we go high
Science Magazine High-frequency electrical interference can be used to drive activity deep in the brain. 4 days
Three ways neuroscience can advance the concussion debate
SCIENCE DAILY While concussion awareness has improved over the past decade, understanding the nuances of these sports injuries, their severity, symptoms, and treatment, is still a work in progress. Neurologists and neurotraumatologists have reviewed... 4 days
Genetic gains and losses in Tourette syndrome uncovered
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified structural changes in two genes that increase the risk of developing Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary motor and vocal tics. 4 days
Researchers develop new technique to boost quality of brain scans
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Study identifies structural changes in genes that increase risk of Tourette syndrome
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New research uncovers brain mechanism that enables more efficient multitasking
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Researchers uncover genetic gains and losses in Tourette syndrome
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Extra-virgin olive oil preserves memory, protects brain against Alzheimer's
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Promoting innate detoxification mechanisms could be efficient strategy to reduce cellular oxidative stress
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Gut bacteria play key role in regulating abdominal pain, mice study finds
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Study shows that cerebellum plays key role in schizophrenia
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Medical News Today: Extra-virgin olive oil may prevent Alzheimer's
MNT A new study investigates the effect of extra-virgin olive oil on cognitive decline and brain inflammation in people with Alzheimer's disease. 4 days
Extra-virgin olive oil may prevent Alzheimer's
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New light shed on key player in brain development
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New findings reverse hypothesis of GABA neurodevelopment in schizophrenia
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African Plant Extract Could Form Basis of New Alzheimer’s Drug
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Memory for stimulus sequences distinguishes humans from other animals
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Investigating emotional spillover in the brain
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Pre-clinical study suggests Parkinson's could start in gut endocrine cells
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