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Collaborative study to assess effects of exercise training for cognitive deficits in MS
NEWS MEDICAL Glenn Wylie, DPhil, associate director of the Rocco Ortenzio Neuroimaging Center at Kessler Foundation, has received a $300,000 sub-award from the National... 12 hours
Study: Greening vacant urban land reduces feelings of depression for surrounding residents
NEWS MEDICAL Greening vacant urban land significantly reduces feelings of depression and improves overall mental health for the surrounding residents, researchers from the Perelman School of... 12 hours
Replacing Vacant Lots With Green Spaces Can Ease Depression In Urban Communities
NPR When researchers cleaned up vacant lots and planted grass and trees in poor neighborhoods in Philadelphia, residents' mental health improved. 14 hours
WATCH: Doctor explains PANDAS: How the psychological, neurological condition impacts brain
ABC NEWS Dr. Susan Swedo of the National Institute of Mental Health first identified PANDAS as a behavior disorder in children 20 years ago 16 hours
WATCH: What these parents want you to know about caring for a child diagnosed with PANDAS
ABC NEWS Brian and Natalie Barnes' son Parker was diagnosed with the psychiatric and neurological condition called PANDAS... 16 hours
Medical News Today: What religion does to your brain
MNT Have you ever wondered what happens in the brain when you believe in God? We take a look at neuroscientific studies that may explain spiritual experience. 19 hours
What religion does to your brain
MNT Have you ever wondered what happens in the brain when you believe in God? We take a look at neuroscientific studies that may explain spiritual experience. 20 hours
Study uncovers molecular key for delaying progression of multiple sclerosis
NEWS MEDICAL Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that attacks and destroys a structure known as the "myelin sheath", whose integrity is indispensable for the brain and spinal cord to... 20 hours
Study looks into mechanisms that control sleep and wakefulness
NEWS MEDICAL Sleep is an autonomic process and is not always under our direct, voluntary control. Awake or asleep, we are basically under the regulation of two biological processes: sleep homeostasis, commonly... 21 hours
Greening vacant lots reduces feelings of depression in city dwellers
SCIENCE DAILY Greening vacant urban land significantly reduces feelings of depression and improves overall mental health for the surrounding residents, researchers show in a new randomized, controlled study. The findings... 21 hours
I got a hoax academic paper about how UK politicians wipe their bums published
PHYS.ORG I had what seemed like rather a good idea a few weeks back. Building on some prominent findings in social... 22 hours
Treating dementia with the healing waves of sound
SCIENCE DAILY Ultrasound waves applied to the whole brain improve cognitive dysfunction in mice with conditions simulating vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease. It is possible that this type of therapy may also benefit humans. 22 hours
New findings on intercellular communication
SCIENCE DAILY This is a nice example of a rather unexpected discovery: by studying the development of the blood vessels of the brain, researchers have just shed light on a question that was pending for 10 years! They provide a... 22 hours
New findings on intercellular communication
PHYS.ORG Led by Benoit Vanhollebeke, WELBIO investigator at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), the Laboratory of Neurovascular Signaling has solved an important enigma of cell signaling related to Wnt signaling specificity. 1 day
Poor mental health days may cost the economy billions of dollars
PHYS.ORG Poor mental health ranks as one of the costliest forms of sickness for U.S. workers and may sap billions of dollars from the country's income growth,... 1 day
LC10 – the neuron that tracks fruit flies
PHYS.ORG Many animals rely on vision to detect, locate, and track moving objects. Male Drosophila fruit flies primarily use visual cues to stay close to a female and to direct their courtship song... 1 day
Medical News Today: Chemicals in plastic stunt brain growth in rats
MNT A study finds that exposure to phthalates — compounds found in plastics — reduces the brain volume in rats and produces measurable cognitive deficits. 1 day
Chemicals in plastic stunt brain growth in rats
MNT A study finds that exposure to phthalates — compounds found in plastics — reduces the brain volume in rats and produces measurable cognitive deficits. 1 day
Whole-brain LIPUS therapy improves cognitive dysfunction in mice simulating dementia, Alzheimer's
NEWS MEDICAL Ultrasound waves applied to the whole brain improve cognitive dysfunction in mice with conditions simulating vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease. 1 day
Gene therapy may hold potential to treat people with spinal cord injuries
NEWS MEDICAL Delivering a single injection of a scar-busting gene to the spinal cord of rats following injury promotes the survival of nerve cells and improves... 1 day
New vaccine could protect unborn babies from Zika virus
NEWS MEDICAL Until recently, the Zika virus was not a priority since it affected relatively few people and the cost of creating a vaccine was estimated at EUR 149-468 million. But the... 1 day
Muscle fitness is strongly associated with improved rate of ageing in the brain
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at King's College London have found that muscle fitness as measured by power in the legs is strongly associated with an... 1 day
Glucose Improves Memory in Older Adults: Study
SCI-NEWS.COM A small dose of glucose can improve memory in older adults, motivate them to work harder and puts them in a good... 1 day
PureTech Health collaborates with Roche to advance oral administration of antisense oligonucleotides
NEWS MEDICAL PureTech Health plc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel medicines focused on the Brain-Immune-Gut Axis, today announced that it has entered into a multiyear... 1 day
Child psychiatrist available on call to help assess separated immigrant children
NEWS MEDICAL Child psychiatrist Matthew Biel, MD, MSc, wasn't at all surprised to learn from news reports in early July that two children separated at the US border... 1 day
Study: Supplemental oxygen prevents rise in morning blood pressure in OSA patients
NEWS MEDICAL Supplemental oxygen eliminates the rise in morning blood pressure experienced by obstructive sleep apnea patients who stop using continuous positive airway pressure, the standard... 1 day
Researchers to study molecular mechanisms behind susceptibility of males to autism
NEWS MEDICAL Neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability are more prevalent in males than females. 1 day
Complete fly brain imaged at nanoscale resolution
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have taken detailed pictures of the entire brain of an adult female fruit fly using transmission electron microscopy. 2 days
Parents desperate to help children they believe have rare, controversial disorder
ABC NEWS PANDAS stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. 2 days
Prioritizing mental health will decrease medical healthcare costs: OPINION
ABC NEWS Talking about mental health needs to become a priority, or it will keep costing everyone. 2 days
Lying in a foreign language is easier
SCIENCE DAILY It is not easy to tell when someone is lying. This is even more difficult when potential liars speak in a language other than their native tongue. Psychologists investigated why that is so. 2 days
Paralyzed mice with spinal cord injury made to walk again
SCIENCE DAILY Most people with spinal cord injury are paralyzed from the injury site down, even when the cord isn't completely severed. Why don't the spared portions of the spinal... 2 days
CT scans may increase risk of brain cancer, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests that CT scans, commonly used in medical imaging, may increase the risk of brain tumors. 2 days
A molecular mechanism for Wnt ligand-specific signaling
Science Magazine Wnt signaling is key to many developmental, physiological and disease processes, in which cells seem able to discriminate between multiple Wnt ligands. This selective Wnt recognition or "decoding" capacity has remained enigmatic as Wnt/Frizzled... 2 days
Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance in adolescents, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may have adverse effects on the development of memory performance of specific brain regions exposed during mobile phone use, suggests a recent study... 2 days
Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance in adolescents
SCIENCE DAILY Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may have adverse effects on the development of memory performance of specific brain regions exposed during mobile phone use. These are the findings of a study involving... 2 days
Study: Binge drinking impairs working memory in adolescent brain
NEWS MEDICAL A new study from researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center found that binge drinking impairs working memory in the adolescent brain. The study, in mice, explains why teenagers who... 2 days
Anesthesia, surgery linked to decline in memory and thinking
SCIENCE DAILY In adults over 70, exposure to general anesthesia and surgery is associated with a subtle decline in memory and thinking skills, according to new research. The study analyzed nearly 2,000... 2 days
This colorful web is the most complete look yet at a fruit fly’s brain cells
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO Scientists compiled 21 million images to craft the highest-resolution view yet of the fruit fly brain. 2 days
Health of mom's gut a key contributor to autism risk, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY The mother's microbiome, the collection of microscopic organisms that live inside us, is a key contributor to the risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental... 2 days
In a ‘tour de force,’ researchers image an entire fly brain in minute detail
Science Magazine VIDEO Electron microscopy offers synapse-level view of the largest whole brain to date 2 days
Complete fly brain imaged at nanoscale resolution
PHYS.ORG Two high-speed electron microscopes. 7,062 brain slices. 21 million images. 2 days
Food for thought: How the brain reacts to food may be linked to overeating
SCIENCE DAILY The reason why some people find it so hard to resist finishing an entire bag of chips or bowl of... 2 days
New clinical trial examines use of adrenaline to treat cardiac arrests
NEWS MEDICAL A clinical trial of the use of adrenaline in cardiac arrests has found that its use results in less than 1% more people leaving hospital alive... 2 days
CT scans may increase risk of brain cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests that CT scans, commonly used in medical imaging, may increase the risk of brain tumors. 2 days
WFN to highlight clean air for brain health on World Brain Day 2018
NEWS MEDICAL Global air pollution is not a problem that only affects lung health. Recent data show that airborne pollutants account for 30 percent... 2 days
TGen opens tissue donation portal to advance DIPG research
NEWS MEDICAL A tissue donation portal opened today at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), which will advance research towards new treatments for an aggressive brain cancer that mostly strikes young children. 2 days
Study gives insight into why some people may be more prone to overeating than others
NEWS MEDICAL The reason why some people find it so hard to resist finishing an entire bag of chips or... 2 days
Research shows that neurons can encode more than one signal at a time
NEWS MEDICAL Back in the early days of telecommunications, engineers devised a clever way to send multiple telephone calls through a single wire at... 2 days
Rat study shows negative effects of perinatal exposure to phthalates
NEWS MEDICAL Male and female rats exposed in the womb and during lactation to plasticizing chemicals known as phthalates had significantly fewer neurons and synapses than those that were not... 2 days
Start-up behind self-driving robots raises $114M
PHYS.ORG San Diego's Brain Corp, the maker of self-driving technology used in supermarket floor cleaning robots, said that it has raised $114 million in a third round of venture capital funding led by SoftBank Vision Fund. 2 days
Researchers gain more insight into how FUS protein causes ALS and FTLD
NEWS MEDICAL The mutated and aggregated protein FUS is implicated in two neurodegenerative diseases: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal lobar degeneration. 2 days
New proteomics studies help gain more insights into Alzheimer's, cancer and listeriosis
NEWS MEDICAL The brains of people with Alzheimer's disease contain many protein aggregates outside of cells, known as plaques. These are mainly made of the peptide... 2 days
Woman's pregnancy history may be linked to Alzheimer's disease risk
NEWS MEDICAL A woman's history of pregnancy may affect her risk of Alzheimer's disease decades later, according to a study published in the July 18, 2018, online issue of Neurology,... 2 days
Researchers identify new compound that protects against neurodegeneration
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the University of Liverpool have identified a new compound that protects against neurodegeneration in nematode worms. The discovery may enable novel treatments for human neurodegenerative diseases to be developed in... 2 days
As brain extracts meaning from vision, study tracks progression of processing
MIT Six brain regions participate in a more blended way than has been appreciated. 3 days
Neurons can carry more than one signal at a time
SCIENCE DAILY New research shows that neurons in the brain can carry two signals at once, using a strategy similar to multiplexing in telecommunications. The results may explain how the... 3 days
Celebrating positives improves classroom behavior and mental health
SCIENCE DAILY Training teachers to focus their attention on positive conduct and to avoid jumping to correct minor disruption improves child behavior, concentration and mental health. 3 days
Researchers solve mystery of how ALL enters the central nervous system
SCIENCE DAILY A deadly feature of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is its invasion of the central nervous system. ALL in the central nervous system is very difficult to... 3 days
A network approach to topic models
Science Magazine One of the main computational and scientific challenges in the modern age is to extract useful information from unstructured texts. Topic models are one popular machine-learning approach that infers the latent topical structure of a collection... 3 days
[Research Articles] Selective neuronal silencing using synthetic botulinum molecules alleviates chronic pain in mice
Science Magazine Chronic pain is a widespread debilitating condition affecting millions of people worldwide. Although several pharmacological treatments for relieving chronic pain... 3 days
The effects of anxiety on the body
MNT Anxiety is a common condition that impacts a person's mental health, and it can also have short- and long-term effects on the body. Anxiety can change the function of the cardiovascular, urinary, and respiratory... 3 days
Medical News Today: The effects of anxiety on the body
MNT Anxiety is a common condition that impacts a person's mental health, and it can also have short- and long-term effects on the body. Anxiety can change the function... 3 days
Autism risk determined by health of mom's gut
SCIENCE DAILY The mother's microbiome, the collection of microscopic organisms that live inside us, determines the risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in her offspring, new research shows. The work raises the possibility... 3 days
Molecular culprits of protein aggregation in ALS and FTLD
SCIENCE DAILY The mutated and aggregated protein FUS is implicated in two neurodegenerative diseases: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). Using a newly developed fruit fly model, researchers have... 3 days
Timing of dinner associated with breast and prostate cancer risks
NEWS MEDICAL A new International Journal of Cancer study reveals that eating an early supper and having a long interval between the last meal and sleep are associated with lower... 3 days
A top Chinese brain scientist wonders how he ended up on the U.S. visa blacklist
Science Magazine Rao Yi, invited for a National Science Foundation workshop in Washington, D.C., next week, has been denied visas... 3 days
Compound identified that protects against neurodegeneration
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a new compound that protects against neurodegeneration in nematode worms. The discovery may enable novel treatments for human neurodegenerative diseases to be developed in the future. 3 days
New findings support more conservative use of ED neuroimaging for non-index seizures
NEWS MEDICAL Patients who go to the emergency department with seizures often undergo neuroimaging, usually CT scans.Such imaging in adults presenting with new onset seizures leads... 3 days
Study uncovers opportunities to reduce death by suicide among cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL In addition to focusing on curing or prolonging the life of patients with cancer, it is important to also address mental health aspects of cancer care,... 3 days
Beef jerky and other processed meats associated with manic episodes
SCIENCE DAILY An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates -- chemicals used to cure meats such as beef jerky, salami, hot... 3 days
The brainwashing myth
PHYS.ORG Nearly 40 years ago, my two sisters, Carolyn Layton and Annie Moore, were among those who planned the mass deaths in Jonestown on Nov. 18, 1978. 3 days
Study: Stricter firearm legislation associated with reduced murder and suicide rates
NEWS MEDICAL A statistical analysis carried out by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and the Center for Medical Statistics at the Medical University of Vienna... 3 days
Enactment techniques can improve prospective memory
NEWS MEDICAL A FAILING prospective memory can be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, according to University of Chichester psychologists, and new therapeutic methods are being used to utilise levels of prospective memory as a means to accurately... 3 days
Sleep supports antioxidant processes, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Understanding sleep has become increasingly important in modern society, where chronic loss of sleep has become rampant and pervasive. 3 days
Does Eating Beef Jerky Cause Psychiatric Symptoms? Not So Fast.
LIVE SCIENCE A new study makes some alarming claims about a relationship between cured meat consumption and bipolar mania, but a lot more research is necessary. 3 days
Neuroscientists Find Alzheimer’s ‘Big Bang’
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the University of Delaware and Washington University in St. Louis has discovered a ‘Big... 3 days
Nitrate-cured meats may contribute to mania, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates-chemicals used to cure meats such as beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat snacks-may... 3 days
Mediterranean diet could influence academic performance through effects on sleep quality
NEWS MEDICAL A new Acta Paediatrica study indicates that following the Mediterranean diet may improve adolescents’ academic performance, and the effect may relate to sleep quality. 3 days
Cognitive functions often wilt as water departs the body, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL Anyone lost in a desert hallucinating mirages knows that extreme dehydration discombobulates the mind. But just two hours of vigorous yard work in the summer sun... 3 days
CT scans may raise brain tumor risk
NEWS MEDICAL A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that CT scans, commonly used in medical imaging, may increase the risk of brain tumors. 3 days
Military personnel with head trauma and football players with suspected CTE show similar brain changes
NEWS MEDICAL In a small study of military personnel who had suffered head trauma and had reported memory and mood... 3 days
Practicing yoga benefits pregnant women, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL New research in pregnant women suggests that practicing yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system (which is responsible for bodily functions when at rest) during the third trimester, improves sleep at night, and decreases α-amylase... 3 days
Researchers identify key protein involved in irregular brain cell activity
NEWS MEDICAL In a new study in mice, researchers have identified a key protein involved in the irregular brain cell activity seen in autism spectrum disorders and epilepsy. The protein,... 3 days
Weight loss surgery is effective under the right situations
NEWS MEDICAL Obesity is a medical problem that can have wide-ranging mental and physical effects on a person. Pamela Bass knows that firsthand, but thanks to University of Alabama at Birmingham surgeons,... 3 days
Destiny's Child singer Williams seeks mental health help
ABC NEWS Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams says she's seeking help for the depression she has struggled with for years 4 days
Science News » “Covert” Neurofeedback Tunes-up the Social Brain in ASD
NIMH Young people with autism unknowingly tuned up flagging neural connections by playing a picture puzzle game that was rigged by their own brain activity. 4 days
Digital media use linked to behavioral problems in kids
SCIENCE DAILY Teens who spend lots of time using digital devices are prone to psychiatric problems, reports a team of scientists in a new study. Children who are heavy users of digital... 4 days
Medical News Today: MS: Iron levels in brain 'predict disability'
MNT A new type of MRI that accurately monitors irons levels in different brain areas could help identify MS patients at higher risk of physical disability. 4 days
Why Does Pregnancy Cause Weird Dreams?
LIVE SCIENCE Do dreams really become more vivid and bizarre when you're pregnant? 4 days
MS: Iron levels in brain 'predict disability'
MNT A new type of MRI that accurately monitors irons levels in different brain areas could help identify MS patients at higher risk of physical disability. 4 days
Scientists Hunt For A Test To Diagnose Chronic Brain Injury In Living People
NPR Doctors are closer to a test in live brains that could help diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease that's been linked to... 4 days
Scientists Hunt A Test To Diagnose Chronic Brain Injury In Living People
NPR Doctors are closer to a test in live brains that could help diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease that's been linked to concussions and... 4 days
Scientists Hunt A Test For Chronic Injury In Living Brains
NPR Doctors are closer to a test in living people to help diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease that's been linked to concussions and other repeated brain assaults. 4 days
Video » “Covert” Neurofeedback Tweaks Brain in ASD
NIMH VIDEO Young people with autism unknowingly tuned up flagging neural connections by playing a picture puzzle game that was rigged by their own brain activity. 4 days
Protein found to be key component in irregularly excited brain cells
SCIENCE DAILY In a new study in mice, researchers have identified a key protein involved in the irregular brain cell activity seen in autism spectrum disorders and epilepsy.... 4 days
What psychological science can offer to reducing climate change
SCIENCE DAILY The consequences of climate change are immense, and believed by many experts to be largely irreversible (and exponential), causing threats coming from heat waves, flooding, declines in agriculture, and decreasing... 4 days
How cannabis affects appetite: Brain changes
SCIENCE DAILY New research on how cannabis use alters eating behavior could lead to treatments for appetite loss in chronic illness, according to experts. Using a new procedure to dose lab rats with cannabis vapor, the researchers found... 4 days
Researchers identify brain area linked to motivational disruptions in binge eating
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered that a small group of brain cells in the hypothalamus called 'orexin' neurons could be a promising target for medications for controlling binge... 4 days
This colorful web is the most complete look yet at a fruit fly’s brain cells
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In a ‘tour de force,’ researchers image an entire fly brain in minute detail
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New development in 3D super-resolution imaging gives insight on Alzheimer's disease
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Fluorescent fish genes light path to neuroblastoma
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