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New discovery in how mammals sense the cold could lead to new pain relief drugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 59 minutes
Researchers have shown for the first time that mammals detect different intensities of cold using distinct sensory neuron... more
Neurotransmitter that helps cancers progress IDed  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Using human cancer cells, tumor and blood samples from cancer patients, researchers have uncovered the role of a neurotransmitter in the spread of aggressive cancers. Neurotransmitters are chemical ''messengers'' that transmit impulses from neurons to other... more
Which car crashes cause traumatic brain injury?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Motor vehicle crashes are one of the most common causes of TBI-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths. Yet, much of TBI research is focused on military or sports-related injuries. An aerospace and mechanical... more
Some women could be more susceptible to PTSD than others, according to new study  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Childhood trauma is known to increase the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder in adulthood, especially for women, but the biological... more
Treating addiction: Cryo-EM technology enables the 'impossible'  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Scientists used a compound found in a shrub native to Africa to reveal the three major shapes of the serotonin transporter, a protein in the brain linked to anxiety and depression. The discovery opens... more
Coal could yield treatment for traumatic injuries  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Coal-derived graphene quantum dots, when modified with a polymer, are effective antioxidants. They could lead to a therapy for people who suffer traumatic brain injuries, strokes or heart attacks. more
Brain scans on movie watchers reveal how we judge people  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Researchers used brain scans to reveal the biases people feel towards people who are like them, even if they can't see that they are like them. more
Synthetic speech generated from brain recordings  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract -- an anatomically detailed computer simulation including the lips, jaw, tongue, and larynx. The... more
The neurobiology of noshing: Why is it so easy to overeat calorie-rich tasty foods?  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
When you eat something super tasty, ever wonder why you really don't want to stop even though you know you've... more
Stem cells from hair follicles have potential to repair damaged neurons in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
A subset of the stem cells in hair follicles have the potential to regenerate the coating that insulates neurons in mice, report... more
Graphene quantum dots could yield treatment for traumatic injuries  nanowerk · 5 hours
Graphene quantum dots drawn from common coal may be the basis for an effective antioxidant for people who suffer traumatic brain injuries, strokes or heart attacks. more
Myelination deficits cause abnormal hypersocial behavior associated with Williams syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that gene deletion or deficiency in neurons is responsible for the abnormal hypersocial behavior associated with Williams syndrome, a rare disorder... more
Despite expansion of insurance coverage for depression, treatment rates are lower than expected  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
A new investigation published in JAMA Psychiatry finds that while insurance coverage for depression has increased, treatment rates are lower than expected, indicating that... more
Scientists turn brain signals into speech, may help people who cannot talk  REUTERS · 6 hours
People robbed of the ability to talk due to a stroke or another medical condition may soon have real hope of regaining a voice... more
Minor sleep loss can put your job at risk, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Just 16 minutes shaved off your regular sleep routine can dramatically impact job performance the next day. A new study shows that slight dip of sleep... more
Researchers use brain scans to provide better understanding of unconscious bias  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Unconscious bias has become a hot topic recently, with high profile incidents reported around the world. Researchers at Aalto University are exploring the causes of these... more
Scientists discover coal-derived 'dots' are effective antioxidant  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Graphene quantum dots drawn from common coal may be the basis for an effective antioxidant for people who suffer traumatic brain injuries, strokes or heart attacks. more
Obesity linked with differences in form and structure of the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Researchers using sophisticated MRI technology have found that higher levels of body fat are associated with differences in the brain's form and structure, including smaller volumes... more
Integrator complex proteins are crucial for healthy brain development in fruit flies, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
A study by Duke-NUS Medical School has found that members of the multiprotein 'Integrator complex', known for its role in... more
RUNX represses Pmp22 to drive neurofibromagenesis  Science Magazine · 8 hours
Patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are predisposed to develop neurofibromas, but the underlying molecular mechanisms of neurofibromagenesis are not fully understood. We showed dual genetic deletion of Runx1 and Runx3 in Schwann cells (SCs) and... more
Rehearsal initiates systems memory consolidation, sleep makes it last  Science Magazine · 8 hours
After encoding, memories undergo a transitional process termed systems memory consolidation. It allows fast acquisition of new information by the hippocampus, as well as stable storage in neocortical long-term networks,... more
Decoded Brain Signals Could Give Voiceless People A Way To Talk  NPR · 8 hours
Scientists have found a way to transform electrical signals in the brain into intelligible speech. The advance may help people paralyzed by a stroke or disease,... more
Medical News Today: Study reveals how general anesthetics affect the brain  MNT · 8 hours
For the first time, scientists have shown that general anesthetics activate the same small group of cells in the brain as that which induces sleep. more
Study reveals how general anesthetics affect the brain  MNT · 8 hours
For the first time, scientists have shown that general anesthetics activate the same small group of cells in the brain as that which induces sleep. more
Treating addiction: Cryo-EM technology enables the 'impossible'  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Scientists used a compound found in a shrub native to Africa to reveal the three major shapes of the serotonin transporter, a protein in the brain linked to anxiety and depression. more
New synthesis strategy speeds identification of simpler versions of a natural product  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
A new chemical synthesis strategy to harvest the rich information found in natural products—organic compounds isolated from natural sources—has led to the identification of... more
A neural implant can translate brain activity into sentences  SCIENCE-NEWS · 9 hours
With electrodes in the brain, scientists translated neural signals into speech, which could someday help the speechless speak. more
Proteins stand up to nerve cell regression  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Fruit fly studies reveal proteins that promote healthy nervous system development by preventing the reversal of nerve cell differentiation. more
New nanomedicine slips through the cracks, reaches brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
In a recent study in mice, researchers found a way to deliver specific drugs to parts of the body that are exceptionally difficult to access. Their Y-shaped block catiomer (YBC) binds with... more
Growing up in poverty increases diagnoses of psychosis-spectrum mental illnesses  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Growing up in impoverished urban neighborhoods more than doubles your chances over the average person of developing a psychosis-spectrum disorder by the time you reach middle adulthood, according... more
Discovery about cold sensing could pave way for new pain relief drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Researchers at UCL have shown for the first time that mammals detect different intensities of cold using distinct sensory neuron systems, a finding which... more
Researchers uncover potential clue to halt destruction of nerve cells in people with ALS  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
A special focus on rogue proteins may hold future promise in stopping the progression of nerve cell destruction in people... more
Women underreport prevalence and intensity of their own snoring  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
A new study of adults who were referred for evaluation of a suspected sleep disorder suggests that women tend to underreport snoring and underestimate its loudness. more
Obesity linked to a reduction in gray matter  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
A new study suggests that obesity may be associated with changes in brain structure, including reduced brain volumes in certain areas. more
Smelling with your tongue  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Scientists report that functional olfactory receptors, the sensors that detect odors in the nose, are also present in human taste cells found on the tongue. The findings suggest that interactions between the senses of smell and taste, the primary components... more
Medical News Today: How ketamine can change the brain to fight depression  MNT · 14 hours
New research in mice pinpoints some of the key mechanisms that ketamine triggers in the brain to fight the symptoms and characteristics of depression. more
How ketamine can change the brain to fight depression  MNT · 14 hours
New research in mice pinpoints some of the key mechanisms that ketamine triggers in the brain to fight the symptoms and characteristics of depression. more
New nanomedicine slips through the cracks  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
In a recent study in mice, researchers found a way to deliver specific drugs to parts of the body that are exceptionally difficult to access. Their Y-shaped block catiomer (YBC) binds with certain therapeutic materials forming... more
New nanomedicine slips through the cracks  nanowerk · 16 hours
Nanomachines aim to deliver cancer drugs to hard-to-reach areas like the brain. more
Study: Women tend to underreport snoring and underestimate its loudness  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
A new study of adults who were referred for evaluation of a suspected sleep disorder suggests that women tend to underreport snoring and underestimate its loudness. more
Greater spousal life satisfaction associated with lower mortality risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Research suggests that having a happy spouse leads to a longer marriage, and now study results show that it's associated with a longer life, too. The study was published in... more
Combination-imaging technique provides new window into macaque brain connections  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Researchers can now see how the two sides of the living brain mirror each other thanks to a new combination-imaging technique. more
More evidence that blood tests can detect the risk of Alzheimer's  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new study confirms that a simple blood test can reveal whether there is accelerating nerve cell damage in the brain. The researchers analyzed neurofilament light... more
A new window into macaque brain connections  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers can now see how the two sides of the living brain mirror each other thanks to a new combination-imaging technique. The method dubbed 'opto-OISI' takes advantage of rapidly developing high-resolution optical technologies to... more
Stressed, anxious? Ask the brain!  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Our actions are driven by 'internal states' such as anxiety, stress or thirst -- which will strongly affect and motivate our behaviors. Little is known about how such states are represented by complex brain-wide circuits, including sub-cortical structures... more
Supreme Court struggles with Wisconsin drunken driving law  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The Supreme Court is grappling with a Wisconsin law allows law enforcement to draw blood without a warrant from suspected drunken drivers who have become unconscious more
Experiences of 'ultimate reality' or 'God' confer lasting benefits to mental health  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
In a survey of thousands of people who reported having experienced personal encounters with God, researchers report that more than two-thirds of self-identified atheists... more
Scientists propose new theory on Alzheimer's, amyloid connection  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
'Is amyloid precursor protein the mastermind behind Alzheimer's or is it just an accomplice?' Researchers devised a multi-functional reporter for amyloid precursor protein and tracked its localization and mobility, noticing a strange... more
How fish brain cells react to Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have studied the regenerative capacity of zebrafish brain in single cell resolution with the aim of developing novel strategies against Alzheimer's. more
How light triggers brain activity  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Optogenetics uses light to control brain processes. It is based on light-controlled proteins such as channelrhodopsin-2, an ion channel that opens when it's exposed to light, thus activating cellular processes. The researchers have now shed light on its... more
Medical News Today: Can a blood pressure drug protect the brain from Parkinson's?  MNT · 1 day
At blood levels that are typical in humans, an approved high blood pressure drug was able to clear toxic proteins of Parkinson's... more
Can a blood pressure drug protect the brain from Parkinson's?  MNT · 1 day
At blood levels that are typical in humans, an approved high blood pressure drug was able to clear toxic proteins of Parkinson's disease from mouse brains. more
Strongly agree: The number of response options matter when using a Likert Scale  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers often tweak the number of response options in the traditional five-point Likert Scale with little empirical justification for doing so. Now... more
Study provides evidence that blood tests can detect Alzheimer’s risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new study confirms that a simple blood test can reveal whether there is accelerating nerve cell damage in the brain. more
Parkinson's sufferers regain mobility with new implant  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new implant that boosts the signals sent from the brain to the limbs has been found to significantly improve mobility in people living with Parkinson’s disease. more
Coelacanth Reveals Secrets of Vertebrate Skull Evolution  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
A new study into one of the world’s oldest types of fish, the coelacanth, illuminates for the first time the development of... more
A step toward determining which car crashes cause traumatic brain injury—and which don't  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Motor vehicle crashes are the most common cause of emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths related to traumatic brain injury among people... more
High Body Fat Linked to Possible 'Brain Shrinkage'  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
A new study suggests that high levels of body fat may affect the brain's structure. more
Researchers Identify 104 High-Risk Genes for Schizophrenia  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
A research team led by Vanderbilt University scientists has identified a set of high-confidence risk genes for schizophrenia. The team’s results support... more
Study investigates how early blindness shapes sound processing  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Adults who lost their vision at an early age have more refined auditory cortex responses to simple sounds than sighted individuals, according to new neuroimaging research published in JNeurosci. more
Neuroscientists propose new theory about amyloid precursor protein connection in Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. According to the Alzheimer's Association, every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops... more
Microglia play vital role in regulating neuroinflammation, research shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A research team at Massachusetts Eye and Ear has shown that microglia, the primary immune cells of the central nervous system--including the retina of the eye--serve as "gatekeepers," or biosensors... more
Neuroscientists reverse some behavioral symptoms of Williams syndrome  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In a study of mice, neuroscientists have found that impaired myelination underlies the hypersociability seen in patients with Williams syndrome. more
Brains of blind people adapt to sharpen sense of hearing, study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Research uses functional MRI to identify two differences in the brains of blind individuals -- differences that might be responsible for their abilities to... more
Sugar entering the brain during septic shock causes memory loss  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The loss of memory and cognitive function known to afflict survivors of septic shock is the result of a sugar that is released into the blood stream and... more
Soft bedding responsible for majority of sleep-related infant deaths, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Almost 70% of babies who died from sleep-related suffocation between 2011 and 2014 did so because of soft bedding, a new study reveals. more
Brain areas linked to memory and emotion aid odor navigation in humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Species like dogs and rodents use their sense of smell to navigate toward desirable items and places and away from those they should avoid. more
MIT scientists reverse some behavioral symptoms of rare neurodevelopmental disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Williams Syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder that affects about one in 10,000 babies born in the United States, produces a range of symptoms including cognitive impairments, cardiovascular problems,... more
Johns Hopkins study reports overdiagnosis of schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In a small study of patients referred to the Johns Hopkins Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic (EPIC), Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that about half the people referred to the clinic with a schizophrenia diagnosis... more
Researchers are developing brand-new method to cure brain tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Scientists from Far Eastern Federal University in cooperation with colleagues from Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Center, Switzerland, and Sweden for the first time studied proteins, which constitute WNT signaling pathway... more
Neuroscientists reverse some behavioral symptoms of Williams Syndrome  MIT · 2 days
Mouse study yields insights into the rare condition, may shed light on other neurological disorders. more
Catalyst renders nerve agents harmless  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A team of scientists has studied a catalyst that decomposes nerve agents, eliminating their harmful and lethal effects. more
Empathy often avoided because of mental effort  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Even when feeling empathy for others isn't financially costly or emotionally draining, people will still avoid it because they think empathy requires too much mental effort, according to new research. more
Catalyst renders nerve agents harmless  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of scientists including researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has studied a catalyst that decomposes nerve agents, eliminating their harmful and lethal effects. The research was published Friday, April 19, in... more
Study uncovers reasons for poor mental health in bisexual people  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The largest study of bisexual people in the world to date, led by La Trobe University, has examined why bisexual people experience higher rates of psychological distress than... more
New insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can impair cognition  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, scientists report. more
Study provides new insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can affect cognition  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, scientists report. more
Research uncovers critical RNA processing aberrations in ALS and FTD  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Research by a Barrow Neurological Center scientist on mechanisms of dysfunctional RNA processing in ALS and frontal temporal dementia was published in the April issue of Acta Neuropathologica. more
Two studies uncover brain mechanisms underlying decision making process  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
New research conducted in the Cognitive Neuroscience group of SISSA shows that a perceptual decision - recognizing an object and taking the appropriate action - is triggered as soon as... more
Medical News Today: MS: High-strength MRI may predict disease progression  MNT · 4 days
New research suggests that a powerful MRI scanner may help predict the progression of multiple sclerosis by analyzing cortical lesions on the brain. more
Climbing-inspired twining electrodes using shape memory for peripheral nerve stimulation and recording  Science Magazine · 5 days
Peripheral neuromodulation has been widely used throughout clinical practices and basic neuroscience research. However, the mechanical and geometrical mismatches at current electrode-nerve interfaces and... more
Breakthrough for children with serious epileptic seizures  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Emergency medicine doctors now have a better way to treat severe epileptic seizures in children, thanks to a new study. Prolonged epileptic seizures are the most common neurological emergency in children seen by hospitals.... more
Light-intensity physical activity associated with healthy brain aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Incremental physical activity, even at light intensity, is associated with larger brain volume and healthy brain aging. more
Early intervention programs for mood and anxiety disorders improve patient outcomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers examined the impact of Canada's only early intervention program for youth with mood and anxiety disorders. Results suggest that treatment at the First Episode Mood... more
Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. Now researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a... more
Through thick and thin: Neutrons track lithium ions in battery electrodes  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Lithium-ion batteries are expected to have a global market value of $47 billion by 2023. They are used in numerous applications, because they offer relatively high... more
American astronaut's dreams of seeing space becoming reality  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A Mainer who's headed to the International Space Station says she's always dreamed of being in space and "seeing this giant blue ball below me." more
Disruptive behaviors in autistic children linked to reduced brain connectivity  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. more
Groundbreaking experiment in pigs challenges the notion about brain damage  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The brain is more resilient than previously thought. In a groundbreaking experiment published in this week's issue of Nature, neuroscientists created an artificial circulation system that successfully restored... more
Scientific breakthrough provides new hope for people living with multiple sclerosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A scientific breakthrough provides new hope for millions of people living with multiple sclerosis. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have developed a compound that... more
Drug that treats high blood pressure shows promise against neurodegenerative diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in... more
Researchers create a working model of cerebral tract to study brain function  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
It takes a lot of connections to create human intelligence. Brain function depends on contacts between multiple regions within the brain. more
Researchers identify key clues to brain and pancreas development  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers have discovered a key clue into the development of the pancreas and brain by studying rare patients born without a pancreas. more
Researchers map auditory sensory system of the mouse brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
University of Oregon neuroscientists report that two areas of the mouse brain combine representations of what is heard and anticipated, guiding behavior that leads mice to the best reward. more
Researchers map sound, response and reward anticipation in mouse brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Neuroscientists report that two areas of the mouse brain combine representations of what is heard and anticipated, guiding behavior that leads mice to the best reward. more
Important insight on the brain-body connection  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A study reveals that neurons in the motor cortex exhibit an unexpected division of labor, a finding that could help scientists understand how the brain controls the body and provide insight on certain neurological disorders. more
Dead pig brains bathed in artificial fluid showed signs of cellular life
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