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Four genes associated with OCD identified
NEWS MEDICAL There are found genes that have been identified to be associated with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). These genes have been found to alter the circuitry of the brain in a manner that could lead to OCD.... 1 hour
What Is Synesthesia?
LIVE SCIENCE Synesthesia is a neurological condition that causes the brain to process data in the form of several senses at once; for example, hearing sounds while also seeing them as colorful swirls. 1 hour
Psychedelics linked to decreased likelihood of criminal behavior
NEWS MEDICAL Classic psychedelics such as psilocybin (often called magic mushrooms), LSD and mescaline (found in peyote) are associated with a decreased likelihood of antisocial criminal behavior, according to new research from investigators at... 3 hours
Researchers use powerful X-ray beams for ‘navigational map view’ of mouse brain
NEWS MEDICAL If brain imaging could be compared to Google Earth, neuroscientists would already have a pretty good "satellite view" of the brain, and a great... 4 hours
Schizophrenia disrupts the brain's entire communication system, researchers say
SCIENCE DAILY Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption to the brain's entire communication system.... 5 hours
Resolving traffic jams in human ALS motor neurons
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers used stem cell technology to generate motor neurons from ALS patients carrying mutations in FUS. They found disturbed axonal transport in these motor neurons, but also identified genetic... 5 hours
New imaging system offers better way to monitor brain changes from Alzheimer's in mouse models
NEWS MEDICAL An estimated 5.5 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease, a type of dementia that causes problems with memory,... 7 hours
Scientists receive critical funding to study treatments for three deadly cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Immunotherapy for leukemia patients has been nothing short of a miracle. Now scientists hope to use that science and other forms of gene therapy to tackle three of... 10 hours
HIV infection, even with antiretroviral therapy, appears to damage a growing child's brain
SCIENCE DAILY One of the largest and best-documented trials of children receiving early antiretroviral therapy -- the CHER clinical trial in South Africa --... 10 hours
A new target for marijuana
SCIENCE DAILY Cellular-level changes to a part of the brain's reward system induced by chronic exposure to the psychoactive component of marijuana may contribute to the drug's pleasurable and potentially addictive qualities, suggests a study in young mice. 11 hours
New imaging approach maps whole-brain changes from Alzheimer's disease in mice
SCIENCE DAILY A new imaging system that offers a better way to monitor the brain changes indicative of Alzheimer's in mouse models of the disease could help speed... 11 hours
What training exercise boosts brain power best? New research finds out
SCIENCE DAILY One of the two brain-training methods most scientists use in research is significantly better in improving memory and attention. It also results in more significant changes... 11 hours
Medical News Today: Schizophrenia affects whole-brain connectivity, major study finds
MNT The largest ever big data study of schizophrenia finds that the entire communication system in the brain's white matter is disrupted in the disease. 12 hours
Schizophrenia affects whole-brain connectivity, major study finds
MNT The largest ever big data study of schizophrenia finds that the entire communication system in the brain's white matter is disrupted in the disease. 12 hours
New imaging approach maps whole-brain changes from Alzheimer's disease in mice
PHYS.ORG An estimated 5.5 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease, a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Although treatments can slow the... 13 hours
Medical News Today: New insights into marijuana's effect on the developing brain
MNT Emerging research investigates what the main active substance in marijuana does to neural cells, and how this may lead to addictive behavior. 14 hours
New insights into marijuana's effect on the developing brain
MNT Emerging research investigates what the main active substance in marijuana does to neural cells, and how this may lead to addictive behavior. 14 hours
Search Of DNA In Dogs, Mice And People Finds 4 Genes Linked To OCD
NPR Scientists looking for genetic factors behind obsessive compulsive disorder looked for clues in the DNA of humans and two animal... 14 hours
Learning during development is regulated by an unexpected brain region
SCIENCE DAILY Half a century of research on how the brain learns to integrate visual inputs from the two eyes has provided important insights in critical period regulation, leading to... 15 hours
Mechanism explains how seizures may lead to memory loss
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers reveals a mechanism that can explain how even relatively infrequent seizures can lead to long-lasting cognitive deficits in animal models. 15 hours
Skimping on sleep may contribute to gestational diabetes
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has found that lack of sleep among pregnant women may be a contributing factor to the development of gestational diabetes. 15 hours
Biology of childhood brain tumor subtypes offers clues to precision treatments
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGG), the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine with... 15 hours
Icarus lifts off
PHYS.ORG After the launch of a Soyuz 2 rocket scheduled for October 12 was postponed by two days, the carrier rocket yesterday docked with the ISS. On board: the Icarus board computer, the future brain of the German-Russian animal observation system. 16 hours
Signaling pathway may be key to why autism is more common in boys
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered sex differences in a brain signaling pathway involved in reward learning and motivation that make male mice more vulnerable... 16 hours
On back roads of Appalachia’s coal country, mental health services are as rare as jobs
NEWS MEDICAL Every other month, Tanya Nelson travels 32 miles from the heart of Appalachia's coal country for an appointment... 16 hours
Zinc-binding plays key role in sensing and regulation of brain’s pH levels
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers in Oslo, Norway, have discovered that Zinc-binding plays an important role in the sensing and regulation of pH in the human brain. The... 16 hours
How bees find their way home
PHYS.ORG How can a bee fly straight home in the middle of the night after a complicated route through thick vegetation in search of food? For the first time, researchers have been able to show what happens... 17 hours
Study sheds new light on why autism is more common in boys
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers aiming to understand why autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are more common in boys have discovered differences in a brain signaling pathway involved in... 17 hours
Researchers identify strategies to mitigate disturbed axonal transport in ALS patients
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers at VIB and KU Leuven used stem cell technology to generate motor neurons from ALS patients carrying mutations in FUS. They found... 17 hours
USC study reveals how schizophrenia has biological effect on the entire brain
NEWS MEDICAL Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption... 18 hours
CHOP researchers discover key differences among gene fusions in childhood brain tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas, the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine... 1 day
Wake Forest Baptist scientists win grant to develop more effective treatments for brain cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Glioblastoma is the most aggressive cancer that originates in the brain. Current therapies can slow the disease, but more often... 1 day
Lack of sleep among pregnant women linked to increased risk of gestational diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL The amount of time spent sleeping in the United States has dropped significantly in the past twenty years with almost a quarter... 1 day
Magic mushrooms chemical Psilocybin for treatment of hard-to treat depression
NEWS MEDICAL A new study from UK has found efficacy of psilocybin – a chemical found in “magic mushrooms”, in severe depression. The study involved 19 patients with severe depression.... 1 day
Machine Dreams: 22 Human-Like Androids from Sci-Fi
SPACE.COM Androids are a mainstay of science fiction, compelling audiences to question how we define what makes us human. 1 day
Findings reveal how seizures can have lasting detrimental effects on memory
NEWS MEDICAL Although it's been clear that seizures are linked to memory loss and other cognitive deficits in patients with Alzheimer's disease, how this happens has been puzzling.... 1 day
Big and brilliant: complex whale behavior tied to brain size
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cetaceans -- whales and dolphins -- are among the brainiest of beings. In... 1 day
Brain training shows promise for patients with bipolar disorder
SCIENCE DAILY Computerized brain training can result in improved cognitive skills in individuals with bipolar disorder, researchers have discovered for the first time. 1 day
Your Hair Color and Sleep Habits May Come from Neanderthals
LIVE SCIENCE Neanderthal DNA could influence your skin tone, hair color, sleep patterns, mood and even smoking behavior, a new study finds. 1 day
Studies Skewed By Focus On Well-Off, Educated Brains
NPR What does a "normal" brain look like? Something a lot different when researchers make sure that study participants reflect the race, education and income levels of the U.S. at large. 1 day
Scientists identify biomarker for progression, drug response in brain cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have reported results from a glioblastoma study in which they validated a biomarker indicative of a patient's prognosis and likely response to specific therapies. 2 days
Study identifies new biomarker for depression in diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL A study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic has identified a biomarker for depression in diabetes. Findings of epidemiological studies have shown an overall 2-fold increased prevalence of depression... 2 days
Whales and dolphins have rich 'human-like' cultures and societies
SCIENCE DAILY Whales and dolphins (cetaceans) live in tightly-knit social groups, have complex relationships, talk to each other and even have regional dialects -- much like human societies. A major new study... 2 days
Medical News Today: Dietary supplement may help to prevent seizures
MNT Researchers suggest that glucosamine, a dietary supplement, may help to reduce brain cell excitability, bringing us closer to a new therapy for epilepsy. 2 days
Dietary supplement may help to prevent seizures
MNT Researchers suggest that glucosamine, a dietary supplement, may help to reduce brain cell excitability, bringing us closer to a new therapy for epilepsy. 2 days
New UTSA study describes how dopamine tells you it isn't worth the wait
SCIENCE DAILY A new study sheds light on how dopamine cells in the brain signal the passage of time. 2 days
How dopamine tells you it isn't worth the wait
SCIENCE DAILY A new study sheds light on how dopamine cells in the brain signal the passage of time. 2 days
Medical News Today: What is psychomotor agitation?
MNT Psychomotor agitation can cause a person to make movements without meaning to. It is a symptom of several conditions, including bipolar disorder. 2 days
Sleep duration may affect the integrity of sperm DNA
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found a link between sleep duration and a measure of chromosomal health in sperm. In the study of 2020 semen samples provided by 796 male volunteers from... 2 days
Researchers to investigate cellular changes leading to development of glioblastoma
NEWS MEDICAL Glioblastoma is the most common of malign brain tumors in adults, and it currently has no cure. Now a research team led by Dr Claudia Barros, from the... 2 days
Study finds link between sleep duration and measure of chromosomal health in sperm
NEWS MEDICAL A new study found a link between sleep duration and a measure of chromosomal health in sperm. The findings are published in... 2 days
Scientists validate biomarker indicative of brain cancer patient's prognosis and drug response
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Sema4, and collaborating institutions including Colorado State University and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center reported... 2 days
How to Combat Racial Bias: Start in Childhood
LIVE SCIENCE Racial bias is associated with dehumanizing social groups different from your own. Psychologists trained kids to differentiate individuals of another race – with lasting effects on their biases. 3 days
Report: Global burden of neurological disorders in today’s world
NEWS MEDICAL Globally, the burden of neurological disorders (Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, epilepsy etc) has increased substantially over the past 25 years. 3 days
MS risk in children spotted with MRI brain scans
SCIENCE DAILY By the time multiple sclerosis (MS) is diagnosed in children, it may be difficult to prevent the disabilities and relapses that come with the disease. In a new study, researchers... 4 days
A dietary supplement dampens the brain hyperexcitability seen in seizures or epilepsy
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that inducing a biochemical alteration in brain proteins via the dietary supplement glucosamine was able to rapidly dampen that pathological hyperexcitability... 4 days
Dietary supplement could be promising therapeutic target for seizure disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Seizure disorders -- including epilepsy -- are associated with pathological hyperexcitability in brain neurons. Unfortunately, there are limited available treatments that can prevent this hyperexcitability. 4 days
MRI brain scans can reveal MS risk in children before clinical symptoms appear
NEWS MEDICAL By the time multiple sclerosis (MS) is diagnosed in children, it may be difficult to prevent the disabilities and relapses that come... 4 days
Importance of studying sleep and eating in tandem
SCIENCE DAILY A new study offers important insights into possible links between sleep and hunger. 4 days
Brain scans show dogs learn when sleeping—just like people
Science Magazine Dogs may be good models for sleep studies 4 days
Harvey Weinstein's Retreat: Does He Really Have an Addiction?
LIVE SCIENCE Harvey Weinstein is reportedly in rehab for sex addiction, a diagnosis that doesn't formally exist and is a matter of great controversy in psychology and psychiatry. 4 days
Cell biology: Cell contacts in embryonic development determine cellular fate
SCIENCE DAILY The average human consists of about 37.2 trillion cells. But not all cells are created equal: while muscle cells contain the molecular machinery to contract and relax your... 4 days
Surgeries performed later in the day linked to increased risk of complications
NEWS MEDICAL A new study published in Neurosurgery finds that patients who undergo a neurosurgical procedure with surgical start times between 9 pm and 7 am... 4 days
Medical News Today: Magic mushroom compound may treat severe depression
MNT Psilocybin, a magic mushroom compound, may succeed where other anti-depression treatments have failed; the drug may 'reset' the brain, new research shows. 5 days
Surgeries performed later in the day have more complications
SCIENCE DAILY A new study finds that patients who undergo a neurosurgical procedure with surgical start times between 9 pm and 7 am are at an increased risk of developing complications compared... 5 days
Magic mushroom compound may treat severe depression
MNT Psilocybin, a magic mushroom compound, may succeed where other anti-depression treatments have failed; the drug may 'reset' the brain, new research shows. 5 days
TSRI study offers key insights into possible links between sleep and hunger
NEWS MEDICAL A new study from scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute offers important insights into possible links between sleep and hunger-;and... 5 days
First atomic structure from cryo-EM facility
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have outlined a 3-D atomic structure of the ion channel found in mammals that is implicated in a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease in humans. 5 days
Cold therapy may be effective at controlling cancer treatment side effects
SCIENCE DAILY A new study finds that cryotherapy, specifically having chemotherapy patients wear frozen gloves and socks for 90-minute periods, is useful for preventing symptoms of neuropathy. 5 days
Uncovering origins of developmental brain disorders could eventually help treat seizures
SCIENCE DAILY New research discoveries in the development of brain disorders could pave the way to new therapies for treating seizures, and even some children with autism. 5 days
3-D atomic structure of TRPML1 ion channel published
PHYS.ORG UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers today published a 3-D atomic structure of the ion channel found in mammals that is implicated in a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease in humans. The work marks the... 5 days
Psychology holds key to getting people out before disaster strikes
PHYS.ORG Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and intense. Recent hurricanes, floods, bushfires and earthquakes have highlighted the significant potential for mass trauma. Yet we know relatively little about... 5 days
New mechanism detected in Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered a cellular mechanism that may contribute to the breakdown of communication between neurons in Alzheimer's disease. In the brain tissue of Alzheimer's patients, the RNAs that encode synaptic proteins are degraded more rapidly... 5 days
'Magic mushrooms' may 'reset' the brains of depressed patients, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY Patients taking psilocybin to treat depression show reduced symptoms weeks after treatment following a 'reset' of their brain activity. 5 days
McGill researchers discover new cellular mechanism in Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL McGill University researchers have discovered a cellular mechanism that may contribute to the breakdown of communication between neurons in Alzheimer's disease. 5 days
Machine Dreams: 22 Human-Like Androids from Sci-Fi
LIVE SCIENCE Androids are a mainstay of science fiction, compelling audiences to question how we define what makes us human. 5 days
Magic mushrooms may effectively reset activity of brain circuits involved in depression
NEWS MEDICAL Patients taking psilocybin to treat depression show reduced symptoms weeks after treatment following a 'reset' of their brain activity. 5 days
Medical News Today: MS could be reversed with existing allergy drug
MNT An over-the-counter allergy drug may restore function to the nerves damaged by multiple sclerosis, according to a recent phase II trial. 5 days
MS could be reversed with existing allergy drug
MNT An over-the-counter allergy drug may restore function to the nerves damaged by multiple sclerosis, according to a recent phase II trial. 5 days
Biased research samples can profoundly skew results of brain imaging studies
NEWS MEDICAL Any scientist who studies groups of people knows that the characteristics of the "sample" -- the group of people selected for the study -- can profoundly... 5 days
Biased study samples can profoundly skew results of brain imaging studies
NEWS MEDICAL Any scientist who studies groups of people knows that the characteristics of the "sample" -- the group of people selected for the study -- can profoundly... 5 days
Lack of CLOCK protein appears key in severe epilepsy forms
SCIENCE DAILY Some children with epilepsy lack a protein called CLOCK, which appears to disrupt the inhibition of excitatory neurons in the brain region where their seizures originate, a new... 5 days
Scientists identify brain-wave patterns of explicit and implicit learning
NEWS MEDICAL Figuring out how to pedal a bike and memorizing the rules of chess require two different types of learning, and now for the first time, researchers have been able to... 5 days
Cellular reprograming implicated in model of Alzheimer's disease
MIT Neuroscientists identify genetic changes in microglia in a mouse model of neurodegeneration and Alzheimer's disease. 5 days
Evolution of skin color, taming rice thrice, and peering into baby brains
Science Magazine This week we hear stories about a new brain imaging technique for newborns, recently uncovered evidence on rice domestication on three continents, and why... 5 days
Brain stimulation is effective way to improve endurance performance, research shows
NEWS MEDICAL Research by the University of Kent into the effects of brain stimulation on athletes' performance has demonstrated that it is an effective way to improve endurance. 5 days
Research findings could pave way to new therapies for treating seizures and autism
NEWS MEDICAL Recent research discoveries in the development of brain disorders could pave the way to new therapies for treating seizures, and even some... 5 days
Brain waves reflect different types of learning
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have, for the first time, identified neural signatures of explicit and implicit learning. 5 days
3-D packaging of DNA regulates cell identity
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The fundamental mechanisms governing how cells form an identity such as becoming a muscle cell or a nerve cell are not fully understood. Multiple diseases, including cancer, have been linked to cells going down... 5 days
Criminal offenders with genetic mental disorders judged more negatively
SCIENCE DAILY Popular literature and crime dramas imply that defense attorneys who portray their clients as victims may have better outcomes. The belief is that jurors assign less blame to defendants they... 5 days
Brain stimulation can improve athletic performance
SCIENCE DAILY Research into the effects of brain stimulation on athletes' performance has demonstrated that it is an effective way to improve endurance. The findings are expected to advance understanding of the brain's role in endurance exercise, how... 5 days
Study Identifies New Gene Variation Associated with Increased Risk of Nicotine Addiction
SCI-NEWS.COM Europeans and European/African Americans with a variant of the DNA Methyltransferase 3 Beta (DNMT3B) gene have an increased risk of developing nicotine dependence, smoking... 5 days
Newborn brain imaging made easier
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Sleeping on your back during late pregnancy may cause problems for fetus
NEWS MEDICAL A pregnant mother sleeping on her back during late pregnancy may cause problems for the fetus, according to new research published in The Journal... 6 days
Paleogenomic analysis sheds light on Easter Island mysteries
PHYS.ORG Easter Island is a place of mystery that has captured the public imagination. Famous for ancient carved statues and a location so remote it boggles the mind, the island presents a captivating... 6 days
Sleep on your side, not your back in late pregnancy
SCIENCE DAILY A pregnant mother sleeping on her back during late pregnancy may cause problems for the fetus, according to new research. This is the first study to monitor unborn... 6 days
Treacherous correlation in the brain from smoking
SCIENCE DAILY Out with the cigarette pack, put a cigarette in the mouth and light up. That is a well-known action for a smoker and, at the same time, behavior which has a stronger connection to... 6 days
New study examines link between sleep and weight management
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by sleep experts at Loughborough University is examining how sleep and weight management are related. 6 days
Psychologists give new insight into the nature of psychosis
SCIENCE DAILY Psychologists challenged common wisdom about the nature of mental illness. 6 days
Virtual humans work better than current ways to identify post-traumatic stress in soldiers
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers find that soldiers are more likely to open up about post-traumatic stress when interviewed by a virtual interviewer, reports a new... 6 days
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Young people help train hospital staff to better support others with mental health conditions
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