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Medical News Today: Unexpected memory retrieval mechanism found in landmark study
MNT Researchers reveal the existence of two distinct neural pathways for memory formation and memory retrieval. A little-studied brain region plays a key role. 2 hours
Unexpected memory retrieval mechanism found in landmark study
MNT Researchers reveal the existence of two distinct neural pathways for memory formation and memory retrieval. A little-studied brain region plays a key role. 2 hours
Study identifies a new way to prevent a deadly fungal infection spreading to the brain
MNT Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered a way to stop a deadly fungus from 'hijacking'... 2 hours
Voice-hearers can quickly detect disguised speech patterns in ambiguous sounds
NEWS MEDICAL People who hear voices that other people can't hear may use unusual skills when their brains process new sounds, according to research led by Durham University and University... 2 hours
Study examines factors that drive people's behavior for adhering to safe infant sleeping practices
NEWS MEDICAL It is still common for infants to be placed in unsafe sleeping positions by their caregivers, report researchers from Yale... 2 hours
Binge TV viewing increasingly prevalent - poses a threat to sleep.
NEWS MEDICAL According to new research that looked at the TV viewing habits and sleep histories of 423 persons between ages of 18 and 25 years, binge watching... 8 hours
Medical News Today: Fish oil may prevent seizures by boosting brain estrogen levels
MNT Researchers reveal that supplementation with the fish oil compound DHA prevented seizures in mice by raising levels of the hormone estrogen in... 2 days
Fish oil may prevent seizures by boosting brain estrogen levels
MNT Researchers reveal that supplementation with the fish oil compound DHA prevented seizures in mice by raising levels of the hormone estrogen in the brain. 2 days
Adequate sleep and caffeine could help reduce postoperative pain
NEWS MEDICAL Sleep is essential for good mental and physical health, and chronic insufficient sleep increases the risk for several chronic health problems. 2 days
McCain completes round of radiation, chemo for brain cancer
ABC NEWS The daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona says the 80-year-old lawmaker has completed the first round of radiation and chemotherapy as he battles an aggressive form of brain... 2 days
Study provides insight into development of red blood cells
NEWS MEDICAL Every cell in the body, whether skin or muscle or brain, starts out as a generic cell that acquires its unique characteristics after undergoing a process of specialization. Nowhere is... 2 days
To reduce postoperative pain, consider sleep -- and caffeine
SCIENCE DAILY A new preclinical study found that a brief period of extended wakefulness before surgery enhances pain and prolongs recovery time after surgery. Caffeine administration helped to reduce the harmful effects... 3 days
Science News » Scientists give star treatment to lesser-known cells crucial for brain development
NIMH Star-shaped support brain cells, astrocytes, growing in 3-D “organoids” in a dish develop similarly as those in human brain tissue. 3 days
Zika virus activates de novo and cross-reactive memory B cell responses in dengue-experienced donors
Science Magazine Zika virus (ZIKV) shares a high degree of homology with dengue virus (DENV), suggesting that preexisting immunity to DENV could... 3 days
Neurons involved in learning, memory preservation less stable, more flexible than once thought
SCIENCE DAILY The human brain has a region of cells responsible for linking sensory cues to actions and behaviors and cataloging the link as... 3 days
Medical News Today: Reversing brain death: Far-fetched or feasible?
MNT Ira Pastor, CEO of Bioquark, Inc., speaks to MNT about his team's controversial plans to restore life to people who have been declared brain dead. 3 days
Medical News Today: Surprising neural communication mechanism revealed
MNT Researchers have made a surprising discovery about how neurons communicate, which might upturn existing notions and help to unravel mental disorders. 3 days
Surprising neural communication mechanism revealed
MNT Researchers have made a surprising discovery about how neurons communicate, which might upturn existing notions and help to unravel mental disorders. 3 days
Reversing brain death: Far-fetched or feasible?
MNT Ira Pastor, CEO of Bioquark, Inc., speaks to MNT about his team's controversial plans to restore life to people who have been declared brain dead. 3 days
Are Octopuses Smart?
LIVE SCIENCE Octopuses have many neurons, appear to play, and may have individual personalities, but does this mean they're smart? 3 days
Artificial neural networks decode brain activity during performed and imagined movements
SCIENCE DAILY Filtering information for search engines, acting as an opponent during a board game or recognizing images: Artificial intelligence has far outpaced human intelligence in certain tasks.... 3 days
How whip-like cell appendages promote bodily fluid flow
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have revealed that a molecule called Daple is essential for the correct orientation and coordinated beating of cilia on the surface of cells lining ventricles in the brain. Without Daple, the... 3 days
MR-guided focused ultrasound continues to gain momentum in treating essential tremor patients
NEWS MEDICAL INSIGHTEC announced today that worldwide adoption of MR-guided focused ultrasound continues to gain momentum as Exablate Neuro patient treatment numbers surpass the 1000 mark. 3 days
Researchers identify molecule that enables cell appendages to drive bodily fluid flow
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Nagoya University have identified a molecule that enables cell appendages called cilia to beat in a coordinated way to drive the flow... 3 days
Community health workers lead to better health, lower costs for Medicaid patients
SCIENCE DAILY As politicians struggle to solve the nation's healthcare problems, a new study finds a way to improve health and lower costs among Medicaid and... 3 days
Medical News Today: Bipolar disorder: Brain mechanism could be key for prevention
MNT Scientists have identified a brain mechanism making siblings of bipolar people resilient to the disorder and hope it will be the key to its... 3 days
Prematurity leaves distinctive molecular signature in infants' cerebellum
MNT Premature birth, which affects one in 10 U.S. babies, is associated with altered metabolite profiles in the infants' cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls coordination and balance, a team... 3 days
New tool aims to make surgery safer by helping doctors see nerves
MNT Nerve-illuminating tool outperforms visual inspection; could reduce surgery related injury and chronic pain. 3 days
Bipolar disorder: Brain mechanism could be key for prevention
MNT Scientists have identified a brain mechanism making siblings of bipolar people resilient to the disorder and hope it will be the key to its prevention. 3 days
Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymandering
PHYS.ORG Some of the brightest minds in math arrived at Tufts University last week to tackle an issue lawyers and political scientists have been struggling with for decades. 3 days
Researchers uncover brain mechanism that makes high risk people resilient to bipolar disorder
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a brain mechanism in siblings of bipolar patients that makes... 3 days
Scientists reveal differences between human and murine microglia used in degenerative disease research
NEWS MEDICAL The results of a new research showed that many of the genes that are expressed by microglia are different between humans and... 3 days
Brain regions most likely to cause epilepsy seizures
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a new way to detect which areas of the brain contribute most greatly to epilepsy seizures, according to a new study. The strategy could help surgeons select specific brain... 3 days
Neuroscientists discover a brain circuit dedicated to retrieving memories
SCIENCE DAILY Neuroscientists who study memory have long believed that when we recall an event, our brains turn on the same hippocampal circuit that was activated when the memory was originally formed.... 3 days
New ultra lightweight device for neural recording in mice could transform brain disorder research
NEWS MEDICAL Research published this week in Scientific Reports describes a new ultra lightweight system for recording neural activity in the brains... 3 days
High-definition eye scan could reveal crucial warning signs of Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Cedars-Sinai neuroscience investigators have found that Alzheimer's disease affects the retina – the back of the eye – similarly to the way it affects the brain. 3 days
Communicating in a foreign language takes emotion out of decision-making
SCIENCE DAILY If you could save the lives of five people by pushing another bystander in front of a train to his death, would you do it? And should it... 3 days
Researchers get closer to creating new blood test that can identify breast cancer brain metastasis
NEWS MEDICAL Houston Methodist cancer researchers are now closer to creating a blood test that can identify breast cancer patients... 3 days
Study shows feasibility of noninvasive retinal imaging for screening people at risk of AD
NEWS MEDICAL Alzheimer's disease (AD) represents the leading cause of dementia worldwide. Currently, challenges in making an early and definitive diagnosis of... 3 days
Abnormal eating schedules affect skin’s protection from harmful UV rays of the sun
NEWS MEDICAL Sunbathers may want to avoid midnight snacks before catching some rays. A study in mice from the O'Donnell Brain Institute and UC Irvine shows... 3 days
New method identifies brain regions most likely to cause epilepsy seizures
MNT Mathematical approach could pinpoint which brain tissue should be removed during surgical treatment. 4 days
Teenagers’ impulsive and risk taking behavior not related to brain deficit symptoms
NEWS MEDICAL A popular theory in recent neuroscience proposes that slow development of the prefrontal cortex - and its weak connectivity with brain reward regions -... 4 days
Diet determines seizure latency: Estrogen production in the brain linked to omega-3 fatty acid intake
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists are increasingly appreciating estrogen's role in brain health. Now for the first time, production of estrogen in... 4 days
Conversion of object identity to object-general semantic value in the primate temporal cortex
Science Magazine At the final stage of the ventral visual stream, perirhinal neurons encode the identity of memorized objects through learning. However, it remains... 4 days
A central neural circuit for itch sensation
Science Magazine Although itch sensation is an important protective mechanism for animals, chronic itch remains a challenging clinical problem. Itch processing has been studied extensively at the spinal level. However, how itch information is transmitted to... 4 days
In a nutshell: Walnuts activate brain region involved in appetite control
SCIENCE DAILY Double-blind test bolsters observational data that walnuts promote feelings of fullness. Results provide a quantitative measure for testing other compounds' ability to control appetite, including potential... 4 days
Surprising discovery about how neurons talk to each other
SCIENCE DAILY New findings challenge existing dogma that neurons release fixed amounts of chemical signal at any one time and could have implications for brain disorders including Parkinson's and schizhophrenia. 4 days
How particular fear memories can be erased
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have devised a method to selectively erase particular fear memories by weakening the connections between neurons involved in forming these memories. In their experiments, they found that fear memory can be manipulated in... 4 days
How an itch hitches a ride to the brain
SCIENCE-NEWS Scientists have figured out how your brain registers the sensation of itch. 4 days
How we recall the past
MIT Neuroscientists discover a brain circuit dedicated to retrieving memories. 4 days
Computer approaches human skill for first time in mapping brain
SCIENCE DAILY Scientist, for the first time, have developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain neural networks -- a breakthrough that could... 4 days
Noninvasive retinal imaging may improve early detection of Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Alzheimer's disease (AD) represents the leading cause of dementia worldwide. Currently, challenges in making an early and definitive diagnosis of AD limit opportunities to intervene with disease-modifying therapies... 4 days
Smoking raises risk of aneurysm recurrence after endovascular treatment
SCIENCE DAILY A history of smoking significantly increases the chance that survivors will experience recurrence of a brain aneurysm, according to a new study. Researchers say it's a serious reminder about the... 4 days
Estrogen-mediated brain protection directly linked to intake of fatty acids found in oils
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are increasingly appreciating estrogen's role in brain health. The latest research connecting DHA synthesis to estrogen production, and consequentially brain health,... 4 days
Brain chemical NPGL controls appetite and body fat composition: Beneficial for our ancestors; potential cause of obesity pandemic
SCIENCE DAILY NPGL, a recently discovered protein involved in brain signalling, has been found... 4 days
Study: Telemedicine may be as effective as in-person care for people with Parkinson's disease
NEWS MEDICAL For people with Parkinson's disease, seeing a neurologist by video conference from their homes may be as effective as their... 4 days
Depression casts long shadow over people’s past memories, research shows
NEWS MEDICAL Depressed people have a peculiar view of the past – rather than glorifying the ‘good old days’, they project their generally bleak outlook on to past events, according... 4 days
Brain protein found to control appetite and body fat composition
PHYS.ORG NPGL, a recently discovered protein involved in brain signalling, has been found to increase fat storage by the body – even when on a low-calorie diet. 4 days
Psychology of Hate: What Motivates White Supremacists?
LIVE SCIENCE Nascent supremacists are like atoms missing a proton. They're lacking something socially or emotionally, and white supremacist groups step in to fill the void. 4 days
White supremacists use a decision tree to affirm or discount the results of DNA tests
PHYS.ORG Now that science can determine a person's racial and ethnic origins from a cheek swab, those devoted to... 4 days
Scientists use magnetic nanoparticles to trigger activity deep inside the brain
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have used magnetism to activate tiny groups of cells in the brain, inducing bodily movements that include running, rotating and losing control of the extremities... 4 days
Medical News Today: Nerve fibers regenerated with molecular mix
MNT New research finds that a 'cocktail' of molecules regenerates neuronal axons, restoring fine motor skills in mice that had spinal cord injury or stroke. 4 days
Nerve fibers regenerated with molecular mix
MNT New research finds that a 'cocktail' of molecules regenerates neuronal axons, restoring fine motor skills in mice that had spinal cord injury or stroke. 4 days
Researchers discover synthetic compound effective at relieving neuropathic pain
NEWS MEDICAL A team of scientists led by chemists Stephen Martin and James Sahn at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered what they say is a powerful pain reliever that... 4 days
Research highlights need for expert treatment to manage subarachnoid hemorrhages
NEWS MEDICAL Research led by the head of the Barrow Neurological Institute and published in the July 20, 2017 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine reveals that subarachnoid... 4 days
Research shows how glutamine plays role in regulating cellular differentiation programs
NEWS MEDICAL The 200 different types of cells in the body all start with the same DNA genome. To differentiate into families of bone cells, muscle cells, blood... 4 days
Researchers discover new brain area involved in spatial memory and navigation
NEWS MEDICAL Navigation in mammals including humans and rodents depends on specialized neural networks that encode the animal's location and trajectory in the environment, serving essentially as a... 4 days
Researchers discover way to stop deadly fungus from spreading to the brain
NEWS MEDICAL Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered a way to stop a deadly fungus from 'hijacking' the body's immune system and spreading... 4 days
Fundamental pathology behind amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified a basic biological mechanism that kills neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and in a related genetic disorder, frontotemporal dementia (FTD), found in some ALS patients. ALS is popularly known as Lou Gehrig’s... 4 days
Being in a sports club is good for mental health
SCIENCE DAILY While so-called social networks are booming and Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp have millions of users in Austria, "real" social contacts are perceptibly declining. Researchers have now investigated the... 4 days
Scientists discover powerful potential pain reliever
SCIENCE DAILY Chemists have discovered a powerful pain reliever that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway. The compound is as effective at relieving neuropathic pain in injured mice as a drug widely used for pain relief called... 4 days
Women coders respond to ex-Googler Damore: Nope.
PHYS.ORG The ex-Google engineer fired for suggesting women are innately less apt at computing has doubled down on his criticism of diversity efforts, suggesting programs to bring women and girls into coding are "deceitful" and... 5 days
Scientists give star treatment to lesser-known cells crucial for brain development
SCIENCE DAILY After decades of relative neglect, star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes are finally getting their due. To gather insight into a critical aspect of brain development, a... 5 days
UC Irvine pharmacology researchers unearth potential roots of schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL An abundance of an amino acid called methionine, which is common in meat, cheese and beans, may provide new clues to the fetal brain development that can manifest in schizophrenia,... 5 days
New noninvasive approach uses polarized light to help surgeons identify crucial nerves
NEWS MEDICAL During operations, it can be difficult for surgeons to avoid severing crucial nerves because they look so much like other tissue. 5 days
[Research Articles] mGlu7 potentiation rescues cognitive, social, and respiratory phenotypes in a mouse model of Rett syndrome
Science Magazine Rett syndrome (RTT) is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by mutations in the methyl-CpG binding... 5 days
[Research Articles] Loss of dual leucine zipper kinase signaling is protective in animal models of neurodegenerative disease
Science Magazine Hallmarks of chronic neurodegenerative disease include progressive synaptic loss and neuronal cell death, yet... 5 days
Scientists use magnetic fields to remotely stimulate brain -- and control body movements
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have used magnetism to activate tiny groups of cells in the brain, inducing bodily movements that include running, rotating and losing... 5 days
Compounds in desert creosote bush could treat giardia, 'brain-eating' amoeba infections
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that compounds produced by the creosote bush, a desert plant common to the Southwestern United States, exhibit potent anti-parasitic activity against the protozoa... 5 days
Why teens take risks: It's not a deficit in brain development
SCIENCE DAILY A popular theory in neuroscience proposes that slow development of the prefrontal cortex explains teenagers' seemingly impulsive and risky behavior. But an extensive literature review finds... 5 days
The nerve-guiding 'labels' that may one day help re-establish broken nervous connections
SCIENCE DAILY Working with fruit flies, scientists have identified different labels that attract and control specific nerves. In theory, the 'right' labels may re-form nervous connections... 5 days
Simple odor identification tests may help track progression of Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL By the time you start losing your memory, it`s almost too late. That`s because the damage to your brain associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) may already... 5 days
Scientists identify basic biological mechanism that kills neurons in ALS
NEWS MEDICAL A team led by scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Mayo Clinic has identified a basic biological mechanism that kills neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and in... 5 days
Medical News Today: Insufficient sleep raises type 2 diabetes risk in children
MNT A new study suggests that as little as 1 hour of less sleep per night significantly raises children’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. 5 days
Researchers produce smart fabric to neutralize nerve gas
PHYS.ORG From the lab of City College of New York chemical engineer and Fulbright Scholar Teresa J. Bandosz comes a groundbreaking development with the potential to thwart chemical warfare agents: smart textiles with... 5 days
Study: Playing smartphone app aids concussion recovery in teens
SCIENCE DAILY Generally, after suffering a concussion, patients are encouraged to avoid reading, watching TV and using mobile devices to help their brains heal. But new research shows that teenagers who used... 5 days
Making surgery safer by helping doctors see nerves
SCIENCE DAILY A new noninvasive approach that uses polarized light to make nerves stand out from other tissue could help surgeons avoid accidentally injuring nerves or assist them in identifying nerves in need of... 5 days
Mobile health app helps improve concussion symptoms in teenagers
NEWS MEDICAL Generally, after suffering a concussion, patients are encouraged to avoid reading, watching TV and using mobile devices to help their brains heal. 5 days
Medical News Today: White matter: The brain's flexible but underrated superhighway
MNT Once considered little more than tightly packed cabling, white matter is now known to be as important as gray matter. We explain why white matter matters. 5 days
White matter: The brain's flexible but underrated superhighway
MNT Once considered little more than tightly packed cabling, white matter is now known to be as important as gray matter. We explain why white matter matters. 5 days
Researchers identify new factors that may affect brain tumor cells' ability to resist treatment
NEWS MEDICAL The most aggressive variant of brain tumor - glioblastoma - has an average survival rate of 15 months. There is... 5 days
Voter behavior influenced by hot weather
PHYS.ORG Political rebellions and riots have been associated with warmer weather, but until now, there has been little research on its potential influence on peaceful and democratic political behavior. A new study, published in the open-access journal... 5 days
Roots of schizophrenia: Excess of methionine during pregnancy?
SCIENCE DAILY An abundance of an amino acid called methionine, which is common in meat, cheese and beans, may provide new clues to the fetal brain development that can manifest in schizophrenia, pharmacology researchers... 5 days
Navigation and spatial memory: New brain region identified to be involved
SCIENCE DAILY Navigation in mammals including humans and rodents depends on specialized neural networks that encode the animal’s location and trajectory in the environment, serving essentially as a... 5 days
Brain tumor cells' adaptation to oxygen deprivation mapped
SCIENCE DAILY The most aggressive variant of brain tumor – glioblastoma – has an average survival rate of 15 months. There is therefore an urgent need for new treatment strategies for this group of... 5 days
Modelling human psychology
SCIENCE DAILY A human being's psychological make-up depends on an array of emotional and motivational parameters, such as desire, suffering or the need for security. In addition, it includes spatial and temporal dimensions that also play a key role in rationalizing the... 5 days
Modelling human psychology
PHYS.ORG A human being's psychological make-up depends on an array of emotional and motivational parameters, such as desire, suffering or the need for security. In addition, it includes spatial and temporal dimensions that also play a key role in rationalising the... 5 days
Adult brains produce new cells in previously undiscovered area
SCIENCE DAILY A discovery may lead to new treatments for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Scientists have discovered that new brain cells are produced in the adult amygdala, a region... 5 days
Prematurity leaves distinctive molecular signature in infants' cerebellum
SCIENCE DAILY Premature birth, which affects one in 10 US babies, is associated with altered metabolite profiles in the infants' cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls coordination and balance, a team of... 5 days
Surgeons study 'awake aneurysm surgery' for better outcomes
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are encouraged by study results that they hope can reduce the risks associated with brain surgery for aneurysm where the patient is awake. 5 days
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