Psychology
On the design of precision nanomedicines  Science Magazine · 23 minutes
Tight control on the selectivity of nanoparticles’ interaction with biological systems is paramount for the development of targeted therapies. However, the large number of tunable parameters makes it difficult to identify optimal design "sweet spots" without... more
Shaping the social networks of neurons  PHYS.ORG · 53 minutes
The three proteins teneurin, latrophilin and FLRT hold together and bring neighboring neurons into close contact, enabling the formation of synapses and the exchange of information between the cells. In the early phase of brain development,... more
Neuroblastoma: Causes, symptoms & treatment  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 hour
Neuroblastoma is a rare form of childhood cancer that occurs when early forms of nerve cells don't develop correctly. more
New neuromodulation device may help prevent migraine  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
If your bank account balance looks nail-bitingly low and you won't get paid for days, you might agonize over every dollar you spend. Maybe you'll scrutinize grocery-store ads more closely than usual or brew... more
Novel technique used to show how electrical impulses travel with high speed in the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience used a new technique to show how electrical impulses are traveling... more
Stanford scientists complete first global census of cell surface proteins  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Stanford scientists have completed the first global census of diverse proteins sprouting tree-like from the outer membrane of a cell. These cell surface proteins govern how cells interact... more
Researchers observe fast and slow molecular pathways that support memory function  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
A sustained state of vigilance will generate a different type of memory than a momentary startle, and these differences are linked to distinct signaling molecules in... more
Study sheds light on how norepinephrine release influences the fear-memory formation  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Researchers at RIKEN Center for Brain Science have visualized the dynamic processes involving norepinephrine that influence different types of fear-memory formation in a living mouse model. more
UC Davis MIND Institute provides care for those born with fragile X syndrome disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Fragile X syndrome is a debilitating genetic neurodevelopmental disorder that affects people worldwide, but many doctors don't know anything about... more
Findings highlight multisensory interactions in the human brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Gravity is the unseen force that dominates our entire lives. It's what makes walking uphill so difficult and what makes parts of our body eventually point downhill. It is unyielding, everywhere, and... more
Living near major roads linked to higher incidence of neurological disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests new research published this... more
Researchers regrow damaged nerves with polymer and protein  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Researchers have created a biodegradable nerve guide -- a polymer tube -- filled with growth-promoting protein that can regenerate long sections of damaged nerves, without the need for transplanting stem cells or... more
More autonomy at work reduces the risk of low back pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
A team of psychologists has carried out a meta-analysis to identify psychosocial work factors that pose a risk for the development of chronic low back pain... more
Older refugees more likely to suffer from depression even decades after immigration  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Most research on the mental health of refugees focuses on the first few years after resettlement in the host country, but little is known... more
Scientists use human stem cells to make pain-killing neurons  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers at the University of Sydney have used human stem cells to make pain-killing neurons that provide lasting relief in mice, without side effects, in a single treatment. more
Four glial cells regulate ER stress resistance and longevity via neuropeptide signaling in C. elegans  Science Magazine · 1 day
The ability of the nervous system to sense cellular stress and coordinate protein homeostasis is essential for organismal... more
Chromatin accessibility dynamics in a model of human forebrain development  Science Magazine · 1 day
Forebrain development is characterized by highly synchronized cellular processes, which, if perturbed, can cause disease. To chart the regulatory activity underlying these events, we generated a map of... more
A common hub for sleep and motor control in the substantia nigra  Science Magazine · 1 day
The arousal state of the brain covaries with the motor state of the animal. How these state changes are coordinated remains unclear. We discovered... more
The exposome and health: Where chemistry meets biology  Science Magazine · 1 day
Despite extensive evidence showing that exposure to specific chemicals can lead to disease, current research approaches and regulatory policies fail to address the chemical complexity of our world. To safeguard current and... more
Immune system cells facilitate the invasive capacity of glioblastoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In a study published in Brain Communications, a new Open Access publication of the well-known journal Brain, the team led by Carlos Barcia, researcher at Institut de Neurociències of the... more
Reelin can reverse the main pathological processes associated with Alzheimer's, other tauopathies  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Promoting the signaling pathway of reelin -an essential extracellular protein for the neuronal migration and synaptic plasticity- could be an effective therapeutical strategy to... more
Researchers analyze how the brain processes rewards  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers from HSE University, Skoltech and the University of Toronto analyzed data from 190 fMRI studies and found out that food, sex and money implicate similar brain regions whereas different types of reward favor... more
New Cal Poly study identifies effective weight loss maintenance strategies  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Just in time for the New Year, a new Cal Poly study shows that if you want to lose weight and keep it off, building healthy dietary, self-monitoring... more
Unexpected connection between gliomas, neurodegenerative diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New basic science and clinical research identifies TAU, the same protein studied in the development of Alzheimer's, as a biomarker for glioma development. more
A menu of treatments for glioblastoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Sara Piccirillo, PhD, is passionate about finding a way to beat glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of brain cancer. more
Hot flashes impair memory performance  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
If you're having difficulty identifying the right word to express yourself clearly or remembering a story correctly, you may blame menopause. A new study suggests that physiologic hot flashes are associated with decreased verbal memory and with alterations... more
Unveiling the biggest and most detailed map of the fly brain yet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Janelia and Google scientists have constructed the most complete map of the fly brain ever created, pinpointing millions of connections between 25,000 neurons. Now,... more
Good sleep routine is important for children's emotional, physical, and mental health  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
With less than a week to go until the start of a new school year, parents are preparing themselves for the inevitable back-to-school rush.... more
Google just created the most detailed image of a brain yet  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
The map contains thousands of brain cells and millions of connections found inside the brain of a fruit fly. more
Protein linked with neurodegenerative diseases may help explore the aggressive behavior of gliomas  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A protein typically associated with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's might help scientists explore how gliomas, a type of cancerous brain tumor, become... more
LloydsPharmacy launches pilot program to help and support mental health patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
LloydsPharmacy is piloting an innovative new service that offers extra help and support to mental health patients. more
Poor mental health 'both cause and effect' of school exclusion  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Children with mental health needs require urgent support from primary school onwards to avoid exclusion, which can be both cause and effect of poor mental health, new research... more
LloydsPharmacy launches pilot program to help and support to mental health patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
LloydsPharmacy is piloting an innovative new service that offers extra help and support to mental health patients. more
New algorithms will lead to better prosthetics for upper limb amputees  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Reaching for something on the top shelf in the grocery store or brushing one's teeth before bed are tasks many people can do without thinking. But... more
Researcher wins $2.5 million grant to study why therapeutic horseback riding benefits autistic children  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
After showing that a 10-week therapeutic horseback riding intervention reduced irritability and hyperactivity while improving the social communication skills of... more
Cannabis use disorder more common in adults with pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study published in the journal American Journal of Psychiatry reports that the use of cannabis for non-medical indications is much more common in adults who have pain than... more
Dementia patients being admitted to hospital for emergencies up by 35 percent  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Dementia, a neurodegenerative and debilitating illness can take a toll on the life of older adults. In a recent report, the number of patients... more
Extreme heat of Vesuvius eruption turned a man's brain to 'glass'  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
A man who died in Herculaneum during the historic Vesuvius eruption was found with an exploded skull and glass-like brain tissue. more
African Gray Parrots Help Partners Obtain Food Rewards  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
African gray parrots (Psittacus erithacus) voluntarily and spontaneously help familiar parrots to achieve a goal, without obvious immediate benefit to... more
Molecular biologists identify gene that puts brakes on tissue growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The planarian flatworm is a simple animal with a mighty and highly unusual ability: it can regenerate itself from nearly every imaginable injury, including decapitation. These tiny worms... more
'Lay counselors' help reduce trauma-related symptoms among children orphaned in Africa  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A first-of-its-kind clinical trial involving more than 600 children in Kenya and Tanzania, in which community members were trained to deliver mental health treatment, showed improvement... more
Solving a biological puzzle: How stress causes gray hair  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have found evidence to support long-standing anecdotes that stress causes hair graying. Researchers found that in mice, the type of nerve involved in the fight-or-flight response causes permanent damage... more
Researchers uncover locomotor engine in the spinal cord  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have revealed a new principle of organisation which explains how locomotion is coordinated in vertebrates akin to an engine with three gears. The results are published... more
Finding opens door to early identification of individuals at risk for delirium complications  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified blood-based biomarkers associated with both delirium duration and severity in critically... more
Deficient histone H3 propionylation by BRPF1-KAT6 complexes in neurodevelopmental disorders and cancer  Science Magazine · 2 days
Lysine acetyltransferase 6A (KAT6A) and its paralog KAT6B form stoichiometric complexes with bromodomain- and PHD finger-containing protein 1 (BRPF1) for acetylation of histone H3... more
Dense hydroxyl polyethylene glycol dendrimer targets activated glia in multiple CNS disorders  Science Magazine · 2 days
Poor transport of neuropharmaceutics through central nervous system (CNS) barriers limits the development of effective treatments for CNS disorders. We present the facile synthesis... more
[Research Articles] The IDH-TAU-EGFR triad defines the neovascular landscape of diffuse gliomas  Science Magazine · 2 days
Gliomas that express the mutated isoforms of isocitrate dehydrogenase 1/2 (IDH1/2) have better prognosis than wild-type (wt) IDH1/2 gliomas. However, how these mutant (mut)... more
Scientists identify gene that puts brakes on tissue growth  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The planarian flatworm is a simple animal with a mighty and highly unusual ability: it can regenerate itself from nearly every imaginable injury, including decapitation. These tiny worms can regrow... more
Study provides insight into 'rapport-building' during victim interviews  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A University of Liverpool research paper, published in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, provides details of the approaches needed to help build rapport with victims of crime during interviews. more
A new 'molecular nano-patterning' technique reveals that some molecular motors coordinate differently  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Body movement, from the muscles in your arms to the neurons transporting those signals to your brain, relies on a massive collection of proteins... more
Study explores ways to stop cell death, induce regeneration to restore vision  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Progress in research and technology is giving rise to an optimistic future for compensation and restoration of low vision, according to research in a... more
New roles found for Huntington's disease protein  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A research team has identified a new function of a gene called huntingtin, a mutation of which underlies the progressive neurodegenerative disorder known as Huntington's Disease. Using genetic mouse models, they have discovered that... more
Mosquitoes are drawn to flowers as much as people -- and now scientists know why  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Despite their reputation as blood-suckers, mosquitoes actually spent most of their time drinking nectar from flowers. Scientists have... more
How giant viruses infect amoeba  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Host cells infected with giant viruses behave in a unique manner. To gain deeper insight into the infection mechanism of giant viruses, scientists developed a specialized algorithm that can track the movement of host cells. This method could... more
Scientists isolate biomarkers that can identify delirium risk and severity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have identified blood-based biomarkers associated with both delirium duration and severity in critically ill patients. This finding opens the door to easy, early identification of individuals at... more
Cognitive function in people with mental illness  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A study has shown few differences in the profiles of genes that influence cognition between people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and the general population. This surprising finding could provide new insights into therapies designed... more
New chemical compound can enable more precise analysis of NMDAR activity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
NMDARs (N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors) serve as valves on nerve cells, controlling the flow of electrical signals in the brain. more
Injecting nanoparticles into the bloodstream to reduce brain swelling after traumatic brain injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
After a traumatic brain injury, the most harmful damage is caused by secondary swelling of the brain compressed inside the skull. There... more
Potential Parkinson's treatment effectively targets a specific group of brain cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists have discovered that a non-invasive technique which could one day be used to treat Parkinson's disease, can successfully target a highly specific group of brain... more
Study: Psychiatric challenges in young girls with autism are linked to larger amygdala  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Preschool-age girls with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face greater challenges with emotional and behavioral problems than similar age boys with ASD. more
International researchers confirm potential inhibitors to combat glioblastoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
After diagnosis, only thirty percent of glioblastoma (an aggressive brain cancer) patients have survived more than two years. more
Study shows how gene therapy may help protect against vision loss in multiple sclerosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
New research by Dorothy P. Schafer, PhD, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, reveals the molecular process in which... more
Research team identifies new roles for Huntington's Disease protein  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A Duke University research team has identified a new function of a gene called huntingtin, a mutation of which underlies the progressive neurodegenerative disorder known as Huntington's Disease. more
Cyberbullying may amplify symptoms of depression and PTSD  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Cyberbullying had the impact of amplifying symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in young people who were inpatients at an adolescent psychiatric hospital, according to a new study published in the... more
What is the amygdala?  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
The amygdala is often referred to as the "fear center" of the brain — but this name hardly does justice to the amygdala's complexity. more
Depression treatment must also restore integrity of the blood-brain barrier  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
To better treat people with depression, not only must we treat the neurons affected by the disease, but we must also restore the integrity of the barrier that... more
Blue light triggers memory and emphatic fear in mice via a non-invasive approach  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have engineered an improved biological tool that controls calcium (Ca2+) levels in the brain via blue light. This monster-OptoSTIM1 causes a... more
Researchers show existence of particular type of sphincter in the brain's blood supply  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Allegedly, they should not exist in the brain, the so-called precapillary sphincters - a kind of squeezing 'muscle clamp' between the larger... more
With these neurons, extinguishing fear is its own reward  MIT · 3 days
The same neurons responsible for encoding reward also form new memories to suppress fearful ones. more
New analysis method shows how the brain regulates its signals using glutamate  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg University in Sweden have achieved something long thought almost impossible - counting the molecules of the... more
Human exposure to aluminum linked to familial Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study supports a growing body of research that links human exposure to aluminum with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Researchers found significant amounts of aluminum content in brain tissue from... more
TBI impairs growth hormone production, disrupting cognition, memory and sleep  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
More than 2.5 million people in the United States alone experience a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, each year. Some of these people are plagued by a seemingly... more
Texas program effectively reduces use of anti-psychotics in foster children  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Rutgers researchers have found that a Texas strategy to reduce anti-psychotic medication for children can serve as a model for other state Medicaid programs. more
Collaborative project to address the local opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The University of Arizona is partnering with the Tucson Police Department, CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness, and Pima County as part of a three-year, $1.47 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services... more
Wisdom of the crowd? Building better forecasts from suboptimal predictors  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have shown how to combine the forecasts of a collection of suboptimal 'delay embedding' predictors for time series data. This work may help improve the forecasting of... more
A brain transplant for one of Australia's top telescopes  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
One of Australia's top telescopes will receive an A$2.6 million upgrade to help extend its three-decade record of improving our understanding of the universe. more
How cluster hiring at U.S. research universities has fared  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Cluster hiring is both very popular—and very costly—on university campuses across the U.S. But according to Steven Brint, a sociologist at the University of California, Riverside, far too little research... more
Why Teen Depression Rates Are Rising So Fast for Girls  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
We're in the middle of a teen mental health crisis – and girls are at its epicenter. more
Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days  MNT · 6 days
New research in pigs examines how sugar intake affects the brain's reward circuits and finds that changes are noticeable after just 12 days. more
Medical News Today: Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days  MNT · 6 days
New research in pigs examines how sugar intake affects the brain's reward circuits and finds that changes are noticeable after just 12 days. more
Researchers identify how certain areas of the brain respond to ADHD drug  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is a neurobiological disorder characterized by symptoms of hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity. more
Childhood adversity and violence exposure can alter the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Childhood adversity is a significant problem in the US, particularly for children growing up in poverty. more
Cannabis exposure during pregnancy has measurable impact on placental and fetal growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study from researchers at Western University and Queen's University definitively shows that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis,... more
Picosecond-resolution phase-sensitive imaging of transparent objects in a single shot  Science Magazine · 1 week
With the growing interest in the optical imaging of ultrafast phenomena in transparent objects, from shock wave to neuronal action potentials, high contrast imaging at high frame rates... more
New method can improve resolution of brain magnetic resonance imaging using artificial intelligence  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers of the ICAI Group -Computational Intelligence and Image Analysis- of the University of Malaga have designed an unprecedented method that is... more
Psychedelics could help treat trauma-related disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Clinical trials suggest treatment that involves psychedelics can be more effective than psychotherapy alone. more
CALCR neurons may influence long-term control of food intake and body weight  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Ever eaten something, gotten sick and then didn't want to eat that food again because of how it made you feel? That's because a... more
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