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Novel nanowire memristor to artificially reproduce functions of biological synapses  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 minutes
Emulating and understanding the human brain is one of the most important challenges for modern technology: on the one hand, the ability to artificially reproduce the processing of... more
Nanowire Memristor: a nanometric device to reproduce the synapses of the brain  nanowerk · 6 minutes
New research shows how it is possible to artificially emulate the activity of synapses, i.e. the connections between neurons that regulate the learning processes... more
Medical News Today: Parkinson's: Dietary compound moves toxic protein from gut to brain  MNT · 14 minutes
A new study describes how low levels of herbicide mixed with a common dietary compound can transport toxic proteins to the brain,... more
Parkinson's: Dietary compound moves toxic protein from gut to brain  MNT · 45 minutes
A new study describes how low levels of herbicide mixed with a common dietary compound can transport toxic proteins to the brain, causing Parkinsonism. more
Tenacity and flexibility help maintain psychological well-being, mobility in older people  NEWS MEDICAL · 52 minutes
Tenacious goal pursuit and flexible goal adjustment have been shown to help maintain psychological well-being despite age-related challenges and losses. A recent study demonstrates that tenacity... more
Study compares pain-related diagnoses in First Nations and non-First Nations children, youth  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
First Nations children and youth are experiencing more pain than non-First Nations children, but do not access specialist or mental health services at the... more
Activating brain region could revive the urge to socialize among opioid addicts  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
One of the many painful and challenging aspects of the US opioid crisis is that people abusing opioids often isolate themselves from family and... more
Novel therapeutic targets based on biology of aging show promise for Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
A scientific strategy that explores therapeutic targets based on the biology of aging is gaining ground as an effective approach to prevent... more
International investigators fight against the negative campaign on benzodiazepines  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomaticsthere is news about an international group of investigators who felt that benzodiazepines are getting unwarranted bad press, compared to other psychotropic drugs. more
Eating disorders now a top priority with Australian Government  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
According to a new announcement from the Morrison government on Sunday (9th of December 2018), patients who are suffering from severe forms of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia... more
Neuronal activity in the brain allows prediction of risky or safe decisions  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Full risk or preferably the safe option? Based on the neuronal activity in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, it is possible to predict... more
UK nerve agent survivor fears poison will soon kill him  ABC NEWS · 21 hours
A British man who was exposed to the deadly nerve agent Novichok says he is struggling with his eyesight and mobility, and fears the poison will kill him... more
Medical News Today: This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia  MNT · 22 hours
New research finds that targeted cognitive training improves verbal and auditory outcomes in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. more
This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia  MNT · 22 hours
New research finds that targeted cognitive training improves verbal and auditory outcomes in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. more
Medical News Today: Is it possible to reverse 'chemo brain?'  MNT · 2 days
'Chemo brain' affects many people who have undergone cancer treatment. What happens in the brain, and how can we reverse this effect? more
Is it possible to reverse 'chemo brain?'  MNT · 2 days
'Chemo brain' affects many people who have undergone cancer treatment. What happens in the brain, and how can we reverse this effect? more
Mount Sinai researcher awarded $2.5 million to advance understanding of neurodegenerative diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Ivan Marazzi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, was awarded $2.5 million in funding by the... more
Glutamate receptor affects the development of brain cells after birth  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Whenever we learn or save information, the so-called ionotropic glutamate receptors play a crucial role in the brain. A subgroup of glutamate receptors are kainate receptors. They had... more
'Chemo brain' caused by malfunction in three types of brain cells, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In a new study explaining the cellular mechanisms behind cognitive impairment from chemotherapy, scientists have demonstrated that a widely used chemotherapy drug,... more
What sets primates apart from other mammals?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have discovered information about a gene that sets primates -- great apes and humans -- apart from other mammals, through the study of a rare developmental brain disorder. more
What does expanded Medicaid mean for the health and work lives of enrollees? A lot  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study could help states that will soon expand Medicaid, or may add a work requirement, understand... more
Our brain senses angry voices in a flash, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Sight and hearing are the two main sensory modalities allowing us to interact with our environment. But what happens within the brain when it perceives a threatening signal,... more
Being yelled at: Our brain on alert in a flash  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
What happens within the brain when it perceives a threatening signal, such as an aggressive voice? Researchers have studied brain activity during the processing of various emotional voices.... more
A gut-brain link for Parkinson’s gets a closer look  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
Early evidence suggests that Parkinson’s may be a gut disease that affects the brain. more
Exercise Can Boost Metabolism, Animal Study Shows  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
A new study shows neurons in mice that influence metabolism are active for up to two days after a single workout. The... more
Surgical choices may have long-term impact on quality of life for breast cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Even as more young women with breast cancer opt to have mastectomies, many experience a persistent decline in their sexual... more
Study reveals possible link between hysterectomy and brain function  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new preclinical study has shown that in the short term, some types of memory are affected following a hysterectomy. more
Medical News Today: What too much sleep can do to your health  MNT · 3 days
A large, international study finds that there is a link between an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and sleeping either too much or too... more
UT Austin researcher receives $2.5 million CZI grant for neurodegenerative disease research  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Ning "Jenny" Jiang, an associate professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering's Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Dell Medical School's Department of Oncology,... more
Researchers use new methods to optimize treatments for tuberculosis meningitis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Although relatively rare in the United States, and accounting for fewer than 5 percent of tuberculosis cases worldwide, TB of the brain--or tuberculosis meningitis (TBM)--is often deadly, always... more
Chronic, refractory schizophrenia patients benefit from targeted cognitive training  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Schizophrenia is among the most difficult mental illnesses to treat, in part because it is characterized by a wide range of dysfunction, from hallucinations and mood disorders to cognitive impairment,... more
Media coverage of disasters can have lasting effects on children's mental health  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Disaster communication experts say disaster media coverage can have lasting effects on children's mental health and suggest teachers and parents be prepared to respond... more
Researchers are developing blood test to diagnose or predict Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Today, the only way to definitively diagnose Alzheimer's disease in life is through brain scans and tests of cerebrospinal fluid that must be collected via lumbar... more
A mechanistic classification of clinical phenotypes in neuroblastoma  Science Magazine · 4 days
Neuroblastoma is a pediatric tumor of the sympathetic nervous system. Its clinical course ranges from spontaneous tumor regression to fatal progression. To investigate the molecular features of the divergent tumor subtypes, we... more
Researchers discover information about a gene that helps define us as humans  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
University of Otago researchers have discovered information about a gene that sets primates—great apes and humans—apart from other mammals, through the study of a... more
Can space help us understand our cells?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Do astronauts' brains get bigger in space? The answer may be found in 10 small containers of human brain cells on board a SpaceX spacecraft that is scheduled for blast off Dec. 5 for... more
Artificial synapses made from nanowires  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists from Jülich together with colleagues from Aachen and Turin have produced a memristive element made from nanowires that functions in much the same way as a biological nerve cell. The component is able to save and process... more
OCD: Brain mechanism explains symptoms  MNT · 4 days
The largest study of its kind examines the brains of people living with obsessive-compulsive disorder and offers new insights into the condition. more
New EU-funded project provides insight into how the brain develops  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The human brain is comprised of billions of different types of cells. These cells are then organized into sophisticated networks, each of which determines a specific function of... more
Medical News Today: OCD: Brain mechanism explains symptoms  MNT · 4 days
The largest study of its kind examines the brains of people living with obsessive-compulsive disorder and offers new insights into the condition. more
Study reveals why some children are susceptible to the effects of maltreatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
People who experience childhood maltreatment frequently have perturbations in their brain architecture, regardless of whether they develop psychiatric symptoms, but a study in Biological... more
Mapping brain microglia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Microglia are known to be important to brain function. The immune cells have been found to protect the brain from injury and infection and are critical during brain development, helping circuits wire properly. They also seem to play a role... more
Individual neurons located within the brain have implications for psychiatric diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Everyone makes little everyday mistakes out of habit--a waiter says, "Enjoy your meal," and you respond with, "You, too!" before realizing that the person is not,... more
Study expands knowledge about sexuality and gender gaps in political attitudes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A University of Oklahoma sociologist, Meredith Worthen, has published a new study in the journal, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, on sexuality and gender gaps in... more
Study shows correlation between childhood infections and increased risk of mental disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study from iPSYCH shows that the infections children contract during their childhood increase the risk of mental disorders during childhood and adolescence.... more
Researchers create new light-activated tools for controlling neurons  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
By enabling super-fast remote control of specific cells, light-activated proteins allow researchers to study the function of individual neurons within a large network - even an entire brain. Now one of the... more
Functional ultrasound imaging can reveal brain activity maps of mice for specific behaviors  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In a study published in Neuron, Emilie Macé from Botond Roska's group and collaborators demonstrate how functional ultrasound imaging can yield high-resolution,... more
Spinal cord injury disrupts the body's internal clock, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Although paralysis is the most noticeable result of a spinal cord injury, a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin suggests such injuries could... more
Using graphene to detect ALS, other neurodegenerative diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Graphene can determine whether cerebrospinal fluid comes from a person with ALS, MS or from someone without a neurodegenerative disease. more
Artificial synapses made from nanowires  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have produced a memristive element made from nanowires that functions in much the same way as a biological nerve cell. The component is able to both save and process information, as well as receive numerous signals in... more
Artificial synapses made from nanowires  nanowerk · 5 days
Scientists have produced a memristive element made from nanowires that functions in much the same way as a biological nerve cell. The component is able to both save and process information, as well as receive numerous signals in... more
Sleep problems in young adult students revealed in new study  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study indicates that sleep problems are both prevalent and increasing among students. more
Infections during childhood increase the risk of mental disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study shows that the infections children contract during their childhood are linked to an increase in the risk of mental disorders during childhood and adolescence. This knowledge expands... more
Medical News Today: Is the ketogenic diet good for multiple sclerosis?  MNT · 5 days
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic condition that affects the nerves. The ketogenic diet, which is a low-carb, high-fat diet, may help protect the body against neurodegeneration,... more
How the brain hears and fears  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
What does the brain do when things go bump in the night? Researchers are looking at neural activity in the amygdala by studying how mice react when they hear a sound they've been taught to fear. more
[Research Articles] Noninvasive 11C-rifampin positron emission tomography reveals drug biodistribution in tuberculous meningitis  Science Magazine · 5 days
Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is a devastating form of tuberculosis (TB), and key TB antimicrobials, including rifampin, have restricted brain penetration. A lack... more
Friend or foe? Brain area that controls social memory also triggers aggression  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have identified a brain region that helps tell an animal when to attack an intruder and when to accept it into its home. more
Using graphene to detect ALS, other neurodegenerative diseases  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The wonders of graphene are numerous—it can enable flexible electronic components, enhance solar cell capacity, filter the finest subatomic particles and revolutionize batteries. Now, the "supermaterial" may one day be used to... more
Using graphene to detect ALS, other neurodegenerative diseases  nanowerk · 5 days
Graphene can determine whether cerebrospinal fluid comes from a person with ALS, MS or from someone without a neurodegenerative disease. more
Medical News Today: What role do brain lipids play in Parkinson's disease?  MNT · 5 days
Researchers studying the connection between lipids and toxic protein levels have uncovered a new potential therapeutic target for Parkinson's disease. more
What role do brain lipids play in Parkinson's disease?  MNT · 5 days
Researchers studying the connection between lipids and toxic protein levels have uncovered a new potential therapeutic target for Parkinson's disease. more
Infections May Raise The Risk Of Mental Illness In Children  NPR · 5 days
A large study of Danish kids finds that childhood infections are linked with a higher risk of developing some mental illnesses. The risk is highest in the months... more
Medical News Today: What causes HIV-related fatigue?  MNT · 5 days
Fatigue is a common problem among people living with HIV due to its effects on the immune system, psychological factors, or medication side effects. In this article, we discuss the causes and treatments for... more
Scientists understand how sounds can incite fear  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
How is it that a sound can send a chill down your spine? By observing individual brain cells of mice, scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory are understanding how a sound can incite fear. more
A Woman's Odd Symptoms After Chiropractic 'Neck Manipulation' Revealed a Brain Cyst  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
A women's chiropractic procedure to manipulate her neck may have inadvertently led doctors to discover a large cyst in her brain that had likely... more
Understanding the current rise of the far right using Marx and Lacan  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
As the end of 2018 approaches, a year that celebrated 200 years of the German philosopher Karl Marx, new research detailing core concepts coined... more
Study finds link between passive use of social media and depression symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Over the past decade, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have become a central part of everyday life. Despite their massive popularity, however,... more
Sleep problems found to be prevalent and increasing among college students  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A study published in the Journal of Sleep Research indicates that sleep problems are both prevalent and increasing among students. more
Cedars-Sinai research identifies neurons that play role in how people recognize errors  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
New research from Cedars-Sinai has identified neurons that play a role in how people recognize errors they make, a discovery that may have implications... more
Novel approach gives new insights into formation of neurons in mammalian adult brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the Texas Heart Institute and Texas Children's Hospital has developed a powerful new... more
Maryland researchers receive grant to study the brain-to-gut connection in schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Maryland Psychiatric Center and Institute for Genome Sciences, along with researchers at the University of Maryland School... more
Study highlights potential risks of lead exposure from ‘non-traditional’ sources  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The study by Paromita Hore, PhD, MPH, and colleagues at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene highlights the potential risks of lead exposure from "non-traditional" sources,... more
Novel approach improves understanding of the formation of new neurons in the mammalian adult brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A team of researchers has developed a powerful new approach to understand the formation of new neurons in... more
Vaping cannabis produces stronger effects than smoking cannabis for infrequent users  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
In a small study of infrequent cannabis users, researchers have shown that, compared with smoking cannabis, vaping it increased the rate of short-term anxiety, paranoia, memory... more
Neurotechnology provides real-time readouts of where rats think they are  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have demonstrated a new neurotechnology for reading out neural signals of position in real-time as rats run a maze, or replay it during sleep, with a high... more
A toxin that travels from stomach to brain may trigger Parkinsonism  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Combining low doses of a toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins called lectins may trigger Parkinsonism -- symptoms typical of Parkinson's disease like body tremors and slowing... more
So cute you could crush it?  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Until now, research exploring how and why cute aggression occurs has been the domain of behavioral psychology. But recently, a licensed clinical psychologist with a background in neuroscience has taken formal study of the phenomenon a... more
Science News » Hyperconnectivity in a brain circuit may predict psychosis  NIMH · 6 days
Research supported by the National Institute of Mental Health has shown that a shorter therapy (written exposure therapy) may be just as effective as lengthier first-line... more
Navigation system in rodents akin to ancient, open ocean direction-finding  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The navigation system used by rodents is similar to that used by Pacific Islanders in finding their way through the open ocean without a compass, a team of... more
Navigation system in rodents akin to ancient, open ocean direction-finding  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The navigation system used by rodents is similar to that used by Pacific Islanders in finding their way through the open ocean without a compass, a team of... more
What to know about multiple sclerosis and mood swings  MNT · 6 days
Multiple sclerosis affects the nerves in the body and may also affect mood. Learn more about the causes of multiple sclerosis mood swings, and the best treatment options, here. more
Medical News Today: What to know about multiple sclerosis and mood swings  MNT · 6 days
Multiple sclerosis affects the nerves in the body and may also affect mood. Learn more about the causes of multiple sclerosis mood swings, and... more
Single workout can boost metabolism for days  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study shows neurons in mice that influence metabolism are active for up to two days after a single workout. more
Eliminating microglia can reverse some aspects of stress sensitization, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Using an animal model of chronic stress, researchers at The Ohio State University have shown that the immune cells of the brain, called microglia, hold unique... more
Combining toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins may trigger Parkinsonism  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Combining low doses of a toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins called lectins may trigger Parkinsonism -- symptoms typical of Parkinson's disease like body tremors and slowing of body motions --... more
Study of infrequent cannabis users compares adverse effects of vaping and smoking  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In a small study of infrequent cannabis users, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have shown that, compared with smoking cannabis, vaping it increased the rate... more
How becoming a manager can be a double-edged sword  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study calls the transition to manager a 'double-edged sword' and found that a manager's ability to mentally detach from work during non-work hours can help reduce the increased... more
Mountain splendor? Scientists know where your eyes will look  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Using precise brain measurements, researchers predicted how people's eyes move when viewing natural scenes, an advance in understanding the human visual system that can improve a host of artificial intelligence... more
How becoming a manager can be a double-edged sword  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
There are perks to becoming a manager: higher pay, career mobility, and more authority and influence when it comes to making decisions. But there are also downsides: having too much... more
Spending too much time on your phone? Behavioral science has an app for that  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
We're squandering increasing amounts of time distracted by our phones. And that's taking a serious toll on our mental and... more
Researcher discovers key differences in protein production between healthy cells and tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The human body is made up of more than 200 types of cell, from bone and brain to liver and lung. Each cell type... more
Yale researchers predict how people's eyes move when viewing natural scenes  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Using precise brain measurements, Yale researchers predicted how people's eyes move when viewing natural scenes, an advance in understanding the human visual system that can improve... more
Customizing Genetically Engineered Models for Specific Research Applications  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In this interview conducted at SfN 2018, Philip Dubé from Taconic Biosciences, goes into detail about genetically engineered models and their importance in understanding neurodegenerative diseases. more
Scientists capture how the brain builds complex sequences from basic elements  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
To perform a song, a dance or write computer code, people need to call upon the basic elements of their craft and then order and recombine... more
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