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Type of activity may have effect on brain's response to aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 minutes
Running and lifting weights might be a crucial step in helping your body delay the effects of aging, but those exercises may be only part of... more
Medical News Today: What to know about delirium  MNT · 16 minutes
Delirium is a sudden change in a person’s mental function. It often affects older adults or people experiencing alcohol withdrawal. Learn more here. more
Medical News Today: Dementia: Brain mapping method may predict progression  MNT · 16 minutes
New research shows how frontotemporal dementia progresses and enables scientists to accurately predict how the condition will spread. more
Brain's neural activity plays a role in human aging, life span  NEWS MEDICAL · 46 minutes
The brain's neural activity-;long implicated in disorders ranging from dementia to epilepsy-;also plays a role in human aging and life span, according to research led by... more
Skin's circadian clock is independent of the eyes or brain, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 46 minutes
Squids, octopuses, cuttlefish, amphibians, and chameleon lizards are among the animals that can change the color of their skin in a blink of an... more
Temple researchers win NIH grant to study HIV-related neuroinflammation in context of opioid addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 46 minutes
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a Temple research team a 5-year, $3.27 million grant to study neuroinflammation following... more
UCLA research identifies potential strategy that may halt Huntington's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
A new study examining the role that star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes play in Huntington's disease has identified a potential strategy that may halt the disease and repair... more
The treatment of cocaine use disorder  Science Magazine · 3 hours
Cocaine use continues to be a serious worldwide public health problem. Cocaine abuse is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Cocaine overdose deaths are increasing in the United States and, in certain populations, outnumber heroin and... more
[Editors' Choice] A real-life cyborg brain  Science Magazine · 3 hours
A wireless brain neural interface and four-limp exoskeleton enabled a tetraplegic man to grasp and walk again. more
[Research Articles] Astrocyte molecular signatures in Huntingtons disease  Science Magazine · 3 hours
Astrocytes are implicated in neurodegenerative disorders and may contribute to striatal neuron loss or dysfunction in Huntington’s disease (HD). Here, we assessed striatal astrocyte gene and protein signatures in two HD mouse... more
[Research Articles] Cognitive refractory state caused by spontaneous epileptic high-frequency oscillations in the human brain  Science Magazine · 3 hours
Epileptic brain tissue is often considered physiologically dysfunctional, and the optimal treatment of many patients with uncontrollable seizures... more
[Research Articles] Mutant neuropeptide S receptor reduces sleep duration with preserved memory consolidation  Science Magazine · 3 hours
Sleep is a crucial physiological process for our survival and cognitive performance, yet the factors controlling human sleep regulation remain poorly understood.... more
New study shows huge dinosaurs evolved different cooling systems to combat heat stroke  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Different dinosaur groups independently evolved gigantic body sizes, but they all faced the same problems of overheating and damaging their brains. Researchers... more
Scientists discover skin keeps time independent of the brain  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Squids, octopuses, cuttlefish, amphibians, and chameleon lizards are among the animals that can change the color of their skin in a blink of an eye. They have photoreceptors in their... more
Controlling our internal world  MIT · 4 hours
Design principles from robotics help researchers decipher elements controlling mental processes in the brain. more
In a first, scientists pinpoint neural activity's role in human longevity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Researchers discover that the activity of the nervous system might influence human longevity. Neural excitation linked to shorter life, while suppression of overactivity appears to extend... more
Scientists discover skin keeps time independent of the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
A study has now found that a type of opsin known as neuropsin is expressed in the hair follicles of mice and synchronize the skin's circadian clock to the light-dark... more
New marker for tumor aggression in neurofibromatosis type 1  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
A new study of tumor samples from people with the rare genetic syndrome neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) has uncovered novel molecular clues about which tumors are most likely to be... more
New test could detect abnormal forms of protein associated with tauopathies  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
National Institutes of Health scientists have developed an ultrasensitive new test to detect abnormal forms of the protein tau associated with uncommon types of neurodegenerative diseases... more
A rat's brain, on and off methamphetamine  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Drug addiction is a vicious cycle of reward and withdrawal. Chronic users often relapse because of the unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms they experience when they stop taking the drug. Now, researchers report metabolic... more
Scientists develop test for uncommon brain diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Scientists have developed an ultrasensitive new test to detect abnormal forms of the protein tau associated with uncommon types of neurodegenerative diseases called tauopathies. This advance gives them hope of using cerebrospinal fluid, or... more
Scientists decipher assembly line of glutamate receptors  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Rapid communication of neurons in the brain, as well as the ability to learn, fundamentally rely on neurotransmitter receptors located in the contact sites of neurons, the synapses. The most important receptors in the... more
A rat's brain, on and off methamphetamine  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Drug addiction is a vicious cycle of reward and withdrawal. Chronic users often relapse because of the unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms they experience when they stop taking the drug. Now, researchers report in... more
How hunger makes food tastier: A neural circuit in the hypothalamus  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Using optogenetic and chemogenetic techniques, researchers have identified brain circuits underlying hunger-induced changes in the preferences for sweet and aversive tastes in mice. These circuits involved... more
Hormone therapy associated with improved cognition  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Estrogen has a significant role in overall brain health and cognitive function. That's why so many studies focused on the prevention of cognitive decline consider the effect of reduced estrogen levels during the menopause transition. A... more
Virtual walking system for re-experiencing the journey of another person  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
Virtual-reality researchers have developed a virtual-walking system that records a person's walking and re-plays it with vision and foot vibrations. Psychological experiments showed that the sensation of walking... more
DePaul University receives $6.6 million grant to reduce African American youth violence  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Psychology researchers at DePaul University have received a $6.6 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to reduce African American youth violence. more
Drug may improve the safety of cannabis use in early pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Cannabis use during pregnancy may increase the risk of psychosis in children. Scientists have now found a drug that can reduce the effects of THC on... more
Startled fish escape using several distinct neuronal circuits  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
A fast knee-jerk 'ballistic' escape response and a more considered 'delayed' escape response are mediated by distinct and parallel neuronal pathways in zebrafish, according to a new study. more
Hormone therapy linked to better cognitive status in older adult women  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Estrogen has a significant role in overall brain health and cognitive function. That's why so many studies focused on the prevention of cognitive decline consider the... more
Glowing particles in the blood may help diagnose and monitor brain cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
A chemical that has improved surgeries for brain cancer by making tumor cells fluorescent may also help doctors safely diagnose the disease and monitor... more
Bullies may come and go, but the 'molecular memory' of being a target lingers  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Life at the bottom of the social ladder may have long-term health effects that even upward mobility can't undo, according... more
Why bright light keeps us awake  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Researchers are reporting a novel technique for tracing the activity of individual nerve fibers known as axons, and determining how neurons communicate. The team used this technique to uncover details about how the brain responds to... more
More aggressive blood pressure control benefits brains of older adults  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
A new study followed 199 hypertension patients 75 years of age and older for 3 years. more
The brain does not follow the head  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
The human brain is about three times the size of the brains of great apes. This has to do, among other things, with the evolution of novel brain structures that enabled complex behaviors such... more
White noise listening device for monitoring infant breathing  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Researchers at the University of Washington have come up with a device which acts as a monitor for infant breathing patterns while playing white noise to soothe them to sleep. The results... more
Brain changes occurred independent of evolutionary rearrangements in the braincase  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
The human brain is about three times the size of the brains of great apes. This has to do, among other things, with the evolution of novel brain... more
Retinal macular damage linked to sleep apnea in diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
A new Taiwanese study presented on October 14, 2019, at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, reports that macular edema in diabetes occurs more often in those... more
Mindfulness meditation appears to alter how the brain processes fear memories  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
Participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to alter how the brain processes fear memories. more
Stress during pregnancy may affect baby's sex, risk of preterm birth  SCIENCE DAILY · 24 hours
A new study has identified markers of maternal stress -- both physical and psychological -- that may influence a baby's sex and the likelihood of preterm... more
Medical News Today: Key brain protein may be what maintains chronic pain  MNT · 1 day
New research in mice identifies a key protein that may drive the maintenance of chronic pain. The protein is linked with mood, pain, and... more
How babies integrate new events into their knowledge  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Babies seek to understand the world around them and learn many new things every day. Unexpected events -- for example when a ball falls through a table -- provide researchers with the... more
Individuals with higher cognitive abilities have more stable brain networks  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The interconnections and communication between different regions of the human brain influence our behavior in many ways. more
New technique reveals how the brain responds to light signals received by the retina  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In recent decades, scientists have learned a great deal about how different neurons connect and send signals to each other.... more
Early diagnosis of infantile seizures crucial to brain development  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
When caring for a baby who is younger than 2 years old, you may focus on the usual development milestones like weight gain and head circumference. However, it may be... more
Study: More aggressive blood pressure control can improve brain health in older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A major UConn School of Medicine study published in the American Heart Association's flagship journal Circulation shows that more aggressively controlling daily... more
Widely available drug could reduce deaths in traumatic brain injury patients, major study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A low cost and widely available drug could reduce deaths in traumatic brain injury patients by as much as 20%,... more
A protein could play key role in neurodegenerative diseases, research suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Research led by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Seville around one protein's role in regulating brain inflammation could improve our understanding of... more
Startled fish escape using several distinct neuronal circuits  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A fast knee-jerk "ballistic" escape response and a more considered "delayed" escape response are mediated by distinct and parallel neuronal pathways in zebrafish, according to a study published October 15 in the... more
PAP therapy associated with reduced acute care visits for patients with obstructive sleep apnea  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Treating patients with moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea with positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy is associated with reduced acute... more
CANDO drug discovery platform focuses on finding new medications for mental illnesses  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
An estimated 46.6 million U.S. adults struggle with mental illnesses, such as anxiety disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. About half... more
Electrical brain implants enable patient to have 'mind control' of motorized prosthetic arms  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In a set of proof-of-concept experiments, Johns Hopkins researchers have implanted electrodes in both sides of the brain of a person who... more
Key brain protein may be what maintains chronic pain  MNT · 1 day
New research in mice identifies a key protein that may drive the maintenance of chronic pain. The protein is linked with mood, pain, and motivation. more
Hope is a key factor in recovering from anxiety disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A psychologist is reporting that hope increases in therapy and is a trait that predicts resilience and recovery from anxiety disorders, an important mechanism for therapists to restore... more
Discovery could lead to new therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Research led by Drs. Miguel Burguillos (University of Seville, Spain) and Miguel Branco (Queen Mary University of London, UK), has revealed new findings about mechanisms regulating brain inflammation... more
Monkeys outperform humans when it comes to cognitive flexibility, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
When it comes to being willing to explore more efficient options to solving a problem, monkeys exhibit more cognitive flexibility than humans, according to a study... more
Repeated febrile convulsions linked to epilepsy and psychiatric disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The risk of febrile convulsions increases with the child's fever, and children who suffer from repeated febrile convulsions during their first year of life have an increased risk of developing... more
Researchers build a soft robot with neurologic capabilities  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
In work that combines a deep understanding of the biology of soft-bodied animals such as earthworms with advances in materials and electronic technologies, researchers have developed a robotic device containing a stretchable... more
Monkeys can also thank their body for vocal development, not only their brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Development of vocal behavior during maturation is typically attributed to the brain. But the body itself is also capable of guiding this... more
Happy, angry or neutral expressions? Eyes react just as fast  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have investigated how our eyes and brain react when we see emotionally charged or neutral faces. She combined eye-tracking and electroencephalography (EEG). The result: reflex-like eye movements... more
Widely available drug reduces head injury deaths  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A low cost and widely available drug could reduce deaths in traumatic brain injury patients by as much as 20%, depending on the severity of injury, according to a major study. The researchers say... more
Sociologist identifies 7 types of sugar relationships  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
It turns out being Sugar Daddy isn't a one-size-fits-all gig. While it occasionally lives up to the stereotype of a wealthy, middle-aged man lavishing gifts and money on a young woman in return for... more
Quantum dots that light up TVs could be used for brain research  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
While many people love colorful photos of landscapes, flowers or rainbows, some biomedical researchers treasure vivid images on a much smaller scale—as tiny as... more
Changes in the brain occurred independently of braincase evolution  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The human brain is about three times the size of the brains of great apes. This has to do, among other things, with the evolution of novel brain structures that... more
Potential therapy to treat detrimental effects of marijuana  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new study using a preclinical animal model suggests that prenatal exposure to THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis, makes the brain's dopamine neurons (an integral component of the reward system) hyperactive... more
Quantum dots that light up TVs could be used for brain research  nanowerk · 1 day
While many people love colorful photos of landscapes, flowers or rainbows, some biomedical researchers treasure vivid images on a much smaller scale - as... more
Sensory and motor brain plasticity is not limited by location  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The new function of unused cortical regions is not necessarily determined by the function of nearby cortical regions, according to new research in adults born without one hand. more
Non-medicine interventions may be more efficacious for treating for psychiatric symptoms of dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
For patients with dementia who have symptoms of aggression and agitation, interventions such as outdoor activities, massage and touch therapy may be... more
Sleep apnea is a risk factor for developing diabetic macular edema, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
New research from Taiwan shows that severe sleep apnea is a risk factor for developing diabetic macular edema, a complication of diabetes... more
Rutgers IFH study explores whether migrating at older age affects mental health  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Immigrants age 65 and older tend to have poorer mental health than their counterparts born in the United States. Mental health is a major... more
Maternal stress during pregnancy could affect baby's sex and birth outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
It's becoming well established that maternal stress during pregnancy can affect fetal and child development as well as birth outcomes, and a new study from researchers... more
Non-pharmacologic treatments may be more effective for psychiatric symptoms of dementia  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A systematic review and meta-analysis suggests outdoor activities were more clinically effective than anti-psychotic medication for treating physical aggression in patients with dementia. For patients with... more
How dementia spreads: new study says it’s through neural networks  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Scientists have found out a way to forecast the spread of brain atrophy, using prior research that shows how brain networks connect with each other to form a... more
New study blames vascular rather than nerve injury for concussion  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Brain concussion occurs when the soft cottage cheese-like brain tissue is slammed against the hard skull surface, sustaining transient and reversible injury which causes brain dysfunction for a... more
Medical News Today: Can neurofeedback training increase self-esteem in depression?  MNT · 2 days
A new study suggests that fMRI neurofeedback training can increase self-esteem in people with a history of depression by strengthening brain connectivity. more
Can neurofeedback training increase self-esteem in depression?  MNT · 2 days
A new study suggests that fMRI neurofeedback training can increase self-esteem in people with a history of depression by strengthening brain connectivity. more
Study shows microbleeds after head injury signal danger to brain function  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study published in the journal Brain shows that microbleeds appearing after trauma can cause patients with head injury to have poor outcomes. Advanced imaging... more
Signs of aging detected by a simple walking test at age 45  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study has shown that the speed at which persons over 45 years of age walk could be an indicator of their brain... more
Dementia spreads via synaptic connections between brain networks  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In a new study, UC San Francisco scientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy would spread in individual patients with frontotemporal dementia, adding to growing evidence that the... more
Blood vessel damage is more widespread than expected in patients with TBI  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The effects of a traumatic brain injury are pretty clear – problems with memory, headaches, and emotions – but what's unclear is the underlying... more
Dementia spreads via connected brain networks  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy would spread in individual patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), adding to growing evidence that the loss of brain cells associated with dementia spreads via the... more
Microbleeds may worsen outcome after head injury  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Using advanced imaging, researchers have uncovered new information regarding traumatic microbleeds, which appear as small, dark lesions on MRI scans after head injury but are typically too small to be detected on CT scans.... more
Study finds strong resilience among majority of bereaved family members of 9/11 victims  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
More than 15 years after Sept. 11, 2001, a majority of bereaved family members who lost a loved one in the terrorist... more
New study could change the way traumatic brain injuries are treated  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, can be caused by anything from sports injuries to battlefield trauma. more
Novel clinical trial to examine use of cannabidiol in people with Parkinson's-related psychosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A pioneering clinical trial will investigate the use of cannabidiol (CBD) - a compound found in the cannabis plant - in people... more
Medical News Today: What are neurotransmitters?  MNT · 4 days
Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the nervous system. They influence mood, muscle movement, heart rate, and many other functions. Learn more here. more
What are neurotransmitters?  MNT · 4 days
Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the nervous system. They influence mood, muscle movement, heart rate, and many other functions. Learn more here. more
Post-war Liberians are demanding better mental health care  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Post-war Liberians demand better mental health care, along with accountability for abuses more
Brain protein plays a prominent role in the maintenance of chronic pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A protein called RGS4 (Regulator of G protein signaling 4) plays a prominent role in the maintenance of long-term pain states and may serve... more
Researchers question the effectiveness of exercise system for relieving lower back pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A paper recently published by researchers from the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine questions the effectiveness of... more
Medical News Today: What to know about acetylcholine  MNT · 5 days
Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in brain and muscle function. Here, we look at what acetylcholine does and describe medical conditions linked with it, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s,... more
Medical News Today: New blood test detects brain tumors with 87% accuracy  MNT · 5 days
Researchers have recently published 'the first demonstration' that a promising blood test for detecting brain cancer works in the clinic. more
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's disease: Brain immune cells may offer new treatment target  MNT · 5 days
A new study attributes the link between tau protein clumping and brain damage in Alzheimer's disease to brain immune cells called microglia. more
Alzheimer's disease: Brain immune cells may offer new treatment target  MNT · 5 days
A new study attributes the link between tau protein clumping and brain damage in Alzheimer's disease to brain immune cells called microglia. more
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