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Dreaming with purpose
Researchers from University of Tsukuba and the University of Tokyo have found that activity in adult-born neurons (ABNs) in the hippocampus, which is a brain region associated with memory, are responsible for memory consolidation during REM sleep. (2020-06-05)
Scientists discover that nicotine promotes spread of lung cancer to the brain
Among people who have the most common type of lung cancer, up to 40% develop metastatic brain tumors, with an average survival time of less than six months. (2020-06-04)
Adult neurogenesis essential for sleep-induced memory consolidation in mice
Adult neurogenesis, in which new neurons are generated within the hippocampus in the fully developed adult brain, occurs in mice -- but how new neurons are functionally integrated into existing brain circuitry has remained largely unknown. (2020-06-04)
Stimulating research gives new treatment hope for Tourette Syndrome
New research has found that delivering electrical pulses to the wrist can significantly reduce the amount and severity of tics experienced by individuals with Tourette Syndrome (TS), giving new hope for an effective treatment. (2020-06-04)
New study reveals areas of brain where recognition and identification occur
Using ''sub-millimeter'' brain implants, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), have been able to determine which parts of the brain are linked to facial and scene recognition. (2020-06-04)
Scientists made a single-cell-resolution map of brain genes in humans and other primates
A group of scientists led by Philipp Khaitovich, a professor at Skoltech, conducted a large-scale study of gene expression in 33 different brain regions of humans, chimpanzees, macaques and bonobos using the single-cell-resolution transcriptomics technologies and made a map of the different brain regions with their specific cell structures. (2020-06-04)
Largest ever study of radiosurgery for brain metastases from small cell lung cancer
The international First-line Radiosurgery for Small-Cell Lung Cancer (FIRE-SCLC) analysis led by University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers and published today in JAMA Oncology shows no overall survival benefit with whole-brain radiation therapy compared with radiosurgery in patients with small cell lung cancer. (2020-06-04)
Studies of brain activity aren't as useful as scientists thought
Hundreds of published studies over the last decade have claimed it's possible to predict an individual's patterns of thoughts and feelings by scanning their brain in an MRI machine as they perform some mental tasks. (2020-06-03)
Why some older adults remember better than others
This work marks the beginning of an effort to better understand memory and memory loss in older adults using advanced imaging and data analysis techniques. (2020-06-03)
Some people are easily addicted to drugs, but others do not
Research team led by Prof. Joung-Hun Kim and Dr. Joo Han Lee of POSTECH and Dr. (2020-06-02)
Development of a novel approach 'Tracing Retrogradely the Activated Cell Ensemble'
The neural circuitry teams at DANDRITE and PROMEMO introduce a novel approach in their latest publication, which selectively labels sensory inputs that are activated by a defined stimulus and directed to a region of interest in the brain. (2020-06-02)
Possible physical trace of short-term memory found
How do we remember a phone number we were just about to call? (2020-06-02)
Understanding the role of cardiorespiratory fitness and body composition in brain health
Researchers at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated that brain chemistry is sensitive to fitness and body composition. (2020-06-02)
Stanford team develops an inexpensive technique to show how decisions light up the brain
A technique called COSMOS will help researchers understand how our brains work and aid in the development of new drugs. (2020-06-02)
Like a treasure map, brain region emphasizes reward location
In a study in rats, MIT neuroscientists found that a brain region called the lateral septum encodes spatial information with a special emphasis on the location of the reward. (2020-06-01)
Female college students more affected academically by high alcohol use than men
Female college students appear to be more affected by high alcohol use than men, which may lead to less interest in academics, according to new research including by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2020-06-01)
Your brain needs to be ready to remember?
What happens in the hippocampus even before people attempt to form memories may impact whether they remember. (2020-06-01)
Does estrogen influence alcohol use disorder?
A new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that high estrogen levels may make alcohol more rewarding to female mice. (2020-06-01)
New gut-brain link: How gut mucus could help treat brain disorders
Gut bacterial imbalance is linked with many neurological disorders. Now researchers have identified a common thread: changes in gut mucus. (2020-05-29)
How toxic protein spreads in Alzheimer's disease
Toxic versions of the protein tau are believed to cause death of neurons of the brain in Alzheimer's disease. (2020-05-29)
Researchers develop new method to map cholesterol metabolism in brain
A team of researchers led by Swansea University have developed new technology to monitor cholesterol in brain tissue which could uncover its relation to neurodegenerative disease and pave the way for the development of new treatments. (2020-05-29)
Out-of-sync brain waves may underlie learning deficit linked to schizophrenia
A new UC San Francisco study has pinpointed a specific pattern of brain waves that underlies the ability to let go of old, irrelevant learned associations to make way for new updates. (2020-05-29)
The death marker protein cleans up your muscles after exercise
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports have demonstrated that physical activity prompts a clean-up of muscles as the protein Ubiquitin tags onto worn-out proteins, causing them to be degraded. (2020-05-28)
Increased activity not always the best advice for neck and back pain
The Norwegian Directorate for Health and Human Affairs generally recommends more physical activity and less sitting time. (2020-05-28)
Age, sex and smoking influence opioid receptor function in the brain
Opioids regulate the feelings of pleasure and pain in the brain. (2020-05-28)
New marine molecules with therapy potential against Alzheimer's disease
An interdisciplinary research study of the University of Barcelona identified two potential candidates to treat Alzheimer's disease. (2020-05-28)
Mapping immune cells in brain tumors
It is not always possible to completely remove malignant brain tumors by surgery so that further treatment is necessary. (2020-05-28)
Strong convictions can blind us to information that challenges them
When people are highly confident in a decision, they take in information that confirms their decision, but fail to process information which contradicts it, finds a UCL brain imaging study, published in Nature Communications. (2020-05-27)
Study: Ultra-thin fibres designed to protect nerves after brain surgery
The drug nimodipine could prevent nerve cells from dying after brain surgery. (2020-05-27)
How do we disconnect from the environment during sleep and under anesthesia?
A series of new studies by researchers at Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Sagol School of Neuroscience finds, among other important discoveries, that noradrenaline, a neurotransmitter secreted in response to stress, lies at the heart of our ability to ''shut off'' our sensory responses and sleep soundly. (2020-05-27)
University of Cincinnati study uncovers clues to COVID-19 in the brain
A study by University of Cincinnati researchers and three Italian institutions reviewing neuroimaging and neurological symptoms in patients with COVID-19 may shed light on the virus's impact on the central nervous system. (2020-05-27)
Yale researchers find where stress lives
Yale researchers have found a neural home of the feeling of stress people experience, an insight that may help people deal with the debilitating sense of fear and anxiety that stress can evoke, Yale researchers report May 27 in the journal Nature Communications. (2020-05-27)
Study investigates sexual activity in lockdown
New research indicates that only four in 10 UK adults have been sexually active during the COVID-19 lockdown - a finding that could have important physical and mental health implications. (2020-05-26)
High-strain exercise linked to very early pregnancy loss
In women with a history of miscarriage, higher levels of physical activity were associated with a greater risk of subclinical, or very early, pregnancy loss, according to new research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. (2020-05-26)
Fine-tuning treatment for triple-negative breast cancer
Researchers at the University of Queensland may have found a way to improve treatment of triple-negative breast cancer. (2020-05-26)
Unique insight into development of the human brain: Model of the early embryonic brain
Stem cell researchers from the University of Copenhagen have designed a model of an early embryonic brain. (2020-05-25)
A child's brain activity reveals their memory ability
A child's unique brain activity reveals how good their memories are, according to research recently published in JNeurosci. (2020-05-25)
New method provides unique insight into the development of the human brain
Stem cell researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a new research model of the early embryonic brain. (2020-05-25)
Blood flow recovers faster than brain in micro strokes
Work by a Rice neurobiologist shows that increased blood flow to the brain is not an accurate indicator of neuronal recovery after a microscopic stroke. (2020-05-22)
Weizmann Institute scientists develop 'sniff test' that predicts recovery of consciousness in brain
If an unconscious person responds to smell through a slight change in their nasal airflow pattern -- they are likely to regain consciousness. (2020-05-21)
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