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Mechanism connects early binge drinking to adult behaviors
Intermittent exposure to high levels of alcohol in adolescent animals leads to increased levels of microRNA-137 in the brains of adults. (2019-11-18)
Many patients with iNPH develop Alzheimer's disease, too
Up to one in five patients treated for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, iNPH, also develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. (2019-11-15)
Can cells collected from bone marrow repair brain damage in babies with CHD?
An upcoming clinical trial at Children's National Hospital will harness cardiopulmonary bypass as a delivery mechanism for a novel intervention designed to stimulate brain growth and repair in children who undergo cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease. (2019-11-14)
Genetics of species-specific birdsong revealed
Researchers have discovered the genetic mechanism that explains how birds sing different songs depending on their species. (2019-11-13)
Good noise, bad noise: White noise improves hearing
Noise is not the same as noise -- and even a quiet environment does not have the same effect as white noise. (2019-11-12)
Getting cancer drugs to the brain is difficult -- but a new 'road map' might make it easie
Purdue University scientists have provided the first comprehensive characterization of both the blood-brain and blood-tumor barriers in brain metastases of lung cancer, which will serve as a road map for treatment development. (2019-11-12)
Identifying the efficacy of treating encephalitis in leukemia therapy
Revealing the mechanism of glial cell activity...expected to be used for treatment of dementia (2019-11-11)
Newborn baby hiccups could be key to brain development
Each time a newborn baby hiccups, it triggers a large wave of brain signals which could help the baby learn how to regulate their breathing, finds a new UCL-led study published in Clinical Neurophysiology. (2019-11-11)
Brain enlightens the origin of human hand's skill
Dr. Jinung An explores the human brain to discover the origin of 'human hand motor skill.' (2019-11-10)
Study finds brains of girls and boys are similar, producing equal math ability
Jessica Cantlon at Carnegie Mellon University led a research team that comprehensively examined the brain development of young boys and girls. (2019-11-08)
What your friends' brains look like when they think of you
If you ever wondered what's going on in your friends' brains when they think about you, new research may provide a clue. (2019-11-07)
Can our thoughts alter our brains?
Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) can measure changes in electrical brain activity that just by thinking about performing a task. (2019-11-07)
Where does Parkinson's disease start? In the brain or gut? Or both?
Does Parkinson's disease (PD) start in the brain or the gut? (2019-11-07)
Imagined movements can alter our brains
Brain-computer interfaces have a structural impact on brain substance. (2019-11-07)
Tiny transporters could deliver treatment to stroke patients
Swarms of nanoparticles which are 15,000 times smaller than a pinhead may be able to deliver vital drugs to the brain, offering new hope to patients in the early stages of a stroke. (2019-11-06)
Researchers explore neuromarkers for poor social outcomes after traumatic brain injury
'This study advances our understanding of the brain basis of post-TBI deficits in social functioning,' said Dr. (2019-11-06)
New 'bike helmet' style brain scanner used with children for first time
A new wearable 'bike helmet' style brain scanner, that allows natural movement during scanning, has been used in a study with young children for the first time. (2019-11-05)
Potential drug targets for glioblastoma identified
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified 10 tumour-specific potential drug targets for the brain tumour glioblastoma. (2019-11-05)
Talk to the hand
Fans of the blockbuster movie 'Iron Man 3' might remember the characters step inside the digital projection of a 'big brain' and watch as groups of neurons are 'lit up' along the brain's neural 'map' in response to physical touch. (2019-11-05)
AI blood test can spot signs of brain tumor to speed up diagnosis
Chemical analysis of blood samples, combined with an artificial intelligence program, could speed up the diagnosis of brain tumors, according to research presented at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference. (2019-11-05)
Screen-based media associated with structural differences in brains of young children
A new study documents structural differences in the brains of preschool-age children related to screen-based media use. (2019-11-04)
Study reveals how brain injury can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder in U.S. military members frequently follows a concussion-like brain injury. (2019-11-04)
The fetal brain possesses adult-like networks
The fundamental organization of brain networks is established in utero during the second and third trimesters of fetal development, according to research published in JNeurosci. (2019-11-04)
Zebrafish study reveals developmental mechanisms of eye movement
Zebrafish research is a promising way to understand the neural and genetic causes of eye movement problems in people, according to multi-university research led by Albert Pan of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC. (2019-11-04)
Scientists identify protein that promotes brain metastasis
A protein that breast, lung and other cancers use to promote their spread -- or metastasis -- to the brain, has been identified by a team led by Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian investigators. (2019-11-04)
New research explains why people with Down syndrome have spatial memory problems
Professor Juan Lerma's group, from the UMH-CSIC Institute of Neurosciences, in Alicante (Spain), has identified the gene called GRIK1, fundamental in the balance between excitation and inhibition in the brain, as one of the causes for people with Down syndrome having spatial orientation problems. (2019-11-01)
People with autism have a more symmetrical brain
Do people with autism have differently organized brains? A large-scale MRI study, published in Nature Communications, reports fewer differences between the right and left hemispheres in people with autism spectrum disorder. (2019-10-31)
Dynamic transition of the blood-brain barrier in the development of non-small cell lung cancer brain
Effective drug delivery through the BTB is one of the greatest therapeutic obstacles in treating brain metastases. (2019-10-31)
Slow-wave sleep critical to brain's automatic 'self-rinse' cycle
Slow oscillating neural activity during non-REM sleep triggers waves of cerebrospinal fluid that flow in and out of the sleeping brain, washing it of harmful metabolic waste products, researchers find. (2019-10-31)
Are we 'brainwashed' during sleep?
A new study from Boston University, published in Science, is the first to illustrate that the brain's cerebrospinal fluid pulses during sleep, and that these motions are closely tied with brain wave activity and blood flow. (2019-10-31)
How are psychiatric disorders linked to infections during pregnancy?
Severe infections during pregnancy have been connected to a range of psychiatric disorders by different studies in humans and animals. (2019-10-30)
Key gene in familial Alzheimer's disease regulates neuronal development
An international team of researchers led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona describes a new route that promotes differentiation of neurons. (2019-10-30)
Patients with mood, anxiety disorders share abnormalities in brain's control circuit
New research published today in JAMA Psychiatry shows for the first time that patients with mood and anxiety disorders share the same abnormalities in regions of the brain involved in emotional and cognitive control. (2019-10-30)
Seizures in babies: UVA sheds light on why they have lifelong effects
A doctor at University of Virginia Children's is using an elegant new approach to mapping brain activity to shed light on what happens during seizures in newborns that can lead to behavioral issues and learning disabilities much later. (2019-10-30)
Ground-breaking work improves understanding of brain function
Dr. Corrado Calì, a Research Scientist specializing in brain imaging at KAUST, and Swiss scientists from the Blue Brain Project (BBP), have shown how lactate is necessary for memory formation and learning, which could lead to improved learning and memory function. (2019-10-29)
Study underscores changes in brain structure, function in long-duration space missions
New study demonstrates for the first time that changes in cognitive performance correlate with changes in brain structure in NASA astronauts following spaceflight. (2019-10-28)
Starvation halts brain development, but hungry cells jump-start growth when food becomes available
In tadpole research that holds potential for prenatal health and brain injury, Scripps Research scientists identify cellular workings that stop and restart early brain development. (2019-10-24)
Study identifies brain injury as a cause of dementia in some older adults
A UCLA-led study finds that, with the use of MRI scans, it is possible to distinguish between memory loss caused by Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury. (2019-10-23)
Expecting the unexpected: A new model for cognition
Researchers in the Cognitive Neurorobotics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have developed a computer model inspired by known biological brain mechanisms, modeling how the brain learns and recognizes new information and then makes predictions about incoming sensory inputs. (2019-10-23)
High-salt diet promotes cognitive impairment through the Alzheimer-linked protein tau
In the study, published Oct. 23 in Nature, the investigators sought to understand the series of events that occur between salt consumption and poor cognition and concluded that lowering salt intake and maintaining healthy blood vessels in the brain may 'stave off' dementia. (2019-10-23)
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