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Gut communicates with the entire brain through cross-talking neurons
You know that feeling in your gut? We think of it as an innate intuition that sparks deep in the belly and helps guide our actions, if we let it. (2020-04-02)
Non-invasive method to predict brain pressure
The only way to accurately measure pressure inside the skull is to insert a catheter or sensor inside. (2020-04-01)
How dopamine drives brain activity
Using a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sensor that can track dopamine levels, MIT neuroscientists have discovered how dopamine released deep within the brain influences distant brain regions. (2020-04-01)
Researchers gain new insights into pain signaling in the brain
In a new study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have mapped how a potent neuropeptide binds to a brain receptor involved in causing human pain. (2020-03-31)
APS tip sheet: Untangling neurons with scattered light
New analysis examines light scattering properties in brain tissue to better understand the three-dimensional structure of nerve fibers. (2020-03-30)
I won't have what he's having: The brain and socially motivated behavior
Monkeys devalue rewards when they anticipate that another monkey will get them instead. (2020-03-27)
NUI Galway study establishes how cognitive intelligence is a whole brain phenomenon
An international collaborative study led by researchers from the NUI Galway provides findings on the neural basis of intelligence, otherwise known as general cognitive ability (IQ). (2020-03-26)
New imaging method sheds light on Alzheimer's disease
To understand what happens in the brain when Alzheimer's disease develops, researchers need to be able to study the molecular structures in the neurons affected by Alzheimer's disease. (2020-03-25)
Lung cancer therapy may improve outcomes of metastatic brain cancer
A medication commonly used to treat non-small cell lung cancer that has spread, or metastasized, may have benefits for patients with metastatic brain cancers, suggests a new review and analysis led by researchers at St. (2020-03-25)
A molecule that directs neurons
A research team coordinated by the University of Trento studied a mass of brain cells, the habenula, linked to disorders like autism, schizophrenia and depression. (2020-03-24)
Stroke: When the system fails for the second time
After a stroke, there is an increased risk of suffering a second one. (2020-03-23)
How the brain controls the voice
A particular neuronal circuit in the brains of bats controls their vocalisations. (2020-03-20)
New brain reading technology could help the development of brainwave-controlled devices
A new method to accurately record brain activity at scale has been developed by researchers at the Crick, Stanford University and UCL. (2020-03-20)
Scientists find sexual dimorphism in cannabinoid 1 receptor expression in mice
A research team led by Dr. WANG Feng from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences demonstrated that CB1R mRNA expression displays a sexually dimorphic pattern in several regions in the adult mouse brain. (2020-03-17)
New study reveals early evolution of cortex
Their researches on the lamprey brain has enabled researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden to push the birth of the cortex back in time by some 300 million years to over 500 million years ago, providing new insights into brain evolution. (2020-03-16)
Scientists can see the bias in your brain
The strength of alpha brain waves reveals if you are about to make a biased decision, according to research recently published in JNeurosci. (2020-03-16)
Inflammation in the brain linked to several forms of dementia
Inflammation in the brain may be more widely implicated in dementias than was previously thought, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. (2020-03-16)
Treatment disparities drive worse outcomes for pediatric Black, Hispanic brain cancer pts
Of 1,881 patients under age 19 diagnosed with cancers of the brain and central nervous system between 2000 and 2015, 52 percent of White patients lived five years from diagnosis, whereas only 44 percent of African American patients and 45 percent of Hispanic patients reached a similar milestone. (2020-03-12)
Study reveals a delicate dance of dynamic changes in the conscious brain
Michigan Medicine researchers studying consciousness have provided proof of alternating awareness using fMRI and illustrate, using a unique method, the ever-changing nature of the brain, even when under anesthesia or otherwise unresponsive. (2020-03-11)
Stanford scientists discover the mathematical rules underpinning brain growth
'How do cells with complementary functions arrange themselves to construct a functioning tissue?' said study co-author Bo Wang, an assistant professor of Bioengineering. (2020-03-11)
More than a nice coating
Researchers at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) have shown that specialized aggregates of molecules enwrapping nerve cells in the brain, the perineuronal nets, are crucial for regulating the connections between nerve cells that control motor memories. (2020-03-10)
Sensory information underpins abstract knowledge
What we learn through our senses drives how knowledge is sorted in our brains, according to research recently published in JNeurosci. (2020-03-09)
Rejuvenating the immune system supports brain repair after injury
Researchers have identified a major shift in how to treat brain injuries, after rejuvenating immune cells to support the repair process. (2020-03-08)
Thinking in acids and bases
Researchers from the National Institute for Physiological Sciences in Okazaki designed and tested a probe to track brain pH in mice during a visual task. (2020-03-06)
The brain has two systems for thinking about others' thoughts
The brain seems to have two different systems through which we can put ourselves into the shoes of someone else. (2020-03-06)
Neither nature nor nurture: Behavioral individuality in fruit flies' neurodevelopmental origin
While some fruit flies wander, others prefer to walk the straight and narrow; the origin of these behavioral quirks in individual flies may be a product of random variation in how neural circuits are wired during brain development, a new study of fruit flies given 'lines to walk' finds. (2020-03-05)
Drug shows promise in reducing deadly brain swelling after stroke
Cases of potentially deadly brain damage as a result of stroke could be reduced after new research identified a pathway in the brain that causes swelling, and which responds to an innovative treatment. (2020-03-02)
Sleeping sheep may offer clues to human brain disease
People may count sheep when they cannot sleep, but when they do finally drift off their brains generate the same type of brain wave as their ovine counterparts, according to new research published in eNeuro. (2020-03-02)
Discovery of GABAergic synaptic regulations inside the brain for a new epilepsy treatment
DGIST announced on February 12, 2020 that the joint research team of Professor Jaewon Ko and Professor Ji Won Um in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences found a new candidate target to treat epilepsy by regulating GABAergic synaptic functions . (2020-03-02)
Two sides of a coin: Our own immune cells damage the integrity of the blood-brain barrier
Researchers have shown that microglia, a class of immune cells in the brain, regulate the permeability of the brain's protective barrier in response to systemic inflammation. (2020-02-28)
Learning difficulties due to poor connectivity, not specific brain regions
Different learning difficulties do not correspond to specific regions of the brain, as previously thought, say researchers at the University of Cambridge. (2020-02-27)
New research uncovers potential pathway to slowing Alzheimer's
Overcoming the loss of a process in the brain called ''RNA editing'' may slow the progress of Alzheimer's disease and other synaptic disorders, a study shows. (2020-02-27)
International group of scientists found new regulators of blood supply to the brain
There are approximately as many neuroglia class cells known as astrocytes in the brain as there are neurons, but the function of these cells has long remained a mystery to scientists. (2020-02-26)
Why monkeys choose to drink alone
Why do some people almost always drop $10 in the Salvation Army bucket and others routinely walk by? (2020-02-24)
Resetting immune cells improves traumatic brain injury recovery in mice
Targeting overactive immune cells and dampening their effects may serve as a new treatment for treating a traumatic brain injury, according to new research in mice published in JNeurosci. (2020-02-24)
'Resetting' immune cells improves traumatic brain injury recovery in preclinical trials
Targeting overactive immune cells and dampening their chronic neurotoxic effects may offer new therapeutic strategies for traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to new preclinical research in mice, which has been published today. (2020-02-24)
Iron in brain shows cognitive decline in people with Parkinson's
A cutting-edge MRI technique to detect iron deposits in different brain regions can track declines in thinking, memory and movement in people with Parkinson's disease, finds a new UCL-led study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. (2020-02-20)
Antidote to pain and negativity? Let it be
Merely a brief introduction to mindfulness helps people deal with physical pain and negative emotions, a new study by researchers at Yale, Columbia, and Dartmouth shows. (2020-02-19)
Uncovering the plastic brain of a fruitfly -- new study
Genetic mechanisms that govern brain plasticity -- the brain's ability to change and adapt -- have been uncovered by researchers at the University of Birmingham. (2020-02-18)
Study finds empathy can be detected in people whose brains are at rest
UCLA researchers have found that it is possible to assess a person's ability to feel empathy by studying their brain activity while they are resting rather than while they are engaged in specific tasks. (2020-02-18)
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