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Cesarean-born mice show altered patterns of brain development, study finds
Cesarean-born mice show altered patterns of cell death across the brain, exhibiting greater nerve cell death than vaginally delivered mice in at least one brain area, a finding by Georgia State University researchers that suggests birth mode may have acute effects on human neurodevelopment that may lead to long-lasting changes in the brain and behavior. (2018-10-15)
Us vs. them: Understanding the neurobiology of stereotypes
In a review published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Science, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD, and colleagues describe how non-invasive brain stimulation -- a technique he and others have pioneered to unlock the secrets of the brain -- could shed light on the neurobiology underlying implicit bias. (2018-10-15)
Oscillations provide insights into the brain's navigation system
The brain creates a map of our environment, which enables reliable spatial navigation. (2018-10-12)
A new study indicates the possibility to monitor the progression of Alzheimer's Disease by monitoring major brain antioxidant levels using noninvasive techniques
In a breakthrough human study, anti-oxidant, glutathione (GSH), which protects the brain from stress, has been found to be significantly depleted in Alzheimer's patients compared to normal subjects. (2018-10-12)
Abnormal vision in childhood can affect brain functions
A research team has discovered that abnormal vision in childhood can affect the development of higher-level brain areas responsible for things such as attention. (2018-10-12)
New study finds thalamus wakes the brain during development
The study published in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests the thalamus controls the development of state dependency and continuity. (2018-10-11)
Human brain cell transplant offers insights into neurological conditions
Scientists have created a 'window' into the brain, which enables researchers to watch in incredible detail how human brain cells develop and connect to each other in real time. (2018-10-11)
Brain circuits for successful emotional development established during infancy
Researchers in the UNC Early Brain Development Study tracking the development of the brain's emotion circuitry in infancy found that adult-like functional brain connections for emotional regulation emerge during the first year of life. (2018-10-10)
Recognizing the uniqueness of different individuals with schizophrenia
Individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia differ greatly from one another. Researchers from Radboud university medical center, along with colleagues from England and Norway, have demonstrated that very few identical brain differences are shared amongst different patients. (2018-10-10)
Cells in 'little brain' have distinctive metabolic needs
'Knocking out' an enzyme that regulates the flow of fuel into mitochondria specifically blocks the development of the mouse cerebellum more than the rest of the brain. (2018-10-10)
Half the brain encodes both arm movements
Individual arm movements are represented by neural activity in both the left and right hemispheres of the brain, according to a study of epilepsy patients published in JNeurosci. (2018-10-08)
Newly discovered long noncoding RNA plays critical role in brain growth and signaling
The results suggest that healthy growth and development of brain cells and brain circuits depends not just upon specific proteins but also upon specific long noncoding RNAs. (2018-10-08)
How the brain learns during sleep
Researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University of Bonn have investigated which activity patterns occur in the brain when people remember or forget things. (2018-10-05)
It's a beautiful game, but how you see it is all in the mind...
Researchers from the University of York have used MRI scanning to try and find out how people can have such different takes on football. (2018-10-03)
Free thinking: researchers identify origins of free will in the brain
Neuroscientists led by Michael Fox, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) used brain lesion network mapping -- a technique pioneered by Fox at BIDMC -- to find the anatomical origins of the perception of free will. (2018-10-02)
Reading is a team-lift as different brain parts work together to predict proficiency
The extent to which sensory-specific parts of the brain are able to connect as a network, not necessarily anatomically, but functionally, during a child's development predicts their reading proficiency, according to a new neuroimaging study from the University at Buffalo. (2018-10-02)
Child Mind Institute researchers, colleagues release non-human primate brain imaging data
An international team of researchers led by scientists at the Child Mind Institute has released the first open-source data sets of non-human primate brain imaging, which could help improve understanding of certain brain disorders. (2018-09-27)
Scientists unlock secret of how the brain encodes speech
People like the late Stephen Hawking are unable to speak because their muscles are paralyzed. (2018-09-26)
UCI researchers identify new cause of brain bleeds
A team of researchers including UCI project scientist Rachita Sumbria, Ph.D., and UCI neurologist Mark J. (2018-09-25)
New developments in EEG brain scans could help spot mental disorders early
Patients suffering from mental and neurological disorders, including autism, ADHD and dementia, could benefit from new developments in brain scanning technology, according to a new study published in The Neurodiagnostic Journal. (2018-09-25)
Why it doesn't get dark when you blink
Understanding how perception and memory interact. (2018-09-24)
How nature, nurture shape the sleeping brain
Some patterns of electrical activity generated by the brain during sleep are inherited, according to a study of teenage twins published in JNeurosci. (2018-09-24)
Overlooked signal in MRI scans reflects amount, kind of brain cells
A six-minute MRI scan gives enough data for researchers to study how the brain develops, or to detect the loss of brain cells due to injury or illness. (2018-09-24)
A biomarker in the brain's circulation system may be Alzheimer's earliest warning
Leaks in the blood-brain barrier can provide early detection for Alzheimer's and diseases. (2018-09-24)
Breast milk may be best for premature babies' brain development
Babies born before their due date show better brain development when fed breast milk rather than formula, a study from the University of Edinburgh has found. (2018-09-21)
Barrow Researchers deploy novel clinical trial regimen for glioblastoma
Combating glioblastoma remains a major challenge due the complex nature of these tumors, the inability of drugs to penetrate the brain tissue, and lack of correlation between animal models and the human condition. (2018-09-21)
Premature brains develop differently in boys and girls
Brains of baby boys born prematurely are affected differently and more severely than premature infant girls' brains. (2018-09-19)
New method enables accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease can be difficult, as several other conditions can cause similar symptoms. (2018-09-19)
Heartbeat paces learning
The processing of external information varies during the phases of the cardiac cycle, shows a new study from the University of Jyväskylä. (2018-09-19)
New insight into aging
Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) of McGill University examined the effects of aging on neuroplasticity in the primary auditory cortex, the part of the brain that processes auditory information. (2018-09-19)
Hardwired for laziness? Tests show the human brain must work hard to avoid sloth
Society has encouraged people to be more physically active, yet we are actually becoming less active. (2018-09-18)
UTMB adapts Zika vaccine to fight brain cancer
Researchers at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have successfully harnessed their Zika virus vaccine to target and kill brain cancer known as glioblastoma. (2018-09-18)
Understanding epilepsy in pediatric tumors
A KAIST research team led by Professor Jeong Ho Lee of the Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering has recently identified a neuronal BRAF somatic mutation that causes intrinsic epileptogenicity in pediatric brain tumors. (2018-09-18)
Pain response in babies' brains controlled in 'similar way to adults'
Researchers from the Department of Paediatrics and Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging at the University of Oxford, UK, have identified the neural network that helps control babies' brain activity in response to pain in a similar way to adults. (2018-09-11)
This is how the brain forgets on purpose
Researchers have analysed what happens in the brain when humans want to voluntarily forget something. (2018-09-07)
Research suggests increased cortical activation in cannabis users' brains in resting state
Recent research from the Center for BrainHealth® at The University of Texas at Dallas shows that cannabis users experience increased cortical activation during the brain's resting state when compared with nonusers. (2018-09-05)
Concussions loosen insulation around brain cells
Detailed scans of concussed hockey players found that the protective fatty tissue surrounding brain cell fibers was loosened two weeks after the injury -- even though the athletes felt fine and were deemed ready to return to the ice. (2018-09-04)
B cells among factors leading to brain lesions in multiple sclerosis
A team of researchers from UZH and USZ has shown that in multiple sclerosis, it is not only specific T cells that cause inflammation and lesions in the brain. (2018-09-04)
Body temperature regulation: how fever comes
Researchers from Kanazawa University report in Journal of Neuroscience performed a microdialysis study on mice to determine mechanisms underlying the inflammatory response in the brain associated with fever that might be used to develop new strategies for treatment. (2018-09-03)
Great minds may think alike, but all minds look alike
Though humans differ widely in their congenital abilities, a newly-discovered brain learning mechanism has led researchers to reveal an origin of the identical spectrum of strong and weak links that compose all brains. (2018-08-30)
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