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Cholesterol-lowering drugs guard against brain haemorrhages
The drugs statins, which are used to prevent cardiovascular diseases, also guard against brain haemorrhages. (2019-03-14)
New cell subtypes classified in mouse brain
An international team has created a new way to classify neurons in the mouse brain. (2019-03-13)
Speaking with a robot is not as pleasant as talking to a human
Scientists employed fMRI to record the brain activity of participants speaking with another human or with a robot. (2019-03-12)
OU neuroscientists find brain pathway supporting an intersection of taste and pain
University of Oklahoma neuroscientists have found a pathway in the brain where taste and pain intersect in a new study that originally was designed to look at the intersection of taste and food temperature. (2019-03-12)
Parkinson's treatment delivers a power-up to brain cell 'batteries'
Scientists have gained clues into how a Parkinson's disease treatment, called deep brain stimulation, helps tackle symptoms. (2019-03-12)
Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity each linked to unhealthy brains
Factors that influence the health of our blood vessels, such as smoking, high blood and pulse pressures, obesity and diabetes, are linked to less healthy brains, according to research published in the European Heart Journal. (2019-03-10)
Alzheimer's: How does the brain change over the course of the disease?
What changes in the brain are caused by Alzheimer's disease? (2019-03-08)
Increasingly complex mini-brains
Scientists improved the initial steps of a standard protocol and produced organoids displaying regionalized brain structures, including retinal pigmented cells. (2019-03-07)
Three ways studying organic chemistry changes the brain
A new study from Carnegie Mellon University researchers using multiple imaging modalities shows that learning scientific information results in changes in the actual structure of memory-related areas of the brain, changes due to the encoding of the new information in these memory-related brain areas, and changes in the coordination among the network nodes that jointly contain the new information. (2019-03-07)
Genetic factors influence human brain expansion
An analysis published in JNeurosci of brain scans from more than 600 children and adolescents reveals genetically-mediated associations between the size of evolutionarily novel brain regions and intelligence test scores. (2019-03-04)
The sneaky way estrogen drives brain metastasis in non-estrogen-dependent breast cancers
University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that while estrogen doesn't directly affect triple-negative breast cancer cells, it can affect surrounding brain cells in ways that promote cancer cell migration and invasiveness (2019-03-01)
Researchers discover clues to brain differences between males and females
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have discovered a mechanism for how androgens -- male sex steroids -- sculpt brain development. (2019-03-01)
Detailed new primate brain atlas could lead to disease insights
An international project based in Japan and co-led by CSHL Professor Partha Mitra has mapped connections in the marmoset brain at an unprecedented level of detail. (2019-03-01)
A gentle method for unlocking the mysteries of the deep brain
Serious diseases are directly linked to the subcortical areas of the brain. (2019-02-27)
Brain scans shine light on how we solve clues
Partnered with machine learning, brain scans reveal how people understand objects in our world. (2019-02-25)
UBC researchers discover how blood vessels protect the brain during inflammation
Researchers from the University of British Columbia have discovered how blood vessels protect the brain during inflammation -- a finding that could lead to the development of new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as stroke, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. (2019-02-20)
Scientists create new map of brain's immune system
A team of researchers under the direction of the Medical Center -- University of Freiburg has created an entirely new map of the brain's own immune system in humans and mice. (2019-02-19)
Potential link between vitamin D deficiency and loss of brain plasticity
University of Queensland research may explain why vitamin D is vital for brain health, and how deficiency leads to disorders including depression and schizophrenia. (2019-02-19)
Breaks in the blood-brain barrier can cause brains to get old before their time
Daniela Kaufer, a professor at UC Berkeley and fellow in the CIFAR Child & Brain Development program, has discovered one of the biological pathways that lead to age-related cognitive decline, and has found clues on how to reverse the aging process in the brain. (2019-02-14)
Brain pathways of aversion identified
What happens in the brain when we feel discomfort? Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden are now one step closer to finding the answer. (2019-02-14)
Exercise gives older men a better brain boost
New research suggests that the relationship between physical and brain fitness varies in older adults by virtue of their sex. (2019-02-13)
Brain clock ticks differently in autism
The neural 'time windows' in certain small brain areas contribute to the complex cognitive symptoms of autism, new research suggests. (2019-02-12)
Brain patterns indicative of consciousness, in unconscious individuals
Amid longstanding difficulties distinguishing consciousness in humans in unconscious states, scientists report fMRI-based evidence of distinct patterns of brain activity they say can differentiate between consciousness or unconsciousness. (2019-02-06)
Women's brains appear three years younger than men's
Women's brains appear to be three years younger than men's of the same age, according to a new study on brain metabolism from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-02-04)
Fight or flight: Serotonin neurons prompt brain to make the right call
Known for its role in relieving depression, the neurochemical serotonin may also help the brain execute instantaneous, appropriate behaviors in emergency situations, according to a new Cornell study published Feb. (2019-01-31)
Stress and dream sleep are linked to pathways of brain cell death and survival
The first and most distinct consequence of daily mild stress is an increase in rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep, a new study in the journal PNAS reports. (2019-01-28)
What you eat could impact your brain and memory
High levels of a satiety hormone could decrease a person's likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease. (2019-01-28)
Do bigger brains equal smarter dogs? New study offers answers
Larger dogs have better short-term memory and self-control than smaller breeds, according to research led by the Arizona Canine Cognition Center at the University of Arizona. (2019-01-28)
Graphene can hear your brain whisper
A newly developed graphene-based implant can record electrical activity in the brain at extremely low frequencies and over large areas, unlocking the wealth of information found below 0.1 Hz. (2019-01-24)
New insights into why we crave fatty foods when dieting
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have identified new brain circuits that may act as a brake on binge eating and junk food craving. (2019-01-24)
With less sleep, tau release in the brain goes up
The sleep-wake cycle affects the levels of a protein in our brain called tau, a new study in animals and humans shows. (2019-01-24)
Even in young adults, blood pressure above normal may be linked to brain shrinkage
For people in their 20s and 30s, having blood pressure above normal but below the level considered to be high blood pressure, may be linked to loss of brain volume, according to a study published in the January 23, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2019-01-23)
Researchers create road map of care for children with severe head trauma
PEGASUS is the first comprehensive care model for children with head trauma, said lead researcher Monica Vavilala, director of Harborview's Injury Prevention and Research Center in Seattle. (2019-01-23)
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists link concussions to epilepsy development
Experiments by Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists show a strong relationship between changes in astrocytes after mild traumatic brain injury and the eventual occurrence of a seizure. (2019-01-22)
How concussions may lead to epilepsy
Researchers have identified a cellular response to repeated concussions that may contribute to seizures in mice like those observed following traumatic brain injury in humans. (2019-01-21)
How our brains distinguish between self-touch and touch by others
Our brains seem to reduce sensory perception from an area of our skin when we touch it ourselves, according to a new study from Linköping University, Sweden, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PNAS. (2019-01-21)
Nerve growth factor: Early studies and recent clinical trials
NGF is the first discovered member of a family of neurotrophic factors, collectively indicated as neurotrophins, (which include brain-derived neurotrophic factor, neurotrophin-3 and neurotrophin 4/5). (2019-01-18)
Findings on eye-signal blending re-examines Nobel-winning research
Knowing precisely where the signals meet and the brain processes them is vital to treating amblyopia, or reduced vision in one eye because the brain and eye aren't working together properly. (2019-01-17)
The cerebellum's hidden roles in social and reward-driven behavior
The cerebellum may regulate sociability and reward-driven behavior by controlling the release of dopamine, according to a new study. (2019-01-17)
Teen brain volume changes with small amount of cannabis use, study finds
At a time when several states are moving to legalize recreational use of marijuana, new research shows that concerns about the drug's impact on teens may be warranted. (2019-01-14)
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