Tushar Bhattacharya

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Ketamine administration during a critical period after forced ethanol abstinence inhibits the development of time-dependent affective disturbances

Article<p>This is an unedited manuscript that has been accepted for publication. Nature Research are providing this early version of the manuscript as a …

Neuroscience

Scientists find cell types behind schizophrenia

The biology of schizophrenia is difficult to study, since hundreds of genes are implicated in the disease. But now, scientists have identified the …

Neuroscience

Alcoholism May Be Associated With Higher Dopamine Release At The Expectation Of A Drink, A New Study Says

A new study published in the scientific journal <i>Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging</i> suggests a family history of alcoholism …

Alcohol

Burst of Brain Activity Linked to Memory Reactivation

Researchers shed light on how sleep spindles help secure memory storage and reactivation.

Neuroscience

Early Synaptic Dysfunction Found in Parkinson’s Disease

Mutations in LRRK2 leads to dysfunctional auxilin and impaired synaptic vesicle endocytosis in Parkinson's patients, researchers report.

Neuroscience

Borderline personality disorder

Altmetric: 1<p>More detail<p>PrimeView<p>Patients with borderline personality disorder face severe stigma owing to the type and severity of symptoms. These …

Mindfulness

'Seeing' Music or 'Tasting' Numbers? What We Can Learn From Those With Synesthesia

<i>Summary: Researchers take a deeper look at synesthesia, revealing the condition could be linked to some autoimmune diseases. The paper also reports</i> …

Neuroscience

People with Family History of Alcoholism Release More Dopamine in Expectation of Alcohol

<i>Summary: A new study reports people who have a family history of alcohol use disorder release more dopamine in the ventral striatum as a response to</i> …

Neuroscience

For A Healthy Brain, Exercise Your Legs

Exercise — and specifically leg exercise — is critical for keeping the nervous system healthy.<p>Leg day might be even more important than we thought. …

Neuroscience

HIV lies dormant in brain, increasing risk of dementia, but how?

The HIV virus, which causes AIDS, has long been known to target and disable cells of the immune system, which are responsible for fighting off …

Neuroscience

What Helps Form Long Term Memory Also Drives ALS

<i>Summary: Researchers reveal a small region of Ataxin-2, a protein implicated in long term memory, may drive the progression of ALS.</i><p>Source: Trinity …

Neuroscience

Subtle Hearing Loss While Young Alters Brain Function

<i>Summary: Researchers report subtle hearing loss during youth may pave the way to developing dementia later in life. The study reveals those with</i> …

The Brain

Brain Structure Linked with Sex Based Differences in Anxiety Behavior: Mouse Study

<i>Summary: A new mouse study reveals females have a three fold higher abundance of EP3, in addition to elevated levels of genes associated with major</i> …

Neuroscience

Most People With Earliest Alzheimer's Signs Won't Develop Dementia Associated With the Disease

<i>Summary: A new study from researchers at UCLA reveals most people with preclinical signs of Alzheimer’s dementia will not develop the full scale of</i> …

Dementia

Mice Regrow Neurons and Blood Vessels Following a Stroke

Researchers have developed a new gel infused with molecules that stimulates blood vessel growth and suppresses inflammation following a stroke. The …

Neuroscience

Brain Stimulation May Reduce Food Cravings as Obesity Treatment

According to researchers, high frequency dTMS increased beta endorphin levels, producing heightened feelings of reward following food ingestion. …

Neuroscience

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Sleep Better, Parent Better, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Study reveals mothers who have insufficient sleep, or lack of quality sleep, are more irritable, suffer impaired attention and are less …

Neuroscience

Here's Why Some Brains Really Are Smarter, According to This New Study

Are you 'neurally efficient'?<p>People with a higher IQ are more likely to have fewer connections between the neurons in the outer layer of their brain, …

The Brain

Gene That Helps Prevent Brain Disease Identified

Researchers in San Diego have identified a gene that may be able to stop the accumulation of protein deposits in the brain, a factor in developing …

Dementia

How the Brain Orchestrates Movement

Researchers shed light on what happens to specific neurons when neurodegenerative diseases impact movement. The findings could help in the …

Neuroscience

Being Socially Isolated for Long Periods of Time Reshapes Brain Chemistry

But the pain of loneliness may have a remedy.<p>Being lonely sucks. Sure, we all need our alone time now and then, but scientists have repeatedly found …

Neuroscience

Metallic drivers of Alzheimer's disease

X-ray spectromicroscopy at the Scanning X-ray Microscopy beamline (I08), here at Diamond, has been utilised to pinpoint chemically reduced iron and …

Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists have transplanted memory from one snail to another. So, what does it mean for humans?

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's the kind of study science fiction dreams are made of: A team of neurobiologists at UCLA "transplanted" a memory from the nervous system of one snail into another.<p>In order to do this, the team repeatedly "trained" a snail with electric shocks.<p>"We induced a very simple kind of memory in …

The Brain

How the Gut Influences Neurological Diseases

Researchers examine the role gut bacteria plays in the development of neurological disorders. Using mouse models of multiple sclerosis, researchers …

Neuroscience

Better Diet May Prevent Brain Shrinkage in Older Adults

<i>Summary: Older adults who eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, fish and nuts have greater brain volume, a new study reveals. Researchers say diet</i> …

Holistic Medicine

Memories Physically Transferred Between Snails Through Strings of RNA

It just took one injection to teach these snails fear.<p>To most of us, memories are intangible, like floating photo albums existing only in the mind. …

Biology

Gene Variant May Increase Psychiatric Risk After TBI

A new study has linked the APOE4 gene to mental health issues some people face following TBI. Researchers report people with the APOE4 gene had …

The Brain

How the Brain Decides to Make an Effort

<i>Summary: A new study sheds light on the neural mechanisms behind how we make effortful decisions.</i><p>Source: Emory Health Sciences.<p><b>From deciding to quit</b> …

Neuroscience

Parkinson's, dementia: Is this the key to preventive therapy?

Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies are both characterized by impaired brain function tied to neural death. A landmark new study has …

Neuroscience

Schizophrenia Could Be Physically Changing The Body, Not Just The Brain

But how?<p>Schizophrenia is considered a disorder of the mind, influencing the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. But our latest research shows …

The Brain