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A Young, Healthy Brain Might Come Down to This 1 Protein, According to Science

Two types of treatments could offer protection against the VCAM1 protein in the future.<p>While you might associate protein mainly with packing on muscle and getting ripped, different types of proteins do all kinds of positive jobs in the body--they can transport atoms and molecules through you, work …

Medical Research

Researchers Discover 'Anxiety Cells' In The Brain

Scientists have found specialized brain cells in mice that appear to control anxiety levels.<p>The finding, reported Wednesday in the journal <i>Neuron,</i> could eventually lead to better treatments for anxiety disorders, which affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.<p>"The therapies we have now have …

Neuroscience

How the brain controls sex and attraction

Researchers discover how the brain triggers our attraction to the opposite sex and sexual behavior.<br>Read More

Neuroscience

The 20 Minute Workout Guaranteed to Improve Your Memory (and Get You In Better Shape)

No medications, meditation, or memory exercises required.<p>While it's common to think success is all about whom you know, success is almost always based on <i>what</i> you know. That's why we all want to learn faster, retain more information, and improve our memories.<p>And we all want to double-dip: To get …

HIIT

New study reveals how brain waves control working memory

MIT neuroscientists have found evidence that the brain’s ability to control what it’s thinking about relies on low-frequency brain waves known as …

Neuroscience

This New Brain Study Shows Why Some People Are More Creative Than Others

Mapping the creative network in the brain.<p>Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can …

Creativity

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Muscles from Scratch

For the past several years, Nenad Bursac has been trying to make muscles from scratch.<p>A biological engineer at Duke, Bursac came close in 2015, when …

Biology

I Was A Meditation Skeptic …. Until I Tried To Make My Case

<i>Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ve been questioning whether some of our habits and</i> …

This Protein in Your Brain Could Be at The Heart of Creating Memories

The little molecules that help with learning.<p>A mysterious protein that binds to RNA has been found to play an important role in the formation of …

MRI Scans Reveal Differences in Brains of People With Anxiety and Depression

These debilitating conditions have a physical basis.<p>In the United States, approximately 16 million adults are diagnosed with major depression …

The Brain

A Device to Increase Human Memory Has Been Implanted, and It Works

USC successfully tests an implanted memory prosthesis that improves biological human memory.<br>Read More

Assistive Technology

Breathing pure oxygen could repair brain damage years after a concussion

Brain Repair<p>Researchers have revisited hyperbaric oxygen sessions as a possible treatment for brain damage sustained after a concussion. According to …

Scientists figured out how to make cancer cells “commit suicide” — here’s how it works

Scientists have found a way to make cancer cells kill themselves in multiple ways, simultaneously.<p>“It’s like committing suicide by stabbing yourself, …

Cancer

Scientists announce new gene-editing techniques aimed at common mutations

Genetics is having a moment in the sun. Last year, biologists at the University of Bath in England created mice with neon feet. Scientists edited human embryos for the first time in the United States in August, cutting out a mutation for a heritable heart disease. Earlier this month, research …

Genetics

Brain game: how fasting can make us brighter

Eating less triggers a chemical in the brain that forms new brain cells<p>Many Jewish readers will be looking forward to a healthy breakfast this morning after the 25-hour fast of Yom Kippur which ended just after sunset yesterday. Although fasting is a part of many religious traditions, the evidence …

How to reduce brain inflammation with a keto diet

New research uncovers and replicates the mechanism by which a ketogenic diet curbs brain inflammation. The findings pave the way for a new drug …

Researchers Have Discovered the Mechanism for Memory Retrieval

Where Memories Form<p>New research suggests that the subiculum, a part of the hippocampus that is rarely studied, is central to the memory retrieval …

New Research Suggests Memory Loss in Alzheimer's Patients May be Reversible

A Targeted Approach<p>New research from a team at MIT indicates symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affecting patient’s memories may be reversible. AD …

How long you need to do cardio to reap the benefits for your body and brain

A growing body of research suggests that when we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period of time, magical things happen to our body and brain.<p>We think more clearly, feel better overall, and protect ourselves against some of the …

Harvard Medical School

The Elixir of Immortality May Reside Deep Within Our Brains - ExtremeTech

By on August 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The super-wealthy have always lent …

6 Stunning Photos of Guinness's Brewery in 1900

A Collection of Century-Old Photos of Guinness’s Brewery Allows You to Walk Through History<p>2 minute Read<p>On Dec. 31, 1759, Arthur Guinness signed a …

6 Vitamins And Minerals That Boost Brain Power

The human brain is a complex organ requiring many different nutrients to function properly. Nutritional deficiencies have been shown to contribute to …

Microsoft’s Kinect and HoloLens inventor thinks ‘the phone is already dead’

Alex Kipman, one of Microsoft’s top technical fellows, believes the age of the smartphone is over. “The phone is already dead,” says Kipman, in an interview with <i>Bloomberg</i>. “People just haven’t realized.” Kipman reportedly believes that a mixed reality device like HoloLens will replace the phone, …

Science Says 1 Minute of This Kind of Exercise May Equal 45 Minutes of Jogging

It's time to step up your workout.<p>The short- and long-term benefits of exercise are absurdly well-documented. Exercise lowers your cholesterol, boosts your mood, decreases your stress, and increases your flexibility (plus about a zillion other good things).<p>In an increasingly packed daily schedule, …

Cardiovascular System

Elon Musk: 100 Tesla Gigafactories Could Power the Entire World

The Gigafactory<p>The Tesla Gigafactory produces lithium ion batteries, supporting the Tesla vehicles and providing low-cost batteries using alternative …

Special Feature: The Runner’s High | Runner's World

The author, shown above in Moscow in 1984, was often inebriated as a teen. / Photograph courtesy of Caleb Daniloff; above photo collage by Runner’s World/Getty Images<p>I first got drunk at 12 years old.<p>Young perhaps, but it was Soviet Moscow, where my dad was stationed as an American journalist in …

Harvard Medical School

You, Too, Can Brew Like a Monk

Father Martin Grassel brews beer in his home. He lives in a monastery.<p>At the outset, he was simply making homebrew. He produced his first 5-gallon …

Beer

Behold, the Resealable Craft Beer Can

Courtesy of the craft brewery that put good canned beer on the map.<p>Introduced in 2012, the “Crowler” quickly became one of the coolest new …

Elon Musk launches Neuralink, a venture to merge the human brain with AI

Rockets, cars, and now brain chips<p>SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is backing a brain-computer interface venture called Neuralink, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The company, which is still in the earliest stages of existence and has no public presence whatsoever, is centered on creating …

Singularity