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Evidence that Zika causes neural stem cells to self-destruct - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A new addition in the growing number of studies using brain organoids to understand how the Zika virus leads to microcephaly reveals that human …

Implanted Device Fights Plaque Buildup In Brain

It releases antibodies to combat deposits linked to Alzheimer's<p>The outside symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease—memory loss, personality changes, difficulty performing everyday tasks—are often heartbreaking to watch or scary to experience. They are a reflection of what the disease does to the …

Alzheimer's More Severe in Women Than in Men

<b>Women with Alzheimer’s have poorer cognitive abilities than men at the same stage of the disease, reveal academics from the University of</b> …

Neuroscience

An Ancient and Proven Way to Improve Memorization; Go Ahead and Try It

In January, I devoted every walk from my home to the train to the contemplation of work details, hoping to improve my recall of them. That was my New Year’s resolution, and so far I’ve stuck to it.<p>In every one of those walks I was also retracing a memorization technique known to the ancients and …

Humanity

Hope for Alzheimer's sufferers as first ever vaccine 'removes tangles in the brain'

Hope for Alzheimer's sufferers as first ever vaccine 'attacks tangles in the brain which cause memory loss'<p><b>Scientists have developed vaccine which</b> …

El Niño may trigger floods, famine and sickness in much of the world

A fog of suffocating smoke settles over the Indonesian countryside, sickening hundreds of thousands of people and triggering an environmental crisis.<p>In Peru, officials abandon plans to host the lucrative Dakar Rally and prepare instead for torrential rains and devastating floods.<p>And in Ethiopia, …

Weather

Treatment From Brain Tissue May Have Spread Alzheimer's Protein

It may be possible to transmit Alzheimer's disease from one person to another, according to a study published Wednesday in <i>Nature</i>. But this would occur only in highly unusual circumstances involving direct exposure to brain tissue, scientists say.<p>"This relates to a very special situation where …

Can Alzheimer’s proteins be spread via medical procedures?

From 1958 to 1985, 30,000 people worldwide were exposed to a contagious, highly fatal brain disorder called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. These …

Researchers Discover a Potential Protective Shield From Alzheimer's Disease

<b>Today, more than 5.1 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, a devastating type of dementia that plagues memory and thinking. That number is</b> …

Neuroscience

The Brain-Gut Connection: How Gut Bacteria May Treat Depression

We humans have a second brain. Come to think of it, men have three. The second one, called our enteric nervous system, consists of some 100 million …

Alzheimer’s may have been transmitted via injections, researchers say

Other scientists say more evidence is necessary<p>During the autopsies of eight people with a rare brain disease, doctors found something unexpected: evidence of Alzheimer's disease-like changes in the brains of six of those patients. That's especially odd, since the people were between ages 36 and 51 …

A newly discovered brain disease may point to something disturbing about Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

© AFP/File Thomas SamsonResearch published last week has identified the first new human prion disease in 50 years.<p>The paper's lead author, Stanley Prusiner, who won the Nobel prize in 1997 for his discovery that Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) could be transmitted by a "misfolded" protein, says …

5 Subtle Ways Advertisers Use Psychology (and What You Can Learn From Them)

This is how advertisers get you to buy and you don't even know why.<p>Social proof, prices ending in 9 or 7, and happy, smiling people that we all want to be like. We think we know every advertising trick in the book right now.<p>But we are not even close.<p>Advertisers are masters of applied psychology, …

Selling

Woman Could Hear Eyeballs Moving Because Of 'Debilitating' Condition, Reveals How Surgery Changed Her Life

When Rachel Pyne turned 27, she was shocked to find she could hear all of her internal bodily noises.<p>"There were times where my eyeballs sounded like …

Ronald Reagan

Exercise Might Literally Change Your Brain

It may make your brain sharper—and younger.<p>Of all the things I remember about my grandmother Marie—her heady smell, her Southern drawl, and her genuine love of people—I'll never forget the role exercise played in her life. Even well into her 90s she was doing aerobics, or as she liked to call it, …

How to Write Brilliant Blog Posts: 5 Tips from Psychology

<i>This is a guest contribution from Ellen Jackson of Potential Psychology.</i><p>Are you ready to rock a brilliant blog post? Do you want to write faster, …

Productivity

Yolanda Foster Continues Lyme Disease Treatmen to 'Get That Brain Back in Gear'

Yolanda Foster isn’t giving up on her fight against Lyme disease.<p>The <i>Real Housewives of Beverly Hills</i> star, who won’t return next season due to her …

Under the skin: Incredible images reveal complexity of human body

Images showing the complexity of the human body have been released as part of an exhibition showing cutting edge imaging techniques. The University …

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Happiness

How Your Sleep Position Can Impact Your Brain's Waste Removal

If you aren’t sleeping in the right position, you could be increasing your odds of developing Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders later in …

Depersonalisation disorder: the condition you’ve never heard of that affects millions

Jane Charlton was not herself when she woke one day in April 2002, but it was more terrifying than any ordinary morning grogginess – and it did not shift for the best part of three years.<p>“It was a feeling of being fundamentally wrong in your own body,” Charlton says, attempting to describe what has …

Mental Health

4 Everyday Activities That Will Actually Strengthen Your Brain

A few small changes can make a big difference to your mental function.<p>Ever feel stuck? You need inspiration for a new creative project, or a way to solve a management problem, or a strategy for increasing sales, but you keep coming up short? You may be able to get things flowing again with a few …

Humanity

Gene therapy rescues dying cells in the brains of Alzheimer's patients

New clinical trial data suggest that nerve growth factor gene therapy is safe for extended periods of time<p>An experimental gene therapy reduces the rate at which nerve cells in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients degenerate and die, according to new results from a small clinical trial, published in …

Neuroscience

Adult Central Nervous System Tumors Treatment

Key Points<p>An adult central nervous system tumor is a disease in which abnormal cells form in the tissues of the brain and/or spinal cord.<p>A tumor that …

Mapping The Brain – Just How Hard Is It?

Some say it’s the most complex object in the universe, but just how difficult is it going to be to finally understand how the human brain works?If we …

Dos and don’ts to preserve your brainpower

From changing your diet to partying like you’re 21, here are six tips for protecting your brain from the ravages of time.<p>Like any good machine, the brain needs a little care and attention as it ages to ensure it continues to run in good working order. If only there were a manual to its maintenance …

‘Smart pill’ has potential to boost brain power in healthy people – study

A stimulant drug successfully used to help people with sleep disorders stay awake can boost cognitive functions in healthy people, according to a new …

OCD: a Monster in My Mind, BBC Two, review: 'heartbreaking'

This documentary about OCD did much to challenge our misconceptions, says Michael Hogan<p>There’s an irritating trend these days for people to bandy about the phrase “OCD” when simply they mean “tidy” or “fussy”. “I’m a bit OCD about my desk,” they’ll boast, believing it’s endearingly quirky.<p>Such …