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Potential new MS drug could regenerate myelin

New research could lead to treatments for multiple sclerosis that regenerate myelin, the fatty coating that insulates nerve fibers and protects …

Medical Research

14 things I wish I knew before starting Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda can feel overwhelmingly complicated at times, even for long-time RPG fans. It's a very big, very detailed game, and getting to …

Mass Effect

The "Big Bang" of Alzheimer’s: Breakthrough study uncovers genesis of the disease

Impressive new research led by scientists at UT Southwestern, has discovered the earliest point in a neurodegenerative process that is thought to …

Dementia

Massive Genetic Study Finds Many Links Between Various Psychiatric Illnesses

An excavation of a million people’s genes has provided some interesting clues to how several common psychiatric disorders might arise, including …

The Brain

This 'light-activated' drug could treat Parkinson's

For the very first time, scientists have developed a light-activated drug for treating Parkinson's disease directly in a targeted part of the …

Mutation Links Bipolar Disorder to Mitochondrial Disease

Researchers report mitochondrial dysfunction may affect the activity of serotonergic neurons in mice with ANT1 mutations. The findings may provide …

Scientists Identify a "New Type of Depression"

Scientists want to develop new antidepressant drugs.<p>An estimated half of the 322 million people affected by depression don’t appear to benefit from …

Neuroscience

32 Genius Gadgets Under $40 On Amazon That Are Basically Out Of A Black Mirror Episode

<i>Black Mirror</i> is science fiction, but sometimes it hits pretty close to home — and today’s modern world is actually filled with high-tech devices that …

Deadly brain cancer stopped with new compound

Glioblastoma, one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer, may have found its nemesis. New research shows that the tumor, which is notoriously …

Cancer

New molecule may stop Alzheimer's from spreading

A compound called cambinol shows great promise as a future Alzheimer's drug. The molecule has halted the spread of the toxic brain protein tau in …

MDMA Used in Breakthrough PTSD Study, Bringing FDA Approval into View

The anticipated approval date is within reach.<p>In the 1970s, MDMA was considered to be an anxiety-relieving drug. But when the United States …

Mental Health

44 Depression-Linked Genes Identified in the Largest Risk Factor Study Yet

All humans carry the genetic risk factors for depression to some degree.<p>Major depressive disorder is a common, potentially debilitating illness that …

Depression

Schizophrenia and Autism Share Common Traits

A new study that measured autistic and schizophrenic traits in the general population, rather than in those already diagnosed, reveals significant …

Researchers Uncover Proteins That Could Finally Explain ALS

The proteins suggest a direct link between the rare neurological disease and dementia.<p>On Monday, researchers published a breakthrough in <i>JAMA …

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Alzheimer's Disease Redefined, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers have published a new research framework that defines Alzheimer’s disease by brain changes, not symptoms.Source: Alzheimer’s …

Helmet-shaped brain scanner allows wearers to move around

The world’s first brain scanner that can be worn as people move around has been invented, by a team who hope the contraption can help children with neurological and mental disorders and reveal how the brain handles social situations.<p>The new scalp caps – made on 3D printers – fit closely to the …

The Brain

Study of Bipolar Disorder Drugs Finds Lithium is Still Gold Standard

A new Swedish study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that lithium remains the gold standard for helping individuals …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Novel Mechanism Behind Schizophrenia Uncovered, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Neuregulin 3, a protein elevated in the brains of those with schizophrenia, suppresses a protein complex required for efficient neural …

Schizophrenia is a Side Effect of Human Development

Researchers have identified altered gene expression in the prefrontal area of the brain in those with schizophrenia. The study reports schizophrenia …

Excess Calcium May Influence Development of Parkinson's

Emerging research suggests excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic protein clusters that characterize Parkinson’s …

What's the Difference between Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder? | The Recovery Expert

Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) is a serious personality disorder that is often confused with the more commonly known Obsessive …

Could an existing drug halt Parkinson's disease?

Researchers have discovered a mechanism through which toxic protein clusters develop in the brain in Parkinson's disease. It may be treatable with …

Bipolar Subtypes May Have Distinct Origins

A new Swedish study may help settle the controversy over the relationship between bipolar I and bipolar II disorders. Despite genetic overlap between …

How a promising Alzheimer's drug turns back the cellular clock

Alzheimer's is a devastating disease, and with the world's average population getting older, its effects will be felt further and wider in the …

Neuroscience

DNA vaccine promises permanent, universal protection against the flu

A universal, one-dose flu vaccine has long been a holy grail for medical researchers. With the World Health Organization estimating over half a …

Vaccination

Bipolar disorder has seven key factors: study

Bipolar Disorder

Pixel art coloring book apps are the newest App Store craze

Has your kid bugged you to let them download Sandbox Coloring? You’re probably not alone. The latest trend blowing up on the App Store is a new twist on the coloring book apps that have been popular for a couple of years. Now, instead of having users pick and choose their colors as before, this new …

Apps

Scientists reverse genetic aging, memory decline in rats

As we age, memory function tends to suffer. Understanding and preventing this creeping deficit is a priority for many scientists. Now, a recently …

Major Cause of Dementia Discovered

A build up of urea in the brain to toxic levels may cause brain damage, eventually leading to dementia, a new study reports.