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New Research Shows We May Be Looking at Alzheimer's All Wrong

Just days after Biogen Inc. revealed promising early data from an experimental Alzheimer’s treatment, new research from the Mayo Clinic may revive a …

Dementia

Ketamine injections: Aura Medical director Graham Barrett resigns amidst concerns over depression treatment

The medical director of a company treating depressed patients with the drug ketamine has resigned amid concern from patients and psychiatrists about …

A Powerful Guide to Reducing Stress (and a Giveaway!)

<b>Update – The winners for this giveaway have been chosen:</b><p>In my high school yearbook’s class prophecy, it was predicted that I would one day write and …

Vitamin D Benefits Common Mental Illnesses By Regulating Serotonin - PsyBlog

Study reveals how vitamin D benefits mental disorders, as do omega-3 fatty acids.<p>Serotonin regulation could explain why vitamin D benefits many brain …

This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Meditate

Spoiler: It literally changes. LITERALLY.

Meditation

Woolly Green

The connectomics of brain disorders

Altmetric: 114<p>Citations: 186<p>More detail<p>Review<p>Alex Fornito<p>Alex Fornito completed his Ph.D. in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at The …

Here’s what happens to your brain when you stop eating sugar

But Andrew is braver than I am.<p>Last year, he gave up sweets for Lent. I can't say that I'm following in his footsteps this year, but if you are abstaining from sweets for Lent this year, here's what you can expect over the next 40 days.<p>Sugar: natural reward, unnatural fix<p>In neuroscience, food is …

What Makes The Human Brain Unique?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Unknown Brain<p><b>About Suzana Herculano-Houzel's TED Talk</b><p>Neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel turns brains into soup so she can meticulously count the neurons and determine why human brains are unique.<p><b>About Suzana Herculano-Houzel</b><p>Suzana Herculano-Houzel, a …

Humanity

Is dance movement therapy an effective treatment for depression? A review of the evidence

<b>Why is this review important?</b><p>Depression affects 350 million people worldwide, impacting on quality of life, work, relationships and physical health. …

As an ALS Patient, Here's What I Thought About The Theory of Everything

It was with a twinge of trepidation that I attended the movie <i>The Theory of Everything,</i> one of the films vying for Best Picture at this Sunday'sAcademy Awards<i>.</i> I have traveled the same road as Stephen Hawking, facing similar issues and challenges ushered into our lives by ALS. He and I were both …

The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …

Biotechnology

Science isn’t perfect, but it’s better than the alternative. [Respectful Insolence]

It often comes as a surprise to proponents of alternative medicine and critics of big pharma that I’m a big fan of John Ioannidis. Evidence of this …

Clinical Trials

Ten Books for Skeptics « Cognition « Critical Thinking

There are probably as many paths to becoming a scientific skeptic as there are skeptics. Admittedly my framework for skepticism was in the background …

Why some antidepressants may initially worsen symptoms

New research helps explain a paradoxical effect of certain antidepressants--that they may actually worsen symptoms before helping patients feel …

5 common beliefs about the human brain that are actually totally false

Are you a “left brain” person or a “right brain” person? Truth is, it doesn’t really matter!<p><b>MYTH:</b> HUMANS USE ONLY 10 PERCENT OF THEIR BRAIN <b><br>FACT:</b> The 10 percent myth (sometimes elevated to 20) is mere urban legend, one perpetrated by the plot of the 2011 movie<i>Limitless</i>, which pivoted around a wonder …

An ‘in silico’ method of predicting effectiveness of cognitive enhancers

Using differential signaling pathway activation profiles between cell/tissue culture or mice treated and untreated with known cognitive modulators or …

Stephen Hume: New research on hockey-related brain injuries suggests recovery time may be longer than thought

Print<p>As the minor hockey season shifts into playoff mode across British Columbia, there is yet more alarming medical evidence of the extent of the …

Concussion