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Insulin resistance may lead to faster cognitive decline: Executive function, memory are particularly vulnerable to the effects of insulin resistance, researchers say

Executive function, memory are particularly vulnerable to the effects of insulin resistance, researchers say<p>Insulin resistance, caused in part by …

Deep-brain imaging using minimally invasive surgical needle and laser light

An image of cells taken inside a mouse brain using a new minimally invasive, inexpensive method to take high-resolution brain pictures (credit: …

Neuroscience

Mouse study identifies new method for treating depression: Inhibiting brain enzyme alleviates depression, and does it much faster than conventional antidepressants

Inhibiting brain enzyme alleviates depression, and does it much faster than conventional antidepressants<p>Standard antidepressant medications don't …

Everything You Thought You Knew About Feelings Is Wrong

Lisa Feldman Barrett teaches us "how emotions are made."<p>When neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett was in graduate school, she spent three years …

Consciousness

During Learning, Neurons Deep in Brain Engage in a...

Miracle boy born with 'no brain' astounds doctors three years after scans

A boy born with a severe birth defect that destroyed all but a small fraction of his brain has left doctors in awe after recent head scans years later.<p>When 4-year-old Noah Wall was born, he had spina befida and hydrocephalus -- a condition that left the infant with virtually no functional brain …

Pregnancy

Zinc regulates the storage and release of neurotransmitters

Zinc is a vital micronutrient involved in many cellular processes: For example, in learning and memory processes, it plays a role that is not yet …

Neuroscience

Researchers discover unique DNA editing function

A species of unicellular ciliate has found a special trick to make use of the cellular machinery in seemingly impossible ways. Researchers at the …

Genetics

Does Dark Matter Exist, Or Is Gravity Wrong? The Answer Lies Billions Of Years In The Past

When we look out at the luminous matter in the Universe — stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the hot gas in and between them — it tells a couple of different stories. One is the story of how normal matter (based on atomic nuclei and electrons) comes together to emit, absorb and otherwise …

Dark Matter

Spider venom found to reduce stroke-induced brain damage

The Australian funnel-web spider is generally something you'd want to steer well clear of, but the creepy crawly could soon be helping out stroke …

New South Wales

There might be an algorithm that explains intelligence

The human brain is the most sophisticated organ in the human body. The things that the brain can do, and how it does them, have even inspired a model of artificial intelligence (AI). Now, a recent study published in the journal <i>Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience</i> shows how human intelligence may be a …

Artificial Intelligence

37 Techniques to Calm an Anxious Child

Imagine you are driving in the car. You look in the rearview mirror and see your child trying to shrink into her seat.<p>“What’s wrong?” you ask.<p>“I don’t want to go to the birthday party.”<p>“But you’ve been excited all week. There will be cake and games and a bounce house. You love all of those things,” …

Mindfulness

DNA evidence shows the Soviets covered up an anthrax accident that killed dozens - ExtremeTech

By on November 28, 2016 at 12:48 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The US intelligence community …

Environmental Health

Seven Myths of Meditation

Despite the growing popularity of meditation, prevailing misconceptions about the practice are a barrier that prevents many people from trying …

Meditation

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There's Mounting Evidence That Venus Was Once Habitable

Earth’s twin is just next door.<p>With its acid thunderclouds, scorching surface, and atmospheric pressure that would crush your bones, the oppressive …

Astronomy

The Brain Receptor Responsible For OCD Has Been Identified

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can manifest itself in a variety of curious ways, ranging from a repetitive urge to wash one’s hands to a …

A Brexit conspiracy theory nails the no-win situation Boris Johnson now finds himself in

Former London mayor Boris Johnson should be on cloud nine. Having spearheaded the successful Brexit campaign, he’s emerging as the likely successor to Conservative prime minister David Cameron, who opposed the movement to leave the European Union.<p>On the steps of the prime minister’s residence at 10 …

United Kingdom

6 Real DNA Mutations That Make Ordinary People X-Men

Evolution is a fickle mistress. A little tweak here and a bear becomes a DiCaprio-mauling badass; a little tweak there and it's a pile of blubbery …

Papua New Guinea

These underwater photos will change the way you see the ocean

An Earth Day celebration wouldn't be complete without a captivating peek into the mysterious depths of our planet's most species-rich yet mysterious ecosystem: the ocean.<p>From alien-like pelagic squid to spooky mantis shrimp, the winners of the 2015 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest do not …

Scuba Diving

Nobel-Winning Physicist Frank Wilczek on Complementarity as the Quantum of Life and Why Reality Is Woven of Opposing Truths

“You can recognize a deep truth by the feature that its opposite is also a deep truth.”<p><i>“The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is,”</i> Kurt Vonnegut lamented in his terrific lecture on storytelling. But one of life’s greatest …

24 Things You Need to Do to Heal Your Life From Anxiety

1. The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety, it's connection. The same is true for anxiety. Anxiety is being disconnected from the present moment, other people, or yourself. Usually all three. You must reconnect with your life.<p>2. You must give yourself permission to want what you really want. There …

Self-help

Molecular classification of gastric cancer | Annals of Oncology | Oxford Academic

The Global Burden of Cancer 2013<p>Cancer incidence in five continents: inclusion criteria, highlights from volume X, and the global status of cancer …

Thyroid tumours are not always cancer, scientists say after groundbreaking study

A type of thyroid tumour which has been classified as a cancer for decades is actually not a cancer at all, scientists have declared.<p>The finding …

Cancer

Linking Specific Brain Areas to Depression

<b>Damage in specific brain structures has been found to be associated with a greater risk of depressive symptoms in late life according to research</b> …

The Brain

Scientists Studied How Our Brains Would React to Teleportation

Neuroscientists offer some surprising results about how the brain finds its way around.<p>Teleportation turns out to be an easy thing to simulate, neurologically speaking. The rhythmic brain patterns that appear in real-world spatial navigation reappear as subjects navigate virtualized environments on …

Quantum Mechanics

This device could improve everything from self-driving cars to brain surgery

The researchers have developed the world's first portable, 64-channel wearable brain activity monitoring system, which comes with a dry-electrode wearable EEG headset and a software suite to interpret and analyse the data.<p>EEG is a technology that involves attaching numerous small sensors to the …

The Brain

Scientists sequenced the first ancient Irish genomes and found something surprising

Results of the study were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.<p>The researchers sequenced the genome of an early farmer woman who lived near Belfast some 5,200 years ago and the genomes of three men from a later period, around 4,000 …

Anthropology

Marijuana's THC may increase 'noise' in your brain

Marijuana's main psychoactive compound, THC, may increase random neural activity — or neural noise — in the brain, according to a new study.<p>In the study, researchers gave THC to study participants through an IV, and found that the participants showed increased levels of random neural noise after …

Let's stop pretending peer review works

In the early 1980s, there was growing concern about the quality of peer review at scientific journals. So two researchers at Cornell and the University of North Dakota decided to run a little experiment to test the process.<p>The idea behind peer review is simple: It's supposed to weed out bad …

Science