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13 Reasons WhyTriggers a Spike in Google Searches About Suicide

The debate about how and whether to depict suicide on TV or in any kind of entertainment has continued to brew since the March 31 debut of Netlfix’s …

Womaneer

Why Do We Blackout When Drunk? Everything You Need To Know About Alcohol-Related Memory Loss

This is why you can't remember getting home.<p>Ever woken up after a big night out with no memory of how you got home, what you did or what you …

Depression may alter brain's white matter structure

Depression has been shown to alter the structure of the brain's white matter, which contains the circuitry that allows brain cells to communicate …

The Brain

TBI and dementia: Link or no link?

Whether or not traumatic brain injury predisposes individuals to dementia has long been under investigation, and the results of different studies are …

The Brain

A new study reveals the promising effects of endocannabinoids.

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that traps people in cycles of unwanted thoughts or actions that can feel damned near …

Peptide complex formed in the brain is responsible for Alzheimer's disease

Scientists from the Lomonosov Moscow State University have studied molecular mechanisms that control the Alzheimer's disease<p>Members of the Faculty of …

Projecting a visual image directly into the brain, bypassing the eyes

Brain-wide activity in a zebrafish when it sees and tries to pursue prey (credit: Ehud Isacoff lab/UC Berkeley)Imagine replacing a damaged eye with a …

This human protein may unfurl toxic tangles in Alzheimer’s disease

A human protein — called CyP40 — can untangle the neurodegenerative clumps that characterize Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, scientists …

An infallible hand-held probe to aid cancer surgery

Canadian researchers have invented an intraoperative probe that reliably detects multiple types of tumor cells<p>Montreal, June 28, 2017 - Patients with …

These Birds Have Picked Up a Nasty Cigarette Habit to Fight Off Parasites

There is a downside.<p>Like most animals adapted to urban living, the house finches in Mexico City make good use of what we humans commonly throw …

Butts

Scientists may have found a way to stop cancer from metastasizing

Metastasis is the main cause of death in cancer, and current treatments against it are ineffective. But new research may have found a way to slow …

Cancer Cells

This Isn't the 1st Eclipse to Occur on Aug. 21, and It Won't Be the Last

<i>On Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. During this event, the moon will completely</i> …

Solving the mystery of evaporating black holes: What happens to its stuff when it vanishes?

For all their extraordinary power, black holes are not immortal.<p>They have a life cycle just like we do. Forty years ago Stephen Hawking, the world’s …

Black Holes

Dirty money: 80% of cash carries cocaine -- and more

We live in a dirty world. Wherever we go, we are among microbes.<p>Bacteria, fungi and viruses live on our phones, bus seats, door handles and park benches. We pass these tiny organisms to each other when we share a handshake or a seat on the plane.<p>Now, researchers are finding we also share our …

Gene editing technique reverses Huntington's in mouse model

Research, published this week in the <i>Journal of Clinical Investigation</i>, offers hope for people with Huntington's disease. Gene editing could be the …

Genetics

Frequent Sexual Activity Predicts Specific Cognitive Abilities in Older Adults | The Journals of Gerontology: Series B

Objectives<p>This study replicates and extends the findings of previous research (Wright, H., & Jenks, R. A. (2016). Sex on the brain! Associations …

Study shows how pheromones drive sexual behavior

A new mouse study shows how different brain circuits for males and females turn chemical signals into either aggressive or sexual behavior, …

Neuroscience

Researchers discover what may be earliest stage of Alzheimer's disease

Clusters of a sticky protein -- amyloid plaque -- found in the brain signal mental decline years before symptoms appear, a new study finds<p>Older …

If you wrong a raven, it will remember

These bitter ravens are animals after our own heart<p>Don’t try to wrong a raven, not even once. It’s not going to forget and it’s probably going to shun you for a long time.<p>When it comes to animal personalities, there are dogs, which are loyal and usually love you no matter what. And on the other …

Moderate alcohol consumption linked to brain decline

A new study concludes that even moderate alcohol consumption is linked to a raised risk of faster decline in brain health and mental function. The …

The Brain

Snake venom is key ingredient in experimental drug for heart patients

<b>(CNN) —</b> An experimental antiplatelet drug has surprising bite. Based on a protein found in snake venom, the new drug prevented blood clotting in mice without causing excessive bleeding after an injury, according to research published Thursday in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular …

FDA wants opioid painkiller pulled off market

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals must remove its powerful opioid painkiller Opana ER from the market. The agency says this the first time it has asked that an opioid pain medication be pulled due to "the public health consequences of …

'Minibrains' in a dish shed a little light on autism and epilepsy

<i>Scientists placed two clusters of cultured forebrain cells side by side (each cluster the size of a head of a pin). Within days, the "minibrains" had</i> …