NEUROSCIENCE

By Glossex | This magazine contains articles on neurology along with a mix up of latest cutting edge research articles on chronic brain diseases.

Humanity disrupted? Berlin conference explores AI possibilities

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly prevalent in our daily lives, from medical care to self-driving vehicles. DW reports from a …

The Human Brain Is a Time Machine

“Time” is the most common noun in the English language, Dean Buonomano tells us on the first page of his new book, <i>Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The</i> …

Consciousness

Stephen Hawking had ALS for 55 years. How did he do it?

Fame and fortune didn't hurt, doctors say<p>Stephen Hawking, who died Wednesday at the age of 76, had lived with the crippling disease ALS for 55 years. How did he do it?<p>Probably in no small part because he was rich, famous and extremely well cared for, experts said.<p>Hawking was one of the best-known …

Medicine

Billionaire signs up to be killed, have brain digitally preserved

A Silicon Valley billionaire is paying the ultimate price for immortality: death.<p>Well, that, and a spare 10 grand.<p>Entrepreneur Sam Altman is one of …

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Breakthrough Discovery in Neurotransmission, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers discover the FABP5 protein is key to how endocannibinoids travel from neurons to receptors.Source: University at Buffalo.Samir …

Neuroscience

Getting lost: Why older people might lose their way: New clues on why our sense of direction tends to fade with age

New clues on why our sense of direction tends to fade with age<p>Researchers have found a possible explanation for the difficulty in spatial orientation …

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, In Search For the Clocks Behind Aging Brain Disorders, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: A new study reveals neurodegenerative diseases may speed up the aging process.Source: NIH/NINDS.To understand the link between aging and …

Neuroscience

Study Links Physical Characteristics and Brain Health in Psychosis

A new study reports on a link between age, body mass index and brain integrity in psychosis. Researchers discovered higher age, BMI and severity of …

Neuroscience

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Shedding Light on the Underlying Cause of Stroke, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: A new study reveals the drug QNZ-46 may help to protect patients at risk of stroke.Source: Plymouth University.New research shows how the …

Neuroscience

This Man Has an Air Pocket in Place of His Right Brain

And he's fine!<p>After an especially tiring day or a serious lack of food, it’s not unusual to feel lightheaded. It is, however, unusual to discover …

Neurology

Dementia study links your risk with your fitness level

<b>(CNN) —</b> Your stamina -- or the time it takes for you to reach peak exhaustion during exercise -- can be tied to your dementia risk, and a new study reveals how.<p>The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal Neurology, found that women with high cardiovascular fitness, or high stamina, had an …

Dementia

Low Cholesterol and Suicide (Again)

The human brain needs a lot of cholesterol to wrap around nerves, to serve as components of cell membranes, and to aid in the communication between …

Medical Research

Which diet is best for the aging brain? Study investigates

Combined with calorie restriction, a low-fat diet may protect the aging brain against inflammation-related activation of microglia, according to a …

Neuroscience

What sugar does to your brain

To tell the story of what sugar does to your brain, you have to start with the thought that triggers your need for a hit of sweetness.<p>It often …

The Brain

Muscle Memory is Real, and That's Good News for Everyone

Whether you were a star athlete in high school or just got on a fitness kick a few years ago, it's always disheartening to get out of shape again. …

Exercise

Scientists find why nerve cells die in Parkinson’s disease in new study

Parkinson’s disease is one of the most complicated diseases that humans suffer from and while studies continue towards finding more definite causes …

MIT tackles the science behind long-term memories — and how they affect brain disorders

MIT neuroscientists may have taken a step toward treating brain disorders associated with memory loss — including epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease, …

Stress May Not Only Affect The Brains Of The Stressed, Suggests New Study

Science just bolstered the wisdom that it’s never a good idea to bring your stress home with you. A new study suggests that stress changes certain brain structures, and those changes are mirrored in the brains of others. If that’s true, the effect would help explain why we seem susceptible to …

Neuroscience

Poor hearing could lead to poor memory

New research has uncovered an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment among individuals with a form of hearing impairment called central hearing …

Axons grip and slip their way around the brain

Brain development depends on axons migrating from one location to another by haptotaxis. L1-CAM is responsible for detecting laminin in the …

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Cannabis Compound Reduces Seizures, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: A new study reveals CBD oil may help to reduce, or even eliminate seizures, in those with epilepsy.Source: Vanderbilt University.About one …

Medical Marijuana

Low-cost EEG can now be used to reconstruct images of what you see

(left:) Test image displayed on computer monitor. (right:) Image captured by EEG and decoded. (credit: Dan Nemrodov et al./eNeuro)A new technique …

Machine Learning

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Why Are Some Mushrooms "Magic"?, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers investigate the evolutionary development of psilocybin in some mushrooms. They conclude mushrooms may have evolved to be …

Consciousness

Genes Linked to Brain Anatomy in Autism

<i>Summary: A new study reports specific genes are linked to differences in brain structure in children with ASD.</i><p>Source: University of Cambridge.<p><b>A team</b> …

Long-term neuroinflammation induced by influenza A virus infection and the impact on hippocampal neuron morphology and function

Abstract<p>Acute influenza infection has been reported to be associated with neurological symptoms. However, the long-term consequences for the CNS of …

Discovery of brain region that can ease pain paves way for non-opioid painkillers

Pain is an important biological mechanism. It tells us when something in our body is damaged, and forces us into inactivity so energy can be diverted …

Why Hearing Loss Could Be a Symptom of Cognitive Decline

Hearing loss is a common part of aging, but for some people, it may be a sign of a more serious problems in the brain.<p>Researchers in Italy examined …

Scientists Make Major Breakthrough In Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists at the the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute have successfully reversed Alzheimer's disease in mice, a major breakthrough …

Neuroscience

In Mouse Study, Flu Virus Has Unexpected Effects on the Brain

The illness seemed to affect memory for months.<p>The 2017-2018 flu season has been really bad, due in large part to the exceptionally slippery H3N2 …

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