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Groundbreaking fMRI study finds 4 distinct neurological subtypes of depression - ExtremeTech

By on December 20, 2016 at 12:02 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>New research from Weill Cornell …

Protein linked to Parkinson’s travels from gut to brain

<b>SAN DIEGO</b> — Over the course of months, clumps of a protein implicated in Parkinson’s disease can travel from the gut into the brains of mice, …

New London hotel from design-focused CitizenM chain to open near Tower bridge

A 370-room hi-tech hotel offering rooms from £109 a night – plus a terrace bar with City views – is aiming to offer visitors to London affordable and stylish stays<p>Dutch hotel chain CitizenM is opening its biggest property to date, a 370-room hotel opposite the Tower of London, on 11 July. The …

England

Scientists Have Seen Gravitational Waves For A Second Time – Here's Why That's A Huge Deal

"Now we can start doing real astronomy," one scientist said after another pair of black holes colliding was spotted by the gravitational wave detector LIGO.<p>Gravitational waves were predicted in Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity in 1915, but weren't actually first observed until last …

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Immune system gene leads to schizophrenia clue

From the tangled web of schizophrenia biology, scientists have pulled out one tantalizing thread. Variants of a protein that helps snip connections …

Lack of UBE3A gene causes Angelman syndrome

The gene UBE3A plays a critical role in early neurological development. If UBE3A is overexpressed - or if the enzymatic function of UBE3A protein is …

Misfolded proteins implicated in more brain diseases

In some brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, distorted proteins behave like infectious agents, spreading among brain cells and corrupting other …

Science confirms that gravitational waves exist

At last, scientists have validated a key part of Einstein's general theory of relativity. The National Science Foundation, Caltech and MIT have confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, or ripples in spacetime. Their two LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) detectors …

National Science Foundation

Drug prevents key age-related brain change in rats

WASHINGTON, DC -- As brain cells age they lose the fibers that receive neural impulses, a change that may underlie cognitive decline. Researchers at …

Neuroscience

How Mutations In A Suspect Gene May Give Rise To Autism, Schizophrenia

Recent advances in genomic technology have suggested that several hundred genes are likely involved as risk factors for neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia. These disorders arise from abnormalities that occur when the brain is still developing.<p>Now, scientists at the Salk …

Alzheimer's treatment closer as brain inflammation shown to be key

Scientists have fresh hopes for an Alzheimer’s treatment after experiments to reduce inflammation in diseased mouse brains prevented memory and behavioural problems in the animals.<p>Alzheimer’s disease has long been linked to disruption in the brain’s immune system, but the latest research adds to …

Dementia

General relativity caught in action around black hole

<b>GENEVA</b> — An effect of general relativity that is barely measurable on Earth has been spotted in full force around a black hole.<p>Physicists detected …

The Ten Greatest Steps Of The Last Ten Decades

As 2016 dawns, it’s important to recognize that just a century ago, our perception of the Universe was that:<p>the stars, star clusters and nebulae in our Milky Way made up the entire Universe,<br>• all matter was made up of atomic nuclei and electrons,<br>• the only two forces were gravitation and …

Universe

A massive study just debunked a pervasive myth about male and female brains

But in a new study, scientists combed through the brain scans of more than 1,400 people, and found that while there are some distinct brain differences between men and women, there's no such thing as a distinctly "male" or "female" brain.<p>"Our study demonstrates that, although there are sex/gender …

Here's Why You Ignore Everyone When You're Texting

Have you ever been ignored when trying to talk to someone playing a video game? Or missed your train stop because you didn't hear the announcer when you were checking your phone?<p>Scientists refer to this experience as inattentional deafness -- our natural tendency to fail to notice sounds when our …

Can Learning Be Predicted By GABA Levels?

<b>In an international collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD, USA), neuroscientists at the Ruhr-University Bochum have</b> …

Neuroscientists explain why control freaks are ineffective leaders

Whether you're an IT manager locking down access and permissions to IT-business collaboration tools, or a micromanager who forces a process on her employees to get work done, you may be negatively affecting business productivity.<p>Historically, leaders have controlled employees rather than connecting …

Indications of Alzheimer's disease may be evident decades before first signs of cognitive impairment

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that patients with Alzheimer’s disease have lower glucose utilization in the brain than …

How Synapses are Destroyed in Early Stages of Alzheimer's Disease

<b>A team of researchers led by UNSW Australia scientists has discovered how connections between brain cells are destroyed in the early stages of</b> …

6 truths on why introverts make great leaders

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Jeff Boss, Entrepreneur<p>It’s rare that …

Diverse Subtypes of Serotonin Producing Neurons Discovered

<b>Scientists have begun to learn that differences in serotonin producing neurons likely matter in disease</b><p>It used to be enough to call a serotonergic …

Tamping Down Epilepsy With Electricity

Implanted stimulators act like a circuit breaker for the brain<p>By age 32, Sheri Finstad’s epileptic seizures had become unbearable. She frequently fell, injured herself, and got concussions. Her doctors tried neuro­surgery to better understand her condition, and a special diet and medication to …

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Brain scans suggest schizophrenia is not one disease - Futurity

MRI scans of 47 people with schizophrenia and 36 healthy people offer more evidence that schizophrenia is not a single disorder.

The Brain

Here's Where to Watch the Supermoon Eclipse Online

This Sunday's total lunar eclipse is going to be spectacular. Starting at 8:11 pm Eastern time, the moon will slowly start to darken, turning rusty …

Livestreaming

Scientists studying a rare and terrible brain disease made a huge discovery

Multiple system atrophy, or MSA, is a rare and horrible disease that will destroy your brain and inevitably kill you, and the study of it has now yielded a major breakthrough in our understanding of brain diseases.<p>Researchers have discovered that MSA is caused by a prion, a kind of deformed protein …

In Just Three Years All Dutch Trains Will Run On Wind Power

All we are is trains in the wind<p>What if on your next rail journey, the train not only sped along the countryside fast as the wind, it was actually powered by the breeze? If you travel on a train in the Netherlands in 2018, that might just be your reality.<p>Under a deal written up in 2014, starting …