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Neuron Regeneration: How Your Brain Fixes Itself After Damage

Damage to your brain can have a lasting impact on every facet of life, since the organ controls all bodily functions. A new study suggests that the …

Breakthrough as scientists create first drug to halt Alzheimer's disease

A pill taken twice a day has stalled deterioration of the brain in Alzheimer’s patients for the first time.<p>Scientists announced that the mental decline of participants in a final-stage trial had been halted for 18 months, raising hopes that an effective treatment for the drug, called LMTX, is close …

Dementia

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Dangerous chemicals hiding in everyday products

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was long believed that you could acquire "better living through chemistry." But that may really not be the case. In a landmark alliance, known as Project TENDR, leaders of various disciplines have come together in a consensus statement to say that many of the chemicals found in everyday …

Pest Control

The Sound of Your Voice May Diagnose Disease

There’s long been talk in medicine about the need to listen more to the patient voice — and now that mantra is being taken literally.<p>Academics and …

Marijuana compound smokes the seeds of Alzheimer's disease

Memory loss, decline in brain function and communication skills are all clear indicators of Alzheimer's disease. But the brain's chemistry begins to …

Scientist Claims He's Discovered a Magnetic 'Sixth Sense' in Humans

We can sense more than we see.<p>A researcher in US thinks he might have finally found evidence of humanity's sixth sense - the ability to detect, in …

Parkinson's Disease Breakthrough Could 'Stop The Condition In Its Tracks'

New research by scientists at the University of Leicester has provided a breakthrough in understanding the origins of Parkinson's disease which could …

Antisocial cave fish may hold clues to schizophrenia, autism

Cave fish have long fascinated biologists because of their missing eyes and pale skin. Now, one researcher is studying them for another reason: Their …

Cause of depression still eludes us, says neuroscientist

Albert Gjedde, MD, is a neuroscientist and probes people's heads to see how their brains work.<p>He is head of the Department of Neuroscience and …

Neuroscience

Scientists Are Finally Figuring Out Why You Only Get Mitochondrial DNA From Your Mum

Sorry, dads.<p>Your relatives probably can’t stop talking about how much you look like your mum or your dad, but the truth is, while you might have …

The dopamine advantage

The junctions between nerve cells responsible for releasing and receiving dopamine in the brain are a surprising mismatch that gives this chemical a …

LG Electronics Sells Mosquito-Repelling TV in India

The Indian arm of South Korea's LG Electronics Inc has begun selling a TV with a feature that it says repels mosquitoes, which can spread diseases such as malaria, Zika and dengue.<p>The TV's "Mosquito Away Technology" uses ultrasonic waves that are inaudible to humans but cause mosquitoes to fly …

LG Electronics

LED Streetlights Are Good for the Earth, Bad for Humans and Wildlife

Communities around the country are switching out their old roadside lighting for energy-efficient LED lights, but some of those new lights might be …

Why Science Says You Should Sleep Twice a Day, Not Once | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Do you wake up in the middle of the night?<p>A lot?<p>Have you ever wondered that the reason isn't because you're stressed? It may be because your body just doesn't want to sleep the way you're telling …

Sleep

Scientists Have Developed a Blood Test That Detects Early Alzheimer's Disease

With 100 percent accuracy.<p>What makes Alzheimer's disease such a terrifying prospect is the inevitability of it all. We have no vaccines or preventive …

Free will ‘an illusion’ of the brain

STUDY shows our notion of free will might be our brain tricking itself, and that we may not truly have full control over our decisions.

Consciousness