Neuroscience

Psychedelic discovery could lead to new antidepressants

Structural changes in the brain may suggest that psychedelics, such as LSD and MDMA, are capable of repairing the circuits that malfunction in mood …

Health

Yale Alzheimer's Test Directly Measures Synaptic Loss

Yale researchers have developed a test that can directly measure synaptic loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease, <b>EurekaAlert! posted</b>, and it’s being …

Dementia

Olfactory receptors 'do more than smell'

Scientists in Germany suggest that a better understanding of the many roles of olfactory receptors in the body could lead to new avenues of medical …

The Brain

Nitrated meat products are associated with mania in humans and altered behavior and brain gene expression in rats

Article | Published: 18 July 2018<p>Seva G. Khambadkone,<br>• Zachary A. Cordner ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-6000-567X,<br>• Faith Dickerson,<br>• Emily G. Severance,<br>• Emese …

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For Babies, Life May Be a Trip

The minds of infants are a mystery, but new brain research suggests that their inner lives may resemble a dream or a psychedelic trip.<p>What is it like to be a baby? Very young children can’t tell us what their experiences are like, and none of us can remember the beginnings of our lives. So it would …

Consciousness

Investigating Neuronal Dysfunction in Alcohol Abuse

Chronic alcohol exposure — whether from fetal exposure during development or binge drinking during adolescence and adulthood — impairs brain …

The Brain

Hallucinations and Schizophrenia

While the auditory hallucinations are the most frequent type of unusual perceptual abnormalities reported in schizophrenia, people with schizophrenia …

Mental Health

Fundamentals of Computational Neuroscience

• http://global.oup.com/academic/covers/uk/pop-up/9780199568413<p>Second Edition<p><b>Thomas Trappenberg</b><p>Completely redesigned and updated new edition of a …

The Brain

'All I really want to do now is think about Dad' - Brother and sister tell how they may have disease gene in last night's harrowing documentary

But he adds: “I don’t ever think ‘why me?’ because ‘why not me?’. It could be anyone.”<p>Ronan, a retired producer at Dublin’s Gaiety theatre, has …

Alzheimer's Disease

Autism risk determined by health of mom's gut, UVA research reveals

Could preventing autism be as simple as changing expectant mothers' diet?<p>The mother's microbiome, the collection of microscopic organisms that live …

Microbiology

Study: Military personnel, football players show similar signs of CTE in scans

Researchers found military personnel who suffered head trauma, and reported memory and mood issues, had brain scans similar to retired football …

The Brain

Molecular culprits of protein aggregation in ALS and FTLD

The mutated and aggregated protein FUS is implicated in two neurodegenerative diseases: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar …

The Brain

Asceneuron's Tau Modifier ASN120290 Receives Orphan Drug Designation for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy From the FDA

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --<p><b>Advancement of n</b><b>ovel</b> <b>inhibitor</b> <b>targeting</b><b>accumulation</b> <b>of toxic</b><b>neurofibrillary</b> <b>tau</b> <b>tangles</b><p>Asceneuron SA, an emerging leader in the development of innovative small molecules for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, announced today that the US Food …

The Brain

Beef jerky and other processed meats associated with manic episodes

An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates--chemicals used to cure meats such as beef …

Mental Health

Researchers solve mystery of how ALL enters the central nervous system: Rather than breach the blood-brain barrier, the leukemia cells use a unique pathway

Rather than breach the blood-brain barrier, the leukemia cells use a unique pathway<p>A deadly feature of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is its …

The Brain

RI-MUHC research teams awarded nearly $12 million in CIHR funding | McGill University Health Centre

Understanding the role of genetics in the mechanisms underlying preterm birth, examining sex and gender differences in cardiovascular health …

Health Care (Canada)

Quinnipiac, Oxford begin clinical neurology exchange program

The School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University on Wednesday launched a clinical neurology partnership with England's prestigious University of …

Hartford

Identified RNA molecules that regulate action of male hormone in prostate cancer

A study detected in tumoral tissue hundreds of RNAs that do not encode proteins but appear to regulate effects of androgens and androgen receptors on …

The Brain

Compound identified that protects against neurodegeneration

Researchers have identified a new compound that protects against neurodegeneration in nematode worms. The discovery may enable novel treatments for …

The Brain

New Aphasia Study Finds Empty Fullness Brokered Yellow Ideas Happily

SAN FRANCISCO—Signaling a major breakthrough in the field of round electric pungent brick merriment, a new aphasia study released by the University …

Humor

UA clinical trial to repurpose ketamine for Parkinson's patients

The best-known treatment for Parkinson's disease isn't perfect. Named levodopa, the drug can treat the stiffness and slowness of movement associated …

Medicine

Study reveals benefits of yoga for pregnant women

New research in pregnant women suggests that practicing yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system (which is responsible for bodily functions …

Yoga

Memorization test & resting state EEG components in mild & subjective cognitive impairment

This article by Dr. Giulia Mazzon et al. is published in Current Alzheimer Research, Volume 15, Issue 9, 2018<p>Researchers at the University of Trieste …

The Brain

Axon to Axon

Fly like an action potential, the electrical impulses that charge down axons in your brain at speeds up to five times faster than a cheetah.<p>The neurons in your brain are connected by some 150 trillion synapses. A single cell can have thousands, even tens of thousands of connections. Together these …

The Brain

Neurons can carry more than one signal at a time: Study sheds light on how the brain encodes complex information

Study sheds light on how the brain encodes complex information<p>New research shows that neurons in the brain can carry two signals at once, using a …

The Brain

How emotions may impact tumor growth

Is it possible for us to "tell" the brain to boost the body's immune response against cancer tumors? Researchers believe that the answer is "yes," …

Immunotherapy

Parkinson’s disease and bacteriophages as its overlooked contributors

Article |<p>Open | Published: 17 July 2018<p>George Tetz ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-3205-9018,<br>• Stuart M. Brown ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-0906-9907,<br>• Yuhan …

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New MRI Test May Predict Severity of MS

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with multiple sclerosis (MS) often live with uncertainty because it's hard to predict how quickly …

The Brain

Deficits in mesolimbic reward pathway underlie social interaction impairments in children with autism | Brain

Lack of interest in social interaction is a hallmark of autism spectrum disorder. Animal studies have implicated the mesolimbic reward pathway in …

Autism

Structural and functional brain scans from the cross-sectional Southwest University adult lifespan dataset

Data Descriptor |<p>Open | Published: 17 July 2018<p>Dongtao Wei<br>• , Kaixiang Zhuang<br>• , Lei Ai<br>• , Qunlin Chen<br>• , Wenjing Yang<br>• , Wei Liu<br>• , Kangcheng Wang<br>• , Jiangzhou …

Neurology