Neuroscience

This Is What Power Does to Your Brain And Your Body

This is crazy.<p>From the bully on the playground to the big-wig in the corner office, power dynamics are everywhere in our lives.<p>A flood of allegations …

Psychology

From brain leaking out to double pregnancy: 7 bizarre medical cases witnessed in 2017

Here are some strange medical cases that left the doctors baffled this year.<p>Humans may be considered as the most intelligent animal on the earth but …

Health

How To Treat Depression With Cognitive Therapy

Lifestyle changes, medications, conventional psycho therapy treatments and even <b>herbal remedies are followed for the treatment of depression</b>. …

Depression

Depression: New brain imaging method pinpoints areas of origin

A new method to measure brain connectivity — as tested by the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom — has found that people with depression …

Medicine

Brain zapping may restore social behaviour in autistic kids

Washington, Dec 17 (PTI) Scientists have identified a brain region that can be stimulated to correct social impairments in autistic children.<p>The …

Autism

This may be a turning point in treating neurodegenerative diseases

Success in trials for Huntington’s and Spinal Muscular Atrophy raises hopes that diseases such as Alzheimer’s and ALS could be tackled using a new class of drugs<p>They are diseases that threaten more than physical health: memories, personality, and the ability to move and speak are incrementally …

Medicine

This device can calm symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>This device can calm symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. It’s called Deep Brain Stimulation therapy.<p>A surgically implanted device delivers electrical stimulation to the brain. It targets specific areas of the brain to help patients regain control of their …

Design Thinking

Scientists decipher mechanisms underlying the biology of aging

Understanding the factors that control aging has been one of humanity’s endless pursuits, from the mystical fountain of youth to practical healthful …

Molecular Biology

Mindlessly Mapping the Brain

As a kid, I loved dot-to-dot puzzles. Briefly. Until sense kicked in and I realized you could just see the picture by looking at the dots (yay, …

Psychology

Tips for Making the Holidays Special for Alzheimer’s Family Members

The Holidays are a time in which we reflect on all that we are grateful for in life. Being grateful is often easy for grandparents, as sitting around …

Psychology

Antivascular endothelial growth factor agents pretreatment before vitrectomy for complicated proliferative diabetic retinopathy: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

• Klein BE<p>. Overview of epidemiologic studies of diabetic retinopathy.Ophthalmic Epidemiol 2007;14:179–83.doi:10.1080/09286580701396720<p>Xie XW,<br>• Xu …

Optometry

Science Discovers Why Some People Are Motivated to Succeed While Others Aren't

People who seem naturally motivated really are. If you not, you can motivate yourself.<p>There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news feed, and making a fresh cup of green tea. Then I notice the dirty …

Psychology

Is THOR the ultimate weapon against cancer? Study says it could bring a hammer down on the deadly disease

"Here, because THOR is so highly conserved, we were able to look at its expression and function in zebrafish models," says Arul Chinnaiyan, director …

Psychology

Brain cells develop more mutations as we age

(Reuters Health) - Brain cells - neurons - develop gene mutations over the course of a lifetime, contributing to normal aging and potentially presenting a target for treatments that stave off dementia and other types of cognitive decline, researchers say.<p>The team developed a way to sequence the …

Psychology

Harvard researchers show how brain distinguishes friends from strangers

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have become the first group to demonstrate how the brain processes social memories, allowing us to recognize …

Boston

Study finds anti-depressant potential in saffron, botanical expert calls results ‘encouraging’

Saffron fared better than a placebo in improving depression symptoms among mothers with mild post-partum depression, say researchers at the Mashhad …

Psychology

Alzheimer’s didn’t cause memory loss for these 90-year-olds

Scientists looked at the brains of eight people older than 90 who had superior memories until their deaths.The post Alzheimer’s didn’t cause memory …

Psychology

Do Brain-Wiring Differences Make Women More Vulnerable to Concussions?

Researchers have known for some time that female athletes experience higher rates of concussion than their male counterparts, and also often suffer …

Psychology

Inflammation Linked to Chemo Brain

A new study reports inflammation in the blood may play a role in cognitive problems following chemotherapy. Researchers report identifying the …

Psychology

Executive function declines long-term after 'transient' brain attacks

(Reuters Health) - People who have so-called transient neurological attacks, including brief mini-strokes, may develop cognitive problems that linger for months, a recent study suggests.<p>Dutch researchers looked at long-term mental functioning in people who had experienced brief neurological …

The Brain

Researchers Discover Simple Blood Sample Method for Detecting Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers have developed a new method for testing for multiple sclerosis. Using blood samples, researchers look for lower concentrations of …

Psychology

New antidepressant works on mice in hours, not weeks

A potential new antidepressant could work in hours, not weeks or months, according to experiments with mice.The post New antidepressant works on mice …

Psychology

Targeting mutant p53 for efficient cancer therapy

Review<p>Vladimir J. N. Bykov<p>Vladimir J. N. Bykov completed his MD at the St. Petersburg I.I. Mechnikov State Medical Academy, Russia, in 1993, obtained …

Cancer

Obesity could reprogram our muscle stem cells

Obesity is associated with reduced muscle mass and impaired metabolism.The post Obesity could reprogram our muscle stem cells appeared first on …

Molecular Biology

Offbeat Brain Rhythms During Sleep Make Older Adults Forget

<i>Summary: As we age, slow brain waves during non-REM sleep fail to time contact with sleep spindles efficiently, leading to a lessened ability to form</i> …

The Brain

Journaling Inspires Altruism Through an Attitude of Gratitude

University of Oregon researchers report those who write online journals that note feelings of gratitude develop an increase in altruism.

Psychology

Healthy gut, healthy mind: The schizophrenia and digestion connection

“I find it fascinating that we get these gut feelings.” – Dr Katrina Green<p><b>World-first study</b><p>Adding to that field of research is a project about to …

Psychology

Parkinson's: Could this existing drug halt disease progression?

Researchers have discovered that a molecule in the tapeworm drug niclosamide might be able to protect against Parkinson's disease-related neuronal …

Medicine

A possible way to reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s

In the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, many of the genes required to form new memories are shut down by a genetic blockade, contributing to the …

Psychology

To Unlock the Brain’s Mysteries, Purée It

One day in June 2012, at São Paulo’s international airport, Suzana Herculano-Houzel hauled two heavy suitcases onto an X-ray-machine conveyor belt. As the luggage passed through the scanner, the customs agent’s eyes widened. The suitcases did not contain clothes, toiletries or any of the usual …

Long-form Journalism