Neuroscience

How an eye test could detect Alzheimer's

What if Alzheimer's could be diagnosed through a routine visit to the opticians? Researchers may have brought us a step closer to such a feat, after …

Medicine

Carla Shatz, her breakthrough discovery in vision and the developing brain

It was a big discovery, so they tried to publish it in a major scientific journal. But the editor — after consulting briefly with a couple …

Life Sciences

Cuba 'incidents' reportedly caused brain injury, nerve damage to diplomats

Filed under: News, Politics, International<p>WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - A doctor who evaluated American and Canadian diplomats working in Cuba diagnosed them with conditions as serious as mild traumatic brain injury and damage to the central nervous system, CBS News said on Wednesday, citing …

The Brain

Poor Sleep May Be Linked with Dementia, Study Says

Whether it’s the cause or the symptom, however, researchers aren’t sure.<p>August 23, 2017, 4:10 p.m.<p>Photo via istock.com/demaerre<p>A new study out of the …

Boston

A more complete picture of the nano world

They may be tiny and invisible, says Xiaoji Xu, but the aerosol particles suspended in gases play a role in cloud formation and environmental …

Engineering

Tinnitus could be worsened by antidepressant use

People with tinnitus may experience a worsening of the condition if they are being treated with selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a common …

Medicine

These neurons 'tell us' to keep eating, even when we are full

Food is a kind of reward, and the better it tastes, the more rewarding it feels. New research in mice identifies the neurons and brain circuits that …

Science

The science of fluoride flipping

A new imaging technique helps UNC researchers study tiny, time-sensitive biological processes - the crucial underpinnings of human health and …

Biology

Ultrasound For Brain Drug Delivery - Not So Fast

I wrote a couple of years ago here about the idea of making the blood-brain barrier more permeable by the use of focused ultrasound, in the presence …

Business

Adult brains undergo structural changes earlier than we thought

New research offers compelling evidence that the human brain undergoes structural changes between early and mid-adulthood. By analyzing brain scans, …

The Brain

Current “humanized” mice not good models for studying stem cell transplants, say researchers

Laboratory mice have made valuable contributions to biological research for centuries, at first as a model to study broad questions such as blood …

Medicine

AC Immune discovers two new antibodies targeted to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's; shares ahead 4%

Thinly traded micro cap AC Immune SA (ACIU +3.5%) heads north on light volume in response to its announcement that it has discovered two new …

Business

How art is displayed affects how our brain processes it

One museum combines neuroscience with aesthetics to improve the visitor experience.<p>As a member of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, I was able …

Lifestyle

Even Developing Teen Brains Suffer Damage From Contact Sports

Concussions at any age are brain-damaging.<p>With football season looming closer, there’s mounting evidence that there’s reason to step back and …

The Brain

Common Antiseptic Ingredients De-Energize Cells and Impair Hormone Response

A new in-vitro study by University of California, Davis, researchers indicates that quaternary ammonium compounds, or “quats,” used as antimicrobial …

Biology

Some nerves: How loud noise may change hearing

Our modern world is loud. Just sitting in a car, or an airplane, or watching movie previews, we are bombarded with sound. Even when those noises …

The Brain

Firing of neurons changes the cells that insulate them

Different firing patterns of neurons alter proliferation and differentiation of oligodendrocyte precursors<p>Through their pattern of firing, neurons …

Science

Where do heart cells come from?

Id genes play surprise role in cardiac development<p>La Jolla, Calif., August 22, 2017 - Researchers from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery …

Biology

Gut bacteria influence the brain indirectly, study shows

A new study has found that there is a three-way relationship between a type of gut bacteria, cortisol, and brain metabolites. This relationship, the …

Microbiome

Unexpected memory retrieval mechanism found in landmark study

A landmark study exploring a little-researched area of the hippocampus made an unexpected discovery about how memory is retrieved. The scientists …

Science

Nightmare weekend? Don’t worry, removing bad memories is a step closer

US scientific advances are making the premise of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind more of a reality – goodbye bad and sad times<p>New research shows that weakening the connections between specific groups of brain cells can prevent the recall of fear memories in mice. The study, published earlier …

The Brain

Distinct processing of ambiguous speech in people with non-clinical auditory verbal hallucinations | Brain

Auditory verbal hallucinations (hearing voices) are typically associated with psychosis, but a minority of the general population also experience …

The Brain

Multiple sclerosis: Are we close to a cure?

Just 20 years ago, there was little in the way of treatments for multiple sclerosis. But now, research has built momentum, and discoveries and …

Medicine

Chronic stress induces fatal organ dysfunctions via a new neural circuit

New research reveals the mechanisms behind the effects of chronic stress and tiny inflammations in the brain on fatal gut failure.<p>Hokkaido University …

Life Sciences

Research reveals 'exquisite selectivity' of neuronal wiring in the cerebral cortex

Inhibitory chandelier cells receive and transmit information from different ensembles of excitatory cells in their cortical neighborhood<p>Cold Spring …

Science

Afternoon slump explained by brain's 'reward center'

The brain's reward center tends to be at its most active in the morning and evening, new research shows. This could account for the energy dip that …

The Brain

McDonald criteria: MS diagnosis guidelines

The McDonald criteria are rules and suggestions for diagnosing multiple sclerosis.<p>The criteria give guidelines to doctors for using the clinical …

Medicine

Ovid Therapeutics Announces First Patient Randomized in Phase 1b/2a Clinical Trial of TAK-935/OV935 in Adults with Rare Epilepsies

<i>- Cornerstone of Robust Clinical Development Strategy</i> <i><br>for Potential First-in-Class CH24H Modulator -</i><p><i>- Ovid’s Clinical Pipeline of Rare Neurological</i> …

Medicine

Caffeine may reduce surgical pain caused by poor sleep

Postoperative pain is exacerbated by lack of sleep prior to surgery, new research suggests. But it's not all bad news, because the study also found …

Medicine

Alzheimers Q&A: How can my siblings and I resist a lot of conflict in sharing the care of our dad who has Alzheimer's disease?

Maintaining open communication between siblings is essential in providing care for a parent with Alzheimer's disease.<p>As your dad increasingly relies …

Alzheimer's Disease