New Alzheimer's Disease Theory: Infections May Trigger Build-Up Of Amyloid Plaques In The Brain

A new study has found that amyloid-beta plaques, which cause Alzheimer's disease, is triggered by an ensuing infection. Researchers theorized that the pathogen passes through the blood-brain barrier.

Neuroscience May 27, 2016

Genetic Analysis May Help Diagnose, Treat Kids With Mysterious Developmental Delays

Thanks to genetic analysis, Canadian researchers were able to unlock the underlying cause of certain neurodevelopmental disorders in children. Find out how gene sequencing diagnoses and helps potentially treat these developmental ailments in young patients.

Neuroscience May 26, 2016

Loss Of Y Chromosome Linked To Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease In Males

Men who lose their Y chromosome as they age are at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Researchers believe that LOY testing, when done on the general population, can significantly reduce male mortality rates.

Neuroscience May 25, 2016

Unethical Amnesia May Explain Why We Forget Our Bad Behavior

Forgetting unethical actions and practicing dishonesty seem very common. A new study found that unethical amnesia may explain why people tend to forget their bad behavior.

Neuroscience May 20, 2016

What Happens When Kids Hear Their Mom's Voice? The Brain Lights Up

A mother's soothing voice can activate many different regions of the brain, a new study revealed. These regions are very crucial to how kids navigate the world.

Neuroscience May 17, 2016

The REM In Remembering: Deep Sleep Is Key To Emotional, Spatial Memories

How important is getting a deep sleep at night? Research suggests that REM sleep not only affects our physical and mental health, but it also helps consolidate our memories.

Neuroscience May 16, 2016

These Brain Cells Help Control Your Appetite, Weight Gain

The hormone leptin instructs the body when to stop eating by sending signals to the brain, but how does it exactly do that? New research suggests specific brain cells help make this happen.

Neuroscience May 15, 2016

Flies Can Help In Understanding Brain Injuries: Study

Fruit flies may be diminutive in size, but they’ve been helping the scientific community gain a better understanding of many things involving the body for years. Most recently, researchers tapped fruit flies to understand traumatic brain injuries better.

Neuroscience May 13, 2016

Suicide Less Common Among Former NFL Players Than Men In General Population: CDC Study

NFL players are prone to head injury and CTE, which places them at increased risk for depression and self harm. A CDC study, however, finds that suicide is less common among ex-NFL players compared with the general population.

Neuroscience May 12, 2016

Want To Forget Unwanted Memories? This Is How Your Brain Does It On Purpose

Want to rid of yourself of some unpleasant memories? A new study suggests you can do so purposely by changing the context of these memories.

Neuroscience May 7, 2016

Mobile Phones Are Not Linked To Brain Cancer: Australian Study

Can using mobile phones increase the risk of having brain cancer? Based on a study done in Australia, the answer is apparently no, and here's why.

Neuroscience May 6, 2016

Yes, Your Brain Uses Statistics To Increase Your Confidence

An individual's decision making process is greatly influenced by confidence, which is based on statistical assessments in the brain. The current finding contradicts early studies that suggested some decisions are based on rule of thumb.

Neuroscience May 6, 2016

Can Virtual Reality-Based Therapy Treat Patients With Paranoia, Phobias?

Paranoid delusion is a crippling affliction that can now be treated in an unconventional way. A new study showed that virtual reality can dramatically reduce distress associated with the condition.

Neuroscience May 6, 2016

Biotech Company Gets Approval To Bring People Back From The Dead: Here's How Bioquark Plans To Reverse Death

How does U.S. biotech company BioQuark intend to offer proof of concept that brain death can be reversed in humans? Find out the combination treatments - including stem cell therapy - that will make this possible for the project.

Neuroscience May 6, 2016

Bipolar Disorder Shares Genetic Roots With Autism, Schizophrenia

Bipolar disorder may share the same genetic roots with other psychiatric conditions such as autism and schizophrenia. Identifying these specific genes could help researchers develop new treatments for bipolar disorder patients.

Neuroscience May 6, 2016

Kids With ADHD Have More Trouble Getting Deep Sleep: Study

A new study in Denmark provides evidence that kids with ADHD find it more difficult to sleep than other kids. The research could help experts develop long-term treatments.

Neuroscience May 6, 2016

Mental Health Drug Aripiprazole May Cause Uncontrollable Urges To Gamble, Shop, Binge Eat And Have Sex: FDA

The FDA has warned of the side effects of the antipsychotic drug aripiprazole (Abilify, Aristada). Taking the medication may cause compulsive behaviors such as binge eating, gambling, compulsive shopping and sex.

Neuroscience May 4, 2016

What Happens Inside Women's Brains During Pregnancy? There Is An Increase In Gray Matter

Women undergo a lot of bodily changes during pregnancy but a recent study showed that neurological changes also occur. The gray matter of the brain regions increases in volume and helps in regulating certain responses related to the reward system.

Neuroscience May 1, 2016

Constant 'Retweeting' Can Interfere With Your Memory, Learning

Constant retweeting or sharing information on social media networks can affect memory and learning process. Researchers have found that those who often repost information experience some form of cognitive overload.

Neuroscience May 1, 2016

Rosacea Linked To Increased Risk For Dementia: What You Need To Know About This Skin Condition

While rosacea has been linked to Parkinson's disease, another study revealed that it is also linked to dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease. However, it doesn't necessarily mean that those who suffer from the skin condition will develop the neurological disease.

Neuroscience April 29, 2016

Scan Reveals How 'Brain Dictionary' Stores Thousands Of Words

Language processing in the brain is studied through semantic maps or a "brain dictionary" atlas from UC Berkeley researchers. The findings may give a voice to those unable to speak such as stroke or brain damage patients.

Neuroscience April 28, 2016

Mozilla Firefox Co-Creator Says He Can't Visualize Images: What You Need To Know About Aphantasia

Mozilla Firefox co-creator Blake Ross said in a Facebook post gone viral that he cannot visualize images. Aphantasia, or the inability to conjure mental images, is a relatively common condition that affects one out of 50 individuals.

Neuroscience April 27, 2016

New Technique That Measures Subtle Postural Sways May Help Detect Neuromuscular Disorders

Is it possible to detect neuromuscular disorders without showing significant symptoms? A study shows this is possible through the use of a new technique that measures subtle changes in postural sways.

Neuroscience April 28, 2016

Certain Circuit In Your Brain Controls Your Alcohol Intake

Researchers have found that binge drinking is regulated by circuits in the brain. When these circuits in the specific brain regions are altered, alcohol binge drinking could be effectively controlled.

Neuroscience April 27, 2016

Artists Share Common Traits With Psychopaths: Study

Are you an artist? You might also be a psychopath. A study found that the fine, fine line between genius and madness is even more blurry that what we first thought.

Neuroscience April 27, 2016

Study Of Wrestler Chyna's Brain May Shed Light On Physical Effects Of Pro Wrestling

Former pro wrestler Joanie 'Chyna' Laurer died on April 20 due to a possible drug overdose. Her representative said they are planning to donate her brain to Dr. Bennet Omalu to study if she suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.

Neuroscience April 28, 2016

Sandy Weill And Wife Joan Donate $185 Million To New Neuroscience Center In San Francisco

To support neuroscience, medicine’s 'underdog,' power couple Sandy and Joan Weill, donated a hefty million dollars. It will not only bolster research but will also hopefully remove the misperception about mental disorders.

Neuroscience April 27, 2016

Listening To Music May Sharpen Your Baby's Language Skills

Incorporating music to your baby's playtime may potentially boost language and music skills, a new study revealed. Researchers say music and speech both have rhythmic patterns.

Neuroscience April 26, 2016

Non-Invasive Light Therapy May Be Used To Treat Chronic Pain Sufferers

Chronic pain sufferers may soon benefit from a non-invasive light therapy. The mice study, according to the researchers, can be translated into humans using viral expression.

Neuroscience April 23, 2016

Researchers Launch Largest Autism Study: Here's How You Can Participate

A nationwide research is looking for participants for the largest autism study in the United States. The goal is to better analyze genetics' role in autism development and speed up treatments and supports.

Neuroscience April 22, 2016

Problems Finding Your Way Around May Be Early Sign Of Alzheimer's

Having problems in finding your way around could be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease, a new study found. The research focused on the biomarkers involved in the buildup of brain plaques in the caudate and hippocampus.

Neuroscience April 23, 2016

Caltech Researchers Map Neurons To Improve Treatment For Parkinson's Disease

Brain neurons extend everywhere, making pathways difficult to identify. Researchers from Caltech, however, were able to do so for neuronal pathways specific to Parkinson’s-related motor impairment, opening a path to a possible new treatment for the disease.

Neuroscience April 23, 2016

This Is How Your Brain Recognizes Other People's Facial Expressions

The brain functions in so many ways, including recognizing people's facial expression. A new study has revealed what part of the brain is responsible for recognizing facial expressions.

Neuroscience April 22, 2016

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