Moderate drinkers who consume between 14 and 21 units of alcohol per week still have higher risk for a type of brain damage compared with teetotalers. What does this say about drinking limit guidelines?
Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2017
Sleep deprivation may cause brain cells to eat some of the brain's synapses, which can have damaging effects. What are some signs that can indicate a person does not get sufficient rest at night?
Public Health May 29, 2017
In a new development, Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero said his proposed head transplant operation will be on a Chinese national and not on a Russian patient. According to the surgeon, China offers many favorable factors for the operation.
Neuroscience May 2, 2017
A new study has brought focus to the lack of quality sleep among old people. Many seniors get disturbed sleep from recurring wakefulness, leading to a range of disorders including memory loss.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 6, 2017
Brain tumor patients who use the cap-like device Optune plus chemotherapy survived longer than patients who received only chemo. How does this therapy called tumor treating field work?
Medicine April 3, 2017
A new study has found that fruit consuming primates have bigger brains than other species. However, previous studies asserted that not only the diet, but complex social structures also helped create bigger brains in the primates.
Animals March 28, 2017
The onset of PCOS was previously attributed to a hormonal imbalance in the ovaries. A new study challenges this assumption and suggests the syndrome is caused by hormone receptors in the brain.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2017
The brains of memory champions do not have something different in structure. Instead, the trick lies in training people with typical memory skills using mnemonics.
Neuroscience March 9, 2017
Our behavior and decisions are greatly influenced by dopamine, a brain chemical that associates different actions with pleasure. By using the brain’s reward system, we can learn more about compulsive behaviors and possibly correct them.
Neuroscience March 7, 2017
According to a new study, glucose disables an enzyme that resists Alzheimer's disease. The new finding will help in devising a new approach to finding a cure for Alzheimer's.
Public Health February 24, 2017
A study has revealed that asymmetrical genetic activity in the spinal cord determines people’s left or right handedness, which starts in the mother’s womb. The study bypasses older assertions that the human brain is responsible for the same.
Neuroscience February 21, 2017
The human brain displays foresight by keeping neurons in readiness for executing actions after taking visual cues on possible actions, according to a new study. This happens even before a final decision is made on the choice of action.
Neuroscience February 16, 2017
Researchers have found a correlation between the type of stimulation in the brain that is responsible for pleasure in sexual intercourse, drugs, and music. The same type of chemical response creates all three types of pleasure.
Neuroscience February 11, 2017
A new study on the role of the brain in the improvement of motor learning has said appropriate improvements in brain-machine interfaces can help paralyzed patients to control robotic arms using their mind power.
Robotics February 11, 2017
How exactly does the brain make forecasts? A neuroscientist from New York has offered a new framework that could explain how the human brain formulates predictions.
Neuroscience February 7, 2017
A new study from Newcastle University delves deeper into why some individuals suffer misophonia, or a hatred of sounds that include loud chewing. Brain scans reveal abnormal connections in the brain.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 6, 2017
NASA’s Twins Study has opened up the debate on health risks among astronauts, especially in high radiation zones of deep space. The study reported genomic changes in the astronauts while in space.
Space February 3, 2017
Two new studies have found that people sleep to forget certain things learned every day to pave the way for new memories every waking day. They appear to provide direct evidence of the so-called synaptic homeostasis hypothesis.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 3, 2017
MRI scans done on more than 20 astronauts reveal new results on how microgravity can affect the human brain. The team finds, for instance, that astronauts' brains compress and expand during spaceflight.
Space February 2, 2017
A new mice study suggests that too many connections in the brain may be key to the development of autism. In fact, the neurodevelopmental disorder may begin during early brain development because of it, researchers said.
Neuroscience February 1, 2017
Scientists from University of North Carolina School of Medicine identified neurons in the brain responsible for triggering social attraction towards the opposite sex in mice.
Neuroscience February 1, 2017
Neuroscientists have developed a brain-computer interface (BCI) that can facilitate communication by reading the thoughts of patients with complete paralysis. Their findings spark hope for patients of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Neuroscience February 1, 2017
A new research has revealed that some eye muscles have the unique capacity to stay immune from the degenerative disease of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The crippling disease is known to paralyze voluntary muscles and makes breathing difficult.
Neuroscience January 31, 2017
Findings from new research offered insight into how the brain prrocesses meaning when people use drugs like LSD. According to the study, specific receptors and neuro-chemicals in the brain are responsible for such changes.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2017
Through magnetic resonance imaging and an advanced segmentation approach, researchers discovered decreased volumes of subfields of the hippocampus in subjects with bipolar disorder. The hippocampus controls our memories and emotional behavior.
Neuroscience January 27, 2017
A study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis says a synthetic molecule can reverse neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, by inhibiting the production of tau protein tangles.
Neuroscience January 27, 2017
Brain scans revealed a link between the shape of the brain and personality types. The structure of the brain also hints of risk for mental health problems.
Neuroscience January 25, 2017
A new study has highlighted the role the brain plays in ensuring seamless vision during blinking. According to researchers, the brain directs the eye muscles to maintain the continuity.
Neuroscience January 23, 2017
A new research has revealed that ants use celestial cues and memorize their surroundings to navigate their movements. The study also said ants decouple their direction of travel from the body orientation.
Animals January 22, 2017
The harmful effects of heavy alcohol use on adolescents, which include changes in the electrical activity of the brain, have been highlighted in a new study by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2017
In a new experiment, laser activation has turned on hunting instincts in mice and led them to pounce on potential prey and display a range of predatory acts.
Animals January 13, 2017
How does stress raise risk for cardiovascular events? Brain scans reveal that activities in the amygdala can help predict a person's likelihood of suffering from heart attack or stroke.
Neuroscience January 12, 2017
Brain tissues are known to stop growing early in life but the brain tissue responsible for facial recognition continues to grow past adolescence. What necessitates this continued growth?
Neuroscience January 5, 2017
Slime mold, a unicellular organism living in forest litter, offers a curious case of learning without a brain. This blob-like creeping organism learns from experience and imparts the knowledge to peers.
Animals January 1, 2017
Grown-ups may still have immature brains. Neuroscientists said that the brain continues to actively develop past 18 years old and may still undergo changes until the early 30s.
Neuroscience December 24, 2016
New mothers experience reduction of gray matter in certain regions in their brain. The changes, which last for at least two years, help women adapt to motherhood.
Neuroscience December 20, 2016
Running is a great way to keep the body healthy. Now, researchers have discovered that the physical activity also imparts advantages for the brain by offering greater functional connectivity.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 16, 2016
Monkeys have vocal tract that make these primates anatomically equipped to talk. The key to acquiring speech though lies somewhere in the brain.
Animals December 10, 2016
A brain implant has allowed a paralyzed woman with late-stage ALS to communicate with her caregivers without assistance. The system offers hope for paralyzed patients who can't move but are still able to think and communicate.
Neuroscience November 15, 2016
Researchers are taking a closer look at the brain to better understand how THC affects the body, creating a 3D image of the brain’s marijuana receptor to facilitate their work.
Neuroscience October 22, 2016
Astronauts who will take part in NASA's manned Mars mission will be exposed to galactic cosmic rays during their trip to the Red Planet. This can cause dementia and long-term brain damage.
Space October 11, 2016
A new research that involved 29 mammals suggests a link between yawning and brain size. Animals with bigger brain were found to yawn longer.
Animals October 6, 2016
There’s a lot to be learned about how marijuana affects the body. For now, researchers have determined what long-term marijuana use will do to a user’s brain.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 17, 2016
A nurse who was infected with Zika in the Dominican Republic suffered from neurological problems. Her case provides evidence the mosquito-borne virus can affect the brains of human adults.
Public Health September 13, 2016
Turning off alcohol-linked neurons in the rats' brains was found to reverse alcohol dependence in the animals. The animals did not show unwanted symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 8, 2016