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Man's Runny Nose Turns Out To Be Leaking Brain Fluid

A man thought it was his runny nose that ruined his family's Thanksgiving dinner last year. What he didn't know was that his 'runny nose' was actually leaking brain fluid.

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NFL Pours $35 Million Into Research On Neuroscience

The NFL revealed five studies that will receive up to $15 million grant as part of its 'Play Smart. Play Safe' initiative. The sports league is committed to developing technology and medical research in 2016.

Neuroscience November 16, 2018

Glowing Fluorescent Chemical Could Help Neurosurgeons Remove Brain Tumors

Scientists tested the use of the chemical 5-ALA during surgery to help doctors easily identify cancer tumor in the brain. This, they said, can help improve brain surgery survival rate.

Neuroscience November 5, 2018

Researchers Identify Genes That Could Make Some People More Susceptible To CTE

Contact sports athletes such as football players and boxers are at risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE during their lifetimes. A new study identified a gene that may be influencing the neurodegenerative brain disease.

Neuroscience November 5, 2018

Study Sheds Light On What The Cerebellum Actually Does In Human Brains

The cerebellum is responsible for more than just movements after all. A new research revealed that the region of the brain performs quality control for human's thoughts and actions.

Neuroscience October 26, 2018

Stress Hormone Linked To Brain Shrinkage And Poorer Memory: Study

How badly can stress affect the brain? A new study found that higher levels of stress hormones in the brain may lead to poorer memory and brain shrinkage.

Neuroscience October 26, 2018

Ford Delves Into Science Of Memory During Testimony And Experts Mostly Agree With Statements

Christine Blasey Ford gave a lesson on memory when she gave a testimony in front of the Senate committee on Thursday. She accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault that took place when they were both teenagers.

Neuroscience September 28, 2018

Meet The Rosehip Neuron: A Newly Identified Type Of Brain Cell In Humans

The rosehip neuron was found in the human brain but was absent in the brains of laboratory mice. The discovery might shed light on what makes the human brain special.

Neuroscience August 29, 2018

Young Man Survives ‘Internal Decapitation’ Where His Skull Was Separated From His Spine

A 22-year-old man had miraculously survived being internally decapitated or what scientifically called as atlanto-occipital dislocation. People who suffered the condition had their skulls separated from their spines internally but their head was not entirely decapitated physically.

Neuroscience August 5, 2018

Boy Loses Part Of Brain, But Now He's A Mostly Normal 10-Year-Old

A boy lost one-sixth of his brain before he turned 7 years old as part of a tumor surgery. Three years later, he is doing very well, with his brain forming new neural connections to compensate for the missing parts.

Neuroscience August 2, 2018

This Common Painkiller Can Triple The Side Effects Of Dementia

Findings of a new study revealed that an opioid-based painkiller prescribed to up to 15 percent of dementia patients can triple the harmful side effects of dementia. Patients who received this drug were also less active than their counterparts.

Neuroscience July 25, 2018

Scientists Reveal What Ötzi the Iceman's Last Meal Was 5,300 Years Ago

Researchers found that Ötzi, the Iceman discovered in 1991, had indulged in a diet of high fatty meat as his last meal before he died. The Iceman died over 5,000 years ago and was found in the Alps.

Neuroscience July 12, 2018

Can Aspirin Cure Alzheimer's Disease? Study Suggests Drug May Reduce Amyloid Plaques In Dementia Patients

Aspirin, an inexpensive drug for pain relief, holds promise for Alzheimer's disease patients. A study involving mice shows it can decrease amyloid plaques in the animals.

Neuroscience July 3, 2018

Electrical Brain Zapping Reduces Violent Tendencies And Promotes Moral Judgment

A new study proposed that an electrical brain zapping device can reduce the violent tendencies of people. The study also suggested that the method can improve people’s moral perception on whether an act is right or wrong.

Neuroscience July 3, 2018

NASA Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Files Suit Against His Children Over Finances And Claims He Has Dementia

Buzz Aldrin sued his children in a Florida state court on June 7. The lawsuit came a week after his children filed a petition claiming that their father has dementia and other mental health problems.

Neuroscience June 29, 2018

Autism Traits Can Be Genetically Edited Out Using CRISPR

Using CRISPR-Gold method, researchers were able to reduce autism symptoms in mice with fragile X syndrome. What makes this method different and better than other ways of delivering Cas9 into the body?

Neuroscience June 27, 2018

There Are Now More Than 1,000 Genes Linked To Humans’ Intelligence

A new study found new genes that are associated with humans’ intelligence. With these new findings, a total of 1,016 genes were now identified as responsible for people’s brilliance and stable minds.

Neuroscience June 26, 2018

Can Playing Video Games Cause Addiction? Here's What Makes A Substance Or Behavior Truly Addictive

Excessive gambling is a behavior classified by American Psychiatric Association as addiction. Can playing video games also lead to brain changes and addictive illness caused by drugs and alcohol?

Neuroscience June 22, 2018

Research Finds New Evidence Linking Herpes Virus And Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers found herpes virus strains in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients, supporting a decades-old theory. Could this lead to new avenues in Alzheimer's research?

Neuroscience June 22, 2018

IQ Scores Dropping Since The 1970s: Is This Proof People Are Getting Dumber?

Researchers observed a reversal of the Flynn effect as IQ test scores drop by an average of seven points per generation. What factors could have influenced the declining intelligence scores?

Neuroscience June 14, 2018

Feeling Hangry? New Study Explains The Psychology Why People Get Angry When Hungry

Feeling hangry is more than just a drop in the blood sugar, according to a new study published by the APA. Personality, environment, and context of a situation can trigger negative emotions due to hunger.

Neuroscience June 12, 2018

Sleep, Exercise, And A Little Wine Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Sleep, exercise, and a little wine can help the brain to clean itself and flush out harmful waste associated with Alzheimer’s disease, scientists say. Here's how they came to these conclusions.

Neuroscience June 8, 2018

Alzheimer’s Village Allows Patients To Roam Freely: Why Is Environment Crucial To An Alzheimer’s Brain

Creating an environment suitable for the overall health and well-being of Alzheimer’s patients is a top recommendation. A new Alzheimer’s village in France allows patients with dementia to socialize and roam freely.

Neuroscience June 8, 2018

France Is Building An ‘Alzheimer’s Village’: What Patients Can Do Inside

There’s a so-called Alzheimer’s village being constructed in France, an experiment to determine whether such a settlement will provide better treatment for sufferers of the condition. It is modeled after a similar experiment in the Netherlands.

Neuroscience June 6, 2018

Claims Of Neurological Damage Among US Diplomats In Cuba Unlikely Related To Alleged Sonic Attacks: Report

Employees of the US embassy in Havana reported that they experienced cognitive impairment after hearing a supersonic sound. Some researchers disputed that neurological damages induced by sound are unlikely to occur in today’s technology.

Neuroscience June 4, 2018

Scientists Locate Spiritual Part Of Brain Not Necessarily Activated By Religion

A team of scientists identified the portion of the brain that is activated when people undergo spiritual experiences. The researchers said the study could help understand the importance of spiritual experience to mental health.

Neuroscience June 4, 2018

These Genes Might Be Responsible For Our Big Brains, And They’re Only Found In Humans

Why are human brains bigger than those of other species in the animal kingdom? New research suggests a trio of genes could be responsible, and they’re exclusive to humans.

Neuroscience June 2, 2018

Taking Pictures May Lead To Poor Memory Recall And Retention

Two studies confirmed that taking photographs does not necessarily cause memory impairment. People may have a hard time remembering what they have seen because they are preoccupied with other stimuli such as operating a camera.

Neuroscience June 2, 2018

This Is The Amount Of Exercise You Need To Keep Your Brain Healthy

Aerobics isn't just the form of exercise that can benefit cognitive health. A range of other exercise regimes can also keep the mind sharp as people age but how much exercise is needed to keep the brain healthy?

Neuroscience May 31, 2018

Scientists Find Way To Switch Off Sugar Cravings In Mice

In an experiment conducted on mice, neuroscientists discovered a way to remove the cravings for sugar. They also managed to trick the brain into thinking that sugar tastes bitter.

Neuroscience May 31, 2018

Placenta Linked To Greater Risk Of Schizophrenia, ADHD, Autism, And Tourettes Syndrome

A new study pointed to placenta as the link between higher risk of hereditary schizophrenia for individuals whose mothers experienced complicated pregnancies. The findings might also be applicable for other neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, autism, and Tourettes syndrome.

Neuroscience May 30, 2018

Brain Structure Of Transgender Adolescents Resembles Gender They Identify With

Brain scans conducted on young transgender people showed that these youth have brain functions similar to the gender they identify with. The analysis suggested that transgenderism develops at an early age and that it is something that might be innate.

Neuroscience May 23, 2018

Research Finds How Long-Term Social Isolation Changes The Brain

Socially isolated mice were found to be more aggressive, persistently fearful, and hypersensitive to threat stimuli. Researchers found specific brain chemistry changes associated with social isolation-related behavior, but they also found a potential treatment.

Neuroscience May 21, 2018

Antipsychotic Drugs More Likely To Be Prescribed To Disadvantaged Kids

Children from disadvantaged families are more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic drugs than any other children, a new national study in Australia has revealed. Apparently, 81 percent of these children who were prescribed in their first year were male.

Neuroscience May 14, 2018

Veteran Study Reveals Even Mild Case Of Traumatic Brain Injury May Up Dementia Risk

U.S. veterans who had mild traumatic brain injury have 2.4 times increased risk of developing dementia. Is there a way to reduce dementia risk after a brain injury?

Neuroscience May 13, 2018

Brain-Imaging Device Adds To Evidence That Babies Have Basic ‘Theory Of Mind’

Researchers from the University of Illinois found that babies’ brains registered the same activity similar to that of adults by using a brain-imaging device. The result suggested that infants possessed at least the basic of 'theory of mind.'

Neuroscience May 8, 2018

Accumulation Of Fats In The Brain Could Signal Early Signs Of Parkinson’s

Results of a mice trial showed that high levels of lipids in the brain are directly related to neurodegenerative symptoms. The same concentration of lipids was found in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Neuroscience April 30, 2018

Taking Vitamin B6 May Help You Remember Your Dreams

People who take 240 mg of vitamin B6 supplements before going to bed improved their ability to recall their dreams. What is the potential benefit of being able to recall dreams on a regular basis?

Neuroscience April 28, 2018

Personalized Music Can Activate Brain Of Dementia Patients

Researchers investigated how listening to music affects dementia patients. They found that personalized music can serve as alternative route to communicate with patients who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Neuroscience April 28, 2018

Scientists Identify 44 Genetic Risks For Depression, And Everyone Carries At Least Some Of Them

Some people regard depression as just a feeling that can be solved by positive thinking. As a new large-scale study proves, it ties in with our genetics.

Neuroscience April 27, 2018

Certain Medications Including Antidepressants May Increase Dementia Risk By Up To 30 Percent

Researchers identified the classes of drugs that carry high risk for dementia. These medications include those used for treating depression, urinary incontinence, and Parkinson’s disease.

Neuroscience April 27, 2018

New Cell Study Could Possibly Prevent Parkinson's Disease Symptoms

Doctors could now potentially alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as poor balance and muscle rigidity. Researchers discovered the significant loss of calcium at beginning stages of the disease, hence the need to stop calcium loss.

Neuroscience April 24, 2018

Pokémon GO Helps Find Missing Man With Dementia

A Navy veteran who plays 'Pokémon GO' found an elderly man while visiting a Pokestop. The 83-year-old man has dementia and has been missing from his home a state away.

Neuroscience April 22, 2018

One Concussion Could Increase A Person's Chance Of Getting Parkinson's Disease to 56 Percent

A new study has been conducted to show that getting at least one concussion puts the person at risk of getting Parkinson's disease. This neurological disorder affects the central nervous system.

Neuroscience April 20, 2018

Autism Pioneer Hans Asperger Worked With The Nazis During World War II

A new piece of research has cast autism pioneer Hans Asperger in a negative light. It was revealed that the doctor worked very carefully with the Nazi Party during World War II.

Neuroscience April 19, 2018

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