Researchers found that on average, women's brains are three years younger than men's brains. The team believes that this explains why women tend to experience less cognitive decline in old age.
Public Health February 5, 2019
Scientists from Stanford temporarily disabled the brain cells responsible for the emotional experience of pain in mice. They hope this could lead to the future treatment of chronic pain in humans.
Neuroscience January 19, 2019
Physical activities can protect older adults' brain from dementia. Intense activities and exercises are highly beneficial but light activities such as doing house chores can still provide benefit.
Public Health January 17, 2019
Recreational marijuana can cause brain differences in young users. The new research found evidence suggesting using weed just once or twice can have structural brain and cognitive effects on teens.
Public Health January 15, 2019
Belly fat is not just bad for heart health. A new study involving nearly 10,000 people found a link between having excess belly fat and brain shrinkage, which has been tied to an increased risk for memory decline and dementia.
Public Health January 10, 2019
Researchers found an association between cute images and increased activity in brain area involved in emotion. They also found a link between cute aggression and the brain's reward system. Should people worry if they experience this phenomenon?
Neuroscience December 31, 2018
Andre Carson, a 4-year-old who loves basketball, developed acute necrotizing encephalopathy after he contracted the H1N1 flu virus. He is lucky to survive because 30 percent of those who contract the illness die.
Public Health December 26, 2018
The brain endocast of Little Foot showed the Australopithecus had a combination of ape-like and human-like features. It also suggested brain lateralization evolved early in the primate lineage.
Ancient December 26, 2018
Researchers found that specific nutrient patterns can affect the brain. In a study, researchers looked at key nutrients based on the Mediterranean diet in the blood and assessed brain health and cognition.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 20, 2018
Researchers found misfolded prion proteins in the eyes of 11 patients diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The discovery raised concerns over possible infection from eye exam equipment and cadaveric corneal transplants.
Neuroscience November 23, 2018
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.
Neuroscience November 17, 2018
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
A new technique has given hope to people who have been paralyzed due to spinal cord injury. By sending electrical signals to parts of the spinal cord responsible for movement, three patients were able to walk again.
Biotech November 1, 2018
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
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
Researchers have discovered that the brain is designed to be distracted, and is constantly looking for something else to focus on. Brain rhythms, first detected almost a century ago, were described as an evolutionary advantage.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 23, 2018
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
Could a friendly lip-smacking gesture give rise to something as intricate as human speech? MRI scans of monkey brains revealed this simple facial expression could be the precursor of speech.
Animals July 24, 2018
Elderly people with higher blood pressure may have more signs of brain disease, a new study found. The researchers also saw a link between higher blood pressure in later life and Alzheimer’s disease.
Public Health July 12, 2018
Heat waves might affect a person’s cognitive ability, too. According to a study conducted by Harvard, students who lived in air conditioned dorms during a heatwave answered tests faster and more accurately than students without air conditioning.
Public Health July 12, 2018
Wearing necktie may hamper a person's creative and thinking abilities as it obstructs blood flow. An earlier study also found a link between wearing ties regularly and the risk for blindness.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 8, 2018
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
Scientists discovered that NKCC1, an ion transporter, is responsible for moving half of cerebrospinal fluid into the brain. They used experiments on lab mice to reach this conclusion.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 18, 2018
Scientists identified two areas of the brain that light up just moments before one becomes conscious of a new experience. This brings us one step closer to finding the origin of human consciousness.
June 16, 2018
Researchers created an artificial human prion through a laboratory experiment with proteins from E. coli bacteria. The synthetic human prion offered experts more understanding on how to combat infectious and fatal brain disorders.
Biotech June 7, 2018
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
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
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
Researchers reveal that leg exercises can dramatically improve the functionality of the brain. They discovered that a lack of weight-bearing exercises could reduce neural stem cell production by 70 percent.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 27, 2018
Students who learned from a physics course that used modeling instruction showed changes in brain activity. Using fMRI, researchers found that the posterior cingulate cortex became more active after learning.
Feature | Science May 26, 2018
Scientists have achieved what seemed impossible, they have transferred a memory from one living organism to another. They were able to transplant the memories of sea slugs by moving genetic material from one to the other.
Animals May 15, 2018
Kendra Jackson's runny nose was caused by cerebrospinal fluid leaking from her brain, which could lead to meningitis if left untreated. How did the doctors plug the source of the CSF leak?
Public Health May 7, 2018
Dark chocolate can be beneficial to the brain, particularly treats made of 70 percent cocoa, but which of the available brands in the market is the healthiest? Here are some tips.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2018
A team of scientists were able to keep a pig's brain alive while outside of its body. The method may likely be possible for human brains as well, which opens various scientific applications but also raises serious ethical issues.
Medicine April 27, 2018
Just like a younger brain, the aging human brain can still form new neurons but why does the brain deteriorate in old age? A closer look at the hippocampus offers some clues.
Neuroscience April 6, 2018
A teenager from Michigan passed away after being initially diagnosed with a sinus infection. In a rare form of the infection, it penetrated the bone and entered the blood vessels, leading to blood clots that cut off the brain's oxygen supply.
Medicine March 15, 2018
Nectome, a new startup is launching with the idea of giving people a chance to backup their mind. Problems with the process arise when it's revealed that people have to die before it can be accomplished.
Health March 14, 2018
Doctors in Causeway Hospital in Northern Ireland found a large air pocket in the brain of an 84-year-old man. Despite some slight stumbles, the man is in otherwise good health and is refusing surgery.
Neuroscience March 13, 2018
From brainy activities to eating a healthy diet and taking Omega-3 supplements, there are plenty of ways to improve brain function. Here are 6 ways to keep your brain young.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 21, 2018
A study involving CAA patients suggested that amyloid proteins may be transmitted through infected medical tools during brain surgery. Does this mean that Alzheimer's disease can spread from one patient to another?
Neuroscience February 18, 2018
Could high-pitched sounds be the reason behind neurological symptoms suffered by U.S. Embassy personnel in Havana? American scientists believe they could be the result of exposure to a non-natural source.
Feature | Health February 16, 2018
The Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator can help detect concussion quickly and without exposing patients to radiation. Results of the blood test is available within three and four hours.
Medicine February 15, 2018
Tandospirone is already used as a treatment for depression and anxiety in Japan and China. Now, researchers who conducted animal studies found it may also help reverse the effects of heavy alcohol use on the brain.
Public Health February 9, 2018
A group of researchers conducted a study whose results suggest that sending electric impulses to the brain may help boost memory in people with epilepsy. But what about other brain conditions?
Neuroscience February 7, 2018
Findings of an animal study showed that frequently staying in dimly-lit room can change the brain's structure and impair ability to learn and remember. How does dim light affect memory and learning?
Neuroscience February 6, 2018