Tag: brain cells

Are We Close To Resurrecting The Dead? Scientists Revive Brain Cell Activities In Dead Pigs

A Yale University study successfully restores some functions to the brain of a dead pig. Could the resurrection of dead humans be next for researchers?

Feature | Science April 19, 2019

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

Human Brain Stops Producing Neurons After Childhood: Study

A new study disproved the long-standing concept that adult human brains can produce new neurons. Findings suggest that neurogenesis stops when a person reaches the age of 13.

Neuroscience March 8, 2018

Researchers Found Anxiety Cells In The Brain's Hippocampus

New treatment alternatives could be developed as scientists make a groundbreaking discovery. They did not only find anxiety cells in the brain, but also a way to control their activity.

Neuroscience February 2, 2018

Lack Of Sleep Can Cause Brain To Cannibalize Itself: Here Are Signs That You Are Sleep Deprived

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

'Executioner' Protein Responsible For Brain Cell Death In Strokes, Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study discovered the protein responsible for cell death in almost all cases of cell injury. The mechanisms of the macrophage migration inhibitory factor in contact with the mitochondrial apoptosis-inducing factor produces systematic injuries to the cells.

Neuroscience October 8, 2016

Animal Study Reveals Alcohol Dependence Can Be Reversed

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

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

Can The Dead Be Resurrected? This Philadelphia-Based Biotech Company Will Try

Do we humans have the capability to bring back the dead? A U.S. company aims to do that through its groundbreaking project on 20 brain-dead patients.

Biotech May 4, 2016

'Mini Brains' From Human Stem Cells May Replace Lab Animals, Boost Development Of Drugs For Neurological Diseases

Researchers were able to develop so-called 'mini brains' that can help end animal testing. The mini brains are derived from human stem cells thus, may be used instead of animal models to test new drugs, revolutionizing the way lab experiments work.

Life February 12, 2016

Weak Electrical Field May Spread Brain Waves Linked To Memory And Epilepsy

Scientists were able to find that weak electrical fields help spread brain waves. The discovery is said to help researchers better understand mechanisms associated with memory and epilepsy.

Life January 15, 2016

Brain's Immune System Holds Clue To Schizophrenia Risk And Potential Treatment

Experts found that the risk of developing schizophrenia may be determined by studying the brain's immune system cells. The researchers hope that their research could open up doors to better preventive management and treatment of the debilitating disease.

Life October 17, 2015

Researchers Make Breakthrough In Studying Elderly Brain Cells

The new technique will be a boon to the study of Alzheimer's and will provide new avenues for research on other age-related illnesses.

October 8, 2015

From Diapers to Microscopes: How One Material Can Improve Imaging

Scientist turn to baby diapers to improve the resolutions power of their laboratory microscopes. Absorbent material in disposable diapers can make biological samples bigger, easer to image, they find.

January 15, 2015

Cilia Seem Harmless, But Scientists Say They May Be Source of Many Genetic Diseases

Tiny, hair-like tendrils on most human cells may have a link to some genetic disorders, researchers say. They may be at the root of diseases of the kidneys, eyes, and many others, they say.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 12, 2014

Autistic Patients Share Patterns of Brain Inflammation: What This Signifies

Brain inflammation is present in brains of autistic patients, but what could this mean for the future of treatments for autism?

Life December 11, 2014

What Happens When a Mouse's Brain Cells Are Replaced With Human's?

Putting human brain cells into the brains of mice makes them smarter, researchers find. Not human, they emphasize; they just have smarter "mouse thoughts."

Life December 3, 2014

Turmeric fights dementia: Spice of life for brain stem cells?

Brain damage caused by stroke, Alzheimer's disease or other causes, may be mitigated by a compound found in the popular spice turmeric.

Life September 26, 2014

Here's why old people have trouble sleeping

Loss of brain cells may be responsible for sleeping disorders in elderly people. Researchers say that a group of cells in human brains act as a sleep regulator, and loss of these cells may affect sleep.

Life August 21, 2014

Study shows fish oil may reduce risk of brain damage in alcoholics

Fish oil might lessen inflammation, cell death in brain alcohol abusers. Experiments with rats finds Omega-3 oils reduce impact of alcohol on brain cells.

Life July 18, 2014

Porno habit may be shrinking the male brain

Watching porn may be shrinking the brain, research suggests. That's not good news for the millions of men who regularly are viewing.

Life May 30, 2014

Brain damage on the cards for sleep-deprived shift workers

A recent study from the University of Pennsylvania has demonstrated that protracted sleep loss can contribute to the loss of up to 25 percent of brain neurons. The damage was previously thought to be temporary, though new evidence shows that it is likely permanent.

Life March 19, 2014

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