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Medical Student Claudia Martinez Survives 6 Brain Surgeries While Pursuing Dream To Be A Doctor

Twenty-eight-year-old Claudia Martinez received six brain surgeries to address a Chiari malformation in her brain. Despite her struggles, she is now on track to recovering and is about to become a doctor herself.

Public Health May 28, 2019

‘Second Brain’ Found In The Gut Might Be Smarter Than Brain In The Head

Scientists described for the first time how the ‘second brain’ in the gut perform its specific functions. The team found that this ‘second brain’ work autonomously from the central nervous system.

Feature | Health May 31, 2018

Supreme Court Rules No Further Treatment For Toddler With Neurodegenerative Disease: What Happened To Alfie Evans?

UK’s highest court ruled that it was not in the best interest of toddler Alfie Evans to continue with his life support since his undiagnosed neurodegenerative disease made him impossible to eat, drink, and breathe.

April 21, 2018

Seaweed Nutrients May Have Had A Hand In Human Evolution, Says Study

Seaweeds may be no more than just marine plants to many people today, but they actually played a critical role in human evolution, researchers are saying.

Earth/Environment March 2, 2017

Babies Exposed To Stimuli Get Brain Boost: Study

A brain activity study reveals that babies who are exposed to stimulation early in life have faster brain development than others. This happens due to the fact that their brain is very flexible and can easily adapt to what is happening around it.

Neuroscience January 5, 2017

Toxic Chemicals In Plastic, Air, Food Affect Children's Brain Development

A group of scientists, experts and children's health advocates signed an agreement highlighting the dangers brought on by toxic chemicals in plastic, food and air. They said that these common and widely used chemicals could affect brain development of children.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 3, 2016

Brain Scans Of Babies With Microcephaly Suggest Zika Disrupts Development

Researchers obtained CT scan images of microcephalic babies born to mothers exposed to Zika virus during pregnancy. The brain scans show that Zika virus may cause disruption in brain development, rather than the destruction of brain cells.

Life April 7, 2016

Physical Activity The Best Exercise For Bigger Brains

A research strongly suggests that physical activity during mid-life can help slow down brain shrinkage and aging. Find out more about the conclusion to the two-decade study on the link between fitness and brain aging.

Life February 11, 2016

Gene Linked To Autism Lays Foundations For Healthy Brain

Researchers have found that a certain gene associated with autism development is also a crucial component for healthy brain growth. This provides new insight on how mental disorders develop.

Life January 19, 2016

Lack Of Serotonin Can Alter Brain Function And Development

According to researchers, low levels of serotonin can negatively impact the brain. Their findings provided insight on the role of neurotransmitters in brain function and development.

Life December 28, 2015

New 3D Software Can Track Embryo's Brain Development

A new three-dimensional software can now track an embryos' brain development. Scientists are now testing this tracker on simpler organisms to study neuronal structure development.

Life December 9, 2015

Testosterone Treatment Makes Women Undergoing Sex Change Think More Like Men

Scientists saw changes in brain structure when they scanned the brains of females who became male transsexuals and were given testosterone in the process, seeing the brain structure change into that of a man’s. The researchers saw a decline in brain cells linked to verbal and mulittasking skills, and imply the importance of the study in analyzing how men and women handle speech and interaction.

Life August 31, 2015

Forget Paleo Diet, Carbohydrates Made Humans Smarter

A group of researchers suggested that carbohydrates are the key food nutrient that helped expand the size of human brains to what it is now. Paleo diet may be a fad now but cooked starches are what made humans smarter as they went through the phases of evolution.

Life August 8, 2015

REM Sleep Is Crucial To Your Child's Brain Development

Experts found that the REM stage of sleep may help young brains turn waking experiences to lasting memories, as well as enhance brain development. Because of an enzyme released only during REM, these new findings surfaced and created new implications to the understanding of sleeping in children.

Life July 6, 2015

Adulthood Begins In Your 20s: There's Such A Thing As 'Kidulthood'

Depending on the level of responsibility given to a person, their brain may not really transition into adulthood until they are 25 years old, resulting in what is known as ‘kidulthood.’

Life February 17, 2015

Diabetes May Halt Children's Brain Development

Brain growth in children is slowed in individuals with type 1 diabetes, but how are they affected by the disease?

Life December 29, 2014

Tracking the cell: Scientists reconstruct animal development

Scientists team up microscopes and computers to track cells in a developing embryo. Technique yields a 3D view of how each cell grows and changes, they say.

Animals July 23, 2014

Changes in baby brain activity seen live for the first time as mother rats nurture young

Scientists at NYU used electrical recordings to measure and watch, in real time, the changes that occur in infant rat brains as they are nurtured and weaned by their mothers.

Life July 17, 2014

Childhood stress may lead to behavior, health problems in later years

Children who experience poverty, physical abuse and neglect in early life are more likely to experience behavioral, health and relationship issues later in life, according to a study. Implicated in the study specifically are two regions of the brain.

Life June 30, 2014

Sleeping a great way to bolster the memory, the more the better

Having trouble remembering what you did even the day before? A new study proves that the more sleep you get, the more effective your brain is at storing memories.

Life June 9, 2014

Watching too much porn? Your brain might be shrinking!

Based on a new study, frequent use of pornography may shrink a part of the brain which is responsible for decision-making, memory and attention. Researchers claim that the greater the use of sexually explicit material, the smaller the striatum gets.

Life May 31, 2014

Want to get your creative juices flowing? Go, take a walk

Walking can increase your creative output, scientists say. And it doesn't matter where; indoor or out, you'll be more creative.

Life April 28, 2014

These six industrial chemicals may damage brain development in children, toxicology experts warn

Scientists have announced new additions to the list of industrial chemicals that can damage normal brain development. The experts fear that more children will be affected by the "chemical brain drain."

Life February 17, 2014

Newborn babies' brains get boost when expecting moms exercise

Exercise during pregnancy does not only benefit expecting mothers but might also help boost brain development of infants.

Life November 14, 2013

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