March 30, 2015
ability to use brain real estate slotted for vision for touch perception
suggests that sense areas could be driven by task, not the type of sense.
March 24, 2015
find that focused sound waves can loosen the blood-brain barrier in
Alzheimer’s-model mice, resulting in the clearance of amyloid beta from the
brain, and big improvements on memory tests.
March 10, 2015
a data-mining method and fMRI results from eight separate clinical trials
testing pain medicines, Oxford researchers find evidence of consistent patterns
of brain activity. Such a definite pattern might be used before human trials to
choose which new drug to test, or after, to see if it is working in a
February 17, 2015
who get migraines could soon have some new therapeutic options, but a deep
understanding of the disorder continues to elude researchers.
January 26, 2015
Researchers describe links between the presence of a caregiver, the absence of severe prenatal stress, and changes in brain structure and function in childhood and adolescence.
January 20, 2015
Increasing enthusiasm from the science community and the
public has led to the expansion of Brain Awareness Week to five continents. We
look back on the campaign’s evolution.
December 31, 2014
The researchers expect that such investigations
ultimately could offer insights into related neuroscientific issues such as the
neural origins of hallucinated voices in schizophrenia and the delusional sense
of being controlled by someone else.
December 29, 2014
on diet, exercise, and using gene-spliced mice lead scientists to suspect that
brain mechanisms may contribute up to half the control we have over glucose.
December 22, 2014
use new techniques and drugs to see if inflammation is a cause or an effect of
December 16, 2014
our understanding of the microbiome grows, we see a new opportunity for new
questions and new understanding of brain disorders ranging from autism and
depression,” says one researcher at the recent Society for Neuroscience annual
meeting. Others agree.
December 9, 2014
Cambridge researchers using EEG find network activity differs among minimally conscious patients, and the possibility of predicting the potential to communicate even in non-responsive people.
November 26, 2014
A panel at the recent Aspen Brain Forum discussed how certain social and psychological aspects of environment influence biology and behavior.
November 24, 2014
Speakers on an Aspen Brain Forum panel about nutrition
focused on iron deficiency—the most common single nutrient deficiency in the
world—and its effects on neurodevelopment.
November 18, 2014
Want to travel to Mars? Bring empathy, communication skills; expect trouble with seeing, thinking—and keeping food down.
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November 11, 2014
Studies suggest amyloid accumulates for 3
decades or more before dementia symptoms show.