April 16, 2014
glycation end-products from high-temperature cooking have already been linked
to diabetes and heart disease, and scientists are now looking at their effects
on the brain.
April 10, 2014
A single gene in the fruit fly does double duty,
spurring neuron connections at larval stage and then again into mature fly.
This gene is in humans, as well, but we don’t see a similar effect. Might we
learn to reignite this gene’s regrowth properties to help injured people?
April 8, 2014
A recent finding of an Alzheimer's early-warning "biomarker" needs replication, but researchers expect to have reliable ones before too long.
March 25, 2014
Beyond basic science, researchers believe that identifying genes and
gene expression patterns unique to humans may illuminate how higher cognitive
processes go wrong—and suggest treatments for disorders like autism and
March 19, 2014
perceptual conditions occur at higher rates in people with autism. Teasing out
why could help explain how all our brains process such information.
March 17, 2014
new studies reinterpret classic signs of cognitive decline.
March 13, 2014
While the use of solitary confinement in US prisons has grown in recent decades, so has research showing its lasting harmful effects.
February 25, 2014
Poverty and Cognition: How the Poor Get Poorer
The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. It's a trend that every free society says it wants to reduce or reverse, in favor of greater socioeconomic equality.
But how? Rich people tend to be smarter than poor pe
February 20, 2014
a recent memorial symposium for Italian neurologist Rita Levi-Montalcini,
colleagues recounted her discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF) and explained
its significance to potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and brain
February 12, 2014
Researchers develop genetic “structure corrector” that
unfolds misfolded protein apoE4 in mice into shape of its helpful sibling,
apoE3. If it works in people, that protein change might improve healing for a
range of brain injuries.
February 6, 2014
A single day of drug treatment before birth reportedly prevents an autism-like condition in two different rodent models
January 23, 2014
Have we tipped too far in considering addiction a disease of only the brain, with no reference to the outside world? Some addiction researchers say yes.
January 13, 2014
Researchers tap into the brain’s intricate circuitry as it draws and judges its work.
January 13, 2014
Researchers are developing a host of new PET-scan tracers for proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases
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December 30, 2013
New research suggests that ‘eudaimonic well-being’ might dampen harmful inflammation and delay Alzheimer’s