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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

'Diet' Products Can Make You Fat, Study Shows

Apr. 25, 2017 — High-fat foods are often the primary target when fighting obesity, but sugar-laden 'diet' foods could be contributing to unwanted weight gain as ... read more

When Hollywood Met Neurosurgery

Apr. 25, 2017 — A team of computer engineers and neurosurgeons, with an assist from Hollywood special effects experts, reports successful early tests of a novel, lifelike 3-D simulator designed to teach surgeons to ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Last Friday, the first patient in the Netherlands received his click-on robotic arm. By means of a new technique, this robotic arm is clicked directly onto the bone. A unique characteristic of this ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Previous research shows that multitasking, which means performing several tasks at the same time, reduces productivity by as much as 40%. Now a group of researchers specializing in brain imaging has ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Scientists have identified a novel mode of action for a potential antidepressant that also leads to nerve cell growth in the mouse hippocampus. The activator of a serotonin receptor uses a different ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — A method for predicting someone's 'brain age' based on MRI scans could help to spot who might be at increased risk of poor health and even dying at a younger ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Receptors in the noses of mice exposed to certain smells during life are different to genetically similar mice that lived without those smells, new research shows. The study found it is this ... read more

Low Levels of 'Memory Protein' Linked to Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 25, 2017 — This discovery may lead to important research and may one day help experts develop new and better therapies for Alzheimer's and other forms of cognitive ... read more

Skin Stem Cells Used to Generate New Brain Cells

Apr. 25, 2017 — Using human skin cells, neurobiologists have created a method to generate one of the principle cell types of the brain called microglia, which play a key role in preserving the function of neural ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — The amygdala has distinct neurons that judge the intensity and ambiguity of facial expressions, new research shows. Identifying the amygdala's role in social cognition suggests insights into the ... read more

Caudate Stimulation Enhances Human Associative Learning

Apr. 24, 2017 — Associative learning allows an individual to acquire an association between a sensory cue and an outcome resulting from a specific response. Associative learning plays a vital role in the ability to ... read more

Aerobic, Resistance Exercise Combo Can Boost Brain Power of Over 50s

Apr. 24, 2017 — A combination of aerobic and resistance exercises can significantly boost the brain power of the over 50s, finds the most comprehensive review of the available evidence to ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — New research shows that working memory training combined with a kind of noninvasive brain stimulation can lead to cognitive improvement under certain conditions. Improving working memory or cognitive ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — A new scientific discovery game called Mozak is allowing video gamers to significantly speed up reconstructing the intricate architecture of brain cells, a fundamental task in 21st century brain ... read more

Orange Essential Oil May Help Alleviate Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Apr. 24, 2017 — PTSD will affect about 8 percent of people during their lives. A new study suggests that passively inhaling orange essential oil could offer a nonpharmaceutical option to relieve ... read more

How Walking Benefits the Brain

Apr. 24, 2017 — You probably know that walking does your body good, but it's not just your heart and muscles that benefit. Researchers found that the foot's impact during walking sends pressure waves ... read more

Brain's Power to Adapt Offers Short-Term Gains, Long-Term Strains

Apr. 24, 2017 — Like air-traffic controllers scrambling to reconnect flights when a major hub goes down, the brain has a remarkable ability to rewire itself after suffering an injury. However, maintaining these new ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Two years ago, the Zika virus drew attention to microcephaly, a developmental disorder in which the brain and skull display inhibited growth. But there are other causes of microcephaly, such as ... read more

Challenging the Current Approach to Glut1 Deficiency

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers have discovered that diet changes and early diagnosis could help outcomes for patients with Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency, a rare pediatric neurological disorder that can cause ... read more

Brain Circuit Enables Split-Second Decisions When Cues Conflict

Apr. 24, 2017 — A circuit in the brain is critical for governing how we respond to conflicting environmental cues, new research ... read more

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