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October 20, 2016

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October 20, 2016

Advances Made in Alzheimer's Research

Oct. 20, 2016 — A major advance has been made in Alzheimer’s research, say researchers. They showed how a diseased vertebrate brain can naturally react to Alzheimer’s pathology by forming more neurons. Two ... read more

Insight Into Sleep's Role in Schizophrenia Offers Potential Treatment Path

Oct. 18, 2016 — A sleep abnormality likely plays an important role in schizophrenia, according to sleep experts. In a review of the growing body of evidence linking a reduction in sleep spindle activity to ... read more

Bad Relationships Increase Risk of Infection in Both Mother and Child

Oct. 17, 2016 — Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children, reports a research ... read more

How Neuroscience Can Benefit the Learning and Performance of Music

Oct. 14, 2016 — Understanding the factors that impact on brain development and brain function in musicians can empower music teachers to unlock each learner’s full potential, a new study ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Whether we feel scared or pleased in an environment and how we explore it is down to our combined perception of space and of our bodies, according to new research conducted in a virtual reality ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Imagine being in an accident that leaves you unable to feel any sensation in your arms and fingers. Now imagine regaining that sensation, a decade later, through a mind-controlled robotic arm that is ... read more

Building a Better Rat Maze Could Help Us All Cooperate

Oct. 13, 2016 — A fully-automated rat maze could help scientists better understand how individuals cooperate, and how this process may go awry in the brains of people with disorders ranging from autism to ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — A new approach to image functional activity in the brains of individual fetuses has now been pioneered by researchers, allowing a better look at how functional networks within the brain develop. The ... read more

Perceived Obesity Causes Lower Body Satisfaction for Women Than Men, Study Shows

Oct. 11, 2016 — ‘Owning’ an obese body produces significantly lower body satisfaction for females than males, scientists have found. In the first study of its kind investigating healthy individuals and their ... read more

Correlation Found in TBI, Concussions

Oct. 11, 2016 — Physicians and researchers have identified a link between domestic violence and traumatic brain injury. The findings could have important implications in the treatment of domestic violence survivors, ... read more

Understanding the Delayed Response to Antidepressants

Oct. 11, 2016 — Depression is a mental illness that affects how a person feels, thinks and handles daily activities. Antidepressants are prescribed to alleviate the symptoms of depression and help the brain process ... read more

Fruit Fly Neurons Hold the Key to the Molecular Causes of Mental Diseases

Oct. 11, 2016 — New research involving the removal and analysis of single neurons from fruit fly embryos has revealed insights into the causes of mental diseases such as bipolar ... read more

Astroglia Zip the Two Halves of the Brain Together

Oct. 11, 2016 — Scientists have identified the cellular origins of the corpus callosum, the 200 million nerve fibers that connect the two hemispheres of the brain. A study of mice and human brains shows that during ... read more

Running Triggers Production of a Molecule That Repairs the Brain in Animal Models

Oct. 11, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that a molecule triggered by running can help repair certain kinds of brain damage in animal models. They found that this molecule, called VGF nerve growth factor, helps ... read more

Females React Differently Than Males to Social Isolation

Oct. 11, 2016 — While male and female mice have similar responses to physical stress, research suggests females, not males, feel stressed when ... read more

New Study Finds 'Amplifier' Helps Make Connections in the Fetal Brain

Oct. 11, 2016 — Early neural connections are sparse, weak, and unreliable. Now researchers have discovered that fetal brains use a special amplifier in order to transmit ... read more

Alzheimer's Disease Could Be Treated With Gene Therapy, Suggests Animal Study

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers have prevented the development of Alzheimer’s disease in mice by using a virus to deliver a specific gene into the brain, outlines a new ... read more

Research Team Maps Genomic Landscape of Schwannoma Tumors

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers have described the genomic landscape of schwannomas in a new paper. Schwannomas are one of the most common posterior fossa brain tumors and the most common spinal ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — A new tool allows researchers to interactively explore the hierarchical processes that happen in the brain when it is resting or performing tasks. Scientists also hope that the tool can shed some ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Will astronauts traveling to Mars remember much of it? That's the question concerning scientists probing a phenomenon called "space brain." Scientists have found that exposure to ... read more

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