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Neuroscience describes the scientific study of the mechanics of the central nervous system such as its structure, function, genetics and physiology as well as how this can be applied to understand diseases of the nervous system. Neurology is a specialized



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Hangover memories more likely with a family history of drinking problems

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that people with a family history of alcoholism are more likely to have lucid memories of hangover symptoms.



Spiritual retreats alter brain's reward, emotion centers

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New study sheds light on the psychological effects of spiritual retreats, after finding they alter chemical systems in the brain associated with emotion.



Scientists identify brain circuit that drives pleasure-inducing behavior

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have long believed that the central amygdala, a structure located deep within the brain, is linked with fear and responses to unpleasant events.



Boosting natural brain opioids may be a better way to treat anxiety: Research

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Published in Nature Communications by University of Sydney scholars, the findings suggest medications that boost the effect of natural brain opioids might be a better way to reduce anxiety than...



Insulin resistance may lead to faster cognitive decline

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new Tel Aviv University study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease finds that insulin resistance, caused in part by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to a more rapid...



How blind people's brains rewire to improve other senses

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Breaking research shows how the brains of blind people are naturally rewired to compensate for the lack of visual input, boosting the remaining senses.



Novel link between unhealthy hearts and dementia

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from National University Health System (NUHS) have discovered a link between cardiac diseases and brain dysfunction.



Caution needed for drugs in development for most common malignant pediatric brain tumor

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have worked out how a crucial cancer-related protein, a "histone writer" called Ezh2, plays a role in suppressing as well as...



Researchers identify potential treatment for type of muscle and brain degenerative disease

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

UCLA researchers have discovered the molecular basis of, and identified potential treatment for, an incurable disease known as inclusion body myopathy, Paget disease with frontotemporal dementia...



Appetite-controlling brain circuits in mice may explain stress eating

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study examines how two opposing neural pathways in the brain's amygdala are responsible for promoting and suppressing appetite.



FDA approves drug to treat Parkinson's disease

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Xadago (safinamide) tablets as an add-on treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease who are currently taking levodopa/carbidopa and...



Study shows stem cell therapy is safe for stroke patients

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A multicenter trial looking at whether a single dose of millions of adult, bone-marrow-derived stem cells can aid stroke recovery indicates it's safe and well-tolerated by patients but may not...



Alzheimer's linked to unsaturated fatty acids in the brain

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research finds a correlation between the levels of six unsaturated fatty acids and the development of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults.



Deep brain stimulation provides long-term relief from severe depressions

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Treatment with deep brain stimulation can provide lasting relief to patients suffering from previously non-treatable, severe forms of depression several years into the therapy or even eliminate...



Spider venom peptide could prevent stroke-induced brain damage

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that a peptide found in venom from the funnel web spider - called Hi1a - may protect against brain injury caused by stroke.



Mouse study paves way for more effective antidepressant

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new mouse study tests the effect of an enzyme inhibitor on depression-like symptoms, and finds it to act more quickly than traditional antidepressants.



Heart procedure linked with bleeding in the brain, neurological impairment

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Small leakages from blood vessels in the brain, known as microbleeds, increase with age and are associated with cognitive decline.



New toxic pathway identified for protein aggregates in neurodegenerative disease

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Led by professor Ludo Van Den Bosch (VIB-KU Leuven), scientists from Belgium, the UK and the US have identified new processes that form protein "clumps" that are characteristic of amyotrophic...



Electroacupuncture releases stem cells to relieve pain, promote tissue repair, study finds

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study led by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers demonstrates how electroacupuncture triggers a neurological mechanism that can help promote tissue repair and relieve injury-induced...



Sleep apnea in children may stunt brain development

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A recent study investigated the effects of obstructive sleep apnea on children's brains. The results demonstrate a worrying reduction in gray matter.



The genes and neural circuits behind autism's impaired sociability

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have gained new insight into the genetic and neuronal circuit mechanisms that may contribute to impaired sociability in some forms of...



From skin to brain: Stem cells without genetic modification

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A discovery, several years in the making, by a University at Buffalo research team has proven that adult skin cells can be converted into neural crest cells (a type of stem cell) without any...



Antibody fights pediatric brain tumors in preclinical testing, study finds

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Five types of pediatric brain cancer were safely and effectively treated in mice by an antibody that causes immune cells to engulf and eat tumors without hurting healthy brain cells, according to a...



A prescription for touch: Early experiences shape preterm babies' brains

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Newborn babies experience the world through touch. Now, researchers who have measured the brain responses of 125 infants - including babies who were born prematurely and others who went full-term ...



Researchers make major brain repair discovery in fight against Multiple Sclerosis

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Queen's University Belfast scientists have discovered that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair - a fundamental breakthrough that could revolutionise the treatment...