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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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Drinking plenty of fluids when ill may do more harm than good

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PST

A new case report about a woman with a UTI who became ill from high water intake raises questions about doctors' advice to 'drink plenty of fluids.'

Gut microbiome contributes to Parkinson's, study suggests

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST

For the first time, researchers have discovered an association between the population of the microbes in the gut and Parkinson's disease.

Bone loss may be linked to Alzheimer's disease

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PST

A study in a mouse model of Alzheimer's finds a potential link between early bone loss and degeneration in an area of the brain that makes serotonin.

What Is My Life Expectancy If I Have Lupus?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

How long can people with lupus expect to live? Learn how lupus can affect different parts of the body and what steps people may take to live with lupus.

Complex regional pain syndrome: Watching others causes pain

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

For patients with complex regional pain syndrome, simply watching someone else move can cause intense pain. An MRI scan study delves into the neuroscience.

Study shows thinning of brain tissue remains in college football players

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A growing body of research continues to raise concerns about the effects of head trauma sustained while participating in popular contact sports, particularly football.

Standing up may unmask cognitive deficits in patients with Parkinson's

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

In a new study published online in the journal Neurology, a research team led by neurologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and neuropsychologists at Boston University has shown...

Why are some musicians better at sight-reading?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Some musicians are best at sight-reading, others excel at playing by ear. Why is there a difference and how does the brain manage either of these feats?

Aerobic exercise improves cognition in old age

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

New research tests the effect of aerobic physical activity on older patients with mild cognitive impairment. Changes in brain size and cognition are noted.

Alzheimer's: Are we on the right path to new drugs?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

Following the news that Alzheimer's drug solanezumab has failed clinical trials, we look at whether researchers are on the right track for new treatments

Gene discovered to cause rare, severe neurological disease

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells.

Religious experience activates same brain circuits as 'sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll'

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

Using neuroimaging technology, a new study examines what our brain activity looks like when we have an intense religious experience.

Could marijuana use increase vulnerability to Alzheimer's?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

Researchers have uncovered evidence that marijuana reduces blood flow in the brain, particularly in the hippocampus - the region affected by Alzheimer's.

Reversible disappearance of taste buds after blocking Hedgehog signaling may explain taste loss in patients treated with pathway inhibitors

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

The pathway is required to maintain and replenish taste buds and taste papillae in mouse models.

Stroke: New drug limits brain damage and promotes repair

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

Research using rats shows a drug already approved for other conditions reduces the number of brain cells killed by stroke and promotes birth of new ones.

Schizophrenia: Researchers pinpoint rare genetic risk variants

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

An international team of 260 researchers has identified several rare genetic variations that can raise the risk of schizophrenia by up to 60-fold.

Retrieval practice may protect memory in stressful situations

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research examines the impact of two different learning strategies on memory in stressful circumstances. Practice test-taking may protect memory.

Is There a Link Between Bipolar Disorder and Lying?

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Anecdotal evidence suggests that people with bipolar disorder are more likely to tell lies. We look at some of the reasons why this might happen.

How Does Bipolar Disorder Affect Memory?

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is bipolar disorder and what are the effects on a persons ability to think? Learn about living with cognitive problems associated with bipolar.

Stem Cells: Meninges are a source of new neurons for the brain

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A multidisciplinary research, conceived by Dr. Francesco Bifari, Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine, University of Milan, Italy and Dr.

Stroke vs. Aneurysm: Treatment Options

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is a brain aneurysm? Learn about the different types of strokes and brain aneurysms as well as the treatment options available for both.

Stuttering related to brain circuits that control speech production

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have conducted the first study of its kind, using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to look at brain regions in both adults and...

Why you might fall into a 'food coma' this Thanksgiving

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

Preparing for the day's overindulgence? New research indicates you might want to watch your intake of protein and salt - it could put you in a food coma.

VIB scientists discover neuron-producing stem cells in the membranes covering the brain: Possible implications for brain regeneration?

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

In a cross-domain study directed by professor Peter Carmeliet (VIB - KU Leuven), researchers discovered unexpected cells in the protective membranes that enclose the brain, the so called meninges.

Surgery may raise risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New study examines the link between having surgery and developing Guillain-Barré syndrome. Other autoimmune disorders and cancer may increase the risk.