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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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Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's diseases share common crucial feature

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A Loyola University Chicago study has found that abnormal proteins found in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease all share a similar ability to cause damage when they...

The brain detects disease in others even before it breaks out

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The human brain is much better than previously thought at discovering and avoiding disease, a new study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden reports.

Large meta-analysis identifies new genes associated with intelligence

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Forty new genes associated with intelligence are reported in a paper published online in Nature Genetics.

How does poor sleep affect our ability to learn? Study investigates

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new study looks at the effects of disturbed deep sleep on the neuroplasticity in the brain's motor cortex and the ability to learn new movements.

Can Omega-3 help prevent Alzheimer's disease? Brain spect imaging shows possible link

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Neuroimaging shows increased blood flow in regions of the brain associated with memory and learning for people with higher omega-3 levels, according to a new report in the Journal of Alzheimer's...

Supercomputer study unlocks secrets of brain and safer anesthetics

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have used a supercomputer to show how proteins in the brain control electrical signals, in a breakthrough that could lead to safer and more effective drugs and anaesthetics.

Chronic pain amplifies the brain's reaction to new injuries

Mon, 22 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Chronic pain in any one body part may distort the intensity with which a key brain region perceives pain everywhere else.

Tau prevents synaptic transmission at early stage of neurodegeneration

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Tau proteins are involved in more than twenty neurodegenerative diseases, including various forms of dementia.

Hemiplegic migraines: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Sun, 21 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Often confused with a stroke, hemiplegic migraines are a rare form of migraine. Learn about the motor weakness and visual disturbances they may cause.

Oxytocin: The 'relationship crisis hormone'?

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New study suggests that the 'love hormone' oxytocin should be referred to as 'crisis hormone,' since it is released in response to relationship insecurity.

Neuroprosthetics: Recovering from injury using the power of your mind

Fri, 19 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Medical News Today take a look at five neuroprosthetic devices that help people with sensory or motor disabilities to regain control over their lives.

Memory insight may prove beneficial for those with brain damage

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have discovered that there is more than one way to strengthen your memory, opening up the possibility of new treatment strategies for brain damage.

How can diabetes affect the feet?

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

High blood sugar levels can affect many areas of the body. In this article, we look at the symptoms and treatments for diabetic foot problems.

Australian researchers pioneer life-extending treatment for advanced melanoma patients with brain tumours

Thu, 18 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Australian researchers are the first to demonstrate that patients with advanced melanoma which has spread to the brain can have increased life expectancy and possibly even beat the disease.

Finding traces of memory processing during sleep

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Sleep helps us to retain the information that we have learned during the day. We know from animal experiments that new memories are reactivated during sleep.

Biomarkers for cognitive impairment in Parkinson's revealed

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds four biomarkers that may predict if people with Parkinson's disease will have severe cognitive decline within 3 years of diagnosis.

Scientists uncover a role for the microbiome in regulating fear responses

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

New research has shown that the microbiome, the collective trillions of bacteria within the gastrointestinal tract, regulates fear responses and modifies the brain function of adult mice.

Effects of diabetes on the body and organs

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at how diabetes affects different organs and bodily processes. What can be done to minimize complications?

Researchers uncover potential risks of common MS treatment

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In one of the most comprehensive studies to date, UBC researchers have identified potential adverse reactions of a commonly used multiple sclerosis drug.

Epilepsy drug therapies to be improved by new targeted approach

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research from the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, has identified a protein that could help...

Research reveals new insights into early cognitive markers of Alzheimer's disease

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research led by the University of Hertfordshire, may significantly change the understanding of cognitive processes that are most impaired at very early stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Certain immune reaction to viruses may cause learning problems

Mon, 15 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered a mechanism by which the body's immune reaction to viruses like influenza and HIV may cause learning and memory problems.

Metformin shows promise as a potential treatment for fragile X syndrome

Mon, 15 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

New study shows that treatment with the common type 2 diabetes drug metformin improves social, behavioral, and neuron deficits in mouse model of fragile X.

Study and new tool proves 'all is not lost' to dementia

Mon, 15 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In marriage, good communication is key to a fulfilling and enduring relationship.

Drug used for alcohol dependence might also treat stuttering, suggest researchers

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Baclofen, a drug that has recently been used to treat alcohol dependence despite not officially being licensed for this condition, might also help stop stuttering, suggest researchers in the journal...