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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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How can we switch off hunger in the brain? Study sheds light

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research investigates how to turn off a class of appetite-stimulating neurons. The findings have far-reaching implications for obesity and overeating.

Multiple sclerosis symptoms improved with fruit and veg

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains may significantly improve symptoms for people with multiple sclerosis, researchers report.

Subdural hematoma: What you need to know

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PST

A subdural hematoma occurs when a vein located beneath the skull ruptures and starts to bleed. It can be life-threatening and requires immediate attention.

The mysteries of sniffing unraveled

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

For the first time, scientists are starting to understand the purpose of sniffing, and how the brain takes aroma information from a mix of sensory signals.

Huntington's disease: Could a cancer drug hold the key?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

A drug that is used to treat advanced skin lymphomas may also be effective in treating Huntington's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.

The complex brain choreography of split-second decisions

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

New research reveals that changing an action that has already started involves a very fast and complex interplay between three regions of the brain.

What is an intractable migraine?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn all about status migrainosus, a migraine that lasts for longer than 3 days, also known as intractable migraine. We look at symptoms and treatment.

Canola oil may worsen memory

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

A diet supplemented with canola oil worsened memory and led to weight gain in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.

Could an existing oxygen therapy treat Alzheimer's?

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

Researchers have shown that hyperbaric oxygen therapy alleviates some physical and behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer's in a mouse model of the disease.

What is an epidural hematoma?

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PST

Head injuries require immediate medical attention. In some cases, a person can develop internal bleeding around the brain called an epidural hematoma.

Neurons: The basics

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

In this article, we discuss the most fascinating cell type in the human body. We explain what a neuron looks like, what it does, and how it works.

What is an intracerebral hemorrhage?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

Intracerebral hemorrhage happens when blood suddenly leaks in the brain. It is a potentially life-threatening emergency. Learn more about the risk factors.

Alzheimer's brain damage halved with gene-targeting compound

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

Scientists have designed a molecule that can interfere with the production of the APOE protein. Mouse tests reveal that the compound prevents brain damage.

Globus sensation: Causes of a lump in the throat

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PST

Globus sensation is an overwhelming feeling of a lump lodged in a person's throat, even when nothing is there. Learn about the causes.

What is a vestibular migraine?

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

We take a look at vestibular migraines, a type of migraine that involves dizziness and vertigo. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options.

Yes, smartphone addiction does harm your teen's mental health

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Many teens are dependent on their smartphones, and they are often more active online than offline. This can seriously impact the brain's chemical makeup.

Migraine breakthrough: New drug halves attacks

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

In a phase III clinical trial of people with episodic migraine, a drug called erenumab was found to cut the number of monthly migraine days by over half.

MS: Blood test offers new way to monitor disease activity

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

A nerve protein that can be sampled with a simple blood test may offer an effective way to predict flare-ups and monitor treatment in multiple sclerosis.

'Cognitive ability genes' identified

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Unlocking the genes responsible for cognitive ability has proven challenging. Breaking research draws the clearest picture to date.

Chronic back pain: A 10-minute treatment leaves patients pain-free

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal how a 10-minute, CT-guided pulsed radiofrequency technique alleviated chronic back pain for more than 80 percent of study subjects.

What is tumefactive MS?

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 05:00:00 PST

Tumefactive MS is a rare form of MS that involves a mass in the brain. It may look similar to other conditions, including cancerous tumors and tuberculoma.

What is hallucinogen-persisting perception disorder?

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

In this article, we examine the symptoms and causes of HPPD, a condition involving visual disturbances. We also look at diagnosis and treatment options.

Could a spinal fluid test help to diagnose migraine?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

After finding a link between higher levels of sodium in cerebrospinal fluid and migraine, researchers suggest it be investigated as a means of diagnosis.

Uhthoff's phenomenon: What you need to know

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

Uhthoff’s phenomenon is when changes in body temperature make a person’s existing MS symptoms worse. Learn about the triggers and how to cope.

Why are my lips tingling?

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

We explore 10 causes of numbness affecting the lips, including which symptoms indicate a medical emergency and when to seek advice from a doctor.