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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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Porn-induced erectile dysfunction: How does it happen?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

People who have erectile dysfunction (ED) may have trouble getting and keeping an erection. ED is increasing in men under age 40 and porn may be the cause.

Hemorrhagic stroke: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, we take a close look at hemorrhagic stroke. Who is at risk? What are the symptoms, how is it diagnosed, and what can you do to prevent it?

Predicting people's 'brain age' could help to spot who is at risk of early death

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:00:00 PDT

A method for predicting someone's 'brain age' based on images of their brain could help to spot who might be at increased risk of poor health and even dying at a younger age.

Brain hemorrhage: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

A brain hemorrhage is bleeding in the brain. It is life-threatening medical condition, and it is essential to receive medical treatment right away.

Want to stay mentally healthy in older age? Stimulate your brain in early life

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education help people stay mentally healthy in later life, according to new research.

Brains of one-handed people suggest new organization theory

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In people born with one hand, the brain region that would normally light up with that missing hand's activity lights up instead with the activity of other body parts - including the arm, foot, and...

Immune discovery points to therapies to improve stroke recovery

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Having a stroke damages immune cells as well as affecting the brain, research has found.

Can virtual reality help us prevent falls in the elderly and others?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans.

Effects of alcoholism on the brain's reward system may be different in women than in men

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A collaborative study between researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) has found evidence implying that alcoholism may have different...

Are you a chocaholic? Your genes could be to blame

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have uncovered a number of genetic variants that affect what foods we choose to eat, including one variant linked to higher chocolate intake.

Daily consumption of sodas, fruit juices and artificially sweetened sodas affect brain

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) has shown that people who more frequently consume sugary beverages such as sodas and fruit juices are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall...

Aha! Study examines people as they are struck by sudden insight: Researchers study the eyes to identify when people near epiphany

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Everybody loves those rare "aha moments" where you suddenly and unexpectedly solve a difficult problem or understand something that had previously perplexed you.

The brain sets a unique learning rate for everything we do, by self-adjusting to the environment

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Each time we get feedback, the brain is hard at work updating its knowledge and behavior in response to changes in the environment; yet, if there's uncertainty or volatility in the environment, the...

Level of unconsciousness in brain damaged patients is related to diurnal variations in body temperature

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Circadian rhythms may play a crucial role in the recovery of consciousness of patients with severe brain injuries, a study published in Neurology.

Review highlights why animals have evolved to favor one side of the brain

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Most left-handers can rattle off a list of their eminent comrades-in-arms: Oprah Winfrey, Albert Einstein, and Barack Obama, just to name three, but they may want to add on cockatoos, "southpaw"...

Keeping tabs on tau to track neurodegenerative disorder progression

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study reports an antibody therapy in development for the neurodegenerative disorders known as tauopathies may be eventually used as a marker to screen patients for disease progression, which...

Two existing drugs halt neurodegeneration in mice

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal how an antidepressant and an experimental cancer drug stopped brain cell death in mouse models of dementia and prion disease.

Western University researchers identify mechanism that regulates acoustic habituation

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Most people will startle when they hear an unexpected loud sound. The second time they hear the noise, they'll startle significantly less; by the third time, they'll barely startle at all.

New brain research reveals that motor neurons adjust to control tasks

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Findings will improve the reliability of brain-machine interfaces.New research from Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering and the University of Pittsburgh reveals that motor...

Protein in umbilical cord blood may restore the aging brain

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A protein identified in human umbilical cord blood has been shown to rejuvenate and revitalize the learning and memory ability of older mice.

Drinking beetroot juice before exercising boosts brain performance

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Older adults who drank a beetroot juice supplement before exercising showed greater connectivity in an area of the brain that helps to control movement.

Cause of fatal childhood disorder revealed in gene study

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A gene involved in brain development that can lead to severe disability and infant death has been identified by scientists.

Cannabis compound may halve seizures for patients with severe epilepsy

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cannabidiol - an active component of cannabis - more than halved the frequency of atonic seizures for patients with severe epilepsy, a new study reveals.

Imbalances in neural pathways may contribute to repetitive behaviors in autism

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Genetic studies have linked a number of risk genes to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

New study shows that antipsychotic medications can be reduced in dementia patients

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The use of antipsychotic medication in nearly 100 Massachusetts nursing homes was significantly reduced when staff was trained to recognize challenging behaviors of cognitively impaired residents...