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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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Stronger muscles lead to stronger brain

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

New research finds gradually increasing muscle resistance improves brain function in elderly people. This might delay the onset of dementia.

Brain folding 'slackens' with age, study finds

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

As we age, the outer layer of brain tissue - the cerebral cortex - loses tension, and this is even more pronounced in patients with Alzheimer's.

Dietary intake and function in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Are they associated?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Is what you eat associated with better function and respiratory function for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) soon after diagnosis?

Possible strategy identified for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, other disorders

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is an inherited disorder that leads to a gradual loss of motor neurons and, eventually, paralysis.

How lying takes our brains down a 'slippery slope'

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Telling small lies desensitises our brains to the associated negative emotions and may encourage us to tell bigger lies in future, reveals new UCL research funded by Wellcome and the Center for...

Heading a football causes instant changes to the brain

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the University of Stirling have explored the true impact of heading a football, identifying small but significant changes in brain function immediately after routine heading...

Youth football players show brain changes after just one season

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified changes in white matter in the brains of youth football players after just a single season, despite no diagnosed concussions.

Overcoming egocentricity increases self-control

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Neurobiological models of self-control usually focus on brain mechanisms involved in impulse control and emotion regulation.

Early return to play after concussion may be harmful for young athletes

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Young athletes ignore safety regulations by returning to play on the same day after a head injury, new study finds. This may lead to serious complications.

Cheese: A matter of love or hate

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Until now, the reason why some people hate cheese has been a mystery. Researchers at the Centre de Recherche en Neuroscience de Lyon (CNRS/INSERM/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1/Université Jean...

Newly identified rare Alzheimer's disease gene mutation more common in Icelandic people

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A rare variant in the TM2D3 gene linked to increased risk and earlier onset of Alzheimer's disease.

Treatment approach used in cancer holds promise for Alzheimer's disease

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New Alzheimer's treatment could be delivered as nasal spray.Researchers have developed a novel treatment that could block the development of Alzheimer's disease using microscopic droplets of fat...

'Marijuana receptor' uncovered in new study

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have unveiled the most detailed picture to date of cannabinoid receptor 1 and how marijuana's psychoactive ingredient THC binds to it.

Basal Ganglia Stroke: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

What happens when a stroke occurs in the basal ganglia? Learn about its symptoms, treatment, and how to prevent strokes from occurring.

New hope for recovery of hand movement for stroke patients

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Stroke patients are starting a trial of a new electronic device to recover movement and control of their hand.

Schizophrenia secrets found hidden in the folds of DNA

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Schizophrenia-related genes have already been identified, but their roles were unclear. New techniques provide a fresh understanding. Folding is the key.

Tweaking the immune response might be a key to combat neurodegeneration

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Study suggests zebrafish might teach us how to tackle Alzheimer's disease: Patients with Alzheimer's or other neurodegenerative diseases progressively loose neurons yet cannot build new ones.

Football-related concussion: A call for action

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

The incidence of football-related TBI is reaching epidemic proportions. Dr. Paul Auerbach has suggested changing the rules of the game to stop the problem.

New life hack for de-blurring visual images without glasses

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

An international team of neuroscientists has shown that a person's ability to see fine visual detail can be sharpened by simply staring for a few seconds at a rapidly flickering display.

Positive and negative memories and behaviors are split up in the brains of mice

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Like broccoli and ice cream on a toddler's plate, the brain also keeps nice and nasty information in separate places.

How your BMI might affect your brain function

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

There are plenty of reasons it's important to maintain a healthy weight, and now you can add one more to the list: It may be good for your brain.

NIH scientists uncover genetic explanation for frustrating syndrome

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Previously unexplained symptoms found associated with multiple copies of a single gene.

Stroke clearly is a brain disease: International experts concerned about WHO moves in classification process

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

"The medical rationale for stroke being a disease of the brain is overwhelming." This is the key message of an urgent appeal launched by leading neurology experts in The Lancet.

Sedative may prevent delirium after an operation

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A mild sedative could greatly reduce the risk of people experiencing delirium after an operation, according to new research.

Probiotics may help spinal cord injury recovery

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

A new mouse study finds that counteracting changes in gut bacteria that arise from spinal cord injury with probiotics could help aid recovery.