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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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Neurofeedback treatment for insomnia no better than placebo

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Neurofeedback has been considered a potential insomnia therapy for decades. However, breaking research finds it to be no more effective than a placebo.

Anorexia: Deep brain stimulation may be an effective treatment

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PST

Deep brain stimulation may be helpful in treating anorexia, finds a new trial. The surgical technique improved mental and physical well-being.

Alzheimer's disease: Molecular study clarifies potential link to high blood sugar

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

Sugar can damage cell proteins via glycation. Now, study finds glycation damage in enzyme for immune function and insulin regulation in early Alzheimer's.

Brain scans could help doctors predict adolescents' problem drug use before it starts

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

There's an idea out there of what a drug-addled teen is supposed to look like: impulsive, unconscientious, smart, perhaps - but not the most engaged.

Benefits of cognitive training in dementia patients unclear

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Positive effects of cognitive training in healthy elderly people have been reported, but data regarding its effects in patients with dementia is unclear.

Bleeding stroke survivors at higher risk of depression, dementia

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Newly diagnosed depression in survivors of brain bleeds may signal the onset of dementia.

Mindfulness shows promise as we age, but study results are mixed

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

As mindfulness practices rise in popularity and evidence of their worth continues to accumulate, those who work with aging populations are looking to use the techniques to boost cognitive...

New discovery is a step towards developing Huntington's disease treatments before symptoms appear

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Early warning signs of Huntington's disease have been uncovered in a sheep carrying the human HD mutation, leading the way for new insight into this devastating illness, a new study in Scientific...

Itch neurons play a role in managing pain

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

There are neurons in your skin that are wired for one purpose and one purpose only: to sense itchy things.

Gene mutations in brain linked to OCD-like behavior

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers found that eliminating a set of genes in the corticostriatal brain region of mice - also present in humans - led to OCD-like behavior.

People who sleep longer twice as likely to develop dementia

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PST

New research finds people who consistently sleep more than 9 hours per night are at a significantly higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Receiving a clot-buster drug before reaching the hospital may reduce stroke disability

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

The study suggests that ambulances with the personnel and equipment capable of diagnosing ischemic stroke may be worth the extra cost, due to the decrease in patient disability afterward.

Zika may cause miscarriages, thin brain tissue in babies carried to term

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Johns Hopkins researchers say that in early pregnancy in mice with complete immune systems, Zika virus can cross the placenta - intended to protect the developing fetus - and appears to lead to a...

Cocaine addiction leads to build-up of iron in brain

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Cocaine addiction may affect how the body processes iron, leading to a build-up of the mineral in the brain, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.

Exercise can significantly improve brain function after stroke

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:00 PST

Training that lasts as little as 12 weeks can be an effective treatment to limit cognitive decline following a stroke. Exercise can improve brain function in chronic stroke patients.

Fingerprinting young brains: New leads for mental disorders

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Like a fingerprint, the connections of the human brain render us distinct from one another.

New 'late-life cycler' circadian genes linked to aging and stress

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new subset of genes that only become active during stress and aging offer clues into how circadian rhythms might influence health and disease.

Study points to treatment strategy for anorexia

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research conducted in adolescent rodents provides insights on the mechanisms behind anorexia nervosa and points to a potential treatment strategy.

International study finds education does not protect against cognitive decline in later life

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A European-wide study published in the journal Neuroepidemiology has found that whilst older people with a higher level of education have better memory function, it does not protect them from...

Lou Gehrig's disease: Mercury in fish, seafood could be risk factor

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The risk factors for Lou Gehrig's disease are poorly understood. Breaking research shows that mercury consumed through seafood and fish might play a part.

Hope for new treatment for Huntington's disease

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers working at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and University of Southern Denmark have managed to produce short synthetic DNA analogues - oligonucleotides - that bind direct to the gene...

Western researchers develop new brain scan analysis to better treat head injuries

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

An international research team, led by neuroscientists at Western University, has developed a potentially game-changing method for analyzing brain scans, which will greatly inform radiologists and...

The reasons for our left or right-handedness

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A preference for the left or the right hand might be traced back to that asymmetry.

How humans bond: The brain chemistry revealed

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

In new research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Northeastern University psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett found, for the first time, that the...

Second cause of hidden hearing loss identified

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Patients who complain they can't hear their friends at a noisy restaurant, but pass a hearing test in their doctor's office, may be describing hidden hearing loss.