Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Genetic Variation in Individual Brain Cell Types May Predict Disease Risk

One might think that the primary cause of most genetically linked diseases comes from mutations in coding DNA — alterations in coding regions of the…

Updated : Oct 01, 2019 in Announcement

Three UC San Diego Researchers Receive Top Honors with NIH Director’s Awards

Three University of California San Diego researchers have received prestigious awards through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program, including the Pioneer…

Updated : Sep 10, 2019 in Research Articles

How the Eyes Might Be Windows to the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) begins to alter and damage the brain years — even decades — before symptoms appear, making early identification of AD risk paramount…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Autism Study Stresses Importance of Communicating with All Infants

A new language-skills study that included infants later diagnosed with autism suggests that all children can benefit from exposure to more speech from their caregivers.…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Electronic glove offers ‘humanlike’ features for prosthetic hand users

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - People with hand amputations experience difficult daily life challenges, often leading to lifelong use of a prosthetic hands and services. An…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Research Articles

Receptor Protein in Brain Promotes Resilience to Stress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019   John Ascenzi Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (267) 426-6055 [email protected]   Receptor Protein in Brain Promotes Resilience…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Research into Parkinson’s disease: Binding-protein prevents fibril proliferation

Protein aggregates have been observed in the nerve tissue of patients with Parkinson's disease which consist of individual components (monomers) of the protein α-synuclein which…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

The seeds of Parkinson’s disease: amyloid fibrils that move through the brain

Osaka, Japan - Researchers in Japan have found that the structure of Parkinson's disease-associated protein aggregates can tell us, for the first time, about their…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

The neurobiological mechanisms behind schizophrenia may depend on gender

The neurobiological pathophysiology of schizophrenia differs significantly between males and females, according to a new study. The findings suggest a possible need for more sex-specific…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Human perception of colors does not rely entirely on language, a case study

After patient RDS (identified only by his initials for privacy) suffered a stroke, he experienced a rare and unusual side effect: when he saw something…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Discovered a factor that predicts long survival in brain tumor

The discoveries in the cellular and molecular biology of cancer, the development of drugs against specific genetic mutations, and the emergence of immunotherapy are allowing…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

The brain processes words placed on the right side of a screen more quickly

When reading words on a screen, the human brain comprehends words placed on the right side of the screen faster. The total amount of presented…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Temple scientists identify promising new target to combat Alzheimer’s disease

(Philadelphia, PA) - Sometimes the more a person tries to fix a seemingly minor problem, the worse things become. Cells are no different, it turns…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists use advanced imaging to map uncharted area of genome

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 3, 2019) - Using advanced imaging techniques, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have mapped a previously uncharted region…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

In the largest study of its kind, no evidence that testosterone reduces cognitive empathy

It's long been known that autism is far more prevalent in males than in females. What hasn't been understood is why. "Of course, the primary…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Creation of new brain cells plays an underappreciated role in Alzheimer’s disease

Much of the research on the underlying causes of Alzheimer's disease focuses on amyloid beta (Aß), a protein that accumulates in the brain as the…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

NSF Awards ‘Dream Team’ $1.1 Million for Blind Mexican Cavefish Research

How is it that a fish that lived in difficult to access caves in rural Mexico is becoming a leading model to study diabetes, insomnia,…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Parenting stress may affect mother’s and child’s ability to tune in to each other

A study led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has revealed the effects of the stress of parenting in the brains of both mothers…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Adults with cerebral palsy about twice as likely to develop non-communicable diseases

Thursday, 29 August 2019 - Adults with cerebral palsy are about twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory disease compared to adults…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

How your brain remembers motor sequences

Abstract Ever wondered what was going on in the brain of John Coltrane when he played the famous solo on his album Giant Steps? Researchers…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

3D printing nanoparticle neural probes

Carnegie Mellon University's Rahul Panat, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, and Eric Yttri, an assistant professor of biological sciences, have received a $1.95 million…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Researchers identify a gene linked to needing less sleep

The genetics of circadian rhythms have been well studied in recent years, but much less is known about other types of genes that play a…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

New optical array, multisite stimulator advances optogenetics

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA and CARDIFF, UK - In an article published in the peer-reviewed, open-access SPIE publication Neurophotonics , "A multi-site microLED optrode array for…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Teen birth control use linked to depression risk in adulthood

Women who used oral contraceptives during adolescence are more likely to develop depression as adults, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia. In…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Autism rates increasing fastest among black, Hispanic youth

Autism rates among racial minorities in the United States have increased by double digits in recent years, with black rates now exceeding those of whites…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

A new drug could revolutionize the treatment of neurological disorders

The international team of scientists from Gero Discovery LLC, the Institute of Biomedical Research of Salamanca, and Nanosyn, Inc. has found a potential drug that…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Stretchable wireless sensor could monitor healing of cerebral aneurysms

A wireless sensor small enough to be implanted in the blood vessels of the human brain could help clinicians evaluate the healing of aneurysms --…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Robotic thread is designed to slip through the brain’s blood vessels

MIT engineers have developed a magnetically steerable, thread-like robot that can actively glide through narrow, winding pathways, such as the labrynthine vasculature of the brain.…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Brain stem cells have a good memory

The cerebral cortex acts as the control centre of our cognitive processes. During embryogenesis, dozens of types of neurons with distinct functions come together to…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Ecopipam reduces stuttering symptoms in proof-of-concept trial

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- A team led by a psychiatrist at the University of California, Riverside, has tested the orally administered investigational medication ecopipam on adults…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

AAN issues guideline on vaccines and multiple sclerosis

MINNEAPOLIS - Can a person with multiple sclerosis (MS) get regular vaccines? According to a new guideline, the answer is yes. The guideline, developed by…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Peptide hydrogels could help heal traumatic brain injuries

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27, 2019 -- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) -- defined as a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts normal brain…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Researchers take aim at circadian clock in deadly brain cancer

Scientists at USC and UC San Diego have discovered a potential novel target for treating glioblastoma, the deadly brain cancer that took the life of…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Gene linked to autism undergoes changes in men’s sperm after pot use

DURHAM, N.C. - A specific gene associated with autism appears to undergo changes in the sperm of men who use marijuana, according to new research…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Not in Gotham anymore

Those who study and treat disorders of the mind - such as neuroscientists, psychiatrists and therapists - are in a position of influence. Their decisions…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Crows consciously control their calls

Crows can voluntarily control the release and onset of their calls, suggesting that songbird vocalizations are under cognitive control, according to a study published August…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

How texture deceives the moving finger

The perceived speed of a surface moving across the skin depends on texture, with some textures fooling us into thinking that an object is moving…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

BRAIN grant will fund new tools to study astrocytes

In the brain, cells called astrocytes are at least as abundant as neurons, but are much less understood. While neuroscientists have begun to appreciate how…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Novel method identifies the right individual exosomes

There is a growing demand for diagnostic markers for early disease detection and prognosis. Exosomes are potential biomarkers for cancer progression and neurodegenerative disease but…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Social, executive brain functions crucial for communication

Impairments in social and executive brain functions hinder effective communication, according to research in patients with dementia recently published in eNeuro . Non-language brain regions…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Breaching the brain’s defense causes epilepsy

The study investigated epileptic seizures in zebrafish - a widely used model organism for modelling human brain physiology. Zebrafish contains the same cell types that…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Researchers test noninvasive brain stimulation for motor recovery after spinal cord injury

East Hanover, NJ. August 26, 2019. Kessler Foundation is one of three sites participating in a study of noninvasive brain stimulation to improve upper limb…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Two studies reveal benefits of mindfulness for middle school students

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Two new studies from MIT suggest that mindfulness -- the practice of focusing one's awareness on the present moment -- can enhance…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists advance search for memory’s molecular roots

HOUSTON - (Aug. 26, 2019) - A new piece of a difficult puzzle -- the nature of memory -- fell into place this week with…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

High-fat diet in utero protects against Alzheimer’s later, Temple team shows in mice

(Philadelphia, PA) - A high-fat diet can carry health risks, but for mothers-to-be, it may make all the difference when it comes to Alzheimer's disease…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Spontaneous brain fluctuations influence risk-taking

Minute-to-minute fluctuations in human brain activity, linked to changing levels of dopamine, impact whether we make risky decisions, finds a new UCL study. The findings,…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

A novel technology for genome-editing a broad range of mutations in live organisms

LA JOLLA--(August 23, 2019) The ability to edit genes in living organisms offers the opportunity to treat a plethora of inherited diseases. However, many types…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

How memories form and fade

Why is it that you can remember the name of your childhood best friend that you haven't seen in years yet easily forget the name…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Biophysicists discovered how ‘Australian’ mutation leads to Alzheimer’s disease

A team of scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (IBCh RAS) studied one hereditary genetic…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Suicide and self-harm risk nearly triple in people with restless leg syndrome

Restless legs syndrome was associated with a nearly tripled risk of suicide and self-harm in a new study led by Penn State researchers. Using Big…