An experimental small molecule helped restore the removal of mitochondria from dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. The findings may help in the development of new therapies for Parkinson’s disease.
The prevailing theory is removing toxic social media users from accessing their accounts will prevent them from posting harmful content. Researchers say banned users increase their toxic postings via more lenient platforms when removed from top networks.
A new hydrogel that acts as a gateway to transfer stem cells into the brain and facilitate repair to damaged tissue may effectively treat neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease and stroke.
15 protein biomarkers have been identified as being linked to late-onset dementias. The biomarkers can predict cognitive decline and risk for dementia up to 20 years before the onset of symptoms.
60% of 400 coronavirus survivors experienced lasting cognitive impairment, a new study reports. Cognitive problems were found in those who experienced mild-to-moderate COVID symptoms, as well as those who experienced more severe symptoms. One in three …
Background music in Simlish, an unintelligible language used in the popular game The Sims, allow people to better listen to and understand each other than when the songs are in English, researchers say.
Researchers believe they have found a cause of memory loss in epilepsy patients by recording single neurons in the brain.
When we lie down, our brains decrease reliance on information related to the external world and increase reliance on internal perceptions generated by the sense of touch.
Processes within the cerebral cortex may be responsible for elements of sleep control such as how long, and how deeply, we sleep.
Combining artificial intelligence, mathematical modeling, and brain imaging data, researchers shed light on the neural processes that occur when people use mental abstraction.
Blood tests revealed specific epigenetic biomarkers for schizophrenia. Researchers applied machine learning to analyze the CoRSIVs region of the human genome to identify the schizophrenia biomarkers. Testing the model with an independent data set revea…
Study reveals the types of foods you load your plates with at all you can eat buffets may predict your risk for obesity.
Neural circuits within the retina are able to generate the information required to predict the movement and path of an object before visual signals leave the eye, researchers report.
A new system translates EEG data into a 3D movie which shows activity in all recorded regions of the brain. The heat map shows where seizures start and spread throughout the patient’s brain, in addition to evaluating the speed of activity during a seiz…
Learning a new language can affect musical processing in children, researchers report. Findings support the theory that musical and linguistic functions are closely linked in the developing brain.
Exercise rewires the enhancers in DNA regions associated with the risk of disease development.
People perceive pictures of individuals within photographs as less real and having “less mind”, a new study reports.
EEG study reveals when we imagine a song, similar brain activity occurs as when we experience moments of silence in music.
Obese mice treated with the TSLP cytokine showed a significant loss in abdominal fat and weight. The fat loss was not associated with reduced food intake or faster metabolism, instead the cytokine stimulated the immune system to release lipids via the …
Researchers say the use and appreciation of humor is positive for overall wellbeing and psychological health.