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July 16, 2020

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Apathy Not Depression Helps to Predict Dementia

Apathy offers an important early warning sign of dementia in individuals with cerebrovascular disease, but depression does not, new research ...

New Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Protocol Can Improve Cognitive Function of Older Adults

A new study has demonstrated for the first time that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can significantly enhance the cognitive performance of healthy ...

Learning the Wiring Diagram for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Researchers have identified brain circuitry that plays a key role in the dysfunctional social, repetitive, and inflexible behavioral differences that characterize autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The ...

COVID-19 May Attack Patients' Central Nervous System

A new study finds that depressed mood or anxiety exhibited in COVID-19 patients may be a sign the virus affects the central nervous system. These two psychological symptoms were most closely ...
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Rats' Brain Activity Reveals Their Alcohol Preference

The brain's response to alcohol varies based on individual preferences, according to new research in ...

Researchers Find Rise in Broken Heart Syndrome During COVID-19 Pandemic

Researchers have found a significant increase in patients experiencing stress cardiomyopathy, also known as broken heart syndrome, during the COVID-19 ...

No Association Found Between Exposure to Mobile Devices and Brain Volume Alterations in Adolescents

A new study of 2,500 Dutch children is the first to explore the relationship between brain volume and different doses of radiofrequency electromagnetic ...

Brain Benefits of Exercise Can Be Gained With a Single Protein

A little-studied liver protein may be responsible for the well-known benefits of exercise on the aging brain, according to a new study in mice. The findings could lead to new therapies to confer the ...

COVID-19 Brain Complications Found Across the Globe

Cases of brain complications linked to COVID-19 are occurring across the globe, a new review has shown. The research found that strokes, delirium and other neurological complications are reported ...

Dopamine Neurons Mull Over Your Options

Researchers have found that dopamine neurons in the brain can represent the decision-making process when making economic choices. As monkeys contemplated whether or not to choose an item, a subset of ...

Brain Structural Elements in Psychiatric Disorders

While researchers have previously identified brain structural signatures associated with individual neurological diseases using techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a team of ...

Poor Sleep at Night 'Spills Over' Into Children's Emotional Lives

Poor sleep harms children's mental health and emotional stability according to a new ...

Sensory Neurons Outside the Brain Drive Autistic Social Behaviors, Study Suggests

A new study lends further evidence that the social behaviors tied to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) emerge from abnormal function of sensory neurons outside the ...

Nitrous Oxide May Bring Relief to Veterans Suffering from PTSD, New Study Suggests

A small pilot study provides an early glimpse of how some veterans struggling with PTSD may benefit from one simple, inexpensive treatment involving nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing ...

Probiotics Alone or Combined With Prebiotics May Help Ease Depression

Probiotics either taken by themselves or when combined with prebiotics, may help to ease depression, suggests a review of the available ...

Motherhood Overrides the Brain's Decision-Making

Motherhood takes over the brain's decision-making regions to prioritize caring for offspring, according to new ...

Neurobiology: How Much Oxygen Does the Brain Need?

The brain has a high energy demand and reacts very sensitively to oxygen deficiency. Neurobiologists have now succeeded for the first time in directly correlating oxygen consumption with the activity ...

Targeted Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Researchers have further refined the use of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. By accurately localizing electrode placement in the brains of patients, the ...

Pioneering Brain Haemorrhage Treatment Reduces Long-Term Disability in Premature Babies

Premature babies with serious brain haemorrhage treated with a 'brain washing' technique were twice as likely to survive without severe learning disability when compared with infants given ...

Neuroscientists describe for the first time how relationships between different odors are encoded in the brain. The findings suggest a mechanism that may explain why individuals have common but ...

How Does Our Brain Fold? Study Reveals New Genetic Insights

Problems with brain folding are linked with neurological conditions like autism, anorexia and schizophrenia, but there are currently no ways to detect, prevent or treat misfolding. New research ...

Why Memory-Forming Neurons Are Vulnerable to Alzheimer's

Scientists have used advanced technology to 'micro-dissect' the first brain cells to perish in Alzheimer's disease. The result is a short list of genes that could represent new drug ...

Life-Hack: Rituals Spell Anxiety Relief

Researchers are examining the important roles rituals play in reducing our anxiety ...

Lab-Grown 'Mini-Brains' Suggest COVID-19 Virus Can Infect Human Brain Cells

Researchers have found that organoids known as 'mini-brains' can be infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes ...

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