A new class of compounds has now been shown to protect brain cells from the type of damage caused by blast-mediated traumatic brain injury (TBI). Mice that were treated with … Continue Reading Compound protects brain cells after traumatic brain injury.
People with multiple sclerosis (MS) lose myelin in the grey matter of their brains and the loss is closely correlated with the severity of the disease, according to a new … Continue Reading New neuroimaging technique links grey matter myelin loss to severity of MS.
The same sex hormone that helps protect females from stroke may also reduce their risk of autism, scientists say. In the first look at a potential role of the female … Continue Reading Estrogen receptor expression may help explain why more males have autism.
People who are obese may be more susceptible to environmental food cues than their lean counterparts due to differences in brain chemistry that make eating more habitual and less rewarding, … Continue Reading Eating habits, body fat related to differences in brain chemistry.
Tinnitus, migraine, epilepsy, depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s; all these are examples of diseases with neurological causes, the treatment and study of which is more and more frequently being carried out by … Continue Reading Plastic changes to the brain due to TMS imaged for the first time.
An international team of researchers has identified a new inherited neuromuscular disorder. The rare condition is the result of a genetic mutation that interferes with the communication between nerves and … Continue Reading A new rare neuromuscular disease has been discovered by researchers.
A gene crucial for brain and heart development may also be associated with sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP), the most common cause of early mortality in epilepsy patients. Scientists … Continue Reading Gene crucial for brain and heart development linked to sudden death in epilepsy.
A team from Brigham Young University have devised experiments using MRI technology that help them distinguish pure imagination from related processes like remembering. The team wanted to investigate how memory … Continue Reading Neuroscientists watch imagination happening in the brain.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have solved the mystery of why a specific signalling pathway can be associated with alcohol dependence. This signalling pathway is regulated by a … Continue Reading Scientists link alcohol-dependence gene to neurotransmitter.
Stimulating a particular region in the brain via non-invasive delivery of electrical current using magnetic pulses, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, improves memory, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The discovery … Continue Reading Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) successfully improves memory.
Scientists at the University of Warwick have provided the first evidence that the lack of a naturally occurring protein is linked to early signs of dementia. The research found that … Continue Reading Lack of naturally occurring protein linked to dementia.
A balance board accessory for a popular video game console can help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) reduce their risk of accidental falls, according to new research published online in … Continue Reading Wii Balance Board induces changes in brains of people with multiple sclerosis.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have developed a strategy for finding disease-causing mutations that lurk in only a small fraction of the body’s cells. Such mutations can cause significant … Continue Reading New gene technique identifies hidden causes of brain malformation.
Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in normal brain ‘pruning’ process during development, according to … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study proves children with autism have extra synapses in brain.
As children learn basic arithmetic, they gradually switch from solving problems by counting on their fingers to pulling facts from memory. The shift comes more easily for some kids than … Continue Reading New research sheds light on how children’s brains memorise facts.
Researchers have long suspected that major mental disorders are genetically-rooted diseases of synapses, the connections between neurons. Now, investigators from Johns Hopkins University have demonstrated in patients’ cells how a … Continue Reading Suspect gene corrupts neural connections.