Acting as natural computers, our brains contain trillions of cells to store memory and control the body’s functions and emotions. Around one in ten of the countless cells in the … Continue Reading Microglia filmed shaping synapses for the first time.
Major depressive disorder is a highly familial illness and the leading cause of disability worldwide for persons 15 to 44 years of age. It is associated with increased mortality resulting … Continue Reading Study shows that both genetics and environment impact depression.
The brain function of people addicted to cocaine is different from that of people who are not addicted and often linked to highly impulsive behavior, according to a new study … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study finds functional differences in brain communication in cocaine users.
Fragile X syndrome, an inherited cause of autism and intellectual disability, can have consequences even for carriers of the disorder who don’t have full-blown symptoms. Some carriers may experience social … Continue Reading New previously unseen cellular mechanism identified in Fragile X syndrome.
Repeated alcohol exposure during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in the region of the brain that controls learning and memory, according to a research team at Duke Medicine that used … Continue Reading Researchers find that repeated alcohol exposure during adolescence results in lasting impairments.
Every time a person makes a memory, somewhere in their brain a tiny filament reaches out from one neuron and forms an electrochemical connection to a neighbouring neuron. A team … Continue Reading Mapping the neuroanatomy of a memory.
A new study by Brown University neuroscientists details how the neocortex selectively samples from the flow of sensory information that might otherwise flood it. The team state that the usual … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map the corticothalamic pathway in selective neuroplasticity.
A study led by researchers from the University of Toronto and the Centre for Genomic Regulation has described a group of small DNA fragments that are key in neuron regulation … Continue Reading Neurogenetics study detects and identifies the function of microexons for the first time.
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.
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.
A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of California and the University of Hawaii demonstrates a new approach to measuring early brain development of infants, resulting in more … Continue Reading Novel study maps infant brain growth via MRI in first three months of life.