Around the turn of the 20th century, a Spanish neuroscientist named Santiago Ramón y Cajal created intricate images of intertwined neurons that changed neuroscience forever. His exquisite illustrations helped scientists … Continue Reading Researchers have developed single-cell imaging for the brain on the nanoscale.
Currently there is no effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, so the focus is on prevention. In the future, medical teams may be able to provide patients with useful and actionable … Continue Reading Cardiovascular risk factors linked to Alzheimer’s disease in human study.
A team from the University of South Carolina have been studying one of the fundamental biomolecules contributing to human addiction, the mu-opioid receptor. It’s a protein in the human body … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map the neurogenetics of susceptibility in addiction.
Researchers at Columbia University and Washington University have found that key parts of the human brain network that give a person the power to control and redirect their attention, a … Continue Reading Researchers identify previously unknown human-specific attention network in the brain.
A group of researchers from Kyoto University have successfully visualized RNA behaviour and its response to drugs within the living tissue brain of live mice by labeling specific RNA molecules … Continue Reading Researchers have visualised changes made to RNA in the brain by administered drugs.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have found that the three-dimensional shape of the cerebral cortex, the wrinkled outer layer of the brain controlling many functions of thinking … Continue Reading First large-scale study finds topography of cerebral cortex differs with ancestral genetics.
For 140 years, scientists’ understanding of language comprehension in the brain came from individuals with stroke. Based on language impairments caused by stroke, scientists believed a single area of the … Continue Reading Researchers map new area of language in the human brain.
A new MRI study from the University of Pittsburgh has found distinct injury patterns in the brains of people with concussion-related depression and anxiety. The team state that the data … Continue Reading Neuroimaging begins to map post-concussion depression and anxiety in human study.
A new study from researchers at Stanford University found that synchronized physiological interactions between remote regional brain neuron networks have genetic underpinnings. The research was performed at Stanford but was … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map the neurogenetics of neural network theory.
Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, a team of UCLA researchers have shown for the first time that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are overly sensitive to sensory stimuli … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map sensory over-responsivity in autistic children and adolescents.
Children who received general anesthesia for surgery before age 4 had diminished language comprehension, lower IQ and decreased gray matter density in posterior regions of their brain, according to a … Continue Reading Researchers link surgical anesthesia in young children to adverse effects on IQ, brain structure.
Certain vision-impaired individuals have the ability to use echoes from tongue or finger clicks to recognize objects in the distance, and some use echolocation as a replacement for vision. Research from … Continue Reading Study shows that human vision-impaired ‘echolocators’ can substitute echolocation for vision.
A new study from researchers at the Douglas Institute and McGill University, suggests that the integration of new neurons in the adult brain is a phenomenon more generally compromised in … Continue Reading Human olfactory bulb neurogenesis study sheds light on depression.
Researchers at the University of Colorado suggest that the portion of the brain devoted to hearing can become reorganized, reassigned to other functions, even with early-stage hearing loss, and may … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map brain functioning in age-related hearing loss.
Study begins to map the epigenetics of brain plasticity, the switch which changes neuronal function.
Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered that the role of neurons, which are responsible for specific tasks in the brain, is much more flexible than previously believed. By studying … Continue Reading Study begins to map the epigenetics of brain plasticity, the switch which changes neuronal function.
New research conducted by the UC Davis MIND Institute on a large cohort of preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder has found differences in the underlying biology of their brains, and … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study maps differences in the brains of girls and boys with autism.