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Controlling a single brain chemical expands the window for learning language and music in an animal model.

Learning a language or recognizing music is usually a breeze for children, however, this capacity dramatically declines with age.  Now, a study from researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital … Continue Reading Controlling a single brain chemical expands the window for learning language and music in an animal model.

Pre-clinical study suggests Parkinson’s could start in the gut.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder exhibiting far-reaching clinical manifestations, with recent research focusing on gut-brain interactions involving the gut microbiota.  However, researchers understand little about the link between … Continue Reading Pre-clinical study suggests Parkinson’s could start in the gut.

First human study targets cortical neurons in the brain to improve motor function.

The spinal cord is extremely vulnerable to injury, however, unlike other parts of the body this extension of the brain does not have the ability to repair itself when damaged. … Continue Reading First human study targets cortical neurons in the brain to improve motor function.

Study finds small colony of neurons modulate amount of insulin the pancreas produces.

The brain is the key regulator of appetite, body weight, and metabolism, controlling the passage of every nutrient that enters and exits the body. Specifically, there is a small group … Continue Reading Study finds small colony of neurons modulate amount of insulin the pancreas produces.

Neuroimaging connects stress-associated brain activity to cardiovascular disease in humans.

Stress is the feeling of being under acute mental or emotional pressure, where a person may feel unable to cope, leading to a wide variety of health problems.  When stress … Continue Reading Neuroimaging connects stress-associated brain activity to cardiovascular disease in humans.