Like a silent assassin neurodegenerative diseases can cause the central nervous system to slowly deteriorate over time, which can lead to severe disorders involving movement or cognition. Neurodegenerative diseases, which … Continue Reading Previously unknown brain disorder identified.
A lack of understanding currently veils the field of brain injury, with sufferers undergoing cataclysmic personality changes as well as other chronic health problems affecting the whole body. Electronics are … Continue Reading Artificial and biological neurons communicate over the internet.
Chronic pain is defined as any persistent pain which lasts more than 3 months, with research indicting over 85% of patients suffering from chronic pain are affected by severe depression, … Continue Reading Molecular link between chronic pain and depression identified.
In cervical spinal cord injury, the most severe of spinal cord injuries, around 20% of patients are left tetraplegic, with all four limbs partially or completely paralyzed. Tetraplegia is caused … Continue Reading Unprecedented brain-computer exoskeleton allows a tetraplegic patient to move.
Many ethical, as well as supply issues, surround the use of human brain tissue in research, because of this stem cells are used to develop mini-brains or ‘organoids’, a pea-sized … Continue Reading Brain waves detected in lab-grown mini brains.
Like a myriad of stars interacting with the expanse of space, the brain contains billions of interlaced and communicating neurons supported by the brain’s immune cells, known as glia. The … Continue Reading Researchers show astrocytes are crucial for establishing long-term memory in mice.
An out-of-control pandemic still growing after many decades, chronic pain is the most common reason for physician consultation in most developed countries around the world, with almost one in five … Continue Reading Previously unknown sensory organ identified.
When a person looks at an object, each eye sees it from a slightly different angle and sends those binocular-based pictures back to the brain. The differences between the two … Continue Reading Neurons responsible for 3D vision identified.
Stem cells are cells responsible for generating specialized cells in the body, with stem cell treatments currently being developed to regenerate and repair diseased or damaged tissues in patients. However, … Continue Reading Microbot can precisely culture and deliver stem cells.
Dyslexia is one of the most widespread learning disabilities, with many different therapeutic and learning strategies used to tackle the reading and writing difficulties associated with the disorder, however to-date … Continue Reading Researchers map the neural mechanisms of dyslexia in the brain.
The link between the gut microbiota, also known as the second brain, and mental health has long been studied. The idea of substances produced by the symbiotic microorganisms in the … Continue Reading Gut microbiome linked to mental health.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder where people have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep for a healthy amount of time, with over 770 million people suffering from sleeplessness worldwide. Currently, … Continue Reading 1.3 million patient genetics study identifies brain cells involved in insomnia.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety-based disorder that can develop after a person is involved in or has witnessed traumatic events. The main treatment for people with PTSD are … Continue Reading New brain region that suppresses fear identified.
Interestingly, the current definition of free will is described as a combination of two cognitive processes, namely the desire to act, also known as volition, and a sense of responsibility … Continue Reading Origins of free will mapped in the human brain.
Manual body regulation is a relatively new theory that explores controlling the body, and its related processes via neurons, neuronal colonies, and neuron-like cells supplanted throughout our systems manually. Olfactory … Continue Reading New olfactory receptor identified in the human bladder and bladder cancer.
Under a microscope, it can be difficult to tell the difference between any two neurons, the cells in our brain responsible for storing and processing information. The mammalian brain contains … Continue Reading New technique identifies previously unknown human neurons.