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Most widely used food oil in the U.S. causes gene changes in the brain

In a new study, researchers found soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's...

Sugar could change chemicals in your brain

In a new study, researchers examined how drinking sugar water could influence the brain. They found sugar influences brain reward circuitry in ways similar to...

This new ultrasound tech may strongly boost brain functions

In neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease or Multiple Sclerosis, brain neurons are constantly being lost, resulting in memory lapses, speech disorders,...

Scientists discover key neural circuit regulating alcohol consumption

Scientists have known that a region of the brain called the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA) plays a role in behaviors related to...

Scientists point out the path toward brain-like computers

Since the advent of computing, people have lauded technology’s potential to act as a human brain. In truth, computers have worked nothing at all like...

Birth control pill users have smaller key brain region

In a new study, researchers found that women taking oral contraceptives, commonly known as birth control pills, had significantly smaller hypothalamus volume, compared to...

Murderers’ brains look different: Evidence from brain scans of 800 prisoners

In a new study, researchers found that the brains of murderers look different from those of people convicted of other crimes—differences that could be...

Scientists create world first artificial neurons to cure chronic diseases

Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists—a first-of-its-kind achievement with enormous scope for medical...

Obesity, other factors may speed up brain aging

The brains of middle-age adults may be aging prematurely if they have obesity or other factors linked to cardiovascular disease, new research has found. Almost...

Your brain on sugar: What the science actually says

We love sweet treats. But too much sugar in our diets can lead to weight gain and obesity, Type 2 diabetes and dental decay. We...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Scientists discover a new cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...