Neuroscience

Blood pressure above normal may be linked to brain shrinkage

In a new study, researchers found having blood pressure above normal but below the level considered to be high blood pressure, may be linked...

New tech could boost omega 3 fatty acid levels in brain

Getting enough of the omega 3 fatty acids DHA and EPA into the brain to study their effects on Alzheimer's and depression is no...
Scientists find the brain circuits that may help you keep your cool

Scientists find the brain circuits that may help you keep your cool

The big day has come: You are taking your road test to get your driver's license. As you start your mom's car with a stern-faced...

Teen brain volume changes with even small amount of cannabis use

At a time when several states are moving to legalize recreational use of marijuana, new research shows that concerns about the drug's impact on...

Skull scans reveal how world’s first dogs caught prey

Analysis of the skulls of lions, wolves and hyenas has helped scientists uncover how prehistoric dogs hunted 40 million years ago. A study has revealed...

Too much body fat around middle could mean brain shrinkage

Carrying extra body fat, especially around the middle, may be linked to brain shrinkage, according to a new study. For the study, researchers determined obesity...

The most important hair on your head is on the inside, shows study

Tiny hairs inside your brain called cilia play a key role in the brain Cells along the brain's cavities are equipped with tiny hair-like protrusions...

New way to control neurons with wireless and battery-free implant

New study reveals a more sophisticated method for delivering light to control neurons in the brain -- which could ultimately mean turning off pain...

Wireless ‘pacemaker for the brain’ could be new standard treatment for neurological disorders

A new neurostimulator developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the...

Your brain rewards you twice per meal

We know a good meal can stimulate the release of the feel-good hormone dopamine. Now a study in humans from the Max Planck Institute for...

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Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

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...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...