Neuroscience

Scientists discover roots of Parkinson’s in the brain

In a new study, researchers have discovered the earliest signs of Parkinson's disease in the brain, many years before patients show any symptoms. The finding...

How information is like snacks, money, and drugs to your brain

Can't stop checking your phone, even when you're not expecting any important messages? Blame your brain. A new study by researchers at UC Berkeley's Haas School...
An extra burger meal a day can eat your brain away

An extra burger meal a day can eat your brain away

In a new study, researchers found that eating more calories than the body needs, such as eating an extra fast-food burger meal every day,...

How your brain may cause high blood pressure

In a new study, researchers found that specific signaling from the brain can cause high blood pressure. The research was conducted by a team from...

Mona Lisa’s smile might be a lie, study says

Mona Lisa's smile has intrigued mankind since famed artist Leonardo da Vinci painted the portrait in the early 16th century. A research team that includes...
These four things are all linked to unhealthy brains

These four things are all linked to unhealthy brains

In a new study, researchers found that smoking, high blood pressures, obesity, and diabetes are all linked to unhealthy brains. These four things can harm...

A small zap to the brain may help you recall forgotten memories

In a new study, researchers found that a small electrical zap to the brain could help people retrieve forgotten memories. The finding provides strong evidence...
Gut bacteria transfer may cut 50% of autism symptoms

Gut bacteria transfer may cut 50% of autism symptoms

It is estimated that one in every 59 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Current treatments for ASD include several...
Scientists confirm brain-gut connection in autism

Scientists confirm brain-gut connection in autism

In a new study, researchers found that in autism, the brain and the gut share some same gene mutations. This finding confirms the gut-brain connection...

Princeton study uses AI to find new mutations behind autism

In a new study, researchers used artificial intelligence (AI) to decode the functional impact of mutations in people with autism. The research was led by...

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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 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...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...