Neuroscience

Scientists discover an unusual hallmark of aging in neurons

As we age, neurons in our brains can become damaged by free radicals. MIT biologists have now discovered that this type of damage, known as...

Is zinc linked to how we think?

In biology, structure equals function. The protein machines that do virtually all of the myriad biochemical jobs within every living cell sometimes require the presence...
Scientists find our brain has two clocks to predict the future

Scientists find our brain has two clocks to predict the future

That moment when you step on the gas pedal a split second before the light changes, or when you tap your toes even before...

World’s first total-body medical scanner shows first 3D human images

EXPLORER, the world's first medical imaging scanner that can capture a 3D picture of the whole human body at once, has produced its first...

Scientists uncover new gatekeeper function of anti-aging molecule

New insights into the aging brain The protein klotho has been shown to promote longevity and counteract aging-related impairments. Having more klotho seems to allow for...

Small zap to brain eases chronic back pain

Targeting a specific part of the brain with weak alternating current of electricity significantly decreased chronic lower back pain in all participants of a...

Scientists solve 125-year-old mystery in epilepsy treatment

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have solved a 125-year-old mystery of the brain, and, in the process, uncovered a potential treatment...

Brain stimulation could reduce chronic lower back pain

For the first time, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine showed they could target one brain region with a weak alternating current of...

Scientists cool ‘brains on fire’ to treat Parkinson’s

A promising new therapy to stop Parkinson's disease in its tracks has been developed at The University of Queensland. UQ Faculty of Medicine researcher Associate...

Brain signaling could cause high blood pressure

About 6 million Australians aged 18 years and over have high blood pressure. Of these, more than two thirds had uncontrolled or unmanaged high blood...