Neuroscience

How smoking can change your brain genetically

How smoking can change your brain genetically

In a recent study, researchers find that chronic, frequent tobacco smokers have a decreased number of cannabinoid CB1 receptors, the "pot receptor", when compared...

MRI shows lifestyle habits affect brain health

In a study led by the University of Oxford, researchers used advanced MRI to test if factors such as blood pressure, fitness, smoking and...
These 6 things could cause neuropathy

These 6 things could cause neuropathy

Neuropathy is a disease of one or more peripheral nerves that causes numbness, pain and weakness. It is the second most common neurological condition after...
Leopard geckos can make new brain cells

Leopard geckos can make new brain cells

In a recent study, researchers from the University of Guelph discover the type of stem cell allowing geckos to create new brain cells. The finding...

New EEG device could bring back lost brain function

In a recent study, researchers from Stanford University develop a device that could help bring back lost brain function. The approach could open new avenues...
How does the brain make the mind

How does the brain make the mind? Still a mystery

How do molecules, cells, neurotransmitters, and other brain “stuff” create the abstract experience of self-awareness? Despite massive breakthroughs in the field of neuroscience over the...
Traffic jams in brain cells may cause Alzheimer’s

Traffic jams in brain cells may cause Alzheimer’s

For more than 20 years, much of the leading research on Alzheimer's disease has been guided by the "amyloid hypothesis." This theory focuses on one...
Brain training does not really improve your brain

Brain game does not really improve your brain

In a new study from University of Western Ontario, researchers debunk claims that getting better at a brain training game can translate to improved...
How long time meditation change your brain

How long time meditation changes your brain

In a new study from University of Wisconsin–Madison, researchers examined brain activity in non-meditators, new meditators, and long-term meditators with thousands of hours of...
How cannabis and related drugs affect the brain

How cannabis and related drugs affect the brain

A new study from Lancaster and Lisbon Universities shows that long-term use of either cannabis or cannabis-based drugs impairs memory. The study has implications for...

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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...

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...

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...

Three common prescribed drugs may increase stroke risk by 60%

In a recent study, researchers from the University of Aberdeen found that drugs routinely prescribed for allergies, heart disease and Parkinson’s are linked to...