Neuroscience

How insulin in the brain may suppress the subjective feeling of hunger

How insulin in the brain may suppress the subjective feeling of hunger

Insulin in the brain may help regulate the hunger sensation and improve functional connectivity in the default-mode network (DMN), as well as in the...
Healthy heart in 20s

Healthy heart in 20s = Healthy brain in 40s

People who take simple steps to keep their heart healthy in young adulthood, such as exercising, eating a healthy diet and controlling blood pressure...
Diabetes increases risk of cognitive issues after surgery

Diabetes increases risk of cognitive issues after surgery

Older patients with diabetes may be at an 84 percent higher risk of developing postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) than those who are not diabetic,...
Dolphins may have Alzheimer’s disease too

Dolphins may have Alzheimer’s disease too

Study suggests Alzheimer's disease and Type 2 diabetes might both be the price of a longer lifespan, with altered insulin function the common cause. A...
Training exercise can boost brain power

Training exercise can boost your brain power

One of the two brain-training methods most scientists use in research is significantly better in improving memory and attention, Johns Hopkins University researchers found. It...
Should scientists work to enhance our brains

Should scientists work to enhance our brains?

As scientists get better at interpreting the language of the brain, they get closer to not just treating disease, but also enhancing our senses...
Women with high blood pressure in 40s

Women with high blood pressure in 40s: dementia?

Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be more likely to develop dementia years later, according to a study published in...
Schizophrenia can disrupt the brain's entire communication system

Schizophrenia can disrupt the brain’s entire communication system

Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption...
'Wasabi receptor' for pain discovered in flatworms

‘Wasabi receptor’ for pain discovered in flatworms

A Northwestern University research team has discovered how scalding heat and tissue injury activate an ancient "pain" receptor in simple animals. The findings could lead...
High blood pressure in your 40s may be tied to higher risk of dementia

High blood pressure in your 40s may be tied to higher risk of dementia

Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be more likely to develop dementia years later, according to a study. The finding is...