Neuroscience

gene food preference

Genes can affect body weight by influencing our food preference

It is known that genes can directly cause overweight and obesity in some disorders. Now researchers find an indirect way in which genes affect...
Early Marijuana use

Early Marijuana use is associated with low IQ, says study

Marijuana use becomes more common nowadays. However, studies show that it can increase risks for mental illness, such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder,...
exercise training

Stopping regular exercise training can strongly reduce brain blood flow

While endurance exercise training can improve physical health, what will happen when we stop this exercise is still unknown. In a recent study, researchers find...
Brain map

Overweight can age your brain 10 years at middle-age

It is known that overweight has many harmful effects on our health. Such effects include higher risks of stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart...
online-game

Online game addiction can change game players’ brain network, says scientists

As more and more people use the Internet every day, online game addiction has become a serious public health issue all over the world. When...
oxytocin love hormone

Love hormone may support spirituality, says study

Spirituality is a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves. It is a universal human experience and typically involves a search for meaning...
trauma brain

The brain has its own way to deal with trauma automatically, says study

Traumatic events (trauma), such as divorce, job loss, death of a loved one can harm mental health. People are easy to get depression and...
brain

Congenitally blind people use visual cortex in the brain to do math thinking

Congenitally blind people are born unable to see or with severe visual impairment. This means they have little visual experience and seldom use their...
No pain no gain

No pain no gain: How to use sensory stimuli to reduce fatigue during exercise

Can you recall a time when you were exercising and had to stop? Most people stop exercising because of unpleasant sensations such as muscle...
nanoscale robots

Mind-controlled nanoscale robots can deliver drugs in the brain

Controlled drug delivery systems aim to improve the spatial (where) and temporal resolution (when) of therapeutic molecules. However, the temporal resolution is very challenging...

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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...