Stem cells help researchers identify neuronal defects causing Angelman syndrome
1 hour ago
Researchers at UConn Health used stem cells derived from patients with Angelman syndrome to identify the underlying cellular defects that cause the rare neurogenetic disorder, an important step in the ongoing search for potential ...
Brain's power to adapt offers short-term gains, long-term strains
1 hour ago
Like air-traffic controllers scrambling to reconnect flights when a major hub goes down, the brain has a remarkable ability to rewire itself after suffering an injury. However, maintaining these new connections between brain ...
Scientific discovery game significantly speeds up neuroscience research process
2 hours ago
A new scientific discovery game is allowing video gamers to significantly speed up reconstructing the intricate architecture of brain cells, a fundamental task in 21st century brain science.
The placebo effect can mend a broken heart too, study shows
4 hours ago
Feeling heartbroken from a recent breakup? Just believing you're doing something to help yourself get over your ex can influence brain regions associated with emotional regulation and lessen the perception of pain.
Brain circuit enables split-second decisions when cues conflict
5 hours ago
When animals hunt or forage for food, they must constantly weigh whether the chance of a meal is worth the risk of being spotted by a predator. The same conflict between cost and benefit is at the heart of many of the decisions ...
Findings challenge current approach to Glut1 deficiency
5 hours ago
Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that diet changes and early diagnosis could help outcomes for patients with Glucose Transporter Type ...
Novel method to detect toxic effects of chemicals could reduce need for animal testing
8 hours ago
Traditional toxicological investigations performed on animals (in vivo) are expensive, time-consuming and may cause animal suffering. But research from Umeå University demonstrates that a neuronal cell model, derived from ...
How our brains can recognize previously unseen scenes, objects or faces in a fraction of a second
10 hours ago
At the end of a long day, as we put our feet up, reach for the remote control and begin watching TV, we may find ourselves confronted with images beyond our experience—such as "The Upside-Down," the mysterious parallel ...
Research moves closer to unravelling mystery cause of multiple sclerosis
12 hours ago
A new study has made a major new discovery towards finding the cause of multiple sclerosis (MS), potentially paving the way for research to investigate new treatments.
Research shows fish oil component helps damaged brain and retina cells survive
Apr 21, 2017
A team of researchers led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has shown for the first time that NDP1, a signaling molecule ...