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Aaron Hernandez"s Brain Will Be Studied for CTE

The brain of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez will be donated to an academic center that studies a brain disorder linked to playing football......»»

Category: scienceSource:  livescienceApr 21st, 2017

Psychologists develop new model that links emotions and mental health

For decades psychologists have studied how people regulate emotions using a multitude of ways to conceptualize and assess emotion regulation. Now a recent study shows how a new assessment model can give clinicians an exciting new way to think about c.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News6 hr. 31 min. ago

Key psychiatric drug target comes into focus

One way or another, many psychiatric drugs work by binding to receptor molecules in the brain that are sensitive to the neurotransmitter dopamine, a chemical signal that is central to how our experiences shape our behavior. But because scientists sti.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News6 hr. 31 min. ago

Scientists pinpoint jealousy in the monogamous mind

Scientists find that in male titi monkeys, jealousy is associated with heightened activity in the cingulate cortex, an area of the brain associated with social pain in humans, and the lateral septum, associated with pair bond formation in primates. A.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News12 hr. 31 min. ago

2018 Audi S5 Review: Let’s roleplay “sexy architect”

“Well,” I said, filling for time as I racked my brain for a negative, “sometimes the little arm that holds out your seatbelt doesn’t grab it properly. Then you have to reach back.” If that sounds like the sort of First W.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News12 hr. 48 min. ago

Zinc-binding is vital for regulating pH levels in the brain

Researchers in Oslo, Norway, have discovered that Zinc-binding plays an important role in the sensing and regulation of pH in the human brain. The findings come as one of the first studies that directly link Zinc-binding with bicarbonate transporte.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

Therapeutic form of arsenic is a potential treatment for deadly type of brain cancer

From Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie, arsenic is often the poison of choice in popular whodunits. But in ultra-low dosage, and in the right form, this naturally occurring chemical element may be a potent force against cancer......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

Cocaine use during adolescence is even more harmful than during adulthood

Scientists found that addicts who began using cocaine before and after the age of 18 showed differences in sustained attention and working memory, among other brain functions. The research, made under controlled drug abstinence condition, measured co.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

Turning brain cells into skin cells

A new study reveals that it is possible to repurpose the function of different mature cells across the body and harvest new tissue and organs from these cells......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

Matchmaking with consequences: When cells become cancerous

Myc proteins play an important role when cells become cancerous. Researchers have studied just how they do this. They might thus open up ways to develop new therapies......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

Life in the city: Living near a forest keeps your amygdala healthier

A new study examined the relationship between the availability of nature near city dwellers' homes and their brain health. Its findings are relevant for urban planners among others......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

The Mighty Thor #700 Review

Marvel delivers an anniversary issue worthy of the gods as multiple Thors face the effects of Marvel Legacy. No matter how many times Marvel might relaunch, re-brand or renumber Jason Aaron's Thor run, the quality remains constant. The Mighty T.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

MRI may predict neurological outcomes for cardiac arrest survivors

MRI-based measurements of the functional connections in the brain can help predict long-term recovery in patients who suffer neurological disability after cardiac arrest, according to new research......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

Peer Pressure Forced Whales and Dolphins To Evolve Big Brains Like Humans, Says Study

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Quartz: The human brain has evolved and expanded over millennia to accommodate our ever-more-complex needs and those of our societies. This process is known as "encephalization" and has given us the big brain.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

Schizophrenia disrupts the brain"s entire communication system, researchers say

Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption to the brain's entire communication system. The study sets the stage for future rese.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

The Zoomable Universe is a feast for your eyes and brain

This gorgeous new book recalls the golden age of science journalism. The Zoomable Universe, by Caleb Scarf with Illustrations by Ron Miller (Scientific American/FSG).....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

HIV infection, even with antiretroviral therapy, appears to damage a growing child"s brain

One of the largest and best-documented trials of children receiving early antiretroviral therapy -- the CHER clinical trial in South Africa -- finds ongoing white matter damage in HIV-positive children at the age of 7 years. The study aims to contrib.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

A new target for marijuana

Cellular-level changes to a part of the brain's reward system induced by chronic exposure to the psychoactive component of marijuana may contribute to the drug's pleasurable and potentially addictive qualities, suggests a study in young mice......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

New imaging approach maps whole-brain changes from Alzheimer"s disease in mice

A new imaging system that offers a better way to monitor the brain changes indicative of Alzheimer's in mouse models of the disease could help speed new drug development......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

Four brain genes help explain obsessive compulsive disorder

OCD has been linked to genes active in a brain circuit involved in learning and decisions. The finding may help explain why the condition can run in families.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

Will Studies of 700 Pro Fighters Help Predict Future Brain Damage?

Researchers hope blood and brain scans may detect new clues -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017