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Thursday, November 29, 2018
People with symptoms suggesting depression felt better immediately when tiny pulses of electricity reached a brain area called the lateral orbitofrontal cortex.
Thursday, November 08, 2018
When people are feeling glum, it often means that brain areas involved in emotion and memory are communicating. Researchers now have observed the circuit in action in humans.
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
In mice genetically programmed to develop Alzheimer's symptoms, those given a synthetic version of a chemical in marijuana retained normal memory function.
Sunday, November 04, 2018
Working memory is where the brain keeps bits of information in everyday life handy. But brain scientists don't agree on how working memory works.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
A brain structure that helps us walk in a straight line also appears to play a central role in emotional control and decision-making. The findings about the cerebellum challenge years of dogma.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
In 2003, Paul Allen created an institute to figure out how the human brain works. That institute has already made contributions that may turn out to be part of his greatest legacy.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Our ability to see colors develops in the womb. Now scientists have replicated that process, which could help accelerate efforts to cure colorblindness and lead to new treatments for diseases.
Monday, October 08, 2018
Alzheimer's prevention specialist Jessica Langbaum says that like most working people she gets plenty of mental exercise without playing crossword puzzles or brain games. She says work is the key.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Scientists at Johns Hopkins have identified a brain region in monkeys that influences their desire to take big risks. When this area is inactivated, the monkeys tend to hedge their bets.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
The plastic additive BPA got a clean bill of health in a two-year government study involving thousands of rats. But scientists worried about BPA's risks say the study has flaws.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Research on the brains of barn owls suggests that attention problems like ADHD may involve a brain circuit that usually helps us ignore distractions.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
A Stanford research team finds that ketamine's ability to quickly relieve depression may depend on activating the brain's opioid system. The finding raises new questions about the drug's safety.
Monday, August 27, 2018
The human brain isn't just bigger than a mouse brain. It contains at least one kind of brain cell that isn't found in rodents.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
The Department of Veterans Affairs is trying to figure out how to deal with veterans who may have brain damage from firing powerful weapons.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
The military is trying to figure out whether troops can sustain brain injuries from firing certain powerful weapons. Two Marines who used to shoot these weapons think they already know.
Monday, July 23, 2018
Scientists are taking a second look at the idea that hormone replacement therapy could reduce a woman's risk of dementia. New research suggests the key may be in giving it at the right time.
Monday, July 16, 2018
A new public health campaign says controlling high blood pressure is among the best ways to keep your brain sharp. The neurologist in charge aims to lead by example.
Monday, July 09, 2018
Tree farmer Alan Dambach's tremor got so bad he couldn't read his own signature. Then he tried a new procedure that uses sound waves to destroy specific brain cells.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Two herpes viruses that cause skin rashes in toddlers may accelerate Alzheimer's disease when they infect brain cells. The finding suggests antiviral drugs might help protect the brain.
Monday, June 11, 2018
American diplomats in two countries — China and Cuba — have reported falling ill with symptoms the State Department says are consistent with a concussion or minor traumatic brain injury.