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Tuesday, March 02, 2021
Nonwhite Americans looking for care for a loved one are much more likely than whites to encounter discrimination, language barriers, and providers who lack cultural competence, a new report finds.
Friday, February 12, 2021
Lab-grown brainlike organoids altered with an ancient gene began to look and behave differently. The experiments help show how the human brain has evolved.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
A brain organoid grown with Neanderthal DNA reveals how evolution shaped the brains of modern humans and adds to evidence that brain differences helped us survive while our human cousins went extinct.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Two studies find that tailoring brain stimulation to a particular patient helps in treating depression and obsessive-compulsive behaviors.
Monday, January 18, 2021
Two new studies show the potential of personalized brain stimulation to treat psychiatric disorders. The approach delivers pulses of electric or magnetic energy to certain areas in the brain.
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
Severe cases of COVID-19 can injure the brain in ways that affect memory, thinking and mood for months after the infection is gone, new research hints. It may even raise the risk of Alzheimer's.
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
COVID-19 can damage the brain, causing long-term problems with thinking and memory. New research suggests the damage comes from the immune system's reaction to the coronavirus, not the virus itself.
Wednesday, December 09, 2020
A synthetic version of the psychedelic drug ibogaine appears to relieve depression and addiction without producing hallucinations or other dangerous side effects — at least in rodents.
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Government scientists estimate that the true number of coronavirus infections is eight times the reported number of 12.5 million, meaning "most of the country remains at risk," the team reports.
Monday, November 23, 2020
A newly approved drug can extend the lives of children with progeria, a rare disorder that causes rapid aging. The drug is the result of one family's effort to help a child with the fatal condition.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for progeria, a genetic disorder that causes children to age rapidly. Zokinvy is the first drug approved by the agency for the disorder.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
People who get more deep sleep appear less likely to develop Alzheimer's. That may be because this phase of sleep allows the brain to clear out waste products.
Monday, November 16, 2020
There's growing evidence that a lack of deep sleep increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Scientists say that's because during deep sleep, the brain removes toxins associated with Alzheimer's.
Friday, November 06, 2020
A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted that studies of the drug aducanumab for Alzheimer's treatment don't show it's effective.
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Psilocybin, the hallucinogenic substance found in "magic" mushrooms, appears to relieve the symptoms of major depression.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Scientists have identified special cells in the human brain that organize movie-like memories, helping us to relive important experiences and events.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Many memories are like short movies. People relive experiences such as arriving for the first day of school or falling off a bike. Scientists have shown how the brain organizes these episodes.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Researchers launched a major study of an experimental Alzheimer's drug this summer. They also learned a lot about how to protect participants who must make frequent visits to a medical center.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Scientists have identified specialized brain cells that create two distinct kinds of thirst. Some cells respond to a need for water alone, while others produce a craving for water and salt.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
People of African ancestry have been excluded from many studies of brain disorders. In Baltimore, scientists, doctors and community leaders are working to make neuroscience research more diverse.