Neuroscience

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Why Neanderthals never had brain disorders

In a significant discovery, scientists have found why modern humans develop brain disorders like autism or schizophrenia but our ancestor Neanderthals did not. They have discovered the cellular ... ... [Published Big News Network - 4 hours ago]
Entities: Schizophrenia, Autism
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

A group of neuroscientists believes it can communicate with locked-in coma patients

What if those coma patients thought to be beyond help could actually hear what we are saying? Could feel when pushed and prodded? Could respond to doctors, if only they could see the signs? A new ... ... [Published Big News Network - 6 hours ago]
Entities: Neuroscience
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 2 reports

Teenage brainstorm

Lynne Malcolm : Hi, Lynne Malcolm here on RN. I'm very happy to be with you to present a new season of All in the Mind . Today, the development of the teenage brain.[Excerpt from Rebel without a Cause ]James Dean, bursting at the seams with frustration ... [Published ABC Online - 8 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 2 reports

Beyond Death: The Science of the Afterlife

This question is more than a mind-bender. For thousands of years, certain people have claimed to have actually visited the place that, Saint Paul promised, “no eye has seen … and no human mind has conceived,” and their stories very often follow the same ... [Published Time - 12 hours ago]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 3 reports

Meet the Company That's Changing the Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Landscape

Here at The Motley Fool we spend a lot of time dissecting companies at the leading edge of the largest investment opportunities. Being a specialist in the Health Care sector, that means I devote a lot of my research to drugs aimed at treating some of ... [Published Motley Fool Discussion Boards - 22 hours ago]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 4 reports

Revealed What distracts your brain while driving

At a time when technology-driven, fast-paced life has left many of us suffering with distraction-related attentional deficits, two psychologists have made a discovery that could revolutionise ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 19 2014]
Entities: distraction
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 4 reports

U.S. team in stem cell breakthrough

WASHINGTON – For the first time, U.S. researchers have cloned embryonic stem cells from adult cells, a breakthrough on the path toward helping doctors treat a host of diseases.The embryonic stem cells — which were created by fusing an adult skin cell ... [Published Japan Times - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 4 reports

Turning science on its head

By B. D. Colen, Harvard Staff WriterH arvard neuroscientists have made a discovery that turns 160 years of neuroanatomy on its head.Myelin , the electrical insulating material in the body long known to be essential for the fast transmission of impulses ... [Published Harvard University Gazette - Apr 19 2014]
Entities: myelin, Axon, Neuron
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 7 reports

Researchers and advocates want more studies into effects of marijuana

TUCSON - A new study found that casual marijuana use could have a permanent effect on the brain.The study was published in The Journal of Neuroscience after researchers observed anatomical changes in the brain when comparing 20 college students who use ... [Published KVOA 4 - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 4 reports

Bullying badly affects children in later stage of their life

A new study has made some glaring exposures about bullying and its long time impact among children.The study conducted by King’s College London found that the effect of bullying in childhood is evident nearly 40 years later.For this new research, the ... [Published The Utah People's Post - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 4 reports

Study: Half Of Jailed NYC Youths Have Brain Injury

(NEW YORK) — About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City’s jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that’s the latest in a growing body of research documenting ... [Published TIME.com - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 4 reports

Is Parkinson’s an Autoimmune Disease?

T cells see neurons as “foreign invaders,” authors sayThe cause of neuronal death in Parkinson’s disease (PD) is still unknown, but a new study proposes that neurons may be mistaken for foreign invaders and killed by the person’s own immune system, similar ... [Published P&T Community - Apr 18 2014]

Quotes

"This is a new, and likely controversial, idea in Parkinson's disease; but if true, it could lead to new ways to prevent neuronal death in Parkinson's that resemble treatments for autoimmune diseases" said the study's senior author, David Sulzer, PhD, professor of neurobiology in the departments of psychiatry, neurology, and pharmacology at Columbia...
Further, the authors found that: "Every additional 10 days of fever was associated with a 1.9 decrease in language composite score and a 2.1 decrease in motor composite score."
...Gurinder S Bains, a Ph D candidate in Rehabilitation Sciences. "Laughing with friends or even watching 20 minutes of humor on TV, as I do daily, helps me cope with my daily stressors."
"I had expected to find more cases, because in textbooks the condition is mentioned quite often in passing" Blom said

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Beyond Death: The Science of the Afterlife [Published TIME.com - 12 hours ago]
This question is more than a mind-bender. For thousands of years, certain people have claimed to have actually visited the place that, Saint Paul promised, “no eye has seen … and no human mind has conceived,” and their stories very often follow the same ...
Scientists Discover Brain's Anti-distraction Sy... [Published Scientific Blogging - 18 hours ago]
Two Simon Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors' perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders. This discovery opens up the possibility that environmental and/or genetic factors ...
Myelin Finding Turns Neuroscience On Its Head [Published Scientific Blogging - Apr 19 2014]
Myelin, the electrical insulating material long believed to be essential for the fast transmission of impulses along the axons of nerve cells, is not as ubiquitous as thought, according to a new paper that turns 160 years of neuroscience on its head. ...
Half of New York City Teens Behind Bars Have A ... [Published Think Progress - Apr 19 2014]
CREDIT: Shutterstock About half of teens between the ages of 16 and 18 suffered a traumatic brain injury before being locked up in a New York City jail, a new study finds . Traumatic brain injuries can cause mood and behavior changes that vary ...
Spike activity 18-04-2014 [Published Mind Hacks - Apr 19 2014]
Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Wired has a fascinating interview with psychopath researcher Kent Kiehl. He of the mobile brain scanner. Scanning brain energy could help predict who will wake from vegetative state. Interesting ...
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Your Sad 25-Year-Old Brain [Published Slate Magazine - Apr 16 2014]
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