Certain proteins may slow the devastating memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study.
Edward Boyden develops techniques to study the brain, and how it operates, in finer detail.
Healthy women possessing a certain abnormality on MRIs are nine times more likely to get breast...
A team of researchers has discovered how a commonly administered vaccine protects against acute...
A new study has found that Naltrexone, a drug used to treat alcoholism, may also be a promising treatment for addiction to methamphetamine.
A team of neuroscientists has identified a part of the brain exclusively devoted to processing speech. Its findings point to the superior temporal sulcus (STS), located in the temporal lobe, and help settle a long-standing debate about role-specific neurological functions.
An important link between the human body clock and the immune system has relevance for better understanding inflammatory and infectious diseases, researchers discovered.
A new genetic test to determine risk factors for prostate cancer can help target the men most likely to develop aggressive forms for the cancer – and make screening a priority for them, according to research presented yesterday at the American Urology Association’s annual conference.
Cognition improves in older people who eat a plant-based Mediterranean diet with antioxidant-rich extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts, according to rare clinical trial research published by JAMA Internal Medicine.
Drinking orange juice could help improve brain function in elderly people, according to new research from the University of Reading.
Vitamin D could give your sickly feline friend its 10th life, according to a recent study. New research from the University of Edinburgh found that higher levels of vitamin D were linked to increased survival changes for hospitalized cats.
The most detailed study to date showing how electrical stimulation accelerates wound healing has been carried out in 40 volunteers by University of Manchester scientists.
For the first time, a large study suggests that a vitamin might modestly lower the risk of the most common types of skin cancer in people with a history of these relatively harmless yet troublesome growths.
Smokers who are able to quit might actually be hard-wired for success, according to a study from Duke Medicine.
GlaxoSmithKline and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill are teaming up to run this operation.
Researchers say a new epilepsy drug holds promise as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
Watson, the supercomputer seen on Jeopardy, will play an important role in this partnership.
It takes two minutes for this test to find the parasite.
Your genes may influence how sensitive you are to emotional information, according to new research. The study, recently published in The Journal of Neuroscience, found that carriers of a certain genetic variation perceived positive and negative images more vividly, and had heightened activity in certain brain regions.
The goal of the study was to see how transcranial direct current stimulation affected IQ scores.
Very large study adds to evidence that mood disorders are points on a spectrum, not completely separate – and could lead to better diagnostic tests.
This start-up found a unique way to help the 900,000 patients who have to go through bone-related surgeries each year.
Findings suggest need for FDA reassessment of safety and efficacy of devices for off-label use.
A distinct pattern in the changing length of blood telomeres, the protective end caps on our DNA strands, can predict cancer many years before actual diagnosis, according to a new study.
First evidence to genetically tie all Inuit populations to Alaska's North Slope. Genetic testing of Iñupiat people currently living in Alaska’s North Slope is helping scientists fill in the blanks on questions about the migration patterns and ancestral pool of the people who populated the North American Arctic over the last 5,000 years.
This is the second of three research findings highlighted by Dr. Rost, vice chair of the American Academy of Neurology Science Committee, at the AAN 67th annual meeting.
The feeling of being inside one’s own body is not as self-evident as one might think. In a new study neuroscientists created an out-of-body illusion in participants placed inside a brain scanner. They then used the illusion to perceptually ‘teleport’ the participants to different locations in a room and show that the perceived location of the bodily self can be decoded from activity patterns in specific brain regions.
In a striking example of how 3-D printers could customize medical care, doctors turned powdered plastic into tiny devices that saved the lives of three baby boys by holding open defective airways so they could breathe - and the implants even expanded as the tots grew.
Cardiorespiratory fitness may positively impact the structure of white matter in the brains of older adults. These results suggest that exercise could be prescribed to lessen age-related declines in brain structure.
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