Discovery has implications for understanding epilepsy.
A new study led by UNC researchers identifies both where in the brain and how a protein in the brain, called Neuropeptide Y or NPY, can act to suppress binge alcohol drinking. These findings suggest that restoring NPY may be useful for treating alcohol use disorders and may also protect some individuals from becoming alcohol dependent.
People with anorexia nervosa and with body dysmorphic disorder have similar abnormalities in their brains that affect their ability to process visual information, a new UCLA study reveals.
Newly discovered brain pathway overturns anatomy, could solve antipsychotic mystery.
Michael J. Fox Foundation and Alzheimer’s Association fund $2 million for research projects studying overlap in neurodegenerative diseases.
Stroke can lead to a wide range of problems such as depression and difficulty moving, speaking and paying attention. A new study has found compelling evidence that stroke damage to “cables” buried inside the brain plays an important role in these impairments.
Neuroscientists find that different parts of the brain work best at different ages.
Thousands of genetic “dimmer” switches, regions of DNA known as regulatory elements, were turned up high during human evolution in the developing cerebral cortex, according to new research.
Implanted stem cells reduced symptoms of disease during experiment, researchers say.
Researchers at Aalto University and University of Turku have revealed how obesity is associated with altered opioid neurotransmission in the brain.
People with poor physical fitness in their 40s may have accelerated brain aging by the time they hit 60.
Mapping a fruit fly's brain, neuron by neuron, to study how brain controls behavior.
A study reveals for the first time exactly how mutations associated with the most common form of inherited Alzheimer’s disease produce the disorder’s devastating effects.
New findings could help with future navigational problems associated with Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders.
Certain neurons act as conductors, suggesting possible therapies for disorders such as schizophrenia.
Amyloid – an abnormal protein whose accumulation in the brain is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease – starts accumulating inside neurons of people as young as 20, a much younger age than scientists ever imagined, reports a surprising new study.
The new study describes in detail the loss of connectivity between two sets of neurons that prevents the formation of long-term memory.
Three startups are taking advantage of new technology to help patients get treatment for various diseases all over the world.
Study in mice identifies mechanism that lowers levels of dopamine and heightens behavior suggesting anxiety and depression.
Cells provide individualized model for studying obesity and testing treatments.
Postmortem brain slices can be “read” to determine how a mouse was trained to behave in response to specific sounds.
The prevailing medical wisdom that Alzheimer's Disease has its origins in the brain has a radical and disputed rival with shocking implications for medicine's relentless efforts to forestall disease, ageing and death, according to a new review of the evidence.
Research suggests anti-aging benefits of calorie restriction without the restriction.
Following the traces of evolution: researches find a key to the reproduction of brain stem cells
Highlighting a potential target in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests that triggering a protein found on the surface of brain cells may help slow the progression of these and other neurological diseases.