A novel immune-boosting drug combination eradicates glioblastoma brain cancer in mice, according to a new study.
Asparagine, found in foods such as meat, eggs, and dairy products, was until now considered non-essential because it is produced naturally by the body. Researchers have now found that the amino acid is essential for normal brain development.
One of the smallest parts of the brain is getting a second look after new research suggests it plays a crucial role in decision making.
Recent studies have linked hundreds of gene mutations scattered throughout the brain to increased autism risk. Where do you start? Neuroscientists may finally have an answer.
Scientists have now discovered an important cause as to why nerve precursor cells do not migrate as hoped after being implanted in the brains of patients with neurological diseases.
The ability to understand written or spoken language, called “discourse comprehension,” is a hallmark of the human mind and central to everyday social life. In a new study, researchers uncovered the brain mechanisms that underlie discourse comprehension.
Researchers have shown that the rare brain disease known as Alexander disease, which destroys white matter in the front of the brain, also affects neurons, and in a way that impacts several measures of learning and memory.
After a mild concussion, special brain scans show evidence of brain abnormalities four months later, when symptoms from the concussion have mostly dissipated, according to new research.
People with autism are more likely to also have synesthesia, suggests new research. Synesthesia involves people experiencing a "mixing of the senses," for example, seeing colors when they hear sounds, or reporting that musical notes evoke different tastes.
A new blood biomarker correctly predicted which concussion victims went on to have white matter tract structural damage and persistent cognitive dysfunction following a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).
New research has found that women who have taken oral contraceptives for three or more years are twice as likely to suffer from glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness which affects nearly 60 million worldwide.
A world-first clinical trial being conducted in Western Australia is exploring whether testosterone and fish oil may prove to be the key in preventing or postponing Alzheimer’s disease.
Investigators have used a new sequencing method to identify a group of genes used by the brain's immune cells– called microglia– to sense pathogenic organisms, toxins or damaged cells that require their response.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a device to help reduce the frequency of seizures in epilepsy patients who have not responded well to medications.
The transplant anti-rejection drug rapamycin showed unexpected benefits in a mouse model of a fatal defect in the energy powerhouses of cells, the mitochondria.
Enhanced extracts made from special antioxidants in spearmint and rosemary improve learning and memory, a study in an animal model has found.
A new study suggests that many infants dying suddenly and unexpectedly in all kinds of sleep environments have underlying brainstem abnormalities.
Using scores obtained from cognitive tests, researchers think they have developed a model that could help determine whether memory loss in older adults is benign or a stop on the way to Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers have taken a step forward in unravelling the causes of a commonly inherited intellectual disability, finding that a genetic mutation leads to a reduction in certain proteins in the brain.
To better understand and one day provide improved treatments for depression, addiction and anxiety, researchers are using tiny, electronic devices to identify and map neural circuits in the brain.
A new study has shown that high concentrations of tungsten– as measured in urine samples– is strongly linked with an increase in the occurrence of stroke, roughly equal to a doubling of the odds of experiencing the condition.
A specialized type of brain cell that tamps down stem cell activity ironically, perhaps, encourages the survival of the stem cells' progeny, researchers report.
New research using tissue from the Parkinson's UK Brain Bank suggests that a protein called alpha-synuclein causes the spread of nerve cell death in multiple system atrophy (MSA), a Parkinson's-like condition.
Engineers and cardiology experts have teamed up to develop a fingernail-sized biosensor that could alert doctors when serious brain injury occurs during heart surgery.