Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Brain Circuitry Central to Reward Seeking Behavior Identified, on the site Neuroscience News 8 hours, 40 minutes ago
Summary: Findings could have major implications for future studies into motivation, addiction and decision making, researchers report.
Source: University of North Carolina.
The prefrontal cortex, a large and […]
Summary: Researchers report on the role the thalamus plays in visual processing.
Botond Roska and his team at the FMI have investigated how visual features, extracted in the eye, are combined in […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Sugar’s “Tipping Point” Link to Alzheimer’s Revealed, on the site Neuroscience News 9 hours, 2 minutes ago
Summary: In early Alzheimer’s, glycation damages an enzyme that plays a crucial role in immune response and insulin regulation, researchers report.
Source: University of Bath.
For the first time a “tipping […]
Summary: Researchers report the elimination of some receptor genes may lead to OCD-like behaviors.
Source: Northwestern University.
Elimination of certain receptor genes led to obsessive-compulsive disorder […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Neanderthal DNA Contributes to Human Gene Expression, on the site Neuroscience News 12 hours, 28 minutes ago
Summary: Neanderthal DNA sequences still have influence when it comes to how genes are turned on or off in modern humans, a new study reports.
Source: Cell Press.
The last Neanderthal died 40,000 years ago, […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Brain Cells Prefer One Parent’s Genes Over the Other’s, on the site Neuroscience News 12 hours, 31 minutes ago
Summary: A new study reports brain cells may preferentially activate a copy of one parent’s genes over the other in offspring.
Source: University of Utah Health Sciences.
Most kids say they love their mom […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Modified Atkins Diet May Help Kids With Rare Form of Epilepsy, on the site Neuroscience News 12 hours, 34 minutes ago
Summary: Children with a rare form of epilepsy called Doose syndrome experiences seizure reduction, with 47% becoming seizure free, after following a modified version of the Atkins diet.
Summary: Researchers report the brain is able to convert glucose into fructose.
Fructose, a form of sugar linked to obesity and diabetes, is converted in the human brain from glucose, according […]
Summary: Study could help explain how pain often follows a chemical induced itch.
Source: Cell Press.
There are neurons in your skin that are wired for one purpose and one purpose only: to sense itchy […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Autism Risk Linked to Herpes Infection During Pregnancy, on the site Neuroscience News 14 hours, 35 minutes ago
Summary: Researchers discover a link between genital herpes infections during pregnancy and an increased risk of autism in the offspring.
Source: Columbia University.
Women with signs of active genital […]
Summary: According to researchers, people who consistently sleep for more than 9 hours a night have double the risk of developing dementia over a 10 year period than their peers who sleep for less time.
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Precise Inactivation of Neural Messenger Receptor Wipes Out Fear Memory in Mice, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 8 hours ago
Summary: Research combines antibody precision with toxic oxygen burst to inactivate neural protein and temporarily abolish fear memory in mice.
Source: Osaka University
The delivery of chemical messenger […]
Summary: A new study reports improvements in problem solving abilities in MS patients who use transcranial direct current stimulation.
Source: NYU Langone Medical Center.
Patients with multiple sclerosis had […]
Summary: New advances in brain computer interface technology allows three people with movement impairments to control a cursor by imagining their hand movements.
In a Stanford-led research […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Humans Are Hard Wired to Follow the Path of Least Resistance, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 12 hours ago
Summary: Researchers report the amount of effort needed to perform a task influences what we think we see.
Source: University College London.
The amount of effort required to do something influences what we […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Maths and Maps Make You Nervous? It Could Be in Your Genes, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 12 hours ago
Summary: A new study reports our genes play a role in the anxiety some feel when faced with math or navigational problems.
Source: King’s College London.
Our genes play a significant role in how anxious we […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Compound From Marine Snails May Provide Alternative to Opioids, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 14 hours ago
Summary: Researchers have discovered a compound from marine snails that is able to block pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids.
Source: University of Utah.
A tiny snail may offer an […]
Summary: A new study reports highly creative people appear to have more connections between their brain hemispheres.
Source: Duke University.
Highly creative people have significantly more nerve connections […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Brain Processes Critical to Short-Term Memory Identified, on the site Neuroscience News 3 days, 9 hours ago
Summary: Researchers have identified how the brain is able to create and maintain short term memories.
Source: Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
Findings show how the brain’s cells create and recall memories, […]
Summary: Before a rat avoids a place of which they hold fearful memories, the brain recalls memories of the physical location where the event occurred, researchers report.
Source: Baylor College of […]
People who have donated their brains for science after death turn up interesting outcomes such as thoese from people well into their nineties with apparently all their faculties yet their brains are chock full of the Lewy Body’s (Plaques) and significant shrinkage.
These findings point to the reality that for all the research and the theories they are simply hypothesis’s unproven given the proof of contradictions. It is more of a case of so you have determined a pattern of activity that links to physical activity but that is so far removed from the issue of Alzheimers or for that matter Dementia both of which are growing to epidemic proportions that the researchers have yet to determine why this growth in incidence is occurring. Is it diet, life style certainly not genetic only (5%).
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