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Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Designed Proteins May Help Treat Muscular Dystrophy, on the site Neuroscience News 16 hours, 8 minutes ago
Summary: Researchers have designed two proteins that are able to stabilize cell scaffolding linking to muscle fibers, restoring muscle structure and function. The two proteins also were able to significantly […]
Summary: A new study reinforces the idea that serotonin, a molecule associated with mood, directly contributes to the actions of cocaine.
Source: Florida Atlantic University.
Once a hip drug of the ’70s and […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Facial Models Suggest Less May Be More For a Successful Smile, on the site Neuroscience News 16 hours, 17 minutes ago
Summary: Less is more when it comes to a successful smile, researcher report. In a new study, researchers presented over 800 participants with computer generated images of smiling faces. Researchers found people […]
Summary: Last October, researchers concluded that the upper limit of human age peaks at 115 years old. However, a new study reports that no evidence for this limit and, if such a maximum exists, it has yet to be […]
Summary: Using the children’s book, “The Gruffalo”, researchers devised a teaching approach that combined moment and storytelling activities. They report the children that participated in the combined activities […]
Summary: A new study sheds light on why some people on the autism spectrum have problems maintaining eye contact. Researchers say that eye avoidance behavior may be triggered by excessive arousal stemming from an […]
Summary: A new study implicates the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in our ability to assign credit for whatever action leads to a desired outcome. While the study does not rule out the involvement of other brain […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, A Mouse’s View of the World, As Seen Through Its Whiskers, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 13 hours ago
Summary: Researchers have successfully recreated the whisker map a mouse creates of its surroundings to help it navigate the world, catch food and avoid predators.
Source: UC Berkeley.
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Brain Signals Deliver Targeted Treatment for World’s Most Common Movement Disorder, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 13 hours ago
Summary: Researchers combine movement sensing electrodes on top of the brain with deep brain stimulating electrodes to help treat essential tremor, the world’s most prevalent movement disorder.
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Parkinson’s Associated Protein Linked to Human Upper GI Tract Infections, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 13 hours ago
Summary: A new study reports chronic infections of the upper gastrointestinal tract could be linked to Parkinson’s disease. Researchers say alpha synuclein, a Parkinson’s linked protein, is released during upper […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Taking Photos Boost Visual Memories, But Impairs Auditory Memory, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 18 hours ago
Summary: According to researchers, taking a photo can help us to better recall visual memories, but can impair non-visual aspects, such as auditory details.
A quick glance at any social media […]
Summary: A new study reports that while people on the autism spectrum often show reduced sensitivity to contextual information in perceptual tasks, this may actually head them to make more consistent choices in […]
Summary: A new neuron labeling technique allows researchers to obtain a snapshot of their activity at any moment in time. The new approach could provide new insights into neural functioning by offering better […]
Summary: By capturing a cell by cell view of seizures propagating through a mouse brain, researchers discovered neurons fire in a sequential pattern, regardless of how quickly the seizure occurs. The findings […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Reprogramming Brain Region Can Suppress Cocaine Cravings: Mouse Study, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 18 hours ago
Summary: Silencing pyramidal neurons in the infralimbic cortex made rats more likely to relapse than those that underwent withdrawal from cocaine. The findings support growing evidence that the infralimbic cortex […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Mice Provide Insight Into Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorders, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 21 hours ago
Summary: Researchers report that inducing mutation of the CHD8 gene, mice experience cognitive impairments and have increased brain volume. Both conditions are also seen in people with CHD8 mutations. The findings […]
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Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Lack of Sleep and Fighting With Partner Increases Inflammation, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 14 hours ago
Summary: According to researchers, couples who fight following a lack of sleep expressed higher inflammation levels in blood samples.
Researchers find that inflammation markers rise in […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Why Social Isolation Can Bring A Greater Risk of Illness, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 14 hours ago
Summary: Social isolation has previously been linked to shorter life spans and a wide range of health problems in humans. A new study reveals social isolation leads to sleep loss, which, in turn, leads to cellular […]
Summary: While much research has shown that exercise can be good for our brains, the link between how physical activity benefits the brain is not clearly understood. In a new study, researchers suggest the link […]
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