Anti-Smoking Ads with Strong Arguments, Not Flashy Editing, Trigger Part of Brain That Changes Behavior
Researchers discovered a part of the brain involved in future behavioral changes, the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex, had greater activation when smokers were exposed to anti-smoking messages with stronger arguments as opposed to weaker arguments.
Targeting the nucleus accumbens by using deep brain stimulation could modify specific eating behaviors linked to weight changes and obesity, a new study suggests.
As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, microglial cells lose two important biological functions affecting their ability to remove cell fragments and motility towards acute lesions.
Researchers discover a population of cells, called tanycytes, are capable of generating new appetite regulating neurons in the brains of both young and adult rodents. The discovery could offer new avenues for tackling obesity.
Researchers evaluate the pathological impact of single incident TBI and mild, repetitive traumatic brain injury, in order to learn which measures need to be taken to identify risk, early incidence and to reduce long term complications associated with TBI.
Researchers provide additional insight into deficits in the prefrontal cortex involved in drug addiction. The findings could offer new avenues of research for the treatment of addiction.
Adapting two dimensional culture methods to grow 3-D neuron structures from induced pluripotent stem cells, researchers may be able to model and study neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.
According to three new studies, numerous opportunities exist to improve the outcomes of TBI in older adults.
A new study reveals neural circuitry is hyperactivated by performing certain tasks for children with a family history of schizophrenia, compare to peers without this family history. As the differences in brain function appear prior to the onset of psychiatric symptoms, researchers believe the findings could point to vulnerability markers for schizophrenia.
Researchers have developed a cost effective cooling device which helps lower a newborn’s temperature. The treatment could help prevent brain damage if administered shortly after oxygen deprivation, which can occur during birth.