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Neuroscience News is an independent open access science magazine. Since 2001, we have featured neuroscience research news from labs, universities, hospitals and news departments around the world. Topics include brain research, AI, psychology, neuroscience, mental health and neurotech.

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In a new study, researchers discovered that age-related stiffness in hair follicle stem cells can inhibit hair growth. By enhancing the production of a tiny RNA, miR-205, they managed to soften these cells, encouraging hair growth in both young and old mice.
A new study reveals how microglia can regulate anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder (OCSD) behaviors. Traditionally overlooked in favor of neurons, specific microglia populations were found to both stimulate and suppress these behaviors, thus acting as both a "brake" and "accelerator".
Researchers shed new light on our brain's ability to predict movement, aiding in seemingly simple tasks like grabbing a moving object. The study found an intricate coordination between vision and motor skills, suggesting that the brain can anticipate movement even with an 80-millisecond delay in response time.

Neurology news articles cover neurology, brain cancer, traumatic brain injuries, neurosurgery, neuroanatomy, brain research and neurological disorders.

Age-related degeneration of myelin, the insulating layer around nerve cells in the brain, actively promotes disease-related changes in Alzheimer's. Researchers examined mouse models of Alzheimer's with myelin defects, finding that these defects accelerated the formation of amyloid plaques, a characteristic sign of Alzheimer's.

AI news articles cover science articles about artificial intelligence including ChatGPT, Bard, Dalle, neural networks, machine learning, LLMs, AGI and other AI related topics.

Researchers are improving the prediction of preterm birth by studying electrical activity during pregnancy. A deep learning model developed by the team can predict preterm births as early as 31 weeks of gestation using electrohysterogram measurements and clinical data.

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The neuroscience of fitness explores how regular exercise profoundly impacts our brain and nervous system. Exercise stimulates neurogenesis - the creation of new neurons - primarily in the hippocampus, influencing memory and learning while increasing key mood-regulating neurotransmitters.
Intricate links between breathing and memory recall have been unraveled by recent scientific research, painting a more complex picture of our cognitive processes. Studies reveal that the rhythm of our breathing can influence neural activity, impacting cognitive functions such as emotional processing and memory recall. The most compelling evidence highlights that inhalation, particularly through the nose, can improve memory function.
Researchers revealed a correlation between reduced oxygen intake, or 'oxygen restriction,' and extended lifespan in lab mice. The study found that mice in an oxygen-restricted environment lived about 50% longer than those in normal oxygen levels.
Researchers discovered shared genetic underpinnings for cannabis use and psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Employing advanced statistical modelling, the study revealed a complex interplay of genetic variants increasing or decreasing risk factors for these conditions. These findings may contribute to personalized preventive measures and interventional strategies.
Researchers have found a link between frequent YouTube usage and increased levels of loneliness, anxiety, and depression, especially among viewers under 29. The study raises concerns about 'parasocial relationships' between creators and viewers, as well as the algorithmic recommendation of suicide-related content. The team suggests AI-based solutions to guide users towards positive mental health content.