Summary: The state of gratitude lowers systolic blood pressure response through stress-testing experiences, demonstrating that gratitude has a unique buffering effect against both reactions to and recovery from […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Measles Virus ‘Cooperates’ With Itself to Cause Fatal Encephalitis, on the site Neuroscience News 17 hours, 2 minutes ago
Summary: Measles virus that persists in the body can develop mutations in the F protein, which controls how the virus infects cells. The mutated protein can interact with its normal form, making it capable of […]
Summary: A new closed-loop, acoustic stimulation technique significantly improves sleep quality and autonomic immune system function, and reduces symptoms of insomnia.
Source: Wake Forest University
A good […]
Summary: Perspective-taking and empathy not only reduce the temptation to cheat on a partner, but they also help protect against other relationship-destroying behaviors.
Source: University of Rochester
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Poor Literacy Linked to Worse Mental Health Worldwide, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 15 hours ago
Summary: Poor literacy skills or being illiterate is associated with an increased risk of developing anxiety and depression, researchers say. Additionally, poor literacy is also linked to increased feelings of […]
Summary: A simple motion like a push of a button can send ripples of activity across neurons spanning the entire brain, a new study reports.
Source: University of Oregon
Even a simple movement like pushing […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Predicting Dementia Using Neural Network Characteristics, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 16 hours ago
Summary: Alterations in the cerebral neural network could function as a biomarker for the early diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and Lewy Body dementia.
Source: University of […]
Summary: Levodopa, a drug commonly prescribed for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease that increases dopamine in the brain was found to reverse the effects of neuroinflammation on the reward system and improve […]
Summary: Researchers discuss how postnatal depression and psychosis can lead some mothers to commit violent acts against or even murder their young children.
Source: Northeastern University
A Massachusetts […]
Summary: A new technique that uses ultrafast fMRI is able to capture brain activity at sub-second levels. The technique allows for real-time monitoring of the brain under stimulation conditions.
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Fresh Questions About Oxytocin as the ‘Love Hormone’ Behind Pair Bonding, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 19 hours ago
Summary: The “love hormone” oxytocin may not play as critical a role in bonding as previously believed. Removing the oxytocin receptor in animal models still resulted in monogamous mating, attachment, and […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, New Test Could Detect Alzheimer’s Disease 3.5 Years Before Clinical Diagnosis, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 2 hours ago
Summary: A newly developed blood-based test reveals changes in hippocampal neurogenesis up to 3.5 years before a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
Source: King’s College London
New research from […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Towards Better Management of Disinhibition in Frontotemporal Dementia, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 6 hours ago
Summary: People with behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) exhibit behaviors that are considered socially unacceptable. While there is no current cure for FTD, researchers are finding methods to help […]
Summary: Researchers identified a specific type of cell that sits on top of the brain’s smallest blood vessels that sense when their region of the brain is in need of energy.
Source: University of […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Why Episodes of Low Blood Sugar Worsen Eye Disease in People With Diabetes, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 13 hours ago
Summary: People with diabetes who experience low blood sugar are more likely to experience worsening diabetic retinopathy.
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine
People with diabetes who experience periods of low […]
Summary: Laughter doesn’t only help bring people together, it can be great therapy for those suffering from depression, researchers report.
Feeling funny? Natalie Dattilo says that’s a good […]
Summary: Long-term, continuous marriage from mid-life to old age is associated with a lower risk of developing dementia.
If you are married continuously for many years in midlife, you have a […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Health Impact of Chemicals in Plastics Is Handed Down Two Generations, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 16 hours ago
Summary: Paternal exposure to chemicals in plastics can affect the metabolic health of offspring for two generations, a new study reports. Parental exposure to DCHP leads to higher resistance and impaired insulin […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Protein Plaques Associated With Disease Are Stickier Than Thought, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 16 hours ago
Summary: Study provides experimental evidence of an alternative binding site on amyloid-beta aggregates. The discovery opens the door to the development of new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease.
Source: Rice […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, A Five-Fold Increase in Autism in New York-New Jersey Region, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 17 hours ago
Summary: Between 2000 and 2016, documented cases of ASD increased as much as 500% in the New York – New Jersey metro region. The highest increase was in children without intellectual disabilities. Researchers say […]
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