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Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Sonic Hedgehog Protein Pathway Stimulation Could Help Parkinson’s Patients, on the site Neuroscience News 3 days, 13 hours ago
Summary: Drugs that increase signaling of Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) can help suppress the involuntary movements associated with dopamine replacement therapy for those with Parkinson’s disease.
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Researchers Study Recurrent Neural Network Structure in the Brain, on the site Neuroscience News 3 days, 14 hours ago
Summary: Recurrent neural networks within the human frontal cortex may be responsible for decision making, language, and movement, researchers report.
Source: University of Wyoming
Two University of Wyoming […]
Summary: The way in which an infant visually examines an object may predict a later autism diagnosis, researchers say. Unusual visual inspection of items at 9 months was a strong predictor of an ASD diagnosis […]
Summary: By the age of 24, children born to mothers who suffered from depression during pregnancy or postpartum depression scored three points higher for depression scores than those whose mothers did not suffer […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Dysfunctional Synaptic Function Is Key to Schizophrenia, on the site Neuroscience News 3 days, 16 hours ago
Summary: Schizophrenia itself is associated with loss of excitation, but hallucinations and other symptoms of the disorder are caused by a loss of synaptic inhibition.
Schizophrenia, which […]
Summary: Dopamine-controlled fan cells in the lateral entorhinal cortex are required for the formation of associative memories.
Source: UC Irvine
Has the scent of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies ever […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Nasal Drugs Show Promise for Slowing Parkinson’s Disease Progression, on the site Neuroscience News 5 days, 16 hours ago
Summary: Two new intranasal drugs slow inflammation and stop the spread of alpha-synuclein in mouse models of Parkinson’s disease. The drug also improved gait and balance in the animals. If the results are able […]
Summary: Greater radiodensity of perivascular adipose tissue in women during midlife was associated with decreased working memory performance later in life.
A worsening cardiovascular profile […]
Summary: Microglia immune cells can join together to form networks when needed, a new study reports. However, certain mutations associated with Parkinson’s disease can impair this process.
Source: University […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, A Possible Connections Between Oxytocin and Instagram, on the site Neuroscience News 5 days, 17 hours ago
Summary: Researchers discovered people with a specific variant of the oxytocin receptor gene OXTR follow more people on Instagram. However, there no evidence was found to suggest gene-environment interactions […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Second-Hand Psychological Stress Can Lead to Depression, on the site Neuroscience News 5 days, 18 hours ago
Summary: Mouse study reveals chronic stress affects neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus.
Source: Tokyo University of Science
Depression is a serious medical condition that plagues modern society. Several […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Which Types of Brain Activity Support Conscious Experiences?, on the site Neuroscience News 6 days, 12 hours ago
Summary: Brain activity during conscious wakefulness presents large integrated and dynamic network modules which fragment during sleep.
Consciousness remains one of the brain’s biggest m […]
Summary: Study reports the MIND diet may help reduce a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and help maintain cognition in older adults.
Source: Rush University Medical Center
Aging takes a toll […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, The Mediterranean Diet Leads to Better Cognitive Functions and Memory, on the site Neuroscience News 1 week, 2 days ago
Summary: Study reveals a direct link between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and improved cognitive function.
The Mediterranean diet does not only have beneficial effects for the […]
Summary: Toxoplasma exposure can increase the likelihood of developing psychosis in those with risk factors for mental health disorders, a new study reports.
Exposure to toxoplasma, a disease […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Two-Hour Glucose Tolerance Test Predicts Decline in Episodic Memory, on the site Neuroscience News 1 week, 2 days ago
Summary: Higher glucose levels detected by a two-hour glucose test were an accurate predictor of poorer performance in tests of episodic memory ten years later.
Source: University of Turku
Diabetes is a […]
Summary: The olfactory system works in combination with the brain’s reward and aversion systems in both learning and memory formation.
Researchers studied how the processing of scents affects […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Converting Glioma Cells Into Neurons May Treat Glioblastoma, on the site Neuroscience News 1 week, 3 days ago
Summary: Cellular reprogramming of glioma cells into neural cells may be a promising treatment for glioblastoma brain cancer.
Source: Cactus Communications
Gliomas are the most common primary brain tumors […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Time Until Dementia Symptoms Appear Can Be Estimated via Brain Scan, on the site Neuroscience News 1 week, 3 days ago
Summary: A new algorithm uses neuroimaging data of amyloid levels in the brain and takes into account a person’s age to determine when a person with genetic Alzheimer’s risk factors, and with no signs of […]
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