Summary: Mouse study links specific autism types to abnormal parvocellular oxytocin neurons in the hypothalamus.
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that new experiments […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Nucleus Accumbens Neuron Ensembles Recruited by Cocaine and Sugar Are Different, on the site Neuroscience News 4 hours, 9 minutes ago
Summary: Cocaine and sucrose neuron ensembles in the nucleus accumbens are mostly non-overlapping.
Source: University of Wyoming
Nucleus accumbens in the brain play a central role in the risk-reward […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Brainstem Neurons Control Both Behavior and Misbehavior, on the site Neuroscience News 4 hours, 26 minutes ago
Summary: Study reveals how gene control mechanisms determine the identity of neurons in the embryonic brainstem. A failure in differentiation in developing brainstem neurons can lead to behavioral abnormalities, […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Researchers Link Poor Memory to Attention Lapses and Media Multitasking, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 2 hours ago
Summary: A new study reveals a correlation between multimedia multitasking, memory loss, and difficulties in maintaining attention.
The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but they can […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Small Brain Device Proves Big Game Changer for Severely Paralyzed Patients, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 4 hours ago
Summary: A tiny neural implant dubbed the Stentrode, allows people with upper limb paralysis to regain motor function. The device wirelessly restores the transmission of brain impulses.
Source: University of […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Social Isolation Puts Women at Higher Risk of Hypertension, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 4 hours ago
Summary: Women aged 45 to 85 without partners and who didn’t engage in frequent social activities had a higher rate of hypertension. Widowed women were most likely to exhibit symptoms of hypertension.
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Cancer Cells Mediate Immune Suppression in the Brain, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 4 hours ago
Summary: Myeloid cells can suppress the immune response, allowing breast cancer cells to metastasize in the brain and form secondary tumor sites.
Source: University of Notre Dame
Scientists have long […]
Summary: The decline of striosomal activity in the brain may explain why people lose the motivation to learn as they age.
As people age, they often lose their motivation to learn new things or […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, How a Common Mutation Leads to 'Night Owl' Sleep Disorder, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 4 hours ago
Summary: A mutation in a gene associated with circadian rhythm extends the clock period, causing people to stay up late at night and sleep late in the mornings.
Source: UC Santa Cruz
A new study by […]
Summary: People don’t tend to like those who show empathy to morally questionable individuals.
Source: UC Davis
Empathy is talked about a lot these days. Against the backdrop of a global pandemic and a […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Postpartum Depression May Persist Three Years After Giving Birth, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 6 hours ago
Summary: Study reveals one in four women experience symptoms of depression up to three years after giving birth. The risks are greater for women with a history of mood disorders and gestational […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Study of Reaching and Grasping With Hand or Foot Reveals Novel Brain Insights, on the site Neuroscience News 3 days, 2 hours ago
Summary: The brain processes motor commands, not just through fine muscle contractions, but also via higher-level motor areas that provide a blueprint for performing more complex motor functions, such as […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Cause of Alzheimer's Disease Traced to Mutation in Common Enzyme, on the site Neuroscience News 3 days, 3 hours ago
Summary: Mutations to the MARK4 gene causes the properties of tau to change, making them more likely to aggregate and become more insoluble.
Source: Tokyo Metropolitan University
Researchers from Tokyo […]
Summary: Pigment-dispersing factor, a signalling protein that helps the brain keep track of time, also helps to regulate memory formation.
Upsetting the brain’s timekeeping can cause cognitive […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Hard Physical Work Significantly Increases the Risk of Dementia, on the site Neuroscience News 3 days, 4 hours ago
Summary: Those who work in physically demanding jobs have a 55% higher risk of developing dementia than those who have more sedentary careers.
Source: University of Copenhagen
The muscles and joints are not […]
Summary: Over-activity in the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex underlies several key symptoms of depression, anxiety, and heart disease.
Source: University of Cambridge
Over-activity in a single brain […]
Summary: Testing multiple computational models of the nervous system, researchers discover that just because a model can make accurate predictions about data, this doesn’t always translate into the underlying […]
Summary: Male and female rodents exhibit distinct symptoms and brain features of both PTSD and alcohol use disorder. Following trauma, males show increased GABA receptor function, while females showed increased […]
Summary: Dysfunction in brain cells caused by low oxygen is caused by the same responder system that is intended to be protective.
Source: Case Western Reserve University
Brain cell dysfunction in low […]
Summary: Study reveals the body produces more cortisol when people are interrupted during work.
Source: ETH Zurich
ETH researchers have used an experiment in a simulated group office environment to show for […]
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