Neuroscience News wrote a new post, How a Common Mutation Leads to 'Night Owl' Sleep Disorder, on the site Neuroscience News 14 hours, 46 minutes 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 16 hours, 27 minutes 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 1 day, 12 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 1 day, 13 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 1 day, 14 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 […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Increasing Sleep Time After Trauma Could Ease Ill Effects, on the site Neuroscience News 4 days, 14 hours ago
Summary: Increasing time spent sleeping immediately following a traumatic event can help to significantly reduce the effects of trauma.
Source: Washington State University
Increasing the amount of time […]
Summary: Study reveals a new role for serotonin in the development of the human neocortex. Serotonin acts cell-extrinsically as a growth factor for basal progenitors in the developing neocortex. Researchers […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, How Herpes Infection May Impair Human Fetal Brain Development, on the site Neuroscience News 5 days, 13 hours ago
Summary: Herpes virus simplex type 1 infection can spread to the fetal brain during pregnancy, resulting in an increased risk of neurodevelopmental disabilities and neurological deficits.
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, How Genetic Variation Gives Rise to Differences in Mathematical Ability, on the site Neuroscience News 5 days, 13 hours ago
Summary: Genetic variants of ROBO1 in young children are associated with gray matter volume in the right parietal cortex. This, in turn, predicts mathematical tests scored by second grade.
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Diagnosing Parkinson's Disease With Skin Samples Could Lead to Earlier Detection, on the site Neuroscience News 5 days, 13 hours ago
Summary: A chemical assay can detect traces of Parkinson’s related alpha-synuclein from skin samples.
Source: Iowa State University
New research shows a simple skin test can accurately identify Parkinson’s […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Cord Blood DNA Can Hold Clues for Early Autism Diagnosis and Intervention, on the site Neuroscience News 5 days, 13 hours ago
Summary: A distinct DNA methylation signature has been discovered in cord blood of children who are later diagnosed with autism. The findings could provide a new biomarker for early detection and intervention for […]
Summary: Researchers report spirituality may be a component of wisdom, but pro-social behaviors such as empathy and compassion are more critical elements.
Wisdom has gained increasing interest […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Bacterial Metabolism of Dietary Soy May Lower Risk Factor for Dementia, on the site Neuroscience News 5 days, 14 hours ago
Summary: Study reports a metabolite produced following the consumption of dietary soy may lower risk factors for dementia.
Source: University of Pittsburgh
A metabolite produced following consumption of […]
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