A new PNAS study reveals the hippocampus can promote brain wide functional connectivity in the cerebral cortex, and enhance sensory response. Researchers say the hippocampus should be considered to the the 'heart of the brain'.
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The newly developed HeadXNet deep learning system can accurately detect clinically significant aneurysms from patients' brain scans. The tool could improve diagnostics and care for those experiencing aneurysms.
Mouse models and human brain tissue studies reveal microglia react to amyloid beta earlier in older females. Findings may provide avenues for the development of new drugs to help treat the neurodegenerative disease.
Researchers investigate why listening to music socially has benefits, and when it my amplify negative emotions.
Recently, the WHO declared vaccine hesitancy one of the top ten international public health problems. They report the crisis is man-made, unnecessary and dangerous. Researchers are calling on search engines and social media organizations to do more to stem anti-vaccine rhetoric, and stop the spread of disinformation surrounding vaccinations. They also call for governments to better support mandatory immunization programs.
Using virtual reality technology may allow people to regain motor control in damaged limbs, a new study reports.
A new study recommends different strategies, including removing digital devices before bedtime and embarking on calming activities to encourage healthy sleep in children and teens.
Researchers report they have identified biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease in spinal fluid samples of a significant number of older patients hospitalized as a result of hip fractures. The study suggests neural alterations that lead to poor balance in older people may signify an increased risk of falls that result in hip fractures, and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers suggest the hip fracture, therefore, may serve as an early sign of Alzheimer's in older patients.
Researchers report activating the SIRT1 gene in male mice helped to reverse symptoms of depression, such as social isolation and loss of interest. The study suggests drugs that activate SIRT1 may be an effective therapy for some with major depression.
Clioquinol, an anti-parasitic medication, overcomes the effect of mutations in the LRRK2 gene associated with Parkinson's disease by restoring the acidity of lysosomes and clearing out protein aggregates.