Researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have discovered a new molecular clue about the cause of brain cell death in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.
Genetics research into the emotional responses of bullying shows that many bullied victims that later experience more emotional problems have genetic similarities.
SIRT1 was again found to be important in learning and memory for mice, but boosting SIRT1 above the normal levels of expression did not lead to an improvement in learning and memory.
Neuroscience research into the neuroscience of music shows that musicians' brains may be primed to distinguish meaningful sensory information from noise.
NT-020, a combination of nutrients, increased neural stem cell proliferation, neurogenesis and helped improve memory in the aging brains of mice.
Thought control of prosthetic limbs via brain-controlled interfaces will be tested and developed with funding from DARPA. Human subjects will test neural interface systems used to control prosthetic limbs.
Gut bacteria, previously considered benign, has the ability to alter the immune system of mice enough to affect the rate of Multiple Sclerosis occurance.
Large brains have been correlated with longevity in some animals. Despite many problems created by large brains such as energy consumption and birthing difficulties, species with large brains have been shown to live longer than those with smaller brains.
In what shouldn't be shocking news to neuroscientists, research has shown that mice brains can be altered by switching cages and changing mice environments. This research should serve as a reminder to all scientists to control as many variables as possible during research.
UCL neuroscientists have found evidence that the posterior parietal cortex is the general brain area mostly involved in producing the brain's map of the body in space.