Rats Got Rhythm: Exploring the Evolutionary Origin of Beats in the BrainNews
A study that compares the behavior of rodents and humans with respect to the detection of rhythm suggests that the ability to synchronize to a beat is dependent on ancient evolutionary mechanisms.
Yoga Makes Same Changes As Aerobic Exercise in the BrainNews
Scientists have known for decades that aerobic exercise strengthens the brain and contributes to the growth of new neurons, but few studies have examined how yoga affects the brain. A review of the science finds evidence that yoga enhances many of the same brain structures and functions that benefit from aerobic exercise.
Therapeutic Exosomes Go From Vein to BrainNews
A team of researchers from the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center has found that neural exosomes--"cargo" molecules within the nervous system that carry messages to the brain--can minimize or even avert progression of traumatic brain injury when used as part of a new cell-to-cell messaging technology.
Skipping the Sweet Treats Might Bust the Holiday BluesNews
Eating added sugars – common in so many holiday foods – can trigger metabolic, inflammatory and neurobiological processes tied to depressive illness.Read more
Scientists Left Perplexed at Latest Alzheimer’s Drug DataArticle
In this article, we revisit the many twists and turns of the aducanumab clinical trials and explore the scientific community's response to the latest analysis of the data.Read more
The Neuroscience of Psychedelic Drugs: Octopuses, MDMA and Healing Social InjuryArticle
In our latest interview series, we discuss the potential of psychedelics to revolutionize clinical neuroscience with thought leaders in the field. In this first interview of our series exploring the Neuroscience of Psychedelics, we talk to Johns Hopkins Associate Professor Gul Dölen, who has spent years exploring the effects of MDMA on the mammalian (and more recently, cephalopod) brain.
Interview: Can Sensory Stimulation Fight Alzheimer’s Disease?Article
At SfN 2019, we interviewed Li-Huei Tsai, director of the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, to take a deeper look at the field of non-invasive brain stimulation and hear why it has such a substantial therapeutic promise.Read more
New Compound Targets the Link Between Poor Diet, Inflammation and Alzheimer's DiseaseArticle
Could therapies targeting our immune system help treat Alzheimer's disease by flipping long-standing research theories on their head? A new drug targeting a two-faced protein is currently undergoing clinical trials to find an answer.Read more
Interview: A Deeper Cut Into Behavior With Mackenzie MathisArticle
In this interview, conducted at the Neuroscience 2019 conference, we talk with DeepLabCut’s co-creator, Dr Mackenzie Mathis, a principal investigator at Harvard’s Rowland Institute, about open science, DeepLabCut’s potential for prosthetics, and how to safeguard against automated software being used for the wrong reasons.
The Neuroscience of Fibromyalgia: Causes, Diagnosis and Potential TreatmentsArticle
In this article, we will take an in-depth look at fibromyalgia: what it is, what causes it, and how researchers recommend finding relief.
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