Myelin-thinning Gene Linked to Psychiatric DisordersNews
Scientists have identified a specific gene they believe could be a key player in the changes in brain structure seen in several psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and autism.
Real-time fMRI Proves Promising for Treating Tourette TicsNews
Characterized by repetitive movements known as tics, Tourette Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that plagues many adolescents. A new study has trained adolescents with Tourette Syndrome to control their tics through an imaging technique that allows patients to monitor the function of their own brain in real time.READ MORE
Artificial intelligence (AI) still has a lot to learn from animal brains. Neuroscientists are hoping that lessons from neuroscience can help the next generation of artificial intelligence overcome some particularly difficult barriers.
A team from the University of Plymouth has shed light on the mechanisms behind cell "self-eating" and how it progresses. They hope that this information could be used to direct efforts towards new treatment for dementia.READ MORE
Research shows that gene replacement therapy for Niemann-Pick type A disease is safe for use in nonhuman primates and has therapeutic effects in mice.READ MORE
Clinical researchers are exploring whether pomegranate juice intake during pregnancy can have a protective effect. Now, researchers present their preliminary findings from a clinical trial of expectant mothers whose babies were diagnosed with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR).READ MORE
New research by Sussex scientists could be the first step towards developing a blood test to diagnose the most aggressive type of brain tumour, known as Glioblastoma.READ MORE
Researchers from Japan's Osaka University have made an important leap in our understanding of how chronic pain conditions develop. In a new study, the team explains how a protein previously implicated in neuron growth and cell adhesion is also critical for the development of pain sensitization.READ MORE
In a new study, scientists report that halting production of synaptotagmin 17 (syt-17) blocks growth of axons.
A new study led by University of Chicago researchers suggests a significant link between exposure to environmental pollution and an increase in the prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders.
A University of California, Irvine-led study has found that online brain game exercises can enable people in their 70s and even 80s to multitask cognitively as well as individuals 50 years their junior.READ MORE