Epilepsy Drug Halts Growth of Tumors by Suppressing Neurons in Mouse Model
People with neurofibromatosis type 1 have hyperexcitable neurons which leads to tumors developing. Researchers have identified that an epilepsy drug can suppress this hyperactivity and halt tumor growth.
Regardless of Size, We All Fib About Our Food Consumption
Everyone eats the equivalent of three extra McDonald’s cheeseburgers a day than they admit - regardless of their waistline, researchers have revealed.
How Addictive Internet Apps Tap Into Our Brains’ Reward Pathways
Can we become addicted to the internet? That’s the question discussed in a new review article published in Science by the University of Duisburg-Essen’s Prof. Matthias Brand.
Dophins Can Recognize Their Friends by Tasting Their Urine
Dolphins are well known for their acoustic sense, being able to communicate over several kilometres underwater. Now researchers have found that they also have a unique sense of taste that allows them to identify family and friends without seeing or hearing them.
Ruminating About Ruminating Can Reinforce Depression
A lot of young people have depressive symptoms. Ruminative thinking, and even thinking about how much you ruminate, reinforces the symptoms. But there is hope.
Psychopaths Become More Antisocial With Age
Anyone waiting for a sociopath to grow up or calm down should give up; they will not change, a new study has revealed.
How Magnetic Stimulation Affects the Brain
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation has been used as an effective treatment for treatment-resistant depression, and now researchers are beginning to understand how it works.
Diet-Free Weight-Loss Intervention Targets Instinctive Hunger Cues
People who are highly responsive to food lost more weight and, importantly, were more successful at keeping the pounds off using a new alternative weight-loss intervention that targets improving a person’s response to internal hunger cues and their ability to resist food.
New Insights Into the Genetic Origin of Our Senses
A gene responsible for the evolution of neural structures used for sensing the environment has been identified.
Immune Cells May Play Role in Most Common Form of Blindness
Scientists at The University of Manchester have taken an important step towards finding a treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common form of adult blindness in the developed world.