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Increased levels of physical activity can significantly reduce the odds of depression, even among people who are genetically predisposed to the condition, according to a new study.READ MORE
A new study shows how the stress hormone corticosterone helps to control the brain’s circadian rhythm in rats.READ MORE
GW Pharmaceuticals plc announces that two of its medicines, EPIDYOLEX (cannabidiol) oral solution and Sativex (nabiximols), have been recommended by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to receive routine reimbursement from NHS England.READ MORE
If you ever wondered what’s going on in your friends’ brains when they think about you, new research may provide a clue. It turns out that the brain activity patterns found in your friends’ brains when they consider your personality traits may be remarkably similar to what is found in your brain when you think of yourself, the study suggests.READ MORE
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a new phenomenon in the brain that could explain the development of early stages of neurodegeneration that is seen in diseases such as ALS, which affects voluntary muscle movement such as walking and talking.
Scientists have developed a machine learning model that allows scientists to reconstruct neuronal circuitry by measuring signals from the neurons themselves.READ MORE
In a recently published study, researchers demonstrated that after just one hour’s training with a Brain Computer Interface (BCI), significant changes could be detected in test subjects,’ brains, meaning that training with the BCI also has direct repercussions on the neuronal structure and function of the brain.READ MORE
An unexpected finding from the Scripps Research laboratory of Xiang-Lei Yang, PhD, has illuminated a potential strategy for treating the inherited neurological disease Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), for which there is no approved medicine today.
Scientists have hypothesized that Parkinson’s disease can be divided into two subtypes: gut-first and brain-first.READ MORE
Researchers, led by Professor Daan van Aalten in the University’s School of Life Sciences, have developed a new way to tag proteins in human cells with a small sugar molecule called O-GlcNAc. There are over 20,000 proteins in every human cell and approximately 20% of these contain O-GlcNAc.