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Flavanols in Cocoa Drink Boost Cognitive Performance, Suggests Small Study
News   Nov 25, 2020

Increased consumption of flavanols - a group of molecules which occur naturally in fruit and vegetables - can increase your mental agility, according to new research at the University of Birmingham.

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Polio Virus Study Examines How the Brain Rewires After Disease
News   Nov 25, 2020

Up to now, scientific knowledge has told us that the polio virus affects the spinal cord, but not the brain. Researchers have shown this not to be the case. The study increases understanding of how the neurological and neurodegenerative diseases in parts of the nervous systems can affect brain networks.

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Hormone Treatment Supresses Hunger in Non-Human Primates
News   Nov 25, 2020

A hormone that can suppress food intake and increase the feeling of fullness in mice has shown similar results in humans and non-human primates.

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How Hallucinogens Shaped Prehistoric Cave Art
News   Nov 25, 2020

New research shows how prehistoric indigenous American people created rock art as part of the hallucinogenic experience.

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Drug Directs Stem Cells to Damaged Tissue To Improve Treatment Efficacy
News   Nov 25, 2020

Scientists have created a drug that is able to lure stem cells to damaged tissue and improve treatment efficacy. The discovery could improve current stem cell therapies designed to treat numerous indications.

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"Z-Drugs" for Dementia Linked to Adverse Side Effects
News   Nov 24, 2020

A new study reveals that stronger doses of these drugs are linked with an increased risk of adverse effects.

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Early- and Late-Stage Neurodegeneration May Require Bespoke Treatments
News   Nov 24, 2020

Rice University biochemists have studied how neurodegeneration kills cells.

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Targeting Calcium Overload Could Improve Stroke Outcomes
News   Nov 24, 2020

Researchers have established that excessive calcium contributes to harmful inflammation in ischemic stroke, and targeting it may provide doctors with a new way to improve patient outcomes.

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Identified: The Brain Cells That Control The Body's Response to Fear
News   Nov 24, 2020

Strong emotions such as fear and anxiety tend to be accompanied and reinforced by measurable bodily changes including increased blood pressure, heart rate and respiration, and dilation of the eyes' pupils. Researchers have identified a population of brain cells whose activity appears to drive such arousal responses.

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Cravings for Social Contact Mimic Hunger in the Brain
News   Nov 24, 2020

A new study from MIT finds that the longings we feel during social isolation share a neural basis with the food cravings we feel when hungry.

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