Now Anyone Can Tour the Fly BrainNews
A new fly-through of the fly brain allows anyone to whizz past neurons and visit any of the 40 million synapses where neurons touch neuron. It’s a super-resolution view of the complex network connections in the insect’s brain that underlie behaviors ranging from feeding to mating.
Memories of Meals Influence Future Eating BehaviorNews
Brain cells involved in memory play an important role after a meal in reducing future eating behavior, a finding that could be key in understanding and fighting obesity, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
Study Suggests You Can Improve Your Learning Ability by Self-Modulating Your Neural OscillationsNews
Neuronal alpha oscillations in the range of 10 Hz are neural waves that reduce processing in certain brain regions to provide resources for upcoming information. Alpha oscillations can be easily influenced by neurofeedback training. Researchers have discovered that participants can self-regulate their learning success in a perceptual learning task by altering their alpha oscillations.READ MORE
Researchers have used advanced genomic tools to uncover an ingenious mechanism that underlies the brain’s ability to distinguish different smells.READ MORE
Getting enough of the omega 3 fatty acids DHA and EPA into the brain to study their effects on conditions such as Alzheimer’s and depression is no easy task. While supplements containing these fatty acids exist, there is scant evidence showing that these supplements actually increase DHA or EPA in the brain. Now researchers report that adding a lysophospholipid form of EPA to the diet can increase levels of EPA in the brain 100-fold in mice.READ MORE
Researchers have discovered a new molecular mechanism that is essential for maturation of brain function and may be used to restore plasticity in aged brains. Unlike previous research that manipulated brain plasticity using approaches that affected the entire brain, this study targets a specific molecule acting on a single type of neuronal connection to modulate brain function.READ MORE
Researchers at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience revealed that there are five types of insomnia. This finding was published on Monday January 7 by The Lancet Psychiatry. A commentary in the journal stated that the finding could be a new page in the history of insomnia, promoting discoveries on mechanisms and interventions.
Researchers have investigated the effects of choline, an important nutrient, in battling Alzheimer's disease. Mice bred to display AD-like symptoms saw improvements in spatial memory following choline supplementation in their diet. Remarkably, the effects of choline appear to be transgenerational, not only protecting mice receiving choline supplementation but also their offspring.READ MORE
A new study conducted on laboratory animals shows that exposure to cannabis and stress during adolescence may lead to long-term anxiety disorders characterized by the presence of pathological fear.READ MORE
A team led by a Johns Hopkins biomedical engineer has found that the decision to “up the ante” even in the face of long odds is the result of an internal bias that adds up over time and involves a “push-pull” dynamic between the brain’s two hemispheres.
Researchers at the Salk Institute compared stem cells created from individuals with ASD against stem cells created from those without ASD to uncover, for the first time, measurable differences in the patterns and speed of development in the ASD-derived cells.
Child-directed high-sugar breakfast cereal TV advertising is closely associated with brand-specific intake of those cereals among preschoolers.READ MORE
14th Annual Conference on Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Sep 19 - Sep 20, 2019