The Brain Being Yelled AtNews
Sight and hearing are the two main sensory modalities allowing us to interact with our environment. But what happens within the brain when it perceives a threatening signal, such as an aggressive voice? How does it process this information? To answers these questions, researchers studied brain activity during the processing of various emotional voices.READ MORE
Oligodendrocytes, Microglia and Astrocytes Linked to 'Chemo Brain'News
Three types of cells in the brain’s white matter show interwoven problems during the cognitive dysfunction that follows treatment with the cancer drug methotrexate, Stanford neuroscientists have found.
The tissues in our bodies largely are made of fluid. It moves around cells and is essential to normal body function. In people who have glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer, this fluid has a much higher pressure, causing it to move fast and forcing cancer cells to spread. Researchers may have found a solution to stopping this inevitable cancer cell spread.READ MORE
New research from King’s College London has found that MDMA, the main ingredient in ecstasy, causes people to cooperate better - but only with trustworthy people. In the first study to look in detail at how MDMA impacts cooperative behaviour the researchers also identified changes to activity in brain regions linked to social processing.
Single-cell transcriptomics revealed 10-20% of cells in a kidney organoid were non-renal cells.READ MORE
Restoring the ability to walk following spinal cord injury requires neurons in the brain to reestablish communication pathways with neurons in the spinal cord, Mature neurons, however, are unable to regenerate their axons to facilitate this process. New research in mice shows one potential route to overcome this limitation may be by targeting liver kinase B1 (LKB1) protein.
From online forums to community groups, research and experience shows people are more willing to insult and use menacing language online than in person, especially when there’s the protection of anonymity behind a computer. New research indicates that people react less strongly to malicious speech on digital platforms and see the victims as less “harmed” than if the words were said directly to a person.
The number of young adults living in their own household has dropped dramatically in the last decades in the United States, and a growing proportion of young people will move back in with their parents at some point in time. These “boomerang” moves are associated with an increase in depressive symptoms, a recent MPIDR study suggests.
Doctors may one day be able to gauge a patient's risk of dementia with an MRI scan. Using a new technique for analyzing MRI data, researchers were able to predict who would experience cognitive decline with 89 percent accuracy.READ MORE
UCLA biologists have discovered how head injuries adversely affect individual cells and genes that can lead to serious brain disorders, proposing gene candidates to treat brain diseases associated with traumatic brain injury, such as Alzheimer’s disease and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Researchers using a new type of magnetic resonance imaging to take brain scans of teenage football players suggest that just one season of playing might be enough to cause microscopic changes in the structure of the brain, even whilst wearing helmets and not sustaining concussions.READ MORE