Home | Brain and Nerves

Brain and Nerves

Premature birth alters brain connections

Premature birth can alter the connectivity between key areas of the brain, according to a new study led by King’s College London. ...

Children with epilepsy face too many obstacles to receiving needed medical care, UCLA study finds

A new study by doctors at UCLA sheds light on the challenges faced by parents of children with epilepsy. ...

Light — not pain-killing drugs — used to activate brain’s opioid receptors

By Jim Dryden - Despite the abuse potential of opioid drugs, they have long been the best option for patients suffering from severe pain. ... Full story

A BRAIN Initiative first: new tool can switch behavior ‘on’ and ‘off’

Using a new ‘chemogenetic’ technique invented at UNC, scientists turn neurons ‘on’ and ‘off’ to demonstrate how brain circuits control behavior in mice. This unique tool – the first to result from the NIH BRAIN Initiative – will help scientists understand how to modulate neurons to more effectively treat diseases. ... Full story

Brain scan reveals out-of-body illusion

The feeling of being inside one’s own body is not as self-evident as one might think. In a new study from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet, neuroscientists created an out-of-body illusion in participants placed inside a brain scanner. They then used the illusion to perceptually ‘teleport’ the participants to different locations in a room and show that the perceived location of the bodily self can be decoded from activity patterns in specific brain regions. ... Full story

UGA training pig skin for neural development

Athens, Ga. - A pig's skin cells may hold the key to new treatments and cures for devastating human neurological diseases. Researchers from the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center have discovered a process of turning pig induced pluripotent stem cells into induced neural stem cells. ... Full story

Anxiety is not overcome in the brain’s fear center

(Vienna ) Scientists from the Center for Brain Research at MedUni Vienna are investigating how anxiety is processed and the flow of information in the brain in general: In a study, which has now been published in the leading magazine "Science", the team from the Department of Cognitive Neurobiology, led by Stephane Ciocchi and Thomas Klausberger, has managed to show how anxiety is coded by the neurons of the hippocampus and that this information is not then sent directly to the brain’s fear center but rather to the prefrontal cortex, the brain's control center, for further processing and for decision-making. ... Full story

Spinal Cord Axon Injury Location Determines Neuron’s Regenerative Fate

Injury to a spinal cord axon after a major branch point. ... Full story

Souped-up remote control switches behaviors on-and-off in mice

BRAIN Initiative yields chemical-genetic tool with push-pull capabilities ... Full story

Your Adolescent Brain On Alcohol: Changes Last Into Adulthood

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – Repeated alcohol exposure during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in the region of the brain that controls learning and memory, according to a research team at Duke Medicine that used a rodent model as a surrogate for humans. ... Full story

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next last total: 4379 | displaying: 1 - 10