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QUT neuroscientist has developed the brain vitality index (BVI) to increase brain health app-titude

Why is it we are happy to talk about our physical health, like exercise and diet but we are not comfortable talking ...

Simple test helps doctors catch more concussions on the field

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On the football field, sometimes the signs of a concussion are subtle. A player may have taken a tough ...

Metastatic Brain Tumor Treatment Could Be on the Horizon With SapC-DOPS Use

CINCINNATI—Over half of patients being seen in the clinic for a diagnosed brain tumor have metastatic cancer, which has no treatment and detrimental outcomes in most cases. ... Full story

Manipulation of key protein’s action in the brain holds potential for development of drugs to fight obesity and diabetes

DALLAS – A protein that controls when genes are switched on or off plays a key role in specific areas of the brain to regulate metabolism, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found. ... Full story

A protein couple controls flow of information into the brain’s memory center

New findings on the link between nerve cells at the interface to the hippocampus ... Full story

Choice bias: A quirky byproduct of learning from reward

Many people value rewards they choose themselves more than rewards they merely receive, even when the rewards are actually equivalent. A new study in Neuron provides evidence that this long-observed quirk of behavior is a byproduct of how the brain reinforces learning from reward. ... Full story

Jackson Laboratory researchers find new mechanism for neurodegeneration

Bar Harbor, Maine -- A research team led by Jackson Laboratory Professor and Howard Hughes Investigator Susan Ackerman, Ph.D., has pinpointed a surprising mechanism behind neurodegeneration in mice, one that involves a defect in a key component of the cellular machinery that makes proteins, known as transfer RNA or tRNA. ... Full story

UCSF Researchers Uncover an Unexpected Role for Endostatin in the Nervous System

Protein Once Seen as a Promising Anti-Cancer Compound Helps to Stabilize Neural Circuits ... Full story

New Study Finds High School Lacrosse Players at Risk for Concussions, Other Injuries

Researchers say statistics may further debate over protective equipment for girls ... Full story

Children's impulsive behaviour is related to their brain connectivity

Researchers from the University of Murcia have studied the changes in the brain that are associated with impulsiveness, a personality trait that causes difficulties in inhibiting a response in the face of a stimulus and leads to unplanned actions without considering the negative consequences. These patterns can serve as an indicator for predicting the risk of behavioural problems. ... Full story

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