Many neurophysiological processes, such as memory, sensory perception and emotion, as well as diseases including Alzheimer’s, depression and autism, are mediated by brain regions located deep beneath the cerebral cortex. Techniques to non-invasively image millisecond-scale activity in these deep brain regions are limited. Now, an international team including A*STAR researchers has shown that magnetoencephalography (MEG) […]Continue Reading ...
July 11, 2018 Smokers give lots of reasons for not quitting smoking, with fear of weight gain ranking as one of the most favored, but a new study that followed smokers from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) confirms that even modest increases in physical activity can minimize weight gain in postmenopausal women after they have […]Continue Reading ...
Data collected through EEG and with eye electrodes allowed researchers to measure brain activity and startle response. Credit: Christopher Gannon, Iowa State University For millions of Americans who are obese and living with diabetes or prediabetes, feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety are often part of daily life. A new Iowa State University study suggests […]Continue Reading ...
June 14, 2018 During the last decade, neurobiologists’s attention has been focused on the study of the functioning of neural networks rather than single nerve cells. It is at this level that the key functions of the brain (processing, storage and transmission of information) are performed. However, researchers are facing some methodological difficulties in the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Public Domain Older people who enjoy a sexually active and emotionally close relationship with their partner tend to perform better at memory tests than sexually inactive older adults on a short-term basis, but this is not the case over a longer period of time. This is according to a study using data from more […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDMay 16, 2018 According to a new study, people who routinely had a disrupted night’s sleep had an altered 24 hour cycle were more at risk of getting mood disorders, depression, bipolar disease. They score low on happiness and feel more lonely say researchers. This study, explain researchers, is vital in […]Continue Reading ...
May 15, 2018 A meditation and stress reduction program may be as effective at getting people to move more as structured exercise programs, according to a new study led by an Iowa State University researcher. The study compared two intervention programs – mindfulness-based stress reduction and aerobic exercise training – with a control group and […]Continue Reading ...
July 11, 2018 Osaka University study provides crucial evidence for the pathophysiology of systemic lupus erythematosus Osaka University researchers elucidated the pathophysiology of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and tissue damage. Their study used patient samples and a cell-based reporter system that enables highly sensitive measurement of serum type I […]Continue Reading ...
Generalized 3 Hz spike and wave discharges in a child with childhood absence epilepsy. Credit: Wikipedia. Research by Cardiff University has uncovered the brain activity that underlies absence epilepsy, offering new hope for the development of innovative therapies for this disabling disease. Absence epilepsy—the most common form of epilepsy in children and teenagers—causes episodes of […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Is arthritis pain getting in the way of your fitness plans? That need not be the case. In fact, physical activity can be vital to your continued mobility. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that affects about 27 million Americans—most often in the knees and hips, but also in the lower back and neck. Doctors describe […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers found resistance training significantly reduced depressive symptoms. Credit: Christopher Gannon, Iowa State University A meditation and stress reduction program may be as effective at getting people to move more as structured exercise programs, according to a new study led by an Iowa State University researcher. The study compared two intervention programs—mindfulness-based stress reduction and […]Continue Reading ...
May 16, 2018 From burning your palm on a hot pan handle to memorizing the name of a new acquaintance, “anytime you experience something, your neurons are active,” says Kelsey Tyssowski, a graduate student in genetics at Harvard Medical School. Different experiences stimulate different patterns of activity in brain cells. Researchers want to track these […]Continue Reading ...
May 16, 2018 Older people who enjoy a sexually active and emotionally close relationship with their partner tend to perform better at memory tests than sexually inactive older adults on a short-term basis, but this is not the case over a longer period of time. This is according to a study using data from more […]Continue Reading ...
May 14, 2018 A new tool developed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health has determined, for the first time, how two distinct sets of neurons in the mouse brain work together to control movement. The method, called spectrally resolved fiber photometry (SRFP), can be used to measure the activity of these neuron groups […]Continue Reading ...
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