New brain biomarker predicts recovery from treatment-resistant depression

New brain biomarker predicts recovery from treatment-resistant depression

Using a novel deep brain stimulation (DBS) device capable of recording brain signals, researchers have identified a pattern of brain activity or “biomarker” related to clinical signs of recovery from treatment-resistant depression. The findings from this small study are an important step towards using…

Brain stimulation could boost maths ability – study

Brain stimulation could boost maths ability – study

Using electrodes to ‘excite’ certain areas of the brain could help people who struggle with maths enjoy the subject more, a study has suggested (Alamy/PA) Using electrodes to “excite” certain areas of the brain could help people who struggle with maths enjoy the subject…

A mouse with 100,000 human neurons in its brain illuminates the enigma of Alzheimer’s

A mouse with 100,000 human neurons in its brain illuminates the enigma of Alzheimer’s

When a person gets older and begins to lose his or her memory, even to forget the names of their loved ones, it is already too late. Alzheimer’s has been quietly destroying the brain for years. If you could open the skull, you would…

France suspends iPhone 12 sales over concerns of high electromagnetic radiation emissions

France suspends iPhone 12 sales over concerns of high electromagnetic radiation emissions

Advertisement France’s National Frequency Agency (ANFR) has ordered Apple to halt sales of the iPhone 12 on the French market following recent tests showing that the phone model is emitting electromagnetic waves exceeding levels acceptable to the country’s regulatory limits . The move gives…

Unhealthy pathobiome in the brain could cause some forms of Alzheimer’s and related dementias

Unhealthy pathobiome in the brain could cause some forms of Alzheimer's and related dementias

The human microbiome includes the genetic material of more than 100 trillion tiny microorganisms – fungi, yeast, bacteria, and even viruses, most of which hang out in our gastrointestinal tract to serve as guardians of our health. But when a healthy microbiome gives way…

Here’s how essential oils help relieve depression symptoms

Here’s how essential oils help relieve depression symptoms

Advertisement Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils – potent plant extracts that possess beneficial properties – to promote well-being and treat various health issues. This holistic treatment has been around for centuries and can be traced back to the time of the…

Could a breakdown in the brain’s networks allow infections to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease?

Could a breakdown in the brain's networks allow infections to contribute to Alzheimer's disease?

Cartoon of the LDA algorithm. Credit: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology (2023). DOI: 10.3389/fcimb.2023.1123228 The human microbiome includes the genetic material of more than 100 trillion tiny microorganisms—fungi, yeast, bacteria, and even viruses, most of which hang out in our gastrointestinal tract to…

Aromatherapy May Lead to a 226% Boost in Cognition

Aromatherapy May Lead to a 226% Boost in Cognition

Certain aromas can help build better brains—and memories—during sleep. Smell is directly linked to memory. Scents may offer a safe and possibly beneficial option to boost brain health. Source: Palo Cech/ Pexels You know those small vials of fragrant oils sometimes placed on a…

Zebrafish study unravels how the brain orchestrates motion

Zebrafish study unravels how the brain orchestrates motion

The zebrafish brain, though simpler than its human counterpart, is a complex network of neurons that engage in a ceaseless dance of electrical activity. What if this neural ballet could reveal the secrets of how brains, including our own, control movement? A zebrafish study…

Pitt neuroscientists create first non-human primate model of hereditary Alzheimer’s in marmosets

Pitt neuroscientists create first non-human primate model of hereditary Alzheimer's in marmosets

To reimagine existing preclinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine neuroscientists created the first non-human primate model of hereditary Alzheimer’s in marmoset monkeys, outlining their approach in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions . Researchers are now working…

Study Suggests Melatonin Could Have A Huge Positive Effect on Memory Function

Study Suggests Melatonin Could Have A Huge Positive Effect on Memory Function

Experts recommend that adults sleep at least 7 hours every night. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t meet up with this requirement as they struggle with falling or staying asleep. Many people in this category have insomnia, the most common sleep disorder known to…

Trying to Train Your Brain Faster? Knowing This Might Help With That

Trying to Train Your Brain Faster? Knowing This Might Help With That

Credit: Andriy Onufriyenko / Getty Images Are you working really hard to learn something? Remember this counterintuitive fact, and you might improve your learning curve. Full Transcript SUBSCRIBE: Apple | Spotify Hi Science, Quickly listeners. This is Jeff DelViscio, executive producer of the show….

Here are 10 kiwifruit benefits you shouldn’t miss out on

Here are 10 kiwifruit benefits you shouldn’t miss out on

Advertisement With its jade-green flesh, tiny black seeds and naturally sweet taste, the humble little kiwifruit makes a great addition to a healthy diet. Kiwifruit, which is widely cultivated in New Zealand, California, Italy, Chile, France and Greece, is known for its wealth of…

Brain food: MIND diet leads to ‘short-term’ improvements in cognitive health

Food used in MIND diet. (credit: RUSH University) CHICAGO — The popular Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet, better known as the MIND diet, specifically focuses on foods and nutrients beneficial for brain health. Now, a new study shows the diet is reaping benefits…

Study: Microplastics accumulate in the brain and cause behavioral changes associated with dementia

Study: Microplastics accumulate in the brain and cause behavioral changes associated with dementia

Advertisement Plastics, especially microplastics, are some of the most common pollutants on Earth. They can be found in the air, in water systems and even in food chains worldwide. The prevalence of microplastics in the environment is well documented, along with their negative impacts…

Living model of brain reveals how human neurons work together to process information

Living model of brain reveals how human neurons work together to process information

“Dishbrain’ under the microscope. A microscopy image of neural cells where fluorescent markers show different types of cells. Green marks neurons and axons, purple marks neurons, red marks dendrites, and blue marks all cells. Where multiple markers are present, colors are merged and typically…

Zapping the brain can ‘excite’ learning abilities, improve math skills

(© sdecoret – stock.adobe.com) GUILDFORD, United Kingdom — Countless students struggle with the unforgiving numerical formulas that make up so much of complex mathematics, but fascinating new research suggests a form of neurostimulation may help promote improved mathematical learning among those who habitually struggle…

“Ebb and Flow” Brain Mechanism Discovered – Study Challenges Traditional Views on Role of Dopamine in Learning

“Ebb and Flow” Brain Mechanism Discovered – Study Challenges Traditional Views on Role of Dopamine in Learning

New research reveals that learning in the brain occurs not just when there are external rewards like food or money, but also naturally through the constant ebb and flow of dopamine and acetylcholine. The researchers found that this hormonal balancing act is ongoing and…

Can’t learn math? Try exciting your brain – study

Can't learn math? Try exciting your brain - study

Large numbers of pupils and university students are not excited about the prospect of studying mathematics , yet researchers in the UK and the Netherlands have found that exciting a brain region using electrical-noise stimulation can help improve mathematical learning in those who struggle…

Can’t learn math? Try exciting your brain – study

Can't learn math? Try exciting your brain - study

Large numbers of pupils and university students are not excited about the prospect of studying mathematics , yet researchers in the UK and the Netherlands have found that exciting a brain region using electrical-noise stimulation can help improve mathematical learning in those who struggle…

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