» Brain cells protect muscles from wasting away
21/02/20 23:09 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Several processes in the roundworm C. elegans boost the stress response in cells, incidentally making worms resistant to a high-fat diet and extending their lifespan. Researchers have found another: cells called glia that release a hormo...

» Surgeons successfully treat brain aneurysms using a robot
21/02/20 21:07 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A robot was used to treat brain aneurysms for the first time. The robotic system could eventually allow remote surgery, enabling surgeons to treat strokes from afar.

» A little good is good enough -- excuses and 'indulgence effects' in consumption
21/02/20 15:21 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Ecofriendly materials, produced under good work conditions -- convincing arguments for most of us. But how do consumers really weigh compliance with such ethical standards? Not as much as they think: Researchers used an example from text...

» Antidepressant harms baby neurons in lab-grown 'mini-brains'
21/02/20 13:48 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Researchers have demonstrated the use of stem-cell-derived 'mini-brains' to detect harmful side effects of a common drug on the developing brain. Mini-brains are miniature human brain models, developed with human cells and barely visible...

» Drug cocktail holds promise for spinal injuries
21/02/20 13:48 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Scientists have discovered a combination of two commonly available drugs that could help the body heal spinal fractures.

» Want to live longer? Stay in school, study suggests
21/02/20 00:34 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A multi-institution study has attempted to tease out the relative impact of two variables most often linked to life expectancy -- race and education -- by combing through data about 5,114 black and white individuals in four US cities.

» Lower dose of newer clot-buster may be appropriate for some stroke patients
20/02/20 20:49 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
In a comparison of 0.25mg/kg and 0.40mg/kg doses of the newer and more convenient clot-busting medication tenecteplase, there was no advantage in increasing the dose above 0.25mg/kg in stroke patients who planned to have mechanical clot ...

» New drug helps to preserve brain cells for a time after stroke
20/02/20 20:49 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
After 50 years of research and the testing of over 1,000 drugs, there is new hope for preserving brain cells for a time after stroke. Treating acute ischemic stroke patients with an experimental neuroprotective drug, combined with a surg...

» Bumble bees can experience an object using one sense and later recognize it using another
20/02/20 19:17 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
The ability to recognize objects across different senses is present in the tiny brains of an insect, researchers have discovered.

» Let there be 'circadian' light
20/02/20 19:17 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Researchers describe the science behind creating lighting to make us all happy and productive indoors. A company is using the technology to create commercial lightbulbs available later this year.

» Therapeutic cooling effectively targets site of brain injury
20/02/20 19:17 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Investigators successfully measure brain temperature in newborn babies undergoing therapeutic cooling, showing that the treatment effectively targets the core of the brain.

» New strategies for helping children process negative emotions
20/02/20 18:05 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A recent study of indigenous people in southern Chile challenges Western assumptions about children's emotional capabilities and highlights the value of spending time outdoors to help children regulate their emotions.

» Illuminating interactions between decision-making and the environment
19/02/20 23:46 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Employing a game theory model, researchers demonstrate how strategic decisions influence the environment in which those decisions are made, alterations which in turn influence strategy. Their analysis, which identifies how incentives can...

» Antidote to pain and negativity? Let it be
19/02/20 20:28 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Merely a brief introduction to mindfulness helps people deal with physical pain and negative emotions, a new study shows. The effect of mindfulness was so pronounced, they found, that even when participants were subjected to high heat on...

» Blood supply to the brain, as needed
19/02/20 20:28 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Researchers have discovered a new mechanism for how the brain and its arteries communicate to supply blood to areas of heightened neural activity. The findings enable new avenues of study into the role of this process in neurological dis...

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