» How Americans are coping with COVID-19 stress
01/06/20 17:46 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Almost overnight, the rapid emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and subsequent state and federal prevention measures dramatically altered daily behavior. A new study provides the first snapshot of the immediate impact...

» Squid studies suggest new route to therapy for ALS, targeting synaptic dysfunction
01/06/20 17:45 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is one of the most devastating adult-onset neurodegenerative diseases. Patients, including the late actor/playwright Sam Shepard, become progressively weaker and eventually paralyzed as their motor neu...

» Like a treasure map, brain region emphasizes reward location
01/06/20 14:13 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Neuroscientists found that a brain region called the lateral septum encodes spatial information with a special emphasis on the location of the reward.

» Impact of children's loneliness today could manifest in depression for years to come
01/06/20 00:03 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A rapid review into the mental health impacts of loneliness on children and young people concludes that there could be a spike in demand for mental health services in the years to come.

» Adolescent exposure to anesthetics may cause alcohol use disorder, new research shows
29/05/20 20:12 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Early exposure to anesthetics may make adolescents more susceptible to developing alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to new research.

» Older men worry less than others about COVID-19
29/05/20 19:07 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Older men may be at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 because they worry less about catching or dying from it, according to a new study.

» Using brain imaging to demonstrate weaker neural suppression for those with autism
29/05/20 19:07 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A new study shows the differences in visual motion perception in autism spectrum disorder are accompanied by weaker neural suppression in the visual cortex of the brain.

» 'Single pixel' vision in fish helps scientists understand how humans can spot tiny details
29/05/20 19:06 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Recently discovered 'single-pixel vision' in fish could help researchers understand how humans are able to spot tiny details in their environment -- like stars in the sky.

» Fearful Great Danes provide new insights to genetic causes of fear
29/05/20 19:06 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Researchers have identified a new genomic region and anxiety-related candidate genes associated with fearfulness in dogs. Findings support their hypothesis that fearfulness and anxiety are hereditary traits in dogs, and there may be shar...

» How toxic protein spreads in Alzheimer's disease
29/05/20 19:06 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Toxic versions of the protein tau are believed to cause death of neurons of the brain in Alzheimer's disease. A new study shows that the spread of toxic tau in the human brain in elderly individuals may occur via connected neurons. The r...

» Anesthesia's effect on consciousness solved, settling century-old scientific debate
29/05/20 19:06 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
How does general anesthesia cause loss of consciousness? Despite its 175-year-history of use by the U.S. medical system, science has been unable to definitively answer that question, until now. The lipid-based answer could open other bra...

» New method to map cholesterol metabolism in brain
29/05/20 19:06 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Researchers have developed new technology to monitor cholesterol in brain tissue which could uncover its relation to neurodegenerative disease and pave the way for the development of new treatments.

» New gut-brain link: How gut mucus could help treat brain disorders
29/05/20 13:31 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Gut bacterial imbalance is linked with many neurological disorders. Now researchers have identified a common thread: changes in gut mucus. It's a new gut-brain connection that opens fresh paths for scientists searching for ways to treat ...

» Benefits of social networks to disaster response questioned
28/05/20 20:05 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Faced with a common peril, people delay making decisions that might save lives, fail to alert each other to danger and spread misinformation. Those may sound like behaviors associated with the current pandemic, but they actually surfaced...

» Immune landscape of multiple brain cancers charted
28/05/20 20:05 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A new study has profiled, in a sweeping comparative analysis, the distinct immune landscapes of tumors that arise in the brain, or gliomas, and those that metastasize to the organ from the lungs, breast and skin.

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