Brain Education

Medical Xpress: In live brain function, researchers are finally seeing red

For years, green has been the most reliable hue for live brain imaging, but after using a new high-throughput screening method, researchers at the John B. Pierce Laboratory and the Yale School of Medicine, together with collaborators at Stanford University, have identified a new fluorescent protein that will make it possible for live neurons to […]

NBC News: How to train your brain to accept change, according to neuroscience

“Change can be a good thing.” This is the sort of quote we hear often when we’re gearing up for a transition in our lives that is sure to challenge our routines. Perhaps we’re starting a diet or incorporating a new exercise plan into our regimen. Maybe the change is more intensive, like switching jobs, […]

Newsmax: New cholesterol guidelines to reduce stroke and heart attack possibility

A lifelong approach to lowering cholesterol, starting in some kids as young as 2, is the United States’ best bet to lower everyone’s risk of heart attack and stroke, according to updated guidelines released Saturday by the American Heart Association (AHA). “Personalized” cholesterol-fighting tactics recommended by the guidelines include: More detailed risk assessments, to help […]

Forbes: Understanding the link between sleep and anxiety, and other findings from the neuroscience of sleep

Research findings suggesting that sleep loss and anxiety are closely linked were among those presented at Neuroscience 2018, the annual conference of the Society for Neuroscience held in San Diego, California. The news isn’t all dire, however – this year’s event offered some science-based encouragement along with causes for concern. (November 12, 2018) Read the […]

Medical News Today: Autism: What is the link with zinc?

Earlier research indicated an association between zinc and autism. However, until now, understanding the connection has been challenging. A new study, published in Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, suggests that a zinc deficiency in early childhood may contribute to autism. (November 12, 2018) Read the full article here

News-Medical: Multidisciplinary research teams selected to study age-related brain disorders

Could our blood hold the molecular secrets to a fountain of youth, preventing age-related brain disorders? Are brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease caused by a failure of interconnected systems in our bodies, triggering a domino-like cascade of disease? Can targeting the red blood cells and blood vessels jointly keep our brains healthy and prevent dementia? […]

Inc.: Neuroscience just explained why this simple technique for calm and mental focus works so well

If you’re stressed or traumatized, if you have to do something frightening or difficult, if you’re having trouble concentrating, or if you just can’t fall asleep, what’s the best thing to do? Amazingly, one simple technique works in all these situations: Controlling your breathing. If you’ve practiced yoga, you’re already familiar with breath control exercises […]

Psychology Today: Two new discoveries to explain why exercise is good for you

Many healthy behaviors help prevent the deterioration of aging, as explained in the book, Improve Your Memory for a Healthy Brain. Memory Is the Canary in Your Brain’s Coal Mine. One of the most important healthy behaviors is exercise. If you haven’t taken up a regular exercise program, it is past time to start. (November […]

Science Daily: Eye contact reduces lying

A new study from the University of Tampere found that eye contact can make us act more honestly.In everyday life, we often find ourselves in situations where we suspect that someone is being untruthful, whether it is a child claiming cluelessness about a missing cookie or a colleague arriving late and blaming the traffic. When […]

Medical News Today: Brain injury: New target may help eliminate inflammation

When traumatic brain injury occurs, it triggers inflammation of the nervous system, which can further harm brain health. However, researchers are looking into preventing that inflammatory response by targeting one type of brain cell.Researchers from Ohio State University in Columbus have recently conducted a study in mice, investigating a new cellular target with the potential […]