Brain Research

Longevity: 100 ways to live healthy: Numbers 1 though 10

Just for you! We have compiled 100 simple ways to be healthy and how you can change small things that lead to big results. Before long, you’ll find that these habits start to accumulate, and these changes can stick. In no time, you’ll wake up and discover that you’re leading the healthy, happy life you’ve […]

Big Think: The Sanskrit effect: How verbal recitation boosts cognitive function

You hear a lot of strange theories in yoga studios. In my 20 years of practicing yoga I’ve listened to plenty of suspect claims based on intuition rather than verified science, regardless of modern yogis calling the system an “ancient science.” That said, yoga holds up well in certain regards, for pain, flexibility, and stress. […]

Newsmax: Mediterranean diet halves frailty risk in seniors

The Mediterranean diet, which is often rated as the No. 1 diet for losing weight, is also touted as boosting brain health, preventing cancer, and helping prevent and control diabetes. But a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that it may also help keep people healthy and independent as […]

Medical News Today: Your brain cell structure could influence obesity risk

Researchers studying obesity have discovered that antenna-like structures on brain cells that form part of the body’s hunger circuit seem to play a key role in appetite regulation. 3d render of brain cells The study paper, published in the journal Nature Genetics, highlighted the important role that the antenna-like structures — or primary cilia — […]

BBC: Combined blood and brain tests predict repeat stroke risk

A blood test and a brain scan could help people at risk of one of the deadliest forms of strokes. Scientists have found combining the two tests for patients who have suffered a stroke could help predict the chances of them experiencing a second stroke. (January 11, 2018) Read the full article here

Engadget: A concussion-sensing mouthguard could help avoid head injuries

Concussions are becoming an increasingly large area of concern for professional athletes in a number of sporting disciplines. It’s one of the reasons that Prevent Biometrics is putting its Head Impact Monitor System on sale. HIMS is a smart mouthguard that offers empirical evidence if a player has received a head injury. (January 9, 2018) […]

News-Medical: New study discovers key brain circuit implicated in social behavior

A new study by researchers at Roche in Basel, Switzerland has identified a key brain region of the neural circuit that controls social behavior. Increasing the activity of this region, called the habenula, led to social problems in rodents, whereas decreasing activity of the region prevented social problems. (January 11, 2018) Read the full article […]

Scientific American: The prevalence of autism in the U.S. appears steady

The prevalence of autism in the United States remained relatively stable from 2014 to 2016, according to a new analysis. The results were published January 2 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The researchers report the frequency of autism in the U.S. as 2.24 percent in 2014, 2.41 percent in 2015 and 2.76 […]

Science Daily: Genetic ‘switches’ behind human brain evolution

Researchers have developed the first map of gene regulation in human neurogenesis, the process by which neural stem cells turn into brain cells and the cerebral cortex expands in size. The scientists identified factors that govern the growth of our brains and, in some cases, set the stage for several brain disorders that appear later […]

Women’s Health: Would you be able to recognize these 4 brain tumor symptoms?

Our cover star Maria Menounos. Actress Kate Walsh. Brittany Maynard, the woman at the center of the right-to-die debate who moved to Oregon to take her own life in 2014. When young, healthy women are stricken with brain tumors, it makes the news. But primary brain tumors—those that start and stay in the brain—like the […]