Brain Research

Medical News Today: What is early-onset Parkinson’s disease?

Early-onset Parkinson’s occurs when a doctor diagnoses the disease in a person 21 to 50 years old, according to the American Parkinson Disease Association. While a Parkinson’s diagnosis can be devastating at any time of life, being diagnosed with the disease at an early age can significantly impact a young person’s quality of life and […]

Science Blog: Modifying memories during sleep could reduce trauma

Reducing the trauma associated with bad memories while someone is asleep sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but it could become a reality in 10 years thanks to a greater understanding of how the brain encodes memories during sleep. A good snooze is known to be important for forming memories but it is only […]

Newsmax: Change your mind, boost your health

Experts in psychiatry and psychology have long believed that our personalities are essentially set in early childhood and remain consistent throughout life. However, the latest scientific evidence contradicts this long-held assumption. (January 5, 2018) Read the full article here

U.S. News & World Report: Exercise boosts kids’ brain health, too

A lack of exercise puts kids at risk for very adult problems, like obesity and diabetes. Now there’s also research that links exercise to their cognitive development and achievement in school. Turns out that physical activity gives the young brain needed boosts, according to a study published in Monographs of the Society for Research in […]

Futurism: A single gene could have a huge impact on age-related mental decline

As animals get older, the electrophysiology of their hippocampal connections begins to degrade. A new study appears to have identified the family of genes that are responsible, demonstrating how a single gene can have a broad effect on age-related decline. (January 5, 2018) Read the full article here

Science Daily: X chromosome reactivation could treat Rett syndrome, other X-linked disorders

A study from a team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators points toward a potential strategy for treating X-linked disorders — those caused by mutations in the X chromosome — in females. Their report published online in PNAS Early Edition, describes how a dual-modality approach was able to reactivate the inactive X chromosome in mouse […]

The Health Site: 5 reasons why broccoli is the ultimate brain food

It’s green and looks a lot like a cauliflower. When it was first introduced into the Indian markets, people were understandably confused by the broccoli. But today, the green cruciferous vegetable has found its way into the Indian kitchen and has been routinely starring in pulaos, subzis and stir fries. Broccoli has high levels of […]