Brain Research

CBS News: FDA Warns Consumers: Dietary Supplements Cannot Treat Concussions

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about dietary supplements that falsely claim to prevent or cure concussions or other traumatic brain injuries. The FDA says supplements with labels that make these claims are not backed up by scientific evidence, and in a consumer alert issued Monday it urged users to beware. Additionally, the FDA […]

Medical Xpress: Marijuana Compound May Offer Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a recent study from neuroscientists at the University of South Florida shows. Findings from the experiments, using a cellular model of Alzheimer’s disease, were reported online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Researchers […]

Health Day: Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have ‘Hyper-Connected’ Brain Networks

Young adults who struggled with depression in adolescence appear to have “hyper-connected” networks in their brain, researchers are reporting. The findings might improve understanding of depression and could lead to new ways to predict, prevent and treat the illness, according to the University of Illinois at Chicago researchers. The researchers conducted brain scans on 30 […]

Medwire News: Aberrant Reward Processing Likely to Precede Bipolar Symptom Onset

Healthy children who have a parent with bipolar disorder show altered brain activation during reward processing, research shows. Compared with children with no Axis I psychiatric disorders among their first- or second-degree relatives, children of bipolar patients had altered function in the pregenual cingulate when anticipating a reward and in the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) when […]

Huffington Post: 3 Ways Neuroscience Could Be Used in Your Organization to Improve Your Efficiency, Effectiveness and Productivity

Organizations are filled with people with brains. These people have been using their brains — granted, with varying degrees of success. Neuroscience, being the scientific study of the nervous system, is relatively new. However, it exists now not because we’ve only just found people with brains but because we’ve only just created the technology to […]

Science News: To Have a Sound Mind, a Brain Needs a Body

René Descartes was a very clever thinker. He proved his own existence, declaring that because he thought, he must exist: “I think, therefore I am. But the 17th century philosopher-mathematician-scientist committed a serious mental blunder when he decided that the mind doing the thinking was somehow separate from the brain it lived in. Descartes believed […]

Tampa Bay Times: Researchers Find Link Between Aging Brain and Apathy

Some people become calmer and less troubled by life’s frustrations as they age. Or, are they just becoming apathetic because their brains are shrinking? The brain tends to shrink with age — about 1.9 percent every 10 years — but people who display signs of apathy, such as loss of energy, slowness of thought and […]

AZ Central: Balance-Testing App Used in Concussion-Treatment Program

It’s a story that never seems to go away: Playing sports is a huge asset to Arizona students, but it can also open the door to concussions. Several Arizona student-athletes are getting world-class concussion treatment through a revolutionary program by experts at Barrow Neurological Institute that helps better diagnose and prepare treatments for head injuries…and […]

ScienceBlog: Finding Keys to Glioblastoma Therapeutic Resistance

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found one of the keys to why certain glioblastomas – the primary form of a deadly brain cancer – are resistant to drug therapy. The answer lies not in the DNA sequence of the tumor, but in its epigenetic signature. These findings have […]

Russia Beyond the Headlines: Neurosurgeons and Software Engineers Team up to Fight Brain Cancer

A team of young Russian neurosurgeons and IT developers has created new software that helps to visualize and measure residual brain tumors as well as to monitor their dynamics. Brain Target can also help to prevent brain hemorrhages in treating arteriovenous malformations, a congenital vascular anomaly. “When I graduated from medical school, I got the […]