Brain Research

Newswise: Baylor Research Institute Immunology Researchers Obtaining Promising Results with Multiple Sclerosis Vaccine

Thanks to new insights related to dendritic cell vaccines, researchers are investigating a potential vaccine for MS treatment and prevention at the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research (BIIR), a division of Baylor Research Institute. If future research supports early findings, the study could mark an important first in that it attacks MS early while preserving […]

Huffington Post: Evidence Depression Isn’t Just ‘All In Your Head’

Depression touches people differently, making dealing with the condition more of a personal experience than a universal one. Some describe the illness as a dark cloud, while others liken it to being trapped in an empty space. Regardless of how it personally feels, what many people don’t know is that the illness can also take […]

Dallas Morning News: Too Much Screen Time is Harmful for Children; What Can Parents Do?

Maryam Morse and her husband formulated a plan for allotting their sons time to play video games and watch TV. The boys could do so, but only after reading, completing their homework and practicing the piano. “We treated screen time as a reward,” says Morse, of Dallas. The boys loved the plan. Their parents, however, […]

Huffington Post UK: How Does Failure Help Us Grow?

Dr Tara Swart is a neuroscience consultant and business coach who was a medical doctor for 7 years and has a PhD in neuroscience. She has co-authored Neuroscience for Leadership: Harnessing the Brain Gain Advantage (available for pre-order here) and her mission is to spread simple, pragmatic neuroscience-based messages that change the way people work, […]

News Medical: Simple Test Based on Movement and Thought Can Help Identify Alzheimer’s Risk Before Signs of Dementia

York University researchers say a simple test that combines thinking and movement can help to detect heightened risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease in a person, even before there are any telltale behavioral signs of dementia. Faculty of Health Professor Lauren Sergio and PhD candidate Kara Hawkins who led the study asked the participants to complete […]

MedScape: Imaging Reveals Neural Patterns of Pain, Addiction

Patients with chronic lower back pain and opioid addiction show regional brain activity on MRI that corresponds with disease severity, as well as changes in behavioral therapy, compared with patients who did not receive the therapy, a new study shows. “Clinically, our findings imply that these regions and connections between regions are likely some of […]