Reuters: Immune boosting virus could be used to treat brain tumors

A trial of a potential new brain cancer treatment has shown that a virus injected directly into the bloodstream can reach tumors deep inside the brain and switch on the body’s own defense system to attack them. The trial involved just nine patients, but scientists said that if the results could be replicated in larger […]

U.S. News & World Report: New hope for ‘ringing’ in the ears

For people with tinnitus, the persistent sense of ringing in the ears is mildly annoying at best and disabling at worst. But a new device may help ease the phantom noises, researchers report. The experimental device uses precisely timed sound and skin stimulation to target nerve activity in the brain. (January 3, 2018) Read the […]

Scientific American: Good feelings in the midst of chronic pain

Experts at the National Institutes of Health estimate that 25.3 million adults in the U.S. are living with chronic pain. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends against opioids as a first-line or routine treatment for chronic pain, the rate of opioid prescriptions has increased dramatically in recent years, contributing significantly to the […]

Science Alert: Food comas are real and they’re slowing down your brain, new study finds

Ever felt your brain a little sluggish a little while after eating sugar or a giant meal? You are probably feeling the effects of a sugar crash, which, new research shows, really can slow down your cognitive function. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, participants demonstrated a delay in completing cognitive tasks after consuming glucose or […]

Forbes: Why walking is a no-brainer for improving brain health

Resolutions aside, it may pay to start doing something quite simple to give your brain an edge in the New Year. It’s scientifically backed and doesn’t take more time than you’d typically spend watching an episode of a TV show. Plus, doing it gives you an excuse to get outside. (December 31, 2017) Read the […]

Medical News Today: Common anti-smoking drug may raise stroke, heart attack risk

Anyone thinking of giving up smoking as a New Year’s resolution should think carefully about what quitting aids they should use to help achieve this — particularly if the results of a new study are anything to go by. Research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine suggests that a commonly […]

News-Medical: New brain mapping technique reveals link between connectivity and IQ

According to a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA, a novel and comparatively simple technique that maps the wiring of the brain has indicated a relationship between how well connected a person’s brain regions are and their intelligence. The study, which was published in the […]