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 […]

Medical News Today: How Can a Wii Balance Board Change the Brains of MS Patients?

Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system characterized by muscle weakness, causing coordination and balance problems. But a new study suggests a balance board accessory for the Nintendo Wii could help people with the disease reduce their risk of accidental fall. The study, published in the journal Radiology, revealed that magnetic resonance […]

Puget Sound Business Journal: Can Running Cure Depression? Seattle Children’s Brain Research Finds Exercise Can Help Patients

Researchers at Seattle Children’s Research Institute have pinpointed a tiny area of the brain that controls our motivation to get off the couch and exercise, offering a potential breakthrough that could help doctors better treat depression in patients. Eric Turner, a researcher at Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Center for Integrative Brain Research, along with Dr. […]

MedScape: ADHD Not a Learning Disability?

A novel approach to evaluating the neural processes of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) reveals that, contrary to convention, the condition does not necessarily represent a learning impairment as much as it does a decision-making impairment. “Individuals with ADHD cannot be characterized by an impaired learning rate per se, in contrast to what has been […]

Medical Daily: 4 Intelligence Facts You Probably Had No Idea About

You can leave it to the know-it-all so many of us have encountered to prove that what you know doesn’t make you an intelligent person. In fact, what you know, which is based on the information you’ve accumulated through books, school, etc., is commonly referred to as crystallized intelligence. And it’s different from fluid intelligence, […]

Stall Technology Addiction and Brain Exhaustion

Stall Technology Addiction and Brain Exhaustion: Even the expectation of receiving a text, email, or phone call distracts the brain. Practice separating yourself from your smartphone or computer for 15-minute intervals to engage your higher level thinking abilities.

PsychCentral: Heart Fitness Improves Brain Health

A new Canadian study suggests exercising to improve cardiovascular fitness may protect individuals from cognitive impairment associated with aging. “Our body’s arteries stiffen with age, and the vessel hardening is believed to begin in the aorta, the main vessel coming out of the heart, before reaching the brain,” said Claudine Gauthier, Ph.D., first author of […]

US News: When It Comes to a Growing Child, the Brain Comes First

Young children grow much more slowly than other mammals because their developing brains require so much energy to prepare for the challenges of later life, a new study contends. Researchers analyzed data from PET and MRI brain scans and found that enormous amounts of energy are used by the human brain in the first few […]

Science Daily: Learning By Watching, Toddlers Show Intuitive Understanding of Probability

Most people know children learn many skills simply by watching people around them. Without explicit instructions youngsters know to do things like press a button to operate the television and twist a knob to open a door. Now researchers have taken this further, finding that children as young as age 2 intuitively use mathematical concepts […]