Medical Xpress: Neuroscientist Develops Brain Vitality Index

Why is it we are happy to talk about our physical health, like exercise and diet but we are not comfortable talking about brain health? One measure of body health is the body mass index (BMI) but what single indicator do we have to measure brain health? QUT neuroscientist Professor Selena Bartlett developed the brain […]

Brain Posts: Risk Factors Associated With Sleep Disturbance Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Sleep disturbance following traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common clinical challenge. Hypersomnia and insomnia can both been seen in the TBI population. The risk factors related to TBI-related sleep disturbance are not well known. Identification of risk factors can provide insight into clinical assessment and management. Lijun Hou and colleagues recently examined risk factors […]

Road.CC: Transport Research Laboratory: Mandatory Helmet Laws Prevent Head And Brain Injuries

The new legislation forcing all under 14s to wear helmets in Jersey will “prevent head and brain injuries,” according to a report by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL). The respected center for transport research was commissioned to review literature on helmet laws and cycling injuries, as well as a possible dis-incentivizing of cycling. In its […]

PR Web: Immunotherapy, Targeted Molecular Therapies Among Promising New Treatments For Brain Tumors

Progress in understanding the molecular genetics of brain tumors has ushered in a new era of promising brain tumor treatments, according to Patrick Wen, MD, professor of neurology, Harvard Medical School, director of the Center for Neuro-Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The goal of targeted molecular therapies-unlike standard chemotherapy which kills every dividing cell- is to […]

News Medical: Pediatrician Currently Utilizes Quotient ADHD Test On Patients

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood condition characterized by more than normal difficulty with focus, behavior control, impulsivity and hyperactivity. It affects nine percent of children younger than 18 and about approximately four percent of American adults, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Boys are four times more likely to […]

Belfast Telegraph: Parkinson’s Treatment Could Change After Genes Study

The results of a worldwide study into Parkinson’s could help revolutionise how the degenerative disease is treated, experts have said.The major study, part-funded by Parkinson’s UK, looked at which variations in genes increase the risk of people developing the incurable brain condition. Researchers looked at DNA from more than 100,000 people with and without the […]

Huffington Post: The Disturbing Link Between Sleep And Deprivation And False Memories

Many studies have investigated factors that affect susceptibility to false memories. However, few have investigated the role of sleep deprivation in the formation of false memories, despite overwhelming evidence that sleep deprivation impairs cognitive function. The relationship between self-reported sleep duration and false memories and the effect of 24 hr of total sleep deprivation on […]

Reuters: Evidence Suggests Babies In Womb Start Learning Earlier Than Thought

Babies in the womb show evidence of learning by their 34th week, three weeks earlier than previously thought, new research has found. “It really pushed the envelope” in terms of how early babies begin to learn, lead researcher Charlene Krueger, associate professor at the University of Florida’s College of Nursing, said on Thursday. The study, […]

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Know Brainers: Take the time to quiet your mind. Your brain solves complex problems when at rest.

New York Magazine: New Brain Study Shows Why Making Difficult Choices Sucks

Concepts like decision paralysis and decision fatigue are pretty hot right now among folks who study human behavior. Everyone, after all, has to make a lot of day-to-day decisions, and everyone can identify with the unpleasant feelings that can often result. A new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shines some light […]