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January 18, 2019

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January 18, 2019

Epigenetics Contribute to Male and Female Differences in Fear Memory

Jan. 17, 2019 — In a mouse model of traumatic memory, male mice recall fear-related memories better than female mice, according to a new ... read more

Acupressure Relieves Long-Term Symptoms of Breast Cancer Treatment, Study Finds

Jan. 16, 2019 — A new study finds acupressure could be a low-cost, at-home solution to a suite of persistent side effects that linger after breast cancer treatment ... read more

Differences Among Brain Neurons That Coincide With Psychiatric Conditions

Jan. 16, 2019 — Scientists have found about 13,000 regions of epigenetic differences between neurons in different brain regions that vary by at least 10 percent. The location of those epigenetic changes -- covering ... read more

Alterations in Hippocampal Structural Connections Differentiate Between Responders of ECT

Jan. 16, 2019 — A new study in people with major depression reports that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) induces changes in the fibers connecting the hippocampus to brain regions involved in mood and ... read more

A New Way by Which the Human Brain Marks Time

Jan. 15, 2019 — With a little help from HBO's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' neurobiologists have uncovered a key component of how the human brain marks ... read more

Jan. 15, 2019 — Researchers have discovered that a drug currently being developed to treat stroke patients could also prevent Alzheimer's disease. The study shows that the genetically engineered protein ... read more

Helping Anxious Students Excel on Science Exams

Jan. 15, 2019 — A new study released today reveals that helping lower-income high school freshman to regulate their test-taking anxiety can cut their biology course failure rates in half. The study, published in ... read more

Jan. 14, 2019 — At a time when several states are moving to legalize recreational use of marijuana, new research shows that concerns about the drug's impact on teens may be warranted. The study shows that even ... read more

Diving Deeper Into Developmental Dyslexia

Jan. 14, 2019 — Men with dyslexia have altered structural connections between the thalamus and auditory cortex on the left side of the brain, new research reveals. The study extends similar observations of the ... read more

Dementia: New Culprit and Potential Treatment Target

Jan. 14, 2019 — A study shows people with the worst memory problems also had the most leakage in their brain's blood vessels -- regardless of whether abnormal proteins amyloid and tau were ... read more

Military Spouses Face Higher Perinatal Depression Risk

Jan. 14, 2019 — Women whose partners are away on military deployment are at greater risk of developing mental illness during the perinatal period, according to a review ... read more

The Human Brain Works Backwards to Retrieve Memories

Jan. 14, 2019 — When we remember a past event, the human brain reconstructs that experience in reverse order, according to a new ... read more

Parasites from Patients With Cerebral Malaria Stick Preferentially in Their Brains

Jan. 11, 2019 — Scientists have provided, for the first time, evidence which links the ability of red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite to bind to the cells lining the blood vessels of the brain, with ... read more

Jan. 11, 2019 — Improvements in three-photon microscopy have allowed scientists to see activity in all layers of the visual cortex and the 'subplate' ... read more

Jan. 10, 2019 — A new study has found that astrocytes, previously thought of as just supporting neurons in regulating circadian rhythms, can actually lead the tempo of the body's internal clock and have been ... read more

Neuroimaging Shows Social Exclusion Spurs Extremism in Those Vulnerable to Radicalization

Jan. 10, 2019 — A new study used neuroimaging techniques to show that social exclusion increases the number of ideological and group values worth fighting and dying for in populations vulnerable to radicalization. ... read more

Newly Discovered Leukodystrophy in Children: Potential Cure

Jan. 10, 2019 — Medical researchers have uncovered a novel disease of children affecting the brain white matter -- the myelin sheath --, leading to severe incapacity and death in some cases. These defects were ... read more

Scientists Harness Machine Learning to Uncover New Insights Into the Human Brain

Jan. 10, 2019 — An inter-disciplinary research team has successfully employed machine learning to uncover new insights into the cellular architecture of the human brain. This approach could potentially be used to ... read more

Excessive Body Fat Around the Middle Linked to Smaller Brain Size, Study Finds

Jan. 9, 2019 — Carrying extra body fat, especially around the middle, may be linked to brain shrinkage, according to new research. For the study, researchers determined obesity by measuring body mass index (BMI) ... read more

Jan. 9, 2019 — Researchers have uncovered part of the explanation for why poor sleep is linked to Alzheimer's disease. They found that older people who have less slow-wave sleep -- the deep sleep you need to ... read more

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