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Virtual treasure hunt shows brain maps time sequence of memories

People have little difficulty remembering the chronology of events, determining how much time passed between two events, and which one occurred first. Apparently, memories of events in the brain are linked when they occur closely together. Using an experiment that combines virtual reality and brain scan technology, Jacob Bellmund and Christian Doeller from the Max […]

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Speeding up drug discovery for brain diseases

A research team led by Whitehead Institute scientists has identified 30 distinct chemical compounds—20 of which are drugs undergoing clinical trial or have already been approved by the FDA—that boost the protein production activity of a critical gene in the brain and improve symptoms of Rett syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental condition that often provokes autism-like […]

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For 6 Years, Doctors Kept Telling Me I Had PMS—but It Turned Out to Be Brain Cancer

This article is part of Health's new series, Misdiagnosed, featuring stories from real women who have had their medical symptoms dismissed or wrongly diagnosed. Growing up, I had the stereotypical image of what a seizure was. A person has to collapse, convulse, and practically lose all consciousness, right? Wrong.  I started experiencing odd sensations in my mid-teens. For a few […]

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Study finds electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells

A research team at the University of California, Riverside, has found that electronic cigarettes, often targeted to youth and pregnant women, produce a stress response in neural stem cells, which are critical cells in the brain. Present throughout life, stem cells become specialized cells with more specific functions, such as brain cells, blood cells, or […]

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Brain changes may be linked to unexplained motor symptoms

A new study finds that people who have movement problems, symptoms that cannot be explained by an underlying disease, may have chemical changes in specific areas of the brain. The study is published in the June 5, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. These symptoms, which include […]

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Surprisingly simple: With such Tricks, we keep our brain active

Minimum Training improves the memory function A Minimum of movement can help the health and memory performance, such as scientific studies showed. As researchers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), as well as Japanese University of Tsukuba have found out, even very light training sessions, the connectivity between Parts of the brain for memory […]

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These surprisingly simple Tricks to keep the brain fit

Minimum Training improves the memory function A Minimum of movement can help the health and memory performance, such as scientific studies showed. As researchers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), as well as Japanese University of Tsukuba have found out, even very light training sessions, the connectivity between Parts of the brain for memory […]