Discovery illuminates how Parkinson’s disease spreads in the brain — ScienceDaily

Aggregates of the protein alpha-synuclein spread in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease through a cellular waste-ejection process, suggests a new study led by Weill Cornell Medicine researchers. During…

Can the brain recover after boxers, MMA fighters stop fighting? — ScienceDaily

Boxers and mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters may see some recovery in their thinking and memory skills as well as brain structure after they stop fighting, according to a new…

Common steroids used for asthma, allergies linked to brain decline, study finds

“This new study is particularly interesting in showing the extent to which white matter, which is required for neurons to connect with each other, is affected by medication use,” said…

Altruistic behavior takes place in a different part of the brain to similar activity to help oneself, new research has found — ScienceDaily

An area of the brain specifically involved in putting in effort to help others out has been pinpointed by scientists at the University of Birmingham and University of Oxford. The…

Brain stimulation improves aging short-term memory for a month, study finds

Sending electrical currents into two parts of the brain known for storing and recalling information modestly boosted immediate recall of words in people over 65, according to a study by…

Deep brain stimulation to brain area linked to reward and motivation is potential therapy for treatment-resistant depression — ScienceDaily

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) to the superolateral branch of the medial forebrain bundle (MFB), which is linked to reward and motivation, revealed metabolic brain changes over 12 months post-DBS implantation,…

New study suggests covid increases risks of brain disorders

Comment on this story Comment A study published this week in the journal Lancet Psychiatry showed increased risks of some brain disorders two years after infection with the coronavirus, shedding…

AI algorithm that detects brain abnormalities could help cure epilepsy — ScienceDaily

An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can detect subtle brain abnormalities which cause epileptic seizures has been developed by a UCL-led team of international researchers. The Multicentre Epilepsy Lesion Detection…

No, the human brain did not shrink 3,000 years ago — ScienceDaily

Did the 12th century B.C.E. — a time when humans were forging great empires and developing new forms of written text — coincide with an evolutionary reduction in brain size?…

Specific brain responses to traumatic stress linked to PTSD risk — ScienceDaily

Results from the largest prospective study of its kind indicate that in the initial days and weeks after experiencing trauma, individuals facing potentially threatening situations who had less activity in…