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Depression ages the brain, first human trials suggest

Depression ages the brain, first human trials suggest: Damage appears 10 years early in people with the mental health condition – but it could be treated with ketamine Synapses (the connections between neurons) start thinning earlier in people with depression, study finds The small study of 10 people is the first to test the theory […]

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Satiety researched:: metabolic error can lead to morbid Obesity

How misguided saturation of the cranial nerves plunge into a crisis The global Obesity crisis today is at a record high, and rising. Research groups are desperately in search of new insights and therapeutic possibilities of intervention, in order to counteract this development. German Researchers have found a type of switch in the brain, the […]

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Researchers uncover brain pathway linked to impulsive behaviours

Researchers from Singapore and South Korea have uncovered new details of a brain pathway that can cause impulsive behaviours. Using mice, the research team led by Professor George Augustine from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), discovered that impulsive behaviour is triggered when the brain signalling chemical dopamine is passed to an unexpected area of […]

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Research reveals machinery of a deadly childhood brain cancer

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have mapped the effects of aberrant biological machinery that drives a deadly brain cancer called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). The research included development of a genetically engineered mouse that will offer ways to further understanding of such brain cancers, as well as a laboratory model for developing more […]

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South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery

His skull still open, a South African musician with a brain tumor played several notes on his guitar during a successful operation to remove most of the growth. Musa Manzini’s guitar-playing helped guide the medical team in their delicate task while preserving neural pathways, said Dr. Rohen Harrichandparsad, one of the neurosurgeons. Manzini was given […]

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‘Error neurons’ play role in how brain processes mistakes

New research from Cedars-Sinai has identified neurons that play a role in how people recognize errors they make, a discovery that may have implications for the treatment of conditions including obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizophrenia. Catching even small errors, such as making a typo while writing a letter, is a critical executive function that allows us […]