A new discovery shows that flip flopping brain cells or converting one type into another may now be possible, which could pave the way for improved therapies in neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. The
Type 2 diabetes, a lifelong chronic disease, has a neural connection with the human body, according to a study conducted by genomic scientist and clinical partners, an official said Monday. The Indian Diabetes Consortium, a
Empathy can trick the smartest of brains into being fooled by a swindler, says a new US research. The network of neurons (nerve cells) that allows us to empathise also dumbs down the brain's analytical network, says the study by
A couple of glasses of wine daily may be a good way to promote cardiovascular and brain health, but it also comes with a hidden risk - lowering brain cell production by 40 percent, new research says. Megan Anderson, a graduate
Women may be hit with depression after childbirth due to chronic stress during pregnancy that negates benefits that the brain bestows on mothers, a study says. 'Normal' rat mothers showed an increase in brain cell connections in
Researchers have discovered that the brain behaves as if it is remembering something, even under anaesthesia. They measured during sleep the activity of a brain region involved in learning, memory and Alzheimer's.
A discovery may enable scientists to convert specific cells into neurons or brain cells, opening the way to substantially better therapies for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. "This work aims at converting into neurons
Scientists have restored olfactory sense in mice through gene therapy for the very first time - potentially opening the way for people to regain their sense of smell lost since birth or owing to disease. The breakthrough in
Scientists might have stumbled upon the reason some people are more creative than others. A newly discovered stem cell might hold the key to greater creativity and higher cognitive functions in humans. This family of stem cells
A new study has found that the adult brain has the ability to change and grow. The study shows that brains of people who suffer from schizophrenia may attempt to repair damage caused by the disease. Professor Cyndi Shannon
Scientists have discovered an intriguing difference in the brain of people with autobiographical memories. The phenomenon of highly superior 'autobiographical' memory has been profiled on CBS's "60 Minutes" and in hundreds of
Researchers have zeroed in on a set of nerve cells (neurons) in the brain's hypothalamus that is not only linked with hunger and overeating, but also drives drug addiction. Researchers focused attention on the brain's reward
Brain connectivity may be behind many faces of depression such as anxiety, poor attention and concentration and disturbed sleep, says a report.
This is what University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have
According to a recent study a process called synaptic plasticity could help us understand how the brain functions. The human brain contains trillions of connections called synapses (a bridge that connects neurons) whose pattern