Brain Cancer

One Protein That's Good For Brain Health — And Brain Cancer

By | Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:00

Someday, scientists could wield a protein to keep healthy neurons alive and block it to keep brain cancer cells at bay.

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How Did The Human Mind Become So Unique?

By | Sun, 12/29/2013 - 13:32

A new idea, the tether hypothesis, theorizes that the human brain's complexity comes from breakages in the cortices, which resulted in neurons developing to fill in the gaps.

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How ‘Optogenetics’ Could Cure Alcohol Addiction With Light

By | Fri, 12/27/2013 - 16:44

Scientists have found a way to control the brain through light, and now the tool may assist in treating addiction.

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How Birth Kick-Starts Senses, Perception

By | Mon, 10/14/2013 - 19:30

Our first impression of life plays a crucial role in the development of sensory processing and interpretation, a new study has found.

Scientists Make Brains Transparent, Version 2.0: Faster and Safer For Research [VIDEO]

By | Sun, 06/23/2013 - 12:58

Following on the heels of CLARITY, the Japanese institute RIKEN has developed a faster method for making brains transparent.

Nuclear Testing

Atomic Bomb Residue Confirms Adults Make New Brain Cells

By | Thu, 06/06/2013 - 12:24

Nuclear testing from the 1960s helps scientist determine whether adult brains generate new neurons.

Scientists Link Specific Brain Cell Types to Behavior

Scientists Link Specific Brain Cell Types to Behavior

By | Mon, 05/27/2013 - 18:13

Scientists were able to isolate certain cell types responsible for behavior, showing for the first time that specific neuron types could be linked to specific behaviors.

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Is Brain Food; How Cocoa Flavanols Fight Dementia, Neuron Degeneration

By | Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:48

A new study explains how cocoa compounds fight the neuronal cell death that leads to Alzheimer's disease and dementia, on a molecular level in the brain.

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Incredible Video Footage Reveals Just What Happens Inside the Human Brain

By | Thu, 08/23/2012 - 11:02

Scientists have been able to capture on video how the brain works from inside.