Transcranial Stimulation To Prevent Fear Memory Return

What if we were able to modify the negative effect of a returning memory that elicits fear? A research group from the University of Bologna succeeded was able to do this and has developed a new non-invasive experimental protocol. The result of this study, published in the journal Current Biology,…Continue readingTranscranial Stimulation To Prevent Fear Memory Return

Maternal Depression Raises Odds Of Depression In Offspring

Depression in mothers during and after pregnancy increased the odds of depression in their children during adolescence and adulthood by 70%, finds a new study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The systematic review was recently published in JAMA Network Open. It is…Continue readingMaternal Depression Raises Odds Of Depression In Offspring

Gene Therapy Shows Potential To Reverse Alzheimer’s Memory Loss

A world-first new treatment that reverses the effects of memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease has been discovered by Macquarie University researchers in a study of mice with advanced dementia. The research, co-led by two brothers, Dr. Arne Ittner and Professor Lars Ittner, from Macquarie University Dementia Research Center, builds…Continue readingGene Therapy Shows Potential To Reverse Alzheimer’s Memory Loss

Antioxidant-rich Foods Like Black Tea, Chocolate, And Berries May Increase Risk For Certain Cancers

  One fact that has long baffled doctors is that cancer in the small intestine is quite rare, whereas colorectal cancer, taking place in the neighboring though much smaller organ, is one of the leading causes of cancer death for men and women. What is it about the colon that…Continue readingAntioxidant-rich Foods Like Black Tea, Chocolate, And Berries May Increase Risk For Certain Cancers

Bacteria In The Gut Have A Direct Line To The Brain

With its 100 million neurons, the gut has earned a reputation as the body’s “second brain” — corresponding with the real brain to manage things like intestinal muscle activity and enzyme secretions. A growing community of scientists are now seeking to understand how gut neurons interact with their brain counterparts,…Continue readingBacteria In The Gut Have A Direct Line To The Brain

Brain Cartilage Changes May Explain Why Sleep Helps You Learn

The morphing structure of the brain’s “cartilage cells” may regulate how memories change while you snooze, according to new research. Sleep lets the body rest, but not the brain. During sleep, the brain accounts for a day of learning by making strong memories stronger and weak memories weaker, a process…Continue readingBrain Cartilage Changes May Explain Why Sleep Helps You Learn

Traumatic Brain Injury Damage May Come From Microbubbles

Microbubbles measured in microns — millionths of a meter — can form in cerebral spinal fluid inside the skull during traumatic brain injuries, according to new research. The “formation and dramatic collapse” of these microbubbles could be responsible for some of the damage in a brain injury, the researchers report.…Continue readingTraumatic Brain Injury Damage May Come From Microbubbles