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Brain structure differences unlikely to be a major source of sex differences in behaviour

Technology Org 05 Aug 2021
“Our research suggests brain structure is only one of many factors explaining behavioural sex differences and that any previous findings of a relationship between sex differences in brain structure and behaviour may have been driven by brain size,” she said ... brain and behaviour.

COVID-19 linked to Alzheimer's symptoms

China Daily 05 Aug 2021
A component of brain cells, Nfl can enter spinal fluid when nerves are damaged ... A separate study, submitted at the conference by researchers from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, also found biomarkers of brain damage among COVID-19 patients admitted to the ICU.

Could psychedelic drugs revolutionise mental health care in the UK?

ITV 05 Aug 2021
Research leader, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr Robin Carhart-Harris told ITV News that their initial findings were very promising ... How does psilocybin work in the brain?. Psilocybin brain imaging scans Credit ... In Imperial’s brain imaging research they found that psilocybin increased plasticity and opened up new communication pathways.

3-D ‘Heat Map’ Animation Shows How Seizures Spread in the Brains of Patients with Epilepsy

Technology Org 05 Aug 2021
EEGs tracked her brain wave activity around the clock to pinpoint the region of tissue that had triggered her brainstorms for 29 years ... Researchers are using the new technology at UCSF to gauge how well it pinpoints the brain’s seizure trigger compared with the standard visual approach ... Higgins has been captivated by the 3-D heat maps of her brain.

Long-term effects of COVID could lead to Alzheimer's- new findings

The Jerusalem Post 05 Aug 2021
For some, mostly older adults, these neurological symptoms carry on, and researchers are working to understand the mechanisms by which this brain dysfunction occurs, and what that means for long term cognitive health.&nbsp... It is imperative that we continue to study what this virus is doing to our bodies and brains." .

Editorial: The $56,000 question about treating Alzheimer’s

Daily Camera 05 Aug 2021
Joel Perlmutter of Washington University, a leading Alzheimer’s researcher ... It has been shown to reduce a brain protein called amyloid. People with Alzheimer’s disease have a buildup of amyloid plaque in their brains ... The Affordable Care Act set aside funding for what’s known as comparative-effectiveness research.

Toxicity of graphene-family nanoparticles: a general review

Principia Scientific 05 Aug 2021
And recently, there are some investigation on GFNs exposure in occupational settings and published data showed that the occupational exposure of GFNs had potential toxicity to the workers and researchers ... Blood-brain barrier ... The research on the mechanism of blood-brain barrier had made some progress involved in diseases and nanotoxicity.

Mapping the cellular circuits behind spitting

Technology Org 05 Aug 2021
Koch Professor of Biology at MIT, a member of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research and the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, and senior author of the study ... Researchers have known for over a decade that worms flee from UV, violet, or blue light.

Ohio sunflower field guide: Get your Instagram-worthy sunflower shots at these photo-friendly fields

Cleveland 05 Aug 2021
Proceeds will be donated to childhood cancer research. First planted in 2014 by Ed and Megan McNamara after their 7-year-old daughter Maria lost a battle with a rare type of brain cancer. They did it to put the spotlight on the lack of funding for research into a cure for childhood cancer.

Why a tiny worm's brain development could shed light on human thinking

Phys Dot Org 04 Aug 2021
Researchers at Sinai Health have used a tiny worm to track how an animal's brain changes throughout its lifetime, shedding new light on how human brains develop ... While identifying some key patterns of the brain's development, researchers also discovered substantial connectivity differences that make each brain unique.

Scientists Map Half a Billion Connections in a Tiny Piece of Mouse Brain

Interesting Engineering 04 Aug 2021
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), the Allen Institute, and Princeton University have created the largest 3D wiring diagram of a mouse brain — which is extremely similar to our own — in the hopes of learning principles from the brain that might aid progress AI, according to .

Consciousness: how the brain chemical 'dopamine' plays a key role – new research

The Conversation 04 Aug 2021
We know very little about the human brain ... In a landmark study in 2006, a team of researchers showed that a 23-year old woman, who suffered severe brain trauma and was thought to be in a vegetative state following a traffic accident, had signs of awareness ... Other research has found similar effects in other vegetative state patients.

Healthier lifestyle may lead to a healthier brain

Log Cabin Democrat 04 Aug 2021
Research suggests that those numbers could be impacted with more education about brain health and certain lifestyle changes ... Research suggests that where you live might be a significant risk factor in brain health ... Sexton notes that more research on the link between air pollution and brain health is needed.

Higher air pollution ‘increases dementia risk’ – 8 evidence-based ways to keep your brain healthy

The Independent 04 Aug 2021
Research from Chicago published earlier this summer in the Neurology journal, found people who did more brain-engaging activities on a regular basis had lower rates of dementia – and those who did go on to develop the disease, got it at a later age ... blood vessels and brains.

Connective issue: AI learns by doing more with less

Technology Org 04 Aug 2021
Brains have evolved to do more with less ... Each performing its single task, as it was presumed to work in the brain ... Recent brain research has shown tasks are not so neatly divided, and there may be instances in which the same function is being performed by different brain structures, or multiple structures working together.