Neuroscience

March 20, 2021
Novel device records, senses and manipulates 'mini-brains' thumbnail

Novel device records, senses and manipulates ‘mini-brains’

Three dimensional multifunctional neural interfaces for cortical spheroids and engineered assembloids. Credit: Northwestern University A team of scientists, led by researchers at Northwestern University, Shirley Ryan […]
March 17, 2021
People searching for objects in 3D image stacks are less successful than those searching for the same in 2D thumbnail

People searching for objects in 3D image stacks are less successful than those searching for the same in 2D

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The continuous improvement of imaging technology holds great promise in areas where visual detection is necessary, such as with cancer screening. Three-dimensional […]
March 16, 2021
New research reveals possible cause of mystery condition that leaves people paralysed thumbnail

New research reveals possible cause of mystery condition that leaves people paralysed

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Researchers believe they may have discovered a possible cause of a mystery condition that can leave sufferers suddenly unable to walk, talk […]
March 15, 2021
Intervening early for infant brain health thumbnail

Intervening early for infant brain health

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In the world of neurodevelopment, one thing is clear: the earlier the intervention the better. Infancy is a critical time in brain […]
March 13, 2021
Study suggests role of sleep in healing traumatic brain injuries thumbnail

Study suggests role of sleep in healing traumatic brain injuries

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Sound sleep plays a critical role in healing traumatic brain injury, a new study of military veterans suggests. The study, published in […]
March 11, 2021
Diet high in healthful plant-based food may reduce risk of stroke by 10% thumbnail

Diet high in healthful plant-based food may reduce risk of stroke by 10%

A blood clot forming in the carotid artery. Credit: copyright American Heart Association Eating a healthy, plant-based diet that includes foods like vegetables, whole grains and […]
March 9, 2021
Complement inhibition reverses mental losses in preclinical traumatic brain injury models thumbnail

Complement inhibition reverses mental losses in preclinical traumatic brain injury models

Hippocampal slices of an uninjured brain (top) or a brain three months after TBI (bottom). There is an increase in astrocytes (green) following a brain injury. […]
March 4, 2021
Do epilepsy medications taken during pregnancy affect a child's development? thumbnail

Do epilepsy medications taken during pregnancy affect a child’s development?

Generalized 3 Hz spike and wave discharges in a child with childhood absence epilepsy. Credit: Wikipedia. Children born to women taking certain medications for epilepsy during […]
March 3, 2021
Get into the swing: Golf may have more benefit for Parkinson's than tai chi thumbnail

Get into the swing: Golf may have more benefit for Parkinson’s than tai chi

Credit: CC0 Public Domain When it comes to exercise that does the most good for people with Parkinson’s disease, golf may hit above par when compared […]
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