Massive brain reorganization was reversed in a child with hand transplant

NEWBORN BABIES WHO SUFFERED STROKE REGAIN LANGUAGE FUNCTION IN OPPOSITE SIDE OF BRAIN NEUROSCIENCE NEWSFEBRUARY 19, 2018 According to researchers, following a perinatal stroke that damages the language area in the left hemisphere, the brain remaps to use the right hemisphere for language.… READ MORE… FEATUREDNEUROLOGY5 MIN READ BRAIN REMAPS ITSELF IN CHILD WITH DOUBLE HAND […]

Stressed mothers and their children with binge eating habits later

MIND DIET MAY SLOW COGNITIVE DECLINE IN STROKE SURVIVORS Summary: Rush University Medical Center researchers report the MIND diet can help substantially slow cognitive decline in stroke survivors. Source: Rush Univ… READ MORE… GENETICS STUDY ADDS FURTHER EVIDENCE THAT EDUCATION REDUCES ALZHEIMER’S RISK NEUROSCIENCE NEWSDECEMBER 9, 2017 A new study adds further weight to the theory […]

Playing in the Dirt As A Kid Makes Later Life Chronic Disease Less Likely

Playing in the Dirt As A Kid Makes Later Life Chronic Disease Less Likely Summary: Kids who play in dirt face exposure to germs and parasites that can help reduce risks of suffering certain allergies and illnesses later in life. Early microbial exposures help our bodies to learn how to regulate inflammation, researchers say. Source: […]

Single neurons regulate their overall action potential firing rate

Chronic activation of the innate immune system is now well established as an underlying factor contributing to neurodegeneration—the progressive dysfunction and loss of neurons in the central nervous system leading to cognitive and motor disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and others. Microglia, the primary immune cells of the brain, are critical in […]

Our ability to distinguish between what is real and what is perceived

NEURONS THAT DISTINGUISH BETWEEN REALITY AND IMAGINATION DISCOVERED NEUROSCIENCE NEWSJUNE 1, 2017 Neurons found to be abnormal in psychosis play an important role in our ability to distinguish between what is real and what is perceived, researchers say.… READ MORE… FEATUREDNEUROSCIENCEOPEN NEUROSCIENCE ARTICLESPSYCHOLOGY5 MIN READ RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY BRAIN NETWORK ORGANIZATION CHANGES NEUROSCIENCE NEWSMAY 25, 2017 Researchers […]

Calculate your Body Mass Index – BMI

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm Waist Circumference Measuring waist circumference helps screen for possible health risks that come with overweight and obesity. If most of your fat is around your waist rather than at your hips, you’re at a higher risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. This risk goes up with a waist size that is greater […]

French startup launches hydrogen-powered bicycles

A French startup has become the first company to start factory production of hydrogen-powered bicycles for use in corporate or municipal fleets. Pragma Industries, which is based in Biarritz, France and makes fuel cells for military use, has sold some 60 hydrogen-powered bikes to French municipalities including Saint Lo, Cherbourg, Chambery and Bayonne

The Scent of Coffee Appears to Boost Math Performance

The Scent of Coffee Appears to Boost Math Performance Summary: Researchers say coffee like scents helped people perform better on analytic task. Additionally, exposure to the scent has a similar effect to drinking coffee, suggesting the coffee scent has a placebo effect. Source: Stevens Institute of Technology. Drinking coffee seems to have its perks. In […]

Neurons Can Carry More Than One Signal at a Time

Neurons Can Carry More Than One Signal at a Time Summary: A new study reveals a single neuron is capable of encoding information from two different sounds by switching between signals associated with one sound to that of the other. Source: Duke University. Back in the early days of telecommunications, engineers devised a clever way […]

Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mother’s Gut

Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mother’s Gut Summary: Researchers have successfully identified autism risk in young mice by examining their mother’s microbiome during pregnancy. The study, which may offer the earliest detection of autism, could pave the way to developing preventative measures against forms of autism by altering the maternal diet and probiotic intake. […]

Sugar Improves Memory in Over 60s

Sugar Improves Memory in Over 60s, Study Suggests Summary: Increasing blood sugar levels in those over 60 helps improve memory and performance, a new study reports. Source: University of Warwick. Sugar improves memory in older adults – and makes them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity – according to new research by […]

Sugar Improves Memory in Over 60s, Study Suggests

Sugar Improves Memory in Over 60s, Study Suggests Summary: Increasing blood sugar levels in those over 60 helps improve memory and performance, a new study reports. Source: University of Warwick. Sugar improves memory in older adults – and makes them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity – according to new research by […]