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Brain Circuit

New Brain Circuit Filters Distracting Sensory Input

Brain Circuit; imagine trying to focus on a friend’s voice at a noisy party, or blocking out; but the phone conversation of the person sitting next to you on the bus while you try to read. Both of these tasks require your brain to somehow suppress the distracting signal so you can focus on your…

Brain activity and cognitive control

Lower Levels Of Activity In Brain And Cognitive Control

Cognitive Control; an international team of researchers has found that people have lower levels of activity; but in brain in areas related to cognitive control and reasoning when they are focusing on sacred values. In their paper published in Royal Society Open Science; but the group describes their study involving brain scans of terrorist sympathizers…

Brain-Computer Interface

The Development Of Autonomously Updating Brain-Computer Interface

Brain-Computer Interface; A University of Houston engineer is reporting in eNeuro that a brain-computer interface, a form of artificial intelligence, can sense when its user is expecting a reward by examining the interactions between single-neuron activities and the information flowing to these neurons, called the local field potential. Professor of biomedical engineering Joe Francis reports his…

Neurology

The Depressive Symptoms in Huntington’s Disease

The researches find that the depression symptoms; even in early stages before the apparition of the typical motor symptoms of the disease. An altered function of Cdk5 kinase an essential enzyme in several cell signalling pathways- could explain the physiopathology of the depressive-like behaviour in Huntington’s disease; therefore according to a pre-clinical study in which…

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder May Be Linked To Parkinson’s Disease

People who have bipolar disorder may be more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease; than people who do not have,the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Previous studies have shown a relationship between depression and Parkinson’s disease; but few studies have looked at whether there is a relationship between these two,” said study author…

Alzheimer’s disease

High LDL Cholesterol Levels Leads To Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Emory University researches have found, a link between high LDL cholesterol levels and early-onset  for Alzheimer’s disease. The results could help doctors to understand how the disease develops, and what the are possible causes, including genetic variation. According to Dr. Thomas Wingo, lead author of the study, the results…

Examination Of Ethical Issues Surrounding On Wearable Brain Devices

Examination Of Ethical Issues Surrounding On Wearable Brain Devices

Brain Wearable devices are being market directly to consumers; and are often claim to  have benefits like boosting memory and modulating symptoms of depression. But despite the size of this market; little is known about the validity of these claims and, substantiate or not, the related ethical consequences. A team of neuroethicists look at the…

Role Of Diet In Neuroinflammation And Neurological Disease

Role Of Diet In Neuroinflammation And Neurological Disease

There is ample evidence connecting metabolic disease, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM); to dietary changes, including increase intake of high-calorie content, highly process food and their constituent additives; as well as decrease consumption of fruits, vegetables, and other sources of dietary fiber; common characteristics of what is known as “western” diets.…

Neurologic Diseases

Drugs Plays Role In Treating Neurologic Diseases

Out-of-pocket costs for drugs used to treat neurologic diseases including dementia and Parkinson’s disease (PD) have increased exponentially over the past 13 years with the most dramatic increase for multiple sclerosis (MS) medications, new research shows. Investigators found that average out-of-pocket costs for patients on MS drugs were 20 times higher in 2016 than they were in 2004.…

Older Adults

rTMS Improves Memory In Younger And Older Adults

Magnetic stimulation of the brain improves working memory, offering a new potential avenue of therapy for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, according to new research from the Duke University School of Medicine. Healthy younger and older adult participants who receive a therapy called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) perform better…

Neonatal Seizures

New Drug Could Help To Treat Neonatal Seizures

A new drug that inhibits neonatal seizures in rodent models could open up new avenues for the treatment of epilepsy in human newborns. Researchers have identify that gluconate a small organic compound found in fruit and honey acts as an anticonvulsant, inhibiting seizures by targeting the activity of channels that control the flow of chloride…

Eye Movements

Goggles May Help Diagnosis Eye Movements

Vertigo is a form of dizziness which can result in a loss of balance, a feeling of falling, trouble walking or standing, or nausea. There is more than one type of vertigo, each with a different cause, and sometimes requiring different treatment. Now a proof of concept study has found that special goggles that measure…