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Improving blood vessel health in brain may help combat Alzheimer’s

Researchers have found that very slow spontaneous blood vessel pulsations drive the clearance of substances from the brain, indicating that targeting and improving this process may help to prevent or treat amyloid-beta accumulation.

What are the benefits of NAC?

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is an over-the-counter supplement that may help relieve or improve various medical issues. Here, learn more about the uses and risks.

A week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing in adult mice

New research reveals how a week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing sensitivity in adult mice long after the optimal window for auditory learning has passed. With further study, cross-modal learning — the manipulation of one se…

By imaging the brain, scientists can predict a person’s aptitude for cognitive training

People with specific brain attributes are more likely than others to benefit from targeted cognitive interventions designed to enhance fluid intelligence, scientists report in a new study. Fluid intelligence is a measure of one’s ability to adapt to ne…

Controlling attention with brain waves

Having trouble paying attention? Neuroscientists may have a solution for you: Turn down your alpha brain waves. In a new study, the researchers found that people can enhance their attention by controlling their own alpha brain waves based on neurofeedb…

Scientists create ‘epigenetic couch potato’ mouse

A study in mice shows for the first time that epigenetics — the molecular mechanisms that determine which genes are turned on or off — plays a key role in determining an individual’s innate drive to exercise.

Scientists create ‘epigenetic couch potato’ mouse

A study in mice shows for the first time that epigenetics — the molecular mechanisms that determine which genes are turned on or off — plays a key role in determining an individual’s innate drive to exercise.

Study finds key brain region smaller in birth control pill users

Researchers studying the brain found that women taking oral contraceptives, commonly known as birth control pills, had significantly smaller hypothalamus volume, compared to women not taking the pill, according to a new study.

Machine learning that works like a dream

Researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that classifies the sleep stages of mice with record accuracy. This work may be used to greatly enhance the field of sleep research.

Micro implants could restore standing and walking

Researchers are focused on restoring lower-body function after severe spinal injuries using a tiny spinal implant. In new research, the team showcases a map to identify which parts of the spinal cord trigger the hip, knees, ankles and toes, and the are…