Memory ‘brainwaves’ look the same in sleep and wakefulness

Identical brain mechanisms are responsible for triggering a memory in both sleep and wakefulness, new research at the University of Birmingham has shown. Credit: CC0 Public Domain The study sheds new light on the processes used by the brain to […]

Scientists create new map of brain region linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Curing some of the most vexing diseases first requires navigating the world’s most complex structure—the human brain. So, USC scientists have created the most detailed atlas yet of the brain‘s memory bank. Cartographers of the cranium, a USC research team […]

Neuron death in ALS more complex than previously thought

Brown University researchers have uncovered new clues about the progression of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a surprisingly common disease that causes the death of motor neurons that control voluntary muscles such as those involved in walking, talking, chewing or breathing. […]

PIEZO2, a molecular target for treating clinical pain

If you’ve ever been sunburned, you’ve experienced the dreaded pain of putting on a shirt the next day. Fabric that should feel soft turns into a layer of painful pressure. That kind of pain-from what should feel like a gentle […]

Why people with dementia don’t all behave the same

Dementia is the is the leading cause of death among Australian women and the third most common cause of death among men. Image: People with dementia experience a range of psychological symptoms and behavior changes. Credit: shutterstock.com While dementia is not a normal […]

A diagnostic tool to save lives and prevent brain damage

A new study confirms the efficacy of a new diagnostic tool that utilizes ultrasound to measure intracranial pressure following accidents. The technology will now be provided with artificial intelligence so that ambulance personnel can carry out examinations at accident scenes. […]

New technology could help people with paralysis to speak again

Scientists are close to devising technology that uses the brain’s encoding and muscle control commands to allow people who have lost the power of speech due to paralysis to talk again. Image: People who cannot speak due to paralysis may soon be able to relearn the skill. Recent research led by […]

Study looks at brain networks involved with free will

Utilizing lesion network mapping, a recently developed technique for analyzing how the brain works, Ryan Darby, MD, assistant professor of Neurology at Vanderbilt, studied free will perception related to movement decisions. A diagram showing the regions associated with disorders of […]

Insomnia therapy may slow or reverse cortical gray matter atrophy in fibromyalgia

DARIEN, IL – Preliminary findings from a pilot study suggest that cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) may slow or even reverse the atrophy of cortical gray matter in patients who have co-morbid fibromyalgia. IMAGE: PRELIMINARY FINDINGS FROM A PILOT […]