Couple of days ago I’ve come across a recent paper in Nature with quite an eyebrow-raising title “A trans-synaptic nanocolumn aligns neurotransmitter release to receptors… 705 more words
While measuring brain activity with magnetic resonance imaging during blood pressure trials, UCLA researchers found that men and women had opposite responses in the right front of the insular cortex, a part of the brain integral to the experience of emotions, blood pressure control and self-awareness. 459 more words
Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have found that a new urinary biomarker, SER(P)-1292 LRRK2, correlates with Parkinson’s disease. Early studies indicate that this phosphorylated LRRK2 protein could potentially be used as a diagnostic/prognostic marker or a therapeutic target to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease. 439 more words
The risk of everlasting consequences if our brains don't get adequate stimulation in our early years
by Bahar Golipour
What is the earliest memory you have?
Most people can’t remember anything that happened to them or around them in their toddlerhood. The phenomenon, called childhood amnesia, has long puzzled scientists. 1,193 more words