Have you ever fell victim to your dog giving you the classic “puppy face”? I’m sure many of us have. But have you actually wondered how they were able to manipulate you into giving them that treat or going outside with them to play? A new study may have answers for us.
In patients with multiple sclerosis, hyperactivity in the body’s T-cells causes chronic inflammation and deterioration of the brain. Scientists have now found that stimulating another group of cells can mitigate the problems of brain inflammation and the diseases caused by it.
Current treatments for patients who suffer serious strokes have the ability to restore mobility in the victims’ hands as well as other body parts that are affected. However, the treatment does not extend to helping those with weakness on one side of the body or victims that are permanently disable...
Researchers have found a gene linking intelligence to the thickness of so-called "grey matter" in the brain, and say their discovery could help scientists understand how and why some people have learning difficulties.
Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, destroying tissue and cells along the way. Now, scientists may have found a a new therapeutic target for MS.
It turns out that your brain fine-tunes itself throughout your life. The communication pathways of your brain, known as white matter microstructure, develop as you age. These pathways have now been studied to determine age-related differences in cognitive ability, specifically those of children and ...
Researchers from Oxford University have identified a part of the brain that may be unique to only humans. It's known as the lateral frontal pole prefrontal cortex, according to experimental psychologist at Oxford University Matthew Rushworth.
Henry Molaison is known to have to most famous brain in the history of neuroscience. Today, he is honored for allowing scientists to study his brain and unearth various neuroscience breakthroughs, most notably the conception of a 3-D model of his brain.
Though the brain naturally becomes smaller with age, a recent study reveals that brain tissue loss related to hearing may signal Alzheimer's disease.
Previous studies have shown how fish oil can help repair brain damage. And now, a recent study suggests that these omega-3 fatty acids may be able to help keep and even increase brain volume during old age that could decrease the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
As we age, our brains go into a steady decline--at least according to previous research. Now, though, scientists have found that this isn't the case. Instead, the human brain works slower in old age because we have more stored information over time.