Neuroscience

Largest Animals Have Smaller Brains Than Expected

Largest Animals Have Smaller Brains Than Expected

Science
Dr. Thomas Hughes

Summary: Researchers studied brain and body sizes from 1,500 species, finding that larger animals do not have proportionally bigger brains, challenging long-held ...

Early Inflammation Linked to Midlife Cognitive Decline

Early Inflammation Linked to Midlife Cognitive Decline

Health
Sarah Carter

Summary: A new study finds that higher inflammation in young adulthood is associated with reduced cognitive function in midlife. Researchers discovered that ...

Breakthrough in Diagnosing Deadly Brain Disorder PSP

Breakthrough in Diagnosing Deadly Brain Disorder PSP

Health
Sarah Carter

Summary: Researchers identified protein biomarkers in spinal fluid that can diagnose progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) in living patients. Using high-throughput technology, they ...

How Our Brain Deciphers Gaze Direction

How Our Brain Deciphers Gaze Direction

Health
Sarah Carter

Summary: A new study reveals the precise moment the brain detects gaze direction, enhancing our understanding of social interactions and disorders like ...

How Our Brain Deciphers Gaze Direction

How Our Brain Deciphers Gaze Direction

Health
Sarah Carter

Summary: A new study reveals the precise moment the brain detects gaze direction, enhancing our understanding of social interactions and disorders like ...

Prenatal Cannabis Use Impacts Brain Development

Prenatal Cannabis Use Impacts Brain Development

Health
Sarah Carter

Summary: A new study suggests prenatal cannabis exposure may influence long-term brain development and mental health. Researchers used data from the ABCD ...

New Mayo Clinic Research Reveals Molecular Clues to Alzheimer’s Disease

New Mayo Clinic Research Reveals Molecular Clues to Alzheimer’s Disease

Health
Sarah Carter

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified unique molecular changes in the blood-brain barrier that could help diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease. Mayo ...

Brain Energy Boost Mechanism Discovered

Brain Energy Boost Mechanism Discovered

Science
Dr. Thomas Hughes

Summary: Researchers identified a key mechanism that detects when the brain needs an energy boost, involving astrocytes and the molecule adenosine. This ...

Oxytocin’s Link to Obesity and Postnatal Depression

Oxytocin’s Link to Obesity and Postnatal Depression

Health
Sarah Carter

Summary: A new study has identified the TRPC5 gene as a cause of obesity, behavioral issues, and postnatal depression. Researchers found that ...

AI Unveils Evolutionary Patterns Predicted by Darwin and Wallace

AI Unveils Evolutionary Patterns Predicted by Darwin and Wallace

Science
Dr. Thomas Hughes

Summary: A novel AI-powered study explores evolutionary differences between male and female birdwing butterflies, shedding new light on a historical debate between ...