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ADHD
2014-09-17 03:00:27

Kara Gavin, University of Michigan Health System Brain networks to handle internal & external tasks mature more slowly in ADHD A peek inside the brains of more than 750 children and teens reveals a key difference in brain architecture between those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and those without. Kids and teens with ADHD, a new study finds, lag behind others of the same age in how quickly their brains form connections within, and between, key brain...

Scientists Find That Targeted Brain Stimulation Aids Stroke Recovery In Mice
2014-08-21 03:19:57

By Bruce Goldman, Stanford University Medical Center When investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine applied light-driven stimulation to nerve cells in the brains of mice that had suffered strokes several days earlier, the mice showed significantly greater recovery in motor ability than mice that had experienced strokes but whose brains weren't stimulated. These findings, which will be published online Aug. 18 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could...

3d brain tissue
2014-08-12 05:03:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of bioengineers from Tufts University in Massachusetts have developed three-dimensional brain-like cortical tissue that is similar in structure and function to tissues found in the brain of a rat, exhibits biochemical and electrophysiological responses, and can be kept alive in the laboratory for more than eight weeks. In research published in the August 11 early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National...

2014-07-15 23:03:14

A team of researchers at the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University has discovered that hidden differences in the properties of neural circuits can account for whether animals are behaviorally susceptible to brain injury. These results could have implications for the treatment of brain trauma. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 A team of researchers at the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University has discovered that hidden differences in the properties of neural circuits can...

brain darpa
2014-07-10 05:23:08

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just over a year ago I reported on the announcement of the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative, the scientific cousin to the wildly successful Human Genome Project. In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama announced the new study saying, “Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy – every dollar. Today our scientists are mapping the...

2014-04-30 11:45:46

New research shows brain's predictive nature when listening to others Our brain activity is more similar to that of speakers we are listening to when we can predict what they are going to say, a team of neuroscientists has found. The study, which appears in the Journal of Neuroscience, provides fresh evidence on the brain's role in communication. "Our findings show that the brains of both speakers and listeners take language predictability into account, resulting in more similar brain...

2014-04-08 12:58:18

A multidisciplinary group of scientists from the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky have identified an interesting connection between the health of the brain tissue that supports cognitive functioning and the presence of dementia in adults with Down syndrome. Published in the Neurobiology of Aging, the study, which focused on detecting changes in the white matter connections of the brain, offers tantalizing potential for the identification of biomarkers connected...

Brain's Inner Workings Revealed In Two New Nature Papers
2014-04-03 05:08:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online On the one-year anniversary of the formation of the BRAIN Initiative, researchers from the Allen Institute for Brain Science announced the publication of two new scientific papers: one detailing the creation of a high-resolution blueprint of a prenatal human mind, and another showing the wiring of a mouse brain. The 10 year, $100 million BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) initiative was launched...

2014-04-02 12:32:43

Landmark publication comes on the heels of completion of the Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas in March 2014 SEATTLE, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the Allen Institute for Brain Science have published the first comprehensive, large-scale data set on how the brain of a mammal is wired, providing a groundbreaking data resource and fresh insights into how the nervous system processes information. Their landmark paper in this week's issue of the journal Nature both...

The Prenatal Origins Of Autism In The Developing Brain
2014-03-28 07:48:58

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science provides evidence that the development of autism begins during pregnancy. For this study, 25 genes in the post-mortem brain tissue of children both with autism and without were analyzed. Researchers included Eric Courchesne, PhD, professor of neurosciences and director of the Autism Center of Excellence at UC San...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'