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July 2, 2023

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Robotic Glove That 'Feels' Lends a 'Hand' to Relearn Playing Piano After a Stroke

A new soft robotic glove is lending a 'hand' and providing hope to piano players who have suffered a disabling stroke or other neurotrauma. Combining flexible tactile sensors, soft actuators and AI, this robotic glove is the first to 'feel' the ...

Genetic Variant Linked With Faster Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

A study of more than 22,000 people with multiple sclerosis (MS) has for the first time identified a genetic variant associated with faster progression of the disease, an accumulation of disability that can rob patients of their mobility and independence over time. Multiple sclerosis begins as an ...

What Makes Multiple Sclerosis Worse, and How to Make It Better

Scientists identify the first genetic marker for MS severity, opening the door to preventing long-term ...

Brain Imaging-Based Biomarker of Depression Identified

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is not only among the most common mental illnesses, affecting over 8% of Americans, but it is also extremely variable from one person to another. Researchers have recently begun making strides toward understanding the neurophysiology underlying different subtypes of ...

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Deaf Mice Have Nearly Normal Inner Ear Function Until Ear Canal Opens

For the first two weeks of life, mice with a hereditary form of deafness have nearly normal neural activity in the auditory system, according to a new study. Previous studies indicate that this early ...

Poverty Negatively Impacts Structural Wiring in Children's Brains, Study Indicates

A study reveals that household and community poverty may influence brain health in children. Childhood obesity and lower cognitive function may explain, at least partially, poverty's influence ...

Molecular Imaging Identifies Brain Changes in Response to Food Cues; Offers Insight Into Obesity Interventions

Molecular imaging with 18F-flubatine PET/MRI has shown that neuroreceptors in the brains of individuals with obesity respond differently to food cues than those in normal-weight individuals, making ...

Poor Sense of Smell Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Older Adults

In a study that followed more than 2,000 community-dwelling older adults over eight years, researchers say they have significant new evidence of a link between decreased sense of smell and risk of ...

Fighting Loneliness by Finding Purpose

A sense of purpose in life -- whether it's a high-minded quest to make a difference or a simple hobby with personal meaning -- can offer potent protection against loneliness, according to new ...

A Subtype of Depression Identified

Using surveys, cognitive tests and brain imaging, researchers have identified a type of depression that affects about a quarter of patients. The goal is to diagnose and treat the condition more ...

Chronic Stress-Related Neurons Identified

研究人员已经确定了一组神经细胞in the mouse brain that are involved in creating negative emotional states and chronic stress. The neurons, which have been mapped with a ...

Pain Not Perceived in the Same Way in People With Alzheimer's Disease

New research has found that in a mouse model mimicking Alzheimer's Disease (AD) pain signals are not processed in the same way as in healthy ...

Unraveling the Connections Between the Brain and Gut

Engineers designed a technology to probe connections between the brain and the digestive tract. Using fibers embedded with a variety of sensors, as well as optogenetic stimulation, the researchers ...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Slower Decline in ALS

People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) who eat more foods high in certain omega-3 fatty acids like flaxseed oil, walnuts, canola oil and pumpkin seeds may have a slower physical decline from ...

Blood Pressure Drug Could Prevent Post-Traumatic Headaches

A study has shown that prazosin, a drug used to treat high blood pressure, can prevent post-traumatic ...


What Role Does Alternative Splicing Play in Neurodegenerative Disease?

Scientists have written a review to discuss emerging research and evidence of the roles of alternative splicing defects in major neurodegenerative diseases. They also summarize the latest advances in ...

Cuttlefish Brain Atlas Created

Anything with three hearts, blue blood and skin that can change colors like a display in Times Square is likely to turn heads. Meet Sepia bandensis, known more descriptively as the camouflaging dwarf ...

Restoring the Blood-Brain Barrier?

Scientists discover a treatment in mice to repair the blood-brain barrier, which is key to brain ...

Everyone's Brain Has a Pain Fingerprint -- New Research Has Revealed for the First Time

New research has revealed everyone's brain has a 'pain fingerprint' that varies from person to ...

Regular Napping Linked to Larger Brain Volume

A study analyzed data from people aged 40 to 69 and found a causal link between habitual napping and larger total brain volume -- a marker of good brain health linked to a lower risk of dementia and ...

Brain Receptor Patterns Separate Sensory and Cognitive Networks

Receptor patterns define key organizational principles in the brain, scientists have ...

Scientists Discover Spiral-Shaped Signals That Organize Brain Activity

Scientists have discovered human brain signals traveling across the outer layer of neural tissue that naturally arrange themselves to resemble swirling ...

Astrocyte Processing of Serotonin Regulates Olfactory Perception

Researchers have uncovered novel aspects of astrocyte function in olfactory, or smell, perception revealing changes in their gene expression patterns that turn these brain cells into a hub of ...

Illusions Are in the Eye, Not the Mind

Numerous visual illusions are caused by limits in the way our eyes and visual neurones work -- rather than more complex psychological processes, new research ...

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