You've probably never given much thought to the fact that picking up your cup of morning coffee presents your brain with a set of complex decisions. You need to decide how to aim your hand, grasp the handle and raise the ...
Neuroscience Sep 28, 2012 | 4.4 / 5 (19) | 14 |
Major breakthrough as researchers discover common cause of all forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
The underlying disease process of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS and Lou Gehrig's disease), a fatal neurodegenerative disease that paralyzes its victims, has long eluded scientists and prevented development of effective ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (16) | 6 |
How do you annihilate lymphoma without using any drugs? Starve it to death by depriving it of what appears to be a favorite food: HDL cholesterol.
Cancer Jan 21, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (15) | 1 |
Wouldn't it be amazing if our bodies prepared us for future events that could be very important to us, even if there's no clue about what those events will be?
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 22, 2012 | 2.9 / 5 (21) | 11 |
(Medical Xpress) -- If your father and grandfather waited until they were older before reproducing, you might experience life-extending benefits.
Medical research Jun 11, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (14) | 8 |
Remember the telephone game where people take turns whispering a message into the ear of the next person in line? By the time the last person speaks it out loud, the message has radically changed. It's been ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 19, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (10) | 6 |
A little music training in childhood goes a long way in improving how the brain functions in adulthood when it comes to listening and the complex processing of sound, according to a new Northwestern University ...
Neuroscience Aug 21, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (10) | 3 |
Want to nail that tune that you've practiced and practiced? Maybe you should take a nap with the same melody playing during your sleep, new provocative Northwestern University research suggests.
Sleep apnea Jun 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (9) | 1 |
With a little practice, one could learn to tell a lie that may be indistinguishable from the truth.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 06, 2012 | 3.6 / 5 (11) | 10 |
A new class of drug developed at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine shows early promise of being a one-size-fits-all therapy for Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and traumatic ...
Neuroscience Jul 24, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (8) | 4 |
A first-of-its-kind antidepressant drug discovered by a Northwestern University professor and now tested on adults who have failed other antidepressant therapies has been shown to alleviate symptoms within hours, have good ...
Medical research Dec 07, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (8) | 4 |
Reactivating memories during sleep: Memory rehearsal during sleep can make a big difference in remembering later
Why do some memories last a lifetime while others disappear quickly? A new study suggests that memories rehearsed, during either sleep or waking, can have an impact on memory consolidation and on what is remembered ...
Neuroscience Apr 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
A single brief therapy session for adults with a lifelong debilitating spider phobia resulted in lasting changes to the brain's response to fear.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 21, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Are fathers wired to provide offspring care? Testosterone drops steeply after baby arrives, study confirms
A new Northwestern University study provides compelling evidence that human males are biologically wired to care for their offspring, conclusively showing for the first time that fatherhood lowers a man's testosterone levels.
Medical research Sep 12, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Has a summer cold or mold allergy stuffed up your nose and dampened your sense of smell? We take it for granted that once our nostrils clear, our sniffers will dependably rebound and alert us to a lurking ...
Neuroscience Aug 12, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (6) | 2 |