Health

Brain cortex may regulate the need for sleep

Researchers at the University of Oxford have now uncovered a new target for sleep investigations within the mammalian brain—the cerebral cortex. The paper was published today in Nature Neuroscience.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

An astounding find reveals a rare cause of epilepsy

Researchers at The University of Queensland, working to gain a better understanding of how brain cells work, have discovered the underlying mechanism of a rare genetic mutation that can cause epilepsy.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Risk factors for depression are less decisive in old age

Risk factors for cardiovascular diseases like smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes also increase the likelihood of suffering from depressive mood or depression. Until now, however, it was unclear whether this influence ...

Neuroscience

Scientists say active early learning shapes the adult brain

An enhanced learning environment during the first five years of life shapes the brain in ways that are apparent four decades later, say Virginia Tech and University of Pennsylvania scientists writing in the June edition of ...

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