Neuroscience in the News

Tumours including breast, ovarian and brain cancers can be shrunk and in some cases even cured with a single antibody, scientist have found.
  • 26 Mar 2012
According to studies published last week in The Lancet, taking a daily dose of aspirin can reduce the risk of cancer.
  • 26 Mar 2012
Brain cancer rates are nearly twice as high in countries where people tend to be invaded by a parasite that burrows into their muscle, brain or eyes, a new study says.
  • 26 Mar 2012
New research from the UK suggests people with autism have a greater than normal capacity for processing information.
  • 23 Mar 2012
It's long been known that elderly people are more prone to depression and other mental-health problems if they live on their own. New research suggests the same pattern may also be found in younger, working-age adults.  
  • 23 Mar 2012
Emotional healing is no easy road. In varying degrees, anxiety and depression are ingrained patterns of behavior, reactive attempts to deal with stress that become increasingly ineffective, and eventually, life-impairing.
  • 23 Mar 2012
A decade’s worth of research suggests self-control is not a steady state but a psychological resource that can be depleted — and built up through practice.
  • 23 Mar 2012
Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures (convulsions) over time. Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that cause changes in attention or behavior.
  • 23 Mar 2012
Resetting the human biological clock -- circadian rhythm -- is a lot harder than resetting a wristwatch or clocks, a U.S. researchers said.
  • 23 Mar 2012
De novo mutations — new mutations in the carrier, not inherited from either parent — may be responsible for causing schizophrenia, say researchers.
  • 23 Mar 2012
Abuse in childhood appears to be a particularly strong risk factor for developing alcohol addiction later in life, a new study shows.
  • 23 Mar 2012
An infant's doting eyes and chubby cheeks can send many people into a heartwarming swoon. Turns out, rather than the heart, that lure of tots may stem from specific brain circuits, new research suggests.
  • 23 Mar 2012

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