Neuroscience in the News

Being overweight in later life puts you at higher risk of brain decline, Korean research suggests.
  • 21 Mar 2012
Research into the hormones that control our appetite may offer new ways to help fight obesity, according to scientists investigating how the brain helps regulate what we eat.
  • 20 Mar 2012
M.I.T. scientist Sebastian Seung describes the audacious plan to find the connectome--a map of every single neuron in the brain.
  • 20 Mar 2012
Not getting enough sleep leaves us tired during the day. But the body's clock also affects mood, mental alertness, hunger, and heart function.
  • 20 Mar 2012
Advances in neuroscience are closer than ever to becoming a reality, but scientists are warning the military - along with their peers - that with great power comes great responsibility.
  • 20 Mar 2012
A special type of brain cell forged from stem cells could help restore the muscle coordination deficits in Huntington's disease that cause the uncontrollable spasms characteristic of the disease.
  • 20 Mar 2012
How much accountability should we demand from almost-adults?
  • 20 Mar 2012
Researchers have documented America’s sleep disturbances, the most common of which is insomnia, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
  • 20 Mar 2012
Research into the hormones that control our appetite may offer new ways to help fight obesity, according to scientists investigating how the brain helps regulate what we eat.
  • 20 Mar 2012
Severe epilepsy-like seizures grip the children, they struggle to eat, and they become shells of their former selves. It is a progressive and debilitating syndrome that robs children of their future.
  • 19 Mar 2012
One of the hardest challenges for families facing autism is the problem of touch. Often, autistic children resist hugging and other types of physical contact, causing distress all around.
  • 19 Mar 2012
Is there something unique about certain brains, which allows some people to speak and understand so many more languages than the rest of us?
  • 19 Mar 2012

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