Brain scans show partisan response to key words

Brain scans of liberals and conservatives indicate "a neural basis to partisan biases, and some language especially drives polarization."

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley • futurity
Oct. 22, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: politics immigration brains bias united-states society-and-culture rhetoric

Quicker treatment could save older stroke patients

A new stroke treatment offers a life-saving and surprisingly safe alternative to thrombectomy for patients who have difficult-to-access arteries.

Yale • futurity
Oct. 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: brains featured health-and-medicine strokes emergency-medicine

Genetic deletion boosts schizophrenia risk by 30X

A common genetic deletion boosts the risk for schizophrenia by 30-fold. Generating nerve cells from people with the deletion shows why.

Bruce Goldman-Stanford • futurity
Oct. 16, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: schizophrenia brains health-and-medicine nerve-cells

How the brain sorts between old and new fears

New research on how mice brains handle fear have implications for PTSD and memory disorders that make discerning past and present threats harder.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Oct. 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: memory brains fear emotions health-and-medicine post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

2 brain networks team up for long-term memory

A new study in mice reveals more information about how long-term memory works. Researchers also found how they can manipulate the process.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
Oct. 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease memory neurons brains hippocampus science-and-technology

A dose of ketamine can treat ‘lazy eye’ in adults

Subanesthetic ketamine, already a treatment for depression and pain, can also treat amblyopia, or "lazy eye." Here's how.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine • futurity
Oct. 1, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: vision brains eyes health-and-medicine medications

Team pins down brain circuits behind dissociation

Researchers have uncovered the brain dynamics behind the experience of dissociation, in which people can feel disconnected from their bodies and reality.

Bruce Goldman-Stanford • futurity
Sept. 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: brains health-and-medicine perception post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

People with 1 kind of epilepsy have higher sleep apnea risk

People with generalized epilepsy who have simultaneous seizures on both sides of the brain have a higher risk of obstructive sleep apnea, researchers say.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: brains epilepsy health-and-medicine sleep-apnea

Immune molecule may keep mouse brains running right

In a surprising brain-body connection, immune cells make a molecule called il-17 that may be vital for normal brain function, a study with mice shows.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: evolution anxiety brains science-and-technology immune-systems

Falls may signal Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear

Older people in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's, before cognitive problems arise, are more likely to fall than people not on track to develop dementia.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease dementia brains older-adults health-and-medicine falls

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