Neurology News

Experts review the legal, neuro-ethical, and social consequences of using transcranial electrical stimulation to boost creativity.

Timo Söderlund is the co-founder of Global Aortic Awareness Day. He started this after being diagnosed with the condition in 2012.

'Resyncing' brain circuits in an adult mouse model of schizophrenia eliminated some neural and behavioral symptoms of the disorder, a new study found.

New research suggests that the brain sends a 'rogue' signal to the immune system through lymphatic vessels, thus triggering multiple sclerosis mechanisms.

New research shows that eating fiber releases butyrate, a fatty acid that prevents brain inflammation and improves memory in aging mice.

The findings could help us devise new treatments for a range of diseases that affect the central nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis.

In this Spotlight, we explore the phenomenon that is lucid dreaming. We explain what it is, what to do to achieve it, and whether it brings any risks.

Hemp seeds are small, brown seeds from the Cannabis sativa plant. They have a rich nutritional profile, with high concentrations of protein and healthful fatty acids. Wide-ranging research suggests that the seeds may reduce symptoms of specific ailments. Learn more about the benefits of hemp seeds here.

Aggressive brain cancer cells are able to prolong their own lifespans indefinitely. How does this happen, and what strategy might curb this mechanism?

A new study compares the psychological effects of intuitive decisions based on the proverbial gut feeling with decisions made after careful deliberation.

Smiling is often an unconscious reaction, but what does it indicate? Researchers from the United Kingdom tried to answer this question in a recent study.

A new study delves into the neurological mechanisms that explain why people who are more mindful experience less pain than those who are not.

It is still unknown what causes multiple sclerosis, but new research identifies another potential culprit in the immune system: memory B cells.

New research finds the mechanisms that may drive inflammation in the brain, leading to the loss of neurons with age. Can brain aging be reversed, however?

Tangles of tau protein are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. Now, scientists have uncovered a new mechanism through which tau disrupts brain cells.

A new study provides 10-year estimates for dementia risk, focusing on age, sex, and genetic predisposition. This may lead to early preventive initiatives.

Scientists have modified the Nurr1 protein so that it could soon be used as a drug to fight off Parkinson's. The protein helps dopamine neurons survive.

A feeling of the arms falling asleep can occur at any time of the day or night. If a person experiences this frequently at night, it may be a symptom of an underlying issue, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, vitamin B deficiency, or diabetes. Here, learn more about the causes and prevention of this sensation.

An existing drug used to treat liver disease could also be effective in Alzheimer's disease, researchers find. Better Alzheimer's therapy is much needed.

How does the human brain encode episodic memories? How does it form the subjective experience of time? New research attempts to answer these questions.

Supporting people close to you whom you know are in need affects the brain differently from more impersonal forms of help, suggests a new study.

The brain stem controls several vital body functions, such as heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing. A blockage or bleed in the brain stem can cause a brain stem stroke and impact a person?s coordination, movement, and speech. We give an overview of brain stem strokes, including symptoms, treatments, and risks.

New research shows that a single dose of the cannabis extract cannabidiol reduces abnormal brain activity in people with psychosis.

Using an innovative approach, scientists move one step closer to a treatment for Alzheimer's. Learning how to tame the brain's immune system is vital.

A randomized, placebo-controlled trial shows that a new drug can reduce the atrophy of the brain, which is a hallmark of multiple sclerosis.