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Summary: Researchers have identified a link between metabolism and dementia-related brain measures. Obesity related to inflammation, kidney stress, or liver stress had the biggest impact on adverse brain health. Source: University of South Australia Every three seconds, someone in the ...

Unreliable Neurons Improve Brain Functionalities

Summary: Neural silencing periods are not a disadvantage representing biological limitations, but rather an advantage for temporal sequencing identification. Source: Bar-Ilan University The brain is composed of millions of billions of neurons which communicate with each other. Each neuron collects ...

Loneliness Associated With Double the Risk of Developing Diabetes

Summary: Higher rates of loneliness were associated with an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes during a twenty-year follow-up, a new study reveals. Source: Diabetologia A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of ...

Unraveling the Reward Behavior: The Mechanisms Underlying the Dopamine Signaling Pathway

Summary: The direct phosphorylation of KCNQ2 by ERK occurs through the activation of the dopamine signaling pathway in the nucleus accumbens of mice. Source: Fujita Health University One part of the basal ganglia, known as the nucleus accumbens (NAc), is ...

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Did the Pandemic Change Our Personalities?

Summary: The COVID-19 pandemic may have altered the trajectory of personality in individuals, especially in younger people. Source: PLOS Despite a long-standing hypothesis that personality traits are relatively impervious to environmental pressures, the COVID-19 pandemic may have altered the trajectory ...

The Unexpected Cells Helping to Shape Young Brains

Summary: During brain development, oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) contribute to the neural pruning process, helping to shape the healthy development of the brain. Source: CSHL When the brain first wires itself up in early development, it creates more connections than ...

Obesity May Be a Neurodevelopmental Disorder

Summary: Obesity is, in part, determined by epigenetic development in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus. Findings suggest developmental epigenetics plays a significant role in both environmental and genetic influences on obesity risk. Source: Baylor College of Medicine Obesity has ...

A Good Night’s Sleep Is a Tonic to Remember

Summary: Researchers reveal why a good night’s sleep helps boost learning and memory. Source: Horizons Scientists are probing what happens in the brain as people slumber and how they can enjoy the restorative effects of better deep sleep. Everyone suffers ...

What’s in a Word? Identifying Language Disorders Earlier Can Set Children up for Success

Summary: The earlier language disorders in children are identified, the earlier help can be provided to insure fluid language acquisition. Source: Purdue University A child’s first word can be a meaningful milestone for parents. But sometimes, children don’t have to ...

Regularly Exercising With Weights Linked to Lower Risk of Death

Summary: Regular weight training exercise is associated with a reduced risk of death, a new study reports. Incorporating aerobic exercise with weight-based exercise adds to the protective effect. Source: BMJ Regularly exercising with weights is linked to a lower risk ...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and in Particular DHA, Are Associated With Increased Attention Scores in Adolescents

Summary: DHA consumption was associated with improved capacity for selective and sustained attention in adolescents, while ALA lowered impulsive behaviors. Source: ISGLOBAL Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is associated with a greater capacity for selective and sustained attention in adolescents, while alpha-linolenic ...

Apple Seeds Seventh Public Beta of macOS 13 Ventura

Apple today seeded the seventh beta of macOS Ventura to its public beta testing group, allowing non-developers to test the new ‌macOS Ventura‌ operating system ahead of its release. The seventh beta comes following the sixth public beta and it ...

Apple Seeds New Public Betas of iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 With Stage Manager for Older iPad Pro Models

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 16.1 update to public beta testers, with the beta coming one week after Apple seeded the second public beta. Apple has also seeded a new public beta of iPadOS 16.1. ...

Lost Judgment PC Performance Analysis

SEGA has released Lost Judgment on PC. Powered by the Dragon Engine, it’s time now to benchmark this game and see how it performs on the PC platform. For this PC Performance Analysis, we used an Intel i9 9900K ...

Upcoming Missions Could Search for Ancient Alien Technology Within the Solar System

Over sixty years ago, the first search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), known as Project Ozma, was conducted. This campaign was led by legendary astronomer Frank Drake, which relied on the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West ...

Fasting-Mimicking Diet Reduces Signs of Dementia

Summary: Two short cycles of a low-calorie diet that mimics fasting reduced inflammation and delayed cognitive decline in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers report the diet is safe for humans and could help reduce signs of Alzheimer’s. Source: USC ...

Diet High in Guar Gum Fiber Limits Inflammation and Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Summary: Diets high in guar gum, a dietary fiber and common food additive extracted from guar beans, limit inflammation and delay the onset of multiple sclerosis in mouse models. Source: University of British Columbia Diets high in guar gum, a ...

Study Probes Huntington’s Disease Protein’s Function in Injured Neurons

Summary: The Huntington’s disease protein huntingtin may have a role external to the neurodegenerative disease. Researchers say Huntingtin is involved in neural injury and regeneration. Source: University at Buffalo In a new University at Buffalo-led study, scientists propose a new ...

Binge Drinking Increases COVID-19 Risk in Young Women

Summary: Women in their 20’s who frequently binge drink had the highest self-reported prevalence of COVID-19 infection among subgroups within a study of alcohol and drug usage during the pandemic. Researchers say the increased infection risk was due to binge ...

Testing Stage Manager on a 2018 iPad Pro With the New iPadOS 16.1 Beta

With the latest beta of iPadOS 16.1 that was provided to developers today, the Stage Manager feature has expanded to the 2018 and 2020 iPad Pro models. We thought we’d test it out on an older ‌iPad Pro‌ to ...

Everything New in the Latest iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 Betas: Stage Manager Expansion, Wallpaper Tweaks and More

Apple today released new betas of iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 to developers, tweaking some of the functionality that’s been introduced in prior betas and in the case of iPadOS 16.1, adding a major new feature to Stage Manager. We’ve ...

What Brings Our Senses and Thoughts Together?

Summary: Study reveals the role the neocortex plays in our ability to think, recall events, and make decisions. Source: UC Irvine Our ability to think, decide, remember recent events and more, comes from our brain’s neocortex. Now University of California, ...

Being Lonely and Unhappy Accelerates Aging More Than Smoking

Summary: Loneliness, restless sleep, and unhappiness have a significant effect on biological aging, a new study reports. Source: Deep Longevity LTD Molecular damage accumulates and contributes to the development of aging-related frailty and serious diseases. In some people these molecular ...

Study Shows Transmission of Epigenetic Memory Across Multiple Generations

Summary: By altering the epigenetic markers on chromosomes, researchers witnessed changed gene expression in offspring and grand-offspring. The findings reveal the occurrence of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance. Source: UC Santa Cruz Without altering the genetic code in the DNA, epigenetic modifications ...

Mechanisms of Psychostimulants on Attention and Learning Revealed

Summary: Psychostimulants increase dopamine levels, enhancing task-relevant cortical signals by acting on the striatum and the difference in dopamine synthesis capacity in the striatum explains the variability in the drugs’ cognitive effects. Source: Human Brain Project Psychostimulants are commonly used ...

Language Learning Difficulties in Children Linked to Brain Differences

Summary: Children with developmental language disorder have less myelin in parts of the brain associated with acquiring rules and habits, as well as brain areas associated with language production and comprehension. Source: University of Oxford Developmental language disorder (DLD) is ...

Yes, Men Run Faster Than Women, but Over Shorter Distances and Not by Much

Summary: The between-sex performance gap when it comes to running is much narrower at shorter sprint distances, a new study reveals. Source: Southern Methodist University Conventional wisdom holds that men run 10-12 percent faster than women regardless of the distance ...

TESS Finds a Super-Earth and two Mini-Neptunes in a Single System

The field of extrasolar planet studies continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Currently, 5,090 exoplanets have been confirmed in 3,816 systems, and another 8,933 candidates are awaiting confirmation. The majority of these have been Neptune-like gas giants (1,779), ...

New iPadOS 16.1 Beta Expands Stage Manager to Older iPads

The most recent beta of iPadOS 16 expands the controversial Stage Manager feature to older iPads, allowing it to work with iPads that have an A12X or A12Z chip, according to Engadget. The update also removes the external display support ...

Apple Seeds Ninth Beta of macOS 13 Ventura to Developers

Apple today seeded the ninth beta of macOS 13 Ventura, the next-generation version of the Mac operating system that’s set to launch this fall. The ninth beta comes one week after Apple provided the eighth beta to developers. Registered developers ...

New Model of Alzheimer’s as an Autoimmune Disease

Summary: Researchers propose a new model for Alzheimer’s disease (AD2) that considers the neurodegenerative disease as an autoimmune disease that attacks the brain. Considering Alzheimer’s as an autoimmune disorder could spark a new line of therapies to treat the disease. ...

Coffee Drinking Is Associated With Increased Longevity

Summary: Drinking at least two cups of coffee a day, even instant coffee was associated with increased longevity and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Source: European Society of Cardiology Drinking two to three cups of coffee a day is ...

What if Some Stress Actually Protects Your Body?

Summary: Study finds the immune system may benefit from a measure of stress. Source: Case Western Reserve Stress has been linked to all sorts of serious health issues, from insomnia to high blood pressure, obesity and even heart disease. But ...

A New Behavioral Test to Detect Early Risk of Alzheimer’s

Summary: Researchers have developed a simple behavioral test to measure an individual’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear. Source: CalTech Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that damages a person’s ability to think, remember, and perform basic functions. ...

Anxiety During Pregnancy Can Lead To Earlier Births

Summary: Women who experience anxiety while pregnant are more likely to give birth earlier than women who don’t. Source: APA Women who experience anxiety about their pregnancies give birth earlier on average than those who don’t, according to research published ...

Long-Term Memories a Matter of Order, Not Just Repetition

Summary: The formation of long-term memory relies on intrinsic neurological learning processes and the repetition of events. Source: NYU Long-term memories rely on both the repetition of events and an intricate neurological learning process in making these memories last, shows ...

The Neural Cartography of Smell

Summary: The experience of every odor derives from precise circuitry in the brain. Source: Columbia University Rendering the invisible visible is among scientists’ favorite challenges. The sea creature-like images accompanying this short feature are microscopic portraits of brain cells that ...

What’s So Super About Superfoods?

Summary: Researchers question if so-called “superfoods” are really as good for you as people claim and, if so, how should they be consumed as part of a balanced diet. Source: University of New South Wales Everyone has heard of the ...


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