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Ritalin drives greater connection between brain areas key to memory, attention

There’s a reason so many children are prescribed methylphenidate, better known by the trade name Ritalin: it helps kids quell attention and hyperactivity p

How bullying affects the brain

New research from King’s College London identifies a possible mechanism that shows how bullying may influence the structure of the adolescent brain, sugges

Neurons in the brain work as a team to guide movement of arms, hands

The apparent simplicity of picking up a cup of coffee or turning a doorknob belies the complex sequence of calculations and processes that the brain must undergo

Brain activity shows development of visual sensitivity in autism

Research investigating how the brain responds to visual patterns in people with autism has shown that sensory responses change between childhood and adulthood. T

Dialysis patients at risk of progressive brain injury

Kidney dialysis can cause short-term ‘cerebral stunning’ and may be associated with progressive brain injury in those who receive the treatment for m

Some brain tumors may respond to immunotherapy, new study suggests

Immunotherapy has proved effective in treating a number of cancers, but brain tumors have remained stubbornly resistant. Now, a new study suggests that a slow-gr

Activating parts of the brain could help alleviate opioid-related social isolation

One of the many painful and challenging aspects of the US opioid crisis is that people abusing opioids often isolate themselves from family and friends, making it difficult for lov

Alterations in brain networks explain why some children are resilient to maltreatment

People who experience childhood maltreatment frequently have perturbations in their brain architecture, regardless of whether they develop psychiatric symptoms,

Classifying brain microglia: Which are good and which are bad?

Microglia are known to be important to brain function. The immune cells have been found to protect the brain from injury and infection and are critical during br

‘Chemo brain’ caused by malfunction in three types of brain cells, study finds

More than half of cancer survivors suffer from cognitive impairment from chemotherapy that lingers for months or years after the cancer is gone. In a new study e

Adding new channels to the brain remote control

By enabling super-fast remote control of specific cells, light-activated proteins allow researchers to study the function of individual neuro

How the brain hears and fears

How is it that a sound can send a chill down your spine? By observing individual brain cells of mice, scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) are unde

These 4 nutrients keep your brain in tiptop shape

The brain has been called the body’s “command center,” so it’s only natural that ensuring optimal health also means keeping this vital organ in top shape. Making the

Friend or foe? Brain area that controls social memory also triggers aggression

Columbia scientists have identified a brain region that helps tell an animal when to attack an intruder and when to accept it into its home. This brain area,

Simple yet powerful ways to strengthen your brain

Have you been feeling a bit off lately? Do you find it harder to remember things even if you’ve just encountered them? If you answered “yes” to either of these

Bullying alters brain structure, raises risk of mental health problems

New research is suggesting that there may be physical structural differences in the brains of adolescents who are regularly bullied. A recent study charts brain changes linked to b

Stentrode developed for brain treatments without major surgery

Australian researchers have developed a tiny device that electrically stimulates the brain and could one day be used to treat conditions such as epilepsy and Par

‘Black brain drain’ in Cape Town: Symptom of a deeper problem

Soraya Nair Related Articles Calls for action after black professional shared why she quit Cape Town for Jozi Why I moved back to Johannesburg from Cape Town