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Infection in Pregnant Pigs Leads to Antisocial Piglets

Summary: Recent studies have reported on a link between maternal infection and subsequent higher risk of autism in offspring. A new study from ACES reports similar findings in pigs. Mother pigs who develop infection during pregnancy have a higher risk

How Ketogenic Diets Curb Inflammation

Summary: The neurological benefits experienced by those with epilepsy who follow ketogenic diets may be a result of the low carb diet lowering brain inflammation, researchers report.

Source: UCSF.

Ketogenic diets — extreme low-carbohydrate, high-fat regimens that have long been

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Researchers Unite in Quest for “Standard Model” of the Brain

Leading neuroscientists are joining forces to study the brain—in much the same way that physicists team up in mega-projects to hunt for new particles. 

The International Brain Lab (IBL), launched on September 19, combines 21 of the foremost neuroscience laboratories …

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Touching Helps Build the Sexual Brain

Summary: While it is widely believed social cues can accelerate puberty, previous studies have found it difficult to clearly identify the most crucial signals responsible for the change. A new study in PLOS Biology reveals sexual touch contributes to the

You Can ‘Pick Up’ a Good or Bad Mood From Your Friends

Summary: A new study reveals how the mood of one friend can impact the moods of others in their social circle.

Source: University of Warwick.

Study suggests that depression doesn’t have the same effect.

New research suggests that both good

Hitting the Breaks on Lethal Brain Cancers

Summary: Targeting a protein called neuroligin 3 helps stop the growth of high grade gliomas in mice, a new study reports.

Source: NIH/NINDS.

New research conducted in mice provides evidence that highly lethal brain tumors, called high-grade gliomas, stop growing

Going vegetarian might mean more depression

Vegetarians are at higher risk of suffering from depression, compared to those who eat meat and consume a conventional balanced diet, according to a new study.

A Bristol University study of almost 10,000 people from southwestern England discovered that vegetarians …

Personality Changes Don’t Precede Clinical Onset of Alzheimer’s

Newswise — TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — For years, scientists and physicians have been debating whether personality and behavior changes might appear prior to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Now, the findings of a new and comprehensive study from …

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Infection in Pregnant Pigs Leads to Antisocial Piglets

Summary: Recent studies have reported on a link between maternal infection and subsequent higher risk of autism in offspring. A new study from ACES reports similar findings in pigs. Mother pigs who develop infection during pregnancy have a higher risk

How Ketogenic Diets Curb Inflammation

Summary: The neurological benefits experienced by those with epilepsy who follow ketogenic diets may be a result of the low carb diet lowering brain inflammation, researchers report.

Source: UCSF.

Ketogenic diets — extreme low-carbohydrate, high-fat regimens that have long been

When Neurogenesis Goes Wrong

Summary: Researchers discover post stroke neurogenesis in the hippocampus is linked to worse performance in hippocampal memory tasks.

Source: PLOS.

Neurogenesis is a complex biological process by which neurons are generated from neural stem cells and progenitor cells. Indeed, the

Touching Helps Build the Sexual Brain

Summary: While it is widely believed social cues can accelerate puberty, previous studies have found it difficult to clearly identify the most crucial signals responsible for the change. A new study in PLOS Biology reveals sexual touch contributes to the

You Can ‘Pick Up’ a Good or Bad Mood From Your Friends

Summary: A new study reveals how the mood of one friend can impact the moods of others in their social circle.

Source: University of Warwick.

Study suggests that depression doesn’t have the same effect.

New research suggests that both good