Newfound ability to change baby brain activity could lead to rehabilitation for injured brains

Researchers have identified the brain activity for the first time in a newborn baby when they are learning an association between different types of sensory experiences. Using advanced MRI scanning techniques and robotics, the researchers found that a baby’s brain … Read more…

Relationship value and economic value are evaluated by the same part of the brain

Researchers have revealed that the orbitofrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for calculating economic value, is also responsible for judging the value of relationships with friends based on the received commitment signals. Consumer Behavior News — ScienceDaily ENTERTAINMENT … Read more…

Basketball Hall of Famer Paul Westphal diagnosed with brain cancer, sports columnist says

Basketball Hall of Fame guard Paul Westphal has been diagnosed with brain cancer, longtime sports columnist Mike Lupica tweeted Sunday. FOX News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% … Read more…

‘MythBusters’ Host Grant Imahara had Bad Headaches Before Fatal Brain Aneurysm

Grant Imahara complained of migraines in the days before doctors discovered his brain aneurysm, and emergency surgery, sadly, couldn’t save him … TMZ has learned. Sources close to the “MythBusters” host’s family tell us … he’d been experiencing… TMZ.com SPECIAL … Read more…

Pioneering brain haemorrhage treatment reduces long-term disability in premature babies

Premature babies with serious brain haemorrhage treated with a ‘brain washing’ technique were twice as likely to survive without severe learning disability when compared with infants given standard treatment. Parenting News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL CHILDREN DEAL UPDATE:

YouTuber Tré Melvin ‘alive and grateful’ after suffering brain bleed in ‘hit and run’ car crash that killed best friend

YOUTUBE star Tré Melvin has revealed he is awake and feeling “grateful” after suffering a bleed to the brain after being involved in a tragic car accident which killed his friend. Tré, 26, took to Twitter late last night to … Read more…

Family environment affects adolescent brain development

Childhood environment and socioeconomic status affect cognitive ability and brain development during adolescence independently of genetic factors, researchers report. The study demonstrates how important the family environment is, not just during early infancy but also throughout adolescence. Parenting News — … Read more…

Mother/infant skin-to-skin touch boosts baby’s brain development and function

New research shows that extended use of Kangaroo Care, a skin-to-skin, chest-to-chest method of caring for a baby, can positively benefit full-term infants and their mothers, with important implications for post-partum depression. Parenting News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL CHILDREN DEAL UPDATE:

Learning difficulties due to poor connectivity, not specific brain regions

Different learning difficulties do not correspond to specific regions of the brain, as previously thought, say researchers. Instead poor connectivity between ‘hubs’ within the brain is much more strongly related to children’s difficulties. Parenting News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL CHILDREN DEAL … Read more…

Scouted: Scientists Say a Good Night’s Sleep Helps Your Brain Reset. I Tested That Theory Using Purple’s Harmony Pillow

You Should Know About is a look at the products and brands that we at Scouted think should be on your radar and in your life ASAP. Your head deserves something better than the $ 20 pillow you purchase at … Read more…

Qantas tests passenger limits — and pilot brain patterns — on world’s longest nonstop flight

Qantas will test how pilots and passengers withstand a 20-hour nonstop from New York to Sydney, monitoring brain activity and melatonin levels during the flight. Europe News BEST DEAL UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

Nearly three-quarters of traumatic brain injuries in under-19s caused by consumer products

A vast report, looking at the products and activities associated with non-fatal traumatic brain injuries for youngsters aged up to 19, in 66 US hospitals’ emergency departments, has revealed that floors, beds and American football are posing some of the … Read more…

Early-and-regular cannabis use by youth is associated with alteration in brain circuits that support cognitive control

The development of neural circuits in youth, at a particularly important time in their lives, can be heavily influenced by external factors — specifically the frequent and regular use of cannabis. A new study reports that alterations in cognitive control … Read more…

Childhood adversity linked to early puberty, premature brain development and mental illness

Growing up in poverty and experiencing traumatic events like a bad accident or sexual assault were linked to accelerated puberty and brain maturation, abnormal brain development, and greater mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis, according to a … Read more…

Examining ethical issues surrounding wearable brain devices marketed to consumers

Wearable brain devices are now being marketed directly to consumers and often claim to confer benefits like boosting memory and modulating symptoms of depression. A team of neuroethicists looked at the range of products being sold online and questioned the … Read more…

New treatment could become first targeted therapy designed for ‘untreatable’ childhood brain cancer

A new type of drug that targets a genetic weakness in an untreatable childhood brain cancer could become the first ever treatment designed to target the disease. The prototype treatment could also offer hope for patients with the rare and … Read more…

Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity

More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. Now researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates emotion functions differently in the brains of the children who … Read more…

Childhood trauma has lasting effect on brain connectivity in patients with depression

A study found that childhood trauma is linked to abnormal connectivity in the brain in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). The paper shows symptom-specific, system-level changes in brain network connectivity in MDD. Child Development News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL DISCOUNT … Read more…

Brainstorm Health: Brain Stimulation, GSK HIV Drug, Telemedicine and Antibiotics

Happy Monday, readers–I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Alzheimer’s and dementia researchers have had to endure a cascade of heartbreaking drug development failures in recent years. Traditional pharmaceutical treatments based on the “beta amyloid” theory have failed… and failed… … Read more…

Emilia Clarke Discusses Surviving Life-Threatening Brain Aneurysms During Her Early Game of Thrones Days

Emilia Clarke has opened up about surviving two life-threatening brain aneurysms during the early days of Game of Thrones. In an article for the New Yorker, Clarke spoke publicly for the first time about suffering two brain aneurysms, the first … Read more…

Brain plasticity restored in adult mice through targeting specific nerve cell connections

Research in mice finds a new molecular mechanism that is essential for maturation of brain function and may be used to restore plasticity in aged brains. Unlike previous research that broadly manipulated brain plasticity and affected the entire brain, this … Read more…

Parents’ brain activity ‘echoes’ their infant’s brain activity when they play together

Research shows for the first time that when adults are engaged in joint play together with their infant, the parents’ brains show bursts of high-frequency activity, which are linked to their baby’s attention patterns and not their own. Child Development … Read more…

Attention training improves intelligence and functioning of children’s brain

Being able to voluntarily regulate our attention is crucial for mental processes such as intelligence and learning in children. With this in mind, researchers have carried out a study in which they evaluated the influence of a computer-based attention-training intervention … Read more…

Brain responses to language in toddlers with Autism linked to altered gene expression

Scientists have identified a previously unknown, large-scale association between molecular gene expression activity in blood leukocyte cells and altered neural responses to speech in toddlers with autism as measured with functional magnetic resonance imaging. Child Development News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL … Read more…

Sequential imaging of Zika-exposed fetuses reveals most have normal brain development

Ultrasound (US) imaging performed during pregnancy and after childbirth revealed most Zika-related brain abnormalities experienced by infants exposed to the Zika virus during pregnancy. Some Zika-exposed infants whose imaging had been normal during pregnancy had mild brain abnormalities detected by … Read more…

If you are suffering from ‘stress brain,’ you might be making some bad financial decisions

To safeguard or drive financial portfolio gains, it's key to pay attention to how stress caused by everyday life affects our financial decision-making. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save … Read more…

Traumatic brain injuries can lead to long-term neurological and psychiatric disorders

New research suggests that children who suffer traumatic brain injuries are at significantly increased risk of developing new post-traumatic neuropsychiatric disorders, and may benefit from ongoing outpatient follow-up to facilitate early detection and intervention. Child Development News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL … Read more…

Studies highlight lasting effects of early life stress on the genome, gut, and brain

Excessive stress during fetal development or early childhood can have long-term consequences for the brain, from increasing the likelihood of brain disorders and affecting an individual’s response to stress as an adult to changing the nutrients a mother may pass … Read more…

Slowed brainwaves linked to early signs of brain cells going haywire due to dementia

To turn back the clock on Alzheimer’s disease, many researchers are seeking ways to effectively diagnose the neurodegenerative disorder earlier. One potential way to do this is by tracking a person’s brainwave activity, which slows down in certain brain regions … Read more…

Brain learns to recognize familiar faces regardless of where they are in the visual field

A new study finds that recognition of faces varies by where they appear in the visual field and this variability is reduced by learning familiar faces through social interactions. The findings suggest that repeated social interactions may tune populations of … Read more…

WATCH: World News 10/29/18: Pittsburgh Rabbi: Congregants’ Screams ‘Seared In My Brain’

Judge: No bail for suspect in Pittsburgh synagogue massacre; Student captures panic on video as teen shot in high school ABC News: World News Tonight SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss … Read more…

How One Husband Cared for His Wife After Her Brain Surgery | Black Love | Oprah Winfrey Network

OWN SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of … Read more…

Brain circuits for successful emotional development established during infancy

Researchers tracking the development of the brain’s emotion circuitry in infancy found that adult-like functional brain connections for emotional regulation emerge during the first year of life. And the growth of these brain circuits during the second year of life … Read more…

Reading is a team-lift as different brain parts work together to predict proficiency

The extent to which sensory-specific parts of the brain are able to connect as a network, not necessarily anatomically, but functionally, during a child’s development predicts their reading proficiency, according to a new neuroimaging study. Child Development News — ScienceDaily … Read more…