Dogs have a rebellious teenage phase just like humans The first evidence of dogs going through emotional changes during puberty has been discovered. They are more likely to disobey orders from their dog-parents and be more difficult to train. Behavior does improve after puberty when dogs reach 12 months of age.

Just like humans, dogs can act like rebellious teens during puberty. They may even be too busy with their ‘ruff’ life to listen to dog-parents! #dogparents #dogsoftwitter #animals

Shocking the Brain—A Potential Treatment for Anorexia? Researchers stimulated the reward center of the brain in anorexic women for up to 2 years. Results showed weight gain in anorexic women who starved themselves, and improvements in their mental health

Researchers stimulated the reward center of the brain in anorexic women for up to 2 years. Results showed weight gain in anorexic women who starved themselves, and improvements in their mental health.

Long Space Flights Cause Fluid Build-up in the Brain On Earth, gravity moves the fluids in our body downward from our head to our feet. But, the lack of gravity in space can cause an increased fluid build-up in our head. Scientists have found that spending a long time in space expands the size and volume of fluid in the brain, leading to long-term health problems.

On Earth, gravity moves the fluids in our body downward from our head to our feet. But, the lack of gravity in space can cause an increased fluid build-up in our head. Scientists have found that spending a long time in space expands the size and volume of fluid in the brain, leading to long-term health problems.

Brain Cells Get Younger To Heal Spinal Cord Injuries Brain and spinal cord injuries usually produce irreversible motor damage and paralysis. New research shows how the brain may be able to heal itself by reverting injured brain cells back into a younger state.

Brain and spinal cord injuries usually produce irreversible motor damage and paralysis. New research shows how the brain may be able to heal itself by reverting injured brain cells back into a younger state.

Want to Lose Weight? Eat a Big Breakfast! The time you eat plays an important role in how fast our body metabolizes food. By shifting to eating more portions during breakfast, people can metabolize high-calorie meals at a faster rate–and lose more weight in the process.

The time you eat plays an important role in how fast our body metabolizes food. By shifting to eating more portions during breakfast, people can metabolize high-calorie meals at a faster rate–and lose more weight in the process.

Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders with… Feces? People with autism spectrum disorders were treated with microbiota transfer therapy, and a follow-up study after 2 years showed improvement in autism-related symptoms.

People with autism spectrum disorders were treated with microbiota transfer therapy, and a follow-up study after 2 years showed significant persistent improvement on autism-related symptoms.

Parkinson’s Disease and Antioxidant Treatment A recent study highlights a promising potential therapy for the neurodegenerative disease

Parkinson’s disease currently affects over 10 million people worldwide, and in the United States approximately 60,000 people are diagnosed with the disease each year. It is a disease in which the brain cells, or neurons, that produce dopamine progressively die READ MORE

Good Feelings and Long Term Pain Opioids Change how we Experience Rewards by Affecting Brain Circuitry

How many times have you hurt yourself badly? How many friends and family members do you know who suffer from sharp pain? In many of these situations doctors will prescribe opioids to numb the pain and prevent the development of READ MORE

Parkinson’s disease and your appendix High levels of improperly shaped proteins in the appendix may be an indicator of Parkinson's disease in the brain.

Researchers found higher levels of mis-folded proteins in the appendix of Parkinson’s patients compared to healthy controls. The researchers suggest that this finding of alpha-synuclein in the appendix may mean that misfolded alpha-synuclein can travel from the appendix to the brain as one of the potential mechanisms that leads to Parkinson’s disease.