Spend a lot of time online? It may affect your sleep. In a study conducted by Taiwanese scientists with female college students, they showed that internet addiction has a negative impact on sleep quality.

In a study conducted by Taiwanese scientists with female college students, they showed that internet addiction has a negative impact on sleep quality.

Electrical stimulation may delay Parkinson’s disease progression Promising results from a recent pilot clinical trial showed that deep brain stimulation might be effective in treating early-stage disease.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, meaning that brain cells will continuously die off as the illness persists. The brain cells that are mainly affected in Parkinson’s disease are ones that produce dopamine, a chemical in the brain that READ MORE

3D Brain model shows how the herpes virus can trigger Alzheimer’s disease Scientists injected the herpes-simplex virus type 1, the strain that causes cold sores, into brain tissue and found that it caused the brain to look and act like an Alzheimer’s brain. Injecting an antiviral drug was successful in reducing the spread and damage.

Scientists injected the herpes-simplex virus type 1, the strain that causes cold sores, into brain tissue and found that it caused the brain to look and act like an Alzheimer’s brain. Injecting an antiviral drug was successful in reducing the spread of herpes infection and brain damage.

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 using an implant. Results showed weight gain in 12/28 women, along with 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