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Pesticides likely caused ‘Havana syndrome’ that affected Cuba-based diplomats

The study details the nature of the injury, specifies the brain regions involved, including the blood-brain barrier and suggests a possible cause in the form of ‘cholinesterase inhibitors,’ with ‘organophosphorus insecticides’ being a likely source. Cholinesterase (ChE) is one of the key enzymes required for the proper functioning of the nervous systems of humans, invertebrates and insects.

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Neurological signals from the spinal cord surprise scientists

With a study of the network between nerve and muscle cells in turtles, researchers have gained new insight into the way in which movements are generated and maintained. In the long term, the new knowledge may have an impact on the treatment of, for example, ALS and spinal cord injuries.

Exercise can also benefit your brain health

Physical fitness is the key to keeping your brain young. This is according to studies that looked at brain activity in people as they age. We already know that exercise is good for our bodies. Daily exercise fights the loss…

How You and Your Friends May Soon Be Able to Play Video Games Together Using Only Your Minds

A groundbreaking piece of research shows that groups of people can communicate wordlessly by concentrating on the right answer—and they were correct 13 out of 16 times. And, the receiver of information was able to throw out the answer when someone was not telling the truth. A team from the University of Washington created a […]

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Which exercise is best at boosting brain power?

What’s your favorite way to sweat? Running? Lifting weights? Cardio? There are lots of ways you can exercise that will benefit your body. A recent study finds that not only is exercise good for your physical health, but it’s good…

Saving Beethoven: Preventing hereditary deafness

An optimized version of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system prevents hearing loss with no detectable off-target effects in so-called Beethoven mice, which carry a mutation that causes profound hearing loss in humans and mice alike. Results offer proof of principle for using the same gene-editing technique for other inherited human genetic diseases.

A short bout of exercise enhances brain function

Neuroscientists, working with mice, have discovered that a short burst of exercise directly boosts the function of a gene that increases connections between neurons in the hippocampus, the region of the brain associated with learning and memory.

Well, here's a good reason to go to bed earlier

If you’re a night owl, you may want to brace yourself — and get ready to adjust your routine. People who stay up late and have trouble getting out of bed in the morning have a higher risk of dying…