Women who get pregnant while dieting are putting their child at risk of obesity or type 2 diabetes in later life, according to a new study.
Sleep plays a powerful role in preserving our memories. But while recent research shows that wakefulness may cloud memories of negative or traumatic events, a new study has found that wakefulness also degrades positive memories. Sleep, it seems, protects positive memories just as it does negative ones, and that has important implications for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.
A hidden and never before recognized layer of information in the genetic code has been uncovered by a team of scientists at UCSF thanks to a technique called ribosome profiling, which enables the measurement of gene activity inside living cells.
A paper by neuroscientists at the University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College suggests that ingestion of components of afterbirth or placenta -- placentophagia -- may offer benefits to human mothers and perhaps to non-mothers and males.
Working with genetically engineered mice and the genomes of thousands of people with schizophrenia, researchers at Johns Hopkins say they now better understand how both nature and nurture can affect one's risks for schizophrenia and abnormal brain development in general
A new study found that electroshock or electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) dampens the connections between different area of the brain in depressed people.
Feeling angry and annoyed with others is a daily part of life, but most people don't act on these impulses. What keeps us from punching line-cutters or murdering conniving co-workers? Self-control. A new review article in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, examines the psychological research and finds that it's possible to deplete self-control-or to strengthen it by practice.
The growth of the female brain starts it on its unique growth pattern almost from conception which results in significant differences in what females need in schools and their lives as they grow up to educate the female brain.
Other studies confirm the truth in a common complaint of pregnant women: "Mommy Brain,"