Possible New Way to Reduce Pain Inspired by Chickens
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41m ago
Natural resistance to capsaicin's effect in birds drove researchers to investigate a specific genetic variant that appears to be associated with pain resistance. They discovered the K710N human variant dialed down pain associated with capsaicin while enhancing the protective benefits of TRPV1. The findings could pave the way for the development of new treatments to manage pain ..read more
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Brain Cell Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease Mapped
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41m ago
A new method dubbed STARmap PLUS was utilized to track and map changes in tau and amyloid beta in the brain as Alzheimer's disease progressed in mouse models ..read more
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New Clues to Sensory Brain Disorders
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41m ago
Researchers have identified two distinct processes that are triggered in the brain when a person is exposed to prolonged or repeated sensory input ..read more
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Antidepressants Use for Chronic Pain on the Rise, but Are They Effective?
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SSRI antidepressants appear to be effective in the treatment of a range of pain conditions including neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and postoperative pain. Tricyclic antidepressants may not be effective in the treatment of pain ..read more
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Shining a Light on the Biological Origins of PTSD
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Study reveals heightened activity in the amygdala in response to seeing surprised or neutral facial expressions could be a biomarker for a risk of developing PTSD following trauma ..read more
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Poor Oral Health May Contribute to Declines in Brain Health
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A genetic predisposition to oral health problems increased the risk of white matter hyperintensities and was associated with a 43% increase in microstructural damage in the brain. The study adds to the growing body of evidence connecting poor oral health to an increased risk of neurological disorders ..read more
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Sparse, Small, but Diverse Neural Connections Help Make Perception Reliable and Efficient
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5h ago
Thalamic inputs into superficial layers of the cerebral cortex are both rare and weak, yet surprisingly diverse in their distribution patterns. However, they are reliable and efficient representatives of information ..read more
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Babies Remember Faces Despite Face Masks
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1d ago
6 to 9-month-old babies can form memories of masked faces and recognize the faces when the mask is removed ..read more
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Joy at the Café: Tweets Reveal Where in Cities People Express Different Emotions
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1d ago
Using data from Twitter, researchers were able to determine specific events and locations within cities that were associated with different emotions. Train stations and transportation sites were associated with less joy and more disgust, while hotels and restaurants were linked to a greater expression of joy ..read more
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A Subtitled World: Uncovering the Secrets of Tickertape Synesthesia
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1d ago
Study reveals how we connect sounds, letters, and words to their meaning, and the mechanisms behind why those with "ticker-tape" synesthesia tend to see subtitles when listening to the spoken word ..read more
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