A prospective investigation of the effects of soccer heading on cognitive and sensorimotor performances in semi-professional female players - Kern J, Gulde P, Hermsd örfer J.
INTRODUCTION: Repetitive head impacts (RHI) from routine soccer (football) heading have been suggested to contribute to the long-term development of neurodegenerative disorders. However, scientific evidence concerning the actual risk of these RHI on brain ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

R.S.V. Vaccines May Slightly Increase Risk of Rare Neurological Condition
Federal health officials presented data hinting at a link to Guillain-Barr é syndrome, but said the connection was still uncertain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 29, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Disease Rates Vaccination and Immunization Guillain-Barre Syndrome Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Elderly Statistics Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Clinical Trials Source Type: news

Labroots Hosts 12th Annual Neuroscience Online Event Scheduled on March 6, 2024
Delivering an informative agenda exploring the complexities of the human brain, neuropsychiatric disorders, and intricate links between brain function and behavior YORBA LINDA, Calif., Feb. 29, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Labroots, the leading scientific social networking website offering... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 29, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: FVT Source Type: news

Prologue: the collision – podcast
The beginning of a new series that explores seven stories and the thread that ties them together: artificial intelligence. In this prologue, Hannah (not her real name) has met Noah and he has changed her life for the better. So why does she have concerns about him?Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 29, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Hosted by Michael Safi, with John Scougal, produced by Alex Atack, executive producer Joshua Kelly, additional support from Nicola Alexandrou, original music and sound design by Rudi Zygadlo, music supervision by Max Sanderson, commissioning editor Nicol Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) Consciousness Neuroscience Psychology Human biology Computing Technology Source Type: news

UCLA receives $10 million to launch Howard and Irene Levine Family Center for Movement Disorders
Key takeawaysThe Howard and Irene Levine Family Foundation will provide the resources to endow four chairs and a research fund in the UCLA Department of Neurology to support basic research science on Parkinson ’s disease.The donations are meant to honor Dr. Jeff Bronstein, director of the  UCLA Movement Disorders Program and Clinic.In addition to their medical philanthropy, Howard and Irene Levine have been dedicated supporters of the UCLA Anderson School of Management and its Ziman Center for Real Estate.Donations totaling $10 million from longtime UCLA supporters Howard and Irene Levine and their family foundation wil...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 26, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

High-intensity exercise can reverse neurodegeneration in Parkinson ’s
A Yale pilot study finds that high-intensity exercise induces brain-protective effects that have the potential to reverse neuron damage in patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 26, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

More women may be psychopaths than previously thought, says expert
Dr Clive Boddy says assessment skews towards obvious male traits but female psychopathy is more subtleWhen it comes to a typical psychopath, the suited and booted Patrick Bateman from the novel American Psycho might spring to mind, but, according to one expert, the number of women with the neuropsychiatric disorder could be far greater than previously thought.Psychopaths are generally considered to lack empathy and guilt, exhibit antisocial behaviour, lie frequently and be ruthless, narcissistic and manipulative.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 26, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Psychology Psychiatry Crime Society UK news Science Gender Women Source Type: news

Is it possible to think about nothing?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers ’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical conceptsIs it possible to think about nothing? Surely our consciousness is always whirring away.Paul Lambert, SouthamptonPost your answers (and new questions) below or send them tonq@theguardian.com. A selection will be published next Sunday.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 25, 2024 Category: Science Tags: Consciousness Life and style Philosophy Neuroscience Psychology Human biology Source Type: news

Making associations: Yale-developed tool helps personalize psychiatric care
A new generative modeling framework can help neuropsychiatrists better predict the relationship between multiple neural readings and patient symptoms. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 23, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Felicity Grainger obituary
My father ’s partner, Felicity Grainger, who has died aged 80, began her working life as a research scientist before moving into the world of academic libraries, eventually becoming head of the library services serving three major medical schools.Born in Bournemouth to Stuart Grainger, a bank manager, and Phyllis (nee Brett), after gaining a first-class honours degree in zoology in 1964 from Queen Mary College, London, Felicity received a doctorate in anatomy from University College London, after which she spent 10 years as a researcher in neuroscience in London and Cambridge.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 23, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Clare Singleton Tags: Libraries Hospitals Information University of Glasgow Medical research Source Type: news

News at a glance: Protecting a queen, cell therapy for solid tumors, and a UV telescope
CONSERVATION U.S. protects iconic marine snail The queen conch, a large marine snail known for its showy shell and delectable flesh, has been added to the U.S. government’s list of species threatened with extinction. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the species ( Strombus gigas , pictured), which is native to the Caribbean region and grows up to 35 centimeters long, needs protection because populations are sparse, scattered, and heavily overfished. NOAA’s listing decision, issued on 14 February, has no immediate impact but authorizes the age...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 22, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Your Life Is Better Than You Think
The undeniable popularity of self-help books, wellness podcasts, and happiness workshops reflects the constant human desire to make life better. But could it be that many of our lives are already better than we recognize? While we may have a loving family, a good place to live, and a decent job, we often fail to notice those things. It’s not because we are ungrateful or stupid. It’s because of a basic feature of our brain, known as habituation. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Habituation is the tendency of neurons to fire less and less in response to things that are constant. You enter a roo...
Source: TIME: Health - February 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tali Sharot and Cass R. Sunstein Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

Are male and female brains really that different? Surely, there are better questions to ask | Gina Rippon
Arguments about sex differences in the brain have raged for centuries. As intriguing as they are, it ’s time we changed focusThere seems to be an insatiable public appetite for information about sex differences in the human brain, eagerly harnessed by the media in many forms.A paper out this week from a research group at Stanford University made headlines for its innovative contribution to this form: using an AI neural network model to look at brain scans to see if it could “reliably” and “robustly” tell female and male brains apart. In other – more neutral – words, could the algorithm tell whether the brain ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 22, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Gina Rippon Tags: Neuroscience Biology Gender Source Type: news

Take it from a neuroscientist: searching for a ‘male’ and ‘female’ brain is a waste of time | Gina Rippon
Arguments about sex differences in the brain have raged for centuries. As intriguing as they are, surely there are more urgent questionsThere seems to be an insatiable public appetite for information about sex differences in the human brain, eagerly harnessed by the media in many forms.A paper out this week from a research group at Stanford University made headlines for its innovative contribution to this form: using an AI neural network model to look at brain scans to see if it could “reliably” and “robustly” tell female and male brains apart. In other – more neutral – words, could the algorithm tell whether t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 22, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Gina Rippon Tags: Neuroscience Biology Gender Source Type: news

Genomenon to Detail Gene Curation Across the Clinical Exome in Scientific Presentation at 2024 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
The company will also present posters on the global prevalence of PLA2G6- associated neurodegeneration and the application of homologous-annotation to avoid missed diagnoses for CALM genes associated with sudden death in calmodulinopathies ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 21, 2024... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 21, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: TDS Source Type: news