Light-intensity physical activity associated with healthy brain aging

Related video Incremental physical activity, even at light intensity, is associated with larger brain volume and healthy brain aging. Considerable evidence suggests that engaging in regular physical activity may prevent cognitive decline and dementia. Active individuals have lower metabolic and vascular risk factors and these risk factors may explain their propensity for healthy brain aging. […]

Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity

Related video Averaged across all study participants with autism and disruptive behavior, these are the regions of the brain with reduced connectivity to the amygdala, displayed here on a standardized template. Credit: Karim Ibrahim/Sukhodolsky Lab Averaged across all study participants with autism and disruptive behavior, these are the regions of the brain with reduced connectivity […]

Disruptive behaviors in autistic children linked to reduced brain connectivity

Related video More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. For the first time, Yale researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates emotion functions differently in the brains of the children who exhibit disruptive behavior. The study appears in Biological Psychiatry: […]

Groundbreaking experiment in pigs challenges the notion about brain damage

Related video The brain is more resilient than previously thought. In a groundbreaking experiment published in this week’s issue of Nature, neuroscientists created an artificial circulation system that successfully restored some functions and structures in donated pig brains–up to four hours after the pigs were butchered at a USDA food processing facility. Though there was […]

Scientific breakthrough provides new hope for people living with multiple sclerosis

Related video A scientific breakthrough provides new hope for millions of people living with multiple sclerosis. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have developed a compound that stimulates repair of the protective sheath that covers nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The discovery, involving mice genetically engineered to mimic multiple sclerosis, published […]