US FDA Approves Anti-Epileptic Drug For Kids

Fycompa is now cleared for use in patients four years of age and older with partial-onset seizures.

Giving Up Smoking Lowers Risk Of Cognitive Decline

Quit smoking early on to minimize the risk of neurological disease, say researchers in South Korea.

Schizophrenia And Parkinson’s Disease Share Common Mechanism

Using mice bearing a specific chromosomal deletion, researchers have found that schizophrenia and early-onset Parkinson’s disease may share a common underlying pathway.

Neuromodulating Nanoparticle Patches From An Inkjet Printer

Scientists in South Korea have developed a printing process to pattern nanoparticles that heat up under light, which can be used to modulate the activity of neurons.

Optogenetics Study Upends Decades Of Parkinson’s Research

Contrary to earlier assumptions, Parkinson’s disease symptoms are caused by hyperactivity rather than suppressed activation of a brain region known as the thalamus.

Oxford BioDynamics To Conduct ALS Biomarker Program In Malaysia

The Penang subsidiary of Oxford BioDynamics will work towards developing diagnostic tests for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Scientists Grow Tissues Resembling Human Mid-Brains

Grown from stem cells in the laboratory, these mid-brain structures could one day be used to test drugs for aging-related brain disorders.

Deadly Bacteria Can Reach The Brain In Just 24 Hours

The deadly bacteria can be picked up by a simple sniff and travel to the brain and spinal cord in just 24 hours, a new study finds.

Magic Tricks: Blink And You’ll Miss It

Take it from a professor who is also a magician: when performing illusions, they use the blinks of their audience to their advantage.

MRI Scans Reveal How The Brains Of Happy People Are Different

Researchers in Japan have identified an area of the brain associated with feelings of happiness using MRIs.