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By increasing production of a protein called NT3 - found to be crucial for communication between the ears and brain - researchers restored noise-induced hearing loss in mice.
Researchers from UCSF have found that microRNA levels in the brain are important in development of alcohol addiction, findings that could help with the development of medications.
New research finds that restful reflection can strengthen memories in the mind and forge new mental connections, priming the brain for future learning.
Findings presented at the 23rd European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress in the Netherlands reveal that micro-focused ultrasound improves lines and wrinkles.
A group of cells found in the nose encourage regrowth of damaged smell cells. By transplanting some into his severed spinal cord, surgeons have helped a paralyzed man walk again.
A study has found that non-smokers are exposed to levels of air particles comparable to living in heavily polluted cities such as London if they live with people who smoke indoors.
Medical News Today: Vaccinations 'not linked to increased risk of MS, central nervous system disorders'
Contrary to previous research, a new study finds no long-term link between vaccinations and higher risk of multiple sclerosis and other disorders of the central nervous system.
Demonstrating the importance of exit screening, a new modeling analysis estimates the number of infected travelers who will depart Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone each month.
A new study reveals that children who drink non-cow's milk - including rice, almond, soy and goat's milk - have lower blood levels of vitamin D than children who drink cow's milk.
Our risk of developing mood disorders in adulthood may be influenced by the season during which we were born, according to new research.
A new study suggests depressed patients who do not respond to antidepressants may have abnormal fatty acid metabolism. The solution? Eat more fatty fish.
A number of easily implanted corneal inlay products currently in development may soon remove the need for reading glasses to correct loss of near vision in aging eyes.
Ankylosing spondylitis, a rheumatic disease, was previously believed to occur in Ancient Egypt. New CT scans of mummified remains have now put this theory in doubt.
Researchers have successfully grown fully functional intestinal 'organoids' and transplanted them into mice, paving the way for personalized treatments for digestive disorders.
Following a heart attack, women are more likely to develop anxiety and depression than men, claim researchers. They also say depression after a heart attack raises risk of death.
Researchers find that patients who are vitamin D deficient may be more likely to have poor brain function or die following cardiac arrest than those with normal vitamin D levels.
Facebook and other social media sites may contribute to the marketing of unhealthy foods to teenagers and young adults, according to new research.
Researchers from Japan claim a fermented milk created using a bacteria called Lactococcus lactis strain H61 improved the skin of healthy women aged 19-21.
In line with International Menopause Day, a report recommends that women use menopause as an opportunity to review their health and lifestyle and make appropriate changes.
Researchers have found a way to identify protein mutations in cancer cells. The method is being used to create personalized vaccines for ovarian cancer.