Tag Archives: Brain

Breakthrough blood test developed for brain tumors

Genetic mutations that promote the growth of the most common type of adult brain tumors can be accurately detected and monitored in blood samples using an enhanced form of liquid biopsy developed by researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Comparing blood samples from patients with gliomas with tumor biopsy tissues from the same patients,… Read More »

‘I Feel Like I Have Dementia’: How Brain Fog Plagues Covid-19 Survivors

After contracting the coronavirus in March, Michael Reagan lost all memory of his 12-day vacation in Paris, even though the trip was just a few weeks earlier. Several weeks after Erica Taylor recovered from her Covid-19 symptoms of nausea and cough, she became confused and forgetful, failing to even recognize her own car, the only… Read More »

Brain ‘signature’ could help to diagnose schizophrenia

People with schizophrenia and their healthy siblings share patterns of brain activity that are different from those seen in individuals with no family history of the disorder, scientists from EPFL have found. Because the siblings do not show schizophrenia symptoms, this brain ‘signature’ could serve as a marker for the early diagnosis of the disorder.… Read More »

5 Ways That Love Affects the Brain

You may have heard oxytocin being called the “love hormone.” This is because oxytocin is a hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. It is responsible for activating neural pathways that deal with pleasure and reward.  So, how do our brains and bodies create a feeling of being in love? Let’s take a… Read More »

Colored Glasses Relieve Migraines By Normalizing Brain Activity

Researchers have made use of fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) to show how colored glasses bring migraine relief by normalizing brain activity.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCEDOI: 10.1177/0333102411409076 When individuals with migraine saw intense patterns, specific abnormal brain activity was observed by the researchers. The effect was considerably reduced with tinted lenses. Specific visual stimuli known for triggering… Read More »