Study finds dim lighting impairs hippocampal brain functions in mice

Neuroscience researchers at Michigan State University recently published a study examining how light affects functions of the hippocampus in the brain.  To do this they split a group of...

Your brain processes visual information you don’t realize you see

In a recent study, NYU researchers flashed a low-contrast image of striped circles rotated to different angles in front of participants.  The duration each participant was exposed to the...

How Sunlight Is Different From LEDs And Other Lights

Sunlight is the best light, as long as it's not too bright.  You'll see that mantra repeated throughout this site.  But, why is sunlight the best?  What makes it...

Japanese researchers find correlation between changes in atmospheric pressure and migraines

In 2011, Japanese researchers studied 28 migraine patients (full text here) living within 10 km of the Utsunomiya Meteorological Observatory in Japan to investigate whether atmospheric pressure may contribute to migraine symptoms....

Stem Cell-Derived Microvesicles Improve Cognition in Damaged Brains

Exciting news published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows progress towards therapy that may one day protect and heal damaged brains.  Importantly,  grafting of the microvesicles...

Study finds flicker may activate immune response against toxic Alzheimer’s proteins

In a study published to Nature.com on December 7, 2016, researchers found that exposing subject mice to flicker for one hour each day for seven days reduced the buildup...
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Brain’s builder cells turn toxic following injury

In a fascinating study published in Nature, researchers found that astrocytes that exist in the brain to protect neurons take on a more toxic role following a brain injury. In...

LED street lights draw warning from American Medical Association

In a report published June of 2016, the American Medical Association warned of health effects resulting from LED street lights.  One of the central concerns was the emission of excessive...

Migraine sufferers at higher risk of stroke after surgery

According to a recent study published online in the British Medical Journal, those that suffer migraine are at an increased risk of stroke after surgery and hospital re-admission within...

Year in review: highlights of headache and migraine research in 2016

Highlights of headache and migraine research in 2016 was published on MedScape.com by Dr. Hans-Christoph Diener of University of Essen, Germany.  He writes on the latest in complications of migraines,...

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