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Temporary microglia-depletion after cosmic radiation modifies phagocytic activity and prevents cognitive deficits | Scientific Reports
New drug to treat GCR brain damage, but should be somewhat applicable to conventional brain radiation exposure?
GCR  brain  radiation  damage  repair  medicine  health  space 
2 hours ago by asteroza
How Social Isolation Transforms the Brain
Chronic social isolation has debilitating effects on mental health in mammals–for example, it is often associated with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in humans. Now, a team of Caltech researchers has discovered that social isolation causes the build-up of a particular chemical in the brain, and that blocking this chemical eliminates the negative effects of isolation. The work has potential applications for treating mental health disorders in humans.
brain  neuroscience  neuropsychology 
yesterday by flyingcloud
Smarter brains run on sparsely connected neurons -- ScienceDaily
"the more intelligent a person, the fewer dendrites there are in their cerebral cortex"
brain  biology 
2 days ago by amitp
Alcohol, dementia and cognitive decline in the elderly: a systematic review | Age and Ageing | Oxford Academic
there is some evidence to suggest that limited alcohol intake in earlier adult life may be protective against incident dementia later.
alcohol  dementia  alzheimers  neuroscience  brain 
2 days ago by mdpatrick

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