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Aggressive brain cancer: Why does immunotherapy fail?
New research helps explain why some glioblastoma tumors respond to immunotherapy whereas the majority of these aggressive cancers do not. (Medical News Today)

Depression: Gene-activating drug reverses symptoms in mice
Researchers have reversed symptoms of depression, such as anhedonia and behavioral despair, in male mice with a drug that activates a gene they call SIRT1. (Medical News Today)

Night owls may experience 'jet lag' on a daily basis
New research shows how brain activity in 'night owls' is different from that of 'morning larks,' and how this can affect their productivity and well-being. (Medical News Today)

Can these new compounds treat memory loss in depression?
Researchers have developed novel compounds that may be able to reverse memory loss that relates to depression and other mental health conditions. (Medical News Today)

Study finds new cognitive decline mechanism in Alzheimer's
A new animal study has identified the cellular mechanism that leads to reduced blood flow to the brain, which, in turn, impacts cognitive function. (Medical News Today)

How music motivates the brain to learn
A new study shows that music taps into the brain's reward circuitry to stimulate a type of learning based on the correct prediction of outcomes. (Medical News Today)

What causes finger numbness?
Numbness in the fingers and hand can have a variety of different causes, including a pinched nerve, medications, and myofascial pain syndrome. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: How do tau tangles grow?
Researchers use a mathematical model and lab experiments to unravel the process through which tangles of the protein tau grow in length. (Medical News Today)

Does the birth control pill stop you from recognizing emotions?
New research suggests that the use of oral contraceptives may impair a person's ability to recognize facial expressions relating to complex emotions. (Medical News Today)

Simple drug formula regenerates brain cells
Scientists have shown how a drug cocktail of four compounds can convert glia, or support cells, next to damaged neurons into new working neurons. (Medical News Today)

Alcohol use disorder: A step toward better treatment?
Current treatments for alcohol use disorder are unsatisfactory, but recent research points toward a new intervention that may also benefit mood disorders. (Medical News Today)

What role does the gut play in Parkinson's disease?
A review of existing research has examined the evidence for a connection between the gastrointestinal system and the progression of Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

Could this chemical help explain anxiety?
A new study attempts to unpick the role that glutamate might have in anxiety. The findings could eventually form the basis of more effective treatments. (Medical News Today)

What causes excessive yawning?
Excessive, or frequent, yawning can arise from fatigue, anxiety, or an underlying health condition. In this article, we look at the causes and treatments for excessive yawning. We also discuss when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Blood-clotting protein contributes to Alzheimer's
Though experts typically name beta-amyloid plaques as the main culprits in Alzheimer's disease, new research finds another factor: a leaked blood protein. (Medical News Today)

Does education really protect against dementia?
Does the length of time an individual spends in education reduce the risk of developing dementia? A new, large-scale study investigates. (Medical News Today)

Humans can learn new foreign words while asleep
Humans can encode verbal word pairs — each comprising a familiar native language word and a new foreign word – during certain phases of slow-wave sleep. (Medical News Today)

Gut bacteria might influence depression, and this is how
A population study finally identifies certain bacterial communities linked to depression and searches for explanations for this relationship. (Medical News Today)

Are we facing a Parkinson's pandemic?
The authors of a recent article are suggesting that the gradual rise in Parkinson's is a pandemic. They ask why this is occurring and what can be done. (Medical News Today)

Schizophrenia: Restoring brain circuitry to improve symptoms
Researchers finally zero in on the brain network that drives the severity of negative symptoms in schizophrenia and suggest a noninvasive treatment. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about convulsions
Convulsions are common in some types of seizures and rare in a few other conditions. Learn more about the causes of convulsions and what to do if someone experiences them here. (Medical News Today)

What are the stages of multiple sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis is a long-term progressive disease that affects the nerves. Learn about the types, treatment options, and what to expect at each stage of its progression here. (Medical News Today)

Why sleep is the best painkiller
New research reveals the effects of sleep deprivation on the brain's pain-processing mechanisms: Sleep loss may inhibit the brain's ability to kill pain. (Medical News Today)

Safe exercises for a herniated disk
Exercises and stretches are important parts of recovery from a herniated or slipped disk. In this article, we look at 6 possible exercises that can help with neck and back pain, as well as what exercises to avoid. (Medical News Today)

What to know about marijuana withdrawal
After frequently using marijuana, or cannabis, people may experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop. Such symptoms include cravings, irritability, and sleep problems. In this article, we discuss the symptoms and timeline of marijuana withdrawal, treatments, and tips for coping. (Medical News Today)

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