Tag Archives: Brain

Eating Nuts During Pregnancy Tied to Brain Benefits in Baby

Eating nuts during pregnancy may lead to improved cognitive ability in children, Spanish researchers report. Their study, in the European Journal of Epidemiology, included 2,208 children. Mothers filled out food questionnaires during the first and third trimesters of pregnancy, and researchers administered tests of motor and intellectual ability when the children were 1 and a… Read More »

Genetically modified virus may shrink incurable brain cancers

Tiny phages that usually infect microbes could fight cancerScience Photo Library/Getty By Michael Le Page People with incurable melanomas and brain or breast cancers are to get injections of tumour-fighting viruses. The trial will test the safety of a virus that has been engineered to shrink tumours – an approach that holds promise for a range… Read More »

Medical News Today: Could ‘mirror neurons’ explain brain mechanisms of empathy?

Scientists have pinpointed a group of cells in the brain whose activity could help explain the ability to share another’s pain. Why can we feel other people’s pain? A recent study in rats investigates. From imaging studies of human brains, it was already clear that a region called the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), which is… Read More »