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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 »

Medical News Today: Cosmetic surgery is on the rise, new data reveal

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons have published new statistics that reveal recent trends in body-shaping procedures. A new report shows which cosmetic procedures were most popular in 2018. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), almost 18 million people underwent surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the United States in 2018.… Read More »

Medical News Today: Manganese and Parkinson's: Mechanism may explain link

New research, published in the journal Science Signaling, details the mechanism through which exposure to manganese can trigger protein misfolding in the brain — which may, in turn, lead to Parkinson’s-like symptoms. The findings may enable an earlier diagnosis of the neurological condition. New research helps explain how and why manganese exposure could lead to… Read More »