Showing results by author "Laura Sanders"

Categories

All Categories

90 results
Sort by
    • Alzheimer's Drugs' Unexpected Effect

    • By: Laura Sanders
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In an unexpected twist, two antibodies designed to fight Alzheimer’s disease made mice’s nerve cells misbehave more.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Autism Tied to Aberrant Sense of Touch

    • By: Laura Sanders
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Most people think that autism is a disorder of the brain. But the skin may play a role, too, a new study suggests. Nerve cells in the skin are abnormal in mice with mutations in autism-related genes, leading to altered touch perception, scientists report. This trouble sensing touch may influence the developing brain in a way that leads to social deficits and anxiety later in life.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Alzheimer's Spares Brain's Music Regions

    • By: Laura Sanders 
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Parts of the brain that respond to music seem to withstand the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Caffeine Resets Body's Clock

    • By: Laura Sanders
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    After-dinner coffee induces 40-minute time delay.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Misguided Math

    • By: Laura Sanders
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    From within the dark confines of the skull, the brain builds its own version of reality. By weaving together expectations and information gleaned from the senses, the brain creates a story about the outside world. For most of us, the brain is a skilled storyteller, but to spin a sensible yarn, it has to fill in some details itself.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • How Ketamine Really Fights Depression

    • By: Laura Sanders
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Ketamine, a drug that has shown promise in quickly easing depression in people, doesn’t actually do the job itself. Instead, depression relief comes from one of the drug’s breakdown products, a study in mice suggests. The results identify a potential depression-fighting drug that works quickly but without ketamine’s serious side effects or potential for abuse.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Fish Oil May Counter Schizophrenia

    • By: Laura Sanders
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Taking fish oil capsules for just three months can stave off psychosis for years, a small study suggests. If confirmed in larger studies, the results suggest that the common dietary supplement may actually prevent schizophrenia.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Microbes and the Mind

    • By: Laura Sanders
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The bacteria in our guts may help decide who gets anxiety and depression. "Microbes and the Mind" is from the April 2, 2016 issue of Science News.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Schizophrenia Tied to Synapse Pruning

    • By: Laura Sanders
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    From the tangled web of schizophrenia biology, scientists have pulled out one tantalizing thread. Variants of a protein that helps snip connections between nerve cells in the brain may contribute to the disorder, scientists report.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Brain Waves Fight Alzheimer’s Protein

    • By: Laura Sanders
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Flashes of light induce nerve cells to trigger immune response.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Eyes Offer Peek at Brain’s Timekeepers

    • By: Laura Sanders
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In monkeys, pupil size is related to perception of duration.

    "Eyes Offer Peek at Brain’s Timekeepers" is from the December 10, 2016 issue of Science News.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Stimulating Nerve Cells Stretches Time Between Thinking, Doing

    • By: Laura Sanders
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Study provides clues to internal decision-making.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Parkinson’s May Begin in the Gut

    • By: Laura Sanders
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In mice, proteins linked to the disease moved up to the brain.

    "Parkinson’s May Begin in the Gut" is from the December 10, 2016 issue of Science News.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Synapses Lost in Early Alzheimer's

    • By: Laura Sanders
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, an overzealous set of proteins and cells begins to chew away at the brain’s nerve cell connections, a study in mice suggests.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Death by Brain-Eating Amoeba Is an Inside Job

    • By: Laura Sanders
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Immune response may be the real killer after infection with N. fowleri.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Antibiotics Might Fight Alzheimer's

    • By: Laura Sanders
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A long course of antibiotics reduced the levels of a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease in the brains of mice, possibly by changing the species of bacteria in the gut. The results suggest that gut bacteria may be linked in some way to Alzheimer’s.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • A Ban on Screens in Bedrooms May Save Kids’ Sleep

    • By: Laura Sanders
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A team of researchers recently combed through the literature looking for associations between mobile devices in the bedroom and poor sleep.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Brain Waves Could Guide Anesthesia

    • By: Laura Sanders
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Signals in the brain can hint at whether a person undergoing anesthesia will slip under easily or fight the drug, a new study suggests. The results bring scientists closer to being able to tailor doses of the drugs for specific patients.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Pregnancy Hormone Could Keep Multiple Sclerosis at Bay

    • By: Laura Sanders
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Women taking a form of estrogen had fewer relapses.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Role of Iron in Parkinson's Debated

    • By: Laura Sanders
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Iron, says aging expert Naftali Raz, is like The Force. It can be good or bad, depending on the context. When that context is the human brain, though, scientists wrangle over whether iron is a dark force for evil or a bright source of support.

    Regular price: $1.95

Show titles per page
  • 1
  • 2
  • ...
  • 5