Men & Women Process Pain Differently

Chronic pain is the most prevalent health condition that modern humans face, and there is still no silver bullet for curing it. But recent research in pain processing may help scientists craft pain therapies that work better for people suffering from chronic pain- no matter their gender. A recent study, published in Nature Neuroscience, looked at which…

Cycling May Increase Brain’s Density and Connectivity

We often talk about the benefits of different physical exercise on the brain, but here’s a new one that’s being studied: cycling. A recent study from the Netherlands found that people who used an exercise bike for 6 months saw an increased density and connectivity in their brain’s white matter. The finding was seen in both people with…

Researchers Testing Antibiotics To Treat Schizophrenia Symptoms

Schizophrenic symptoms have long been treated with anti-psychotic drugs, but recently a group of researchers has decided to pursue a new direction for treatment: antibiotics. Somewhat amazingly, it was just one initial case study from Japan that led researchers to consider this path of treatment and begin testing it. The Japanese patient presented with psychosis due to…