Tag Archives: Brain

Study Links Cellphone Radiation to Heart and Brain Tumors

This article was previously published February 21, 2018, and has been updated with new information. Mounting evidence suggests electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation from cellphones can trigger abnormal cell growth and cancer1,2 As early as 2011, the evidence was strong enough for the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the cancer research arm of the World… Read More »

Green Tea Boosts Heart and Brain Health

This article was previously published June 18, 2018, and has been updated with new information. High-quality teas — green tea in particular — contain polyphenol antioxidants recognized for their disease prevention and antiaging properties. Polyphenols can account for up to 30% of the dry leaf weight of green tea. Within the group of polyphenols are… Read More »

Researchers create atlas of developing mouse brain

Researchers at Harvard University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have created a detailed atlas of a critical region of the developing mouse brain, applying multiple advanced genomic technologies to the part of the cerebral cortex that is responsible for processing sensation from the body. By measuring how gene activity and regulation change… Read More »

Lots of deep sleep can delay onset of dementia because brain ‘washes itself’

Getting a good night’s sleep can delay the onset of dementia later in life, scientists have discovered. How people slumber can be used as a “crystal ball” to predict if they will be hit by Alzheimer’s disease in the future, according to the researchers. Plenty of deep sleep was found to best delay the onset… Read More »

Liquid Biopsy Detects Brain Cancer and Early-Stage Kidney Cancer

July 23, 2020, by NCI Staff Researchers are studying liquid biopsies for detecting cancer that identify patterns of chemical tags, called methyl groups, on DNA in blood or other body fluids. Credit: National Human Genome Research Institute A test that analyzes DNA in blood accurately identified two kinds of cancer, according to two new studies.… Read More »