Tag: brain

    Health Benefits of Qigong for Chronic Diseases

    August 16, 2017
    Meditation

    Researchers studied the clinical benefits and the possible psychophysiological mechanisms of Qigong through meta-analysis of the available randomized controlled trials …Read the Rest

    Qigong Practice May Change the EEG Patterns

    August 15, 2017
    Meditation

    Researchers in China studied the EEG pattern of a Qigong practitioner with 50 years of experiences in Qigong practice (Qin …Read the Rest

    Long-Term Meditation and the Brain

    August 11, 2017
    Meditation

    Transcendental meditation may promote the blood flow to the brain. The effects of meditation are quite different from those after …Read the Rest

    Depression, Anxiety, Asthma, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    August 1, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often have psychiatric problems including cognitive dysfunction, anxiety, and depression (Bratek …Read the Rest

    Anxiety, Depression, Diabetes, and High-Fat Diets

    July 28, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Depression and type 2 diabetes (T2D) are often seen together (Dutheil et al., 2016). What are the mechanisms in psychoneuroimmunology …Read the Rest

    Fear, Anxiety, PTSD, GAD, and Inflammation

    July 27, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Fear- and anxiety-associated problems have been related to inflammation. As evidences, pro-inflammatory biomarkers have been found to be associated with …Read the Rest

    Cytokines, Depression, and Psychoneuroimmunology

    July 16, 2017
    Immune

    Cytokines such as interferon (IFN)-alpha may cause dopamine depletion and affect the pathways of monoamine metabolism. Their alterations may result …Read the Rest

    Anxiety and Vaccine Responses in Early Adolescence

    June 28, 2017
    Mind-Body

    The field of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) focuses on the studies of the interactions among psychological activities such as stress, and the …Read the Rest

    Stress, Depression, and Medial Prefrontal Cortex

    June 24, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Major depressive disorder (MDD) can be triggered by stress experiences. Studies have shown that stress may change the reward processing …Read the Rest

    Epilepsy and the Gene KCNT1 (Potassium Sodium-Activated Channel Subfamily T member 1)

    February 25, 2016
    Brain

    The KCNT1 gene has other symbols as “ENFL5”, “SLACK”, “EIEE14”, “KCa4.1”, “Slo2.2”, and “bA100C15.2”. It is located at 9q34.3. Encoding …Read the Rest

    Psychiatric Diseases and the Gene DISC1 (Disrupted in Schizophrenia 1)

    February 20, 2016
    Mind-Body

    The DISC1 gene has other symbols as “SCZD9” and “C1orf136”. It is located at 1q42.2. It is involved in the …Read the Rest

    Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Personalized Medicine

    February 19, 2016
    Mind-Body

    Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Personalized Medicine Psychological stress has been associated with higher levels of inflammation and the risks of …Read the Rest

    Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology

    October 10, 2015
    Psychiatric Genetics

    Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Although many chronic diseases such as cancer are apparently physical, they can lead to psychological …Read the Rest

    Neurophysiological Effects of A Mind-Body Intervention on Depression

    December 19, 2014
    Mind-Body

    Mind-body interventions may have beneficial effects on many psychological problems such as depression. A recent study investigated the neuroelectrophysiological effects …Read the Rest

    Psychoneuroimmunology, Anxiety, and Inflammation

    October 12, 2014
    Psychoneuroimmunology

    The emerging discipline of psychoneuroimmunology focuses on the interactions and cross talk among the immune system, the central nervous system …Read the Rest

    Variations in Frontal Dysfunctions in BPD and ADHD

    September 26, 2014
    Psychoneuroimmunology

    Impulsive behaviors are the important features of disorders including borderline personality disorder (BPD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Impulsivity has a …Read the Rest

    The dynamic brain networks, MRI, and neuroimaging biomarkers

    October 29, 2013
    Brain

    Processes in the cerebral cortex have the nonlinear and dynamic features. Accurate temporal coordination is necessary for the establishment of …Read the Rest

    Mindfulness and Psychotherapy: How It can Help

    July 17, 2013
    Meditation

    Psychotherapies containing mindfulness elements have increased to more than 40% (Simon, 2007). Mindfulness is becoming a “transtheoretical” construct and a …Read the Rest

    Microglia, Polydendrocytes, Ependymal cells, and the Embryonic Neural Tube

    May 31, 2013
    Brain

    Microglia are macrophages in the brain. Macrophages are the immune cells in the blood and other parts of the body. …Read the Rest

    Meditation, Brain Waves, and Brain Activities

    March 16, 2013
    Brain

    Electroencephalogram (EEG) is an important method measuring the brain waves and the electrical activities of the brain. The slowest waves …Read the Rest

    Meditation, the Brain, Neurons, and Neurotransmitters

    March 13, 2013
    Brain

    Meditation can help promote health in various dimensions, including physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and social. The scientific studies and …Read the Rest

    Neuroscience Data and Neuroinformatics

    January 31, 2013
    Brain

    Neuroscience Data and Neuroinformatics   Neuroscience Data   At least 50% genes of the mammalian genome are expressed by the …Read the Rest

    The Applications and Combination of Bioinformatics, Medical informatics, and Neuroinformatics

    January 21, 2013
    Bioinformatics

    The Applications and Combination of Bioinformatics, Medical informatics, and Neuroinformatics   Mental disorders and other brain disorders such as anxiety, …Read the Rest

    Neuroinformatics Software and Ontology Tools

    January 1, 2013
    Brain

    Neuroinformatics Software and Ontology Tools     Category Source Name Purposes/Features/Methods Contents Applications URL References Neuroimaging Informatics Tools BrainVisa (BV) …Read the Rest

    Neuroinformatics Databases about the Brain: Different Species

    January 1, 2013
    Brain

    Neuroinformatics Databases about the Brain: Different Species   Species Source Name Purposes/Features/Methods Contents Applications URL References Mouse 3D digital atlas …Read the Rest

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