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July 28, 2015

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July 28, 2015

Source of Debilitating Memory Loss in People With Psychosis Discovered

July 22, 2015 — As disabling as its delusions and hallucinations, psychosis' devastating toll on memory arises from dysfunction of frontal and temporal lobe regions in the brain that rob sufferers of the ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Brain scans of war veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder have led researchers to an area of the prefrontal cortex that appears to be a good predictor of response to treatment with SSRIs -- the ... read more

Manipulating Molecule in the Brain Improves Stress Response, New Target for Depression Treatment

July 21, 2015 — Increasing the levels of a signaling molecule found in the brain can positively alter response to stress, revealing a potential new therapeutic target for treatment of depression, researchers ... read more

New Treatment for Severe Depression With Far Fewer Side Effects

July 21, 2015 — Electroconvulsive therapy remains one of the most effective treatments for severe depression, but new research shows ultra-brief pulse stimulation is almost as effective as standard ECT, with far ... read more

Acupuncture Impacts Same Biologic Pathways in Rats That Pain Drugs Target in Humans

July 21, 2015 — In animal models, acupuncture appears to impact the same biologic pathways ramped up by pain and stress, analogous to what drugs do in humans. The researchers say their animal study provides the ... read more

July 21, 2015 — The brain is so complex that its structure cannot be completely determined by genetics. Neuroscientists attempt to figure out which mechanisms nerve cells use to organize themselves. They have ... read more

Iron-Containing Inflammatory Cells Seen in Alzheimer's Brains

July 20, 2015 — Examining post-mortem tissue from the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease, investigators identified what appear to be iron-containing microglia in a particular part of the hippocampus, a ... read more

July 16, 2015 — A study showed that scientists can wirelessly determine the path a mouse walks with a press of a button. Researchers created a remote controlled, next-generation tissue implant that allows ... read more

July 16, 2015 — Results of a new study suggest that adjusting behavior based on previous events involves an unexpected mix of neurons working together in the brain's prefrontal cortex. The authors say this new ... read more

July 16, 2015 — In the largest US clinical trial of its kind researchers found that transcranial magnetic stimulation significantly improved tinnitus symptoms for more than half of study ... read more

July 16, 2015 — Scientists have found that existing anti-malaria drugs could be a potential treatment for Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system ... read more

July 16, 2015 — By analyzing blood flow in the brain, a team of researchers was able to observe the interactions between different regions in the brain in real time. Their new imaging technique could help with the ... read more

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Technique Could Transform Learning

July 16, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a new technique to enhance brain excitability that could improve physical performance in healthy individuals such as athletes and ... read more

Eating Disorders: Ovarian Hormones Play Genes Like a Fiddle, Research Finds

July 15, 2015 — A complex relationship between genes, hormones and social factors can lead to eating disorders in women. An eating disorder expert has made monumental strides in deciphering how these factors ... read more

Alzheimer's May Affect the Brain Differently in African-Americans Than European-Americans

July 15, 2015 — Alzheimer’s disease may cause different changes in the brain, or pathologies, in African-Americans than in white Americans of European descent, according to a new ... read more

July 15, 2015 — A new discovery has potential to help brain and breast cancer patients, scientists suggest. The researchers examined compounds that inhibit Stat3, a protein implicated in a variety of cancers that ... read more

July 15, 2015 — Scientists have uncovered how mutations in a specific autism risk gene alter the basic trajectory of early brain development in animal ... read more

July 15, 2015 — New research provides the first direct evidence linking traumatic brain injury to Alzheimer's disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) -- and offers the potential for early ... read more

Exercise Can Improve Brain Function in Older Adults

July 15, 2015 — Older adults can improve brain function by raising their fitness level, new research suggests. The research indicated that the intensity of the exercise appeared to matter more than the ... read more

Success in Adulthood Linked to Childhood Psychiatric Health

July 15, 2015 — Children with even mild or passing bouts of depression, anxiety and/or behavioral issues were more inclined to have serious problems that complicated their ability to lead successful lives as adults, ... read more

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