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Specialist Care Prevents Acute Confusion in Older Patients After Surgery

May 19, 2015 — For the patient, surgery involves extreme physical stress, and in older patients especially this can lead to disorders of consciousness or cognition. The acute confusional state known as delirium, ... read more

Cognitive Process Speed in Teen Years Affects Depression Risk in Adulthood

May 19, 2015 — Teens with slower performance on a test of "cognitive processing speed" are more likely to have depression and anxiety symptoms as adults, reports a new paper. Previous studies have shown ... read more

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Enhance Cognitive Flexibility in at-Risk Older Adults

May 19, 2015 — A study of older adults at risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease found that those who consumed more omega-3 fatty acids did better than their peers on tests of cognitive flexibility -- the ... read more

May 18, 2015 — In the first study of its kind, former National Football League (NFL) players who lost consciousness due to concussion during their playing days showed key differences in brain structure later in ... read more

May 15, 2015 — Chronic pain is known to cause brain anatomy changes and impairments, but yoga can be an important tool for preventing or even reversing the effects of chronic pain on the brain, according to a new ... read more

Canadian Sports Concussion Project Releases Montador, Forzani, and Anonymous Donor Brain Autopsy Results

May 12, 2015 — The results of three brain autopsies have been announced by scientists, showing the varying outcomes that can result in brains of former athletes who sustained multiple concussions. The analyses of ... read more

Androgen Deprivation Therapy May Lead to Cognitive Impairment in Prostate Cancer Patients

May 13, 2015 — Cognitive impairment can occur in cancer patients who are treated with a variety of therapies, including radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy. After chemotherapy treatment it is ... read more

Huntington's Disease Monkeys Display Progressive Clinical Changes and Neurodegeneration

May 12, 2015 — A preclinical, large animal model of Huntington's disease has been developed for assessing new therapeutics, which could ultimately provide better treatment options, possibly including altering ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Researchers have mimicked the way the human brain processes information with the development of an electronic long-term memory ... read more

School Segregation Still Impacts African-Americans' Minds Decades Later

May 11, 2015 — As the United States observes the May 17 anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that ended racial segregation in public schools, a new study has found that desegregated schooling is tied to better ... read more

New Research Implicates Immune System in Rett Syndrome

May 11, 2015 — The immune system plays an unsuspected and surprising role in the progression of Rett syndrome, a severe neurological disorder affecting children, new research suggests. Rett syndrome is a ... read more

Study Sheds New Light on Low-Light Vision, Could Aid People With Retinal Deficits

May 11, 2015 — Driving down a dimly lit road at midnight can tax even those with 20/20 vision, but according to a recent study, the brain processes the experience no differently than if it were noon. The same study ... read more

Advanced MRI Scans Could Help Predict People at Risk of Schizophrenia

May 11, 2015 — Scientists have long known that the symptoms of schizophrenia are partly explained by disordered connectivity in the brain. Nownew scanning methods that map the wiring of the brain could provide a ... read more

It Doesn't Take a Brain Injury to Have Headache, Dizziness and Cognitive Impairment

May 8, 2015 — Researchers have provided an explanation for why many people with even very trivial head injuries, or even injuries to other parts of their bodies, experience incapacitating post-concussion like ... read more

Potential Cause of Schizophrenic Symptoms Identified

May 7, 2015 — Researchers believe they have discovered an abnormality in the schizophrenic brain that could be responsible for many of the disease's symptoms and could provide a drug target for therapeutic ... read more

May 7, 2015 — A new study shows that cichlid fish reared in larger social groups from birth display a greater and more extensive range of social interactions, which continues into the later life of the fish. ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Using a weak electric current in an attempt to boost brainpower or treat conditions has become popular among scientists and do-it-yourselfers, but a new study shows that using the most common form of ... read more

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Increased Road Rage

May 5, 2015 — Ontario adult drivers who say they have experienced at least one traumatic brain injury in their lifetime also report significantly higher incidents of serious road-related driving aggression, said a ... read more

Accelerated Brain Aging in Type 1 Diabetes Related to Cognitive Complications

May 5, 2015 — The brains of people with type 1 diabetes show signs of accelerated aging that correlate with slower information processing, according to research. The findings indicate that clinicians should ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Although the human ability to write evolved from our ability to speak, writing and talking are now such independent systems in the brain that someone who can't write a grammatically correct ... read more

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