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May 25, 2015

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

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

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

'Fuzzy Thinking' in Depression, Bipolar Disorder: New Research Finds Effect Is Real

May 4, 2015 — People with depression or bipolar disorder often feel their thinking ability has gotten “fuzzy”, or less sharp than before their symptoms began. Now, researchers have shown in a large study that ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Premature birth can alter the connectivity between key areas of the brain, according to a new study. The findings should help researchers to better understand why premature birth is linked to a ... read more

Higher-Level Occupations May Increase Survival in Patients With a Common Form of Early-Onset Dementia

Apr. 23, 2015 — Doctors, lawyers and other "high level" professionals may have a built-in survival edge if they're diagnosed with the disease frontotemporal dementia (FTD), according to new research. ... read more

Brain Abnormalities Found Among Those Experiencing Blast-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Apr. 22, 2015 — Individuals with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), particularly those who have had loss of consciousness (LOC), show structural brain abnormalities in their white matter as measured by diffusion ... read more

May 1, 2015 — What happens to an astronaut's brain during a mission to Mars? Nothing good. It's besieged by destructive particles that can forever impair cognition, according to a radiation oncology ... read more

Human Brain Inspires Computer Memory

Apr. 28, 2015 — How is it possible to create computer memory that is both faster and consumes less energy? Researchers have unlocked the physical mechanisms involved in new-generation magnetic memory, and have shown ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Imagine living a healthy, normal life without the ability to re-experience in your mind personal events from your past. You have learned details about past episodes from your life and can recite ... read more

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