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October 26, 2016

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October 26, 2016

Additional Benefit of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for the Clearance of Metabolites from the Brain

Oct. 26, 2016 — Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, could improve the function of the glymphatic system, which facilitates the clearance of waste from the brain, and promote the ... read more

Dieting Success May Be Hardwired Into the Brain

Oct. 25, 2016 — Scientists studied the connections between the executive control and reward systems in the brain, and discovered the ability to self-regulate a healthy body weight may be dependent on individual ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Depression is generally considered to be a specific and consistent disorder characterized by a fixed set of symptoms and often treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medication. However, the ... read more

Don't Believe Your Eyes

Oct. 24, 2016 — Visual hallucinations ... everyone has heard of them, and many people have experienced the sensation of "seeing" something that isn't there. But studying the phenomenon of ... read more

New Evaluation Model Delivers Improved Care for Patients With Cognitive Disorders

Oct. 24, 2016 — First year data on the effectiveness of a new care model has been published. The work follows a three-step evaluation and management plan from clinicians in Geriatrics, Neuropsychology and Neurology, ... read more

Oct. 23, 2016 — Researchers have explored the true impact of heading a soccer ball, identifying small but significant changes in brain function immediately after routine heading ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that's partly responsible for feelings of happiness and for mood regulation in humans. This makes it a common target for antidepressants, which block serotonin ... read more

Scientists Build a Better Cancer Drug to Pass Through Blood-Brain Barrier

Oct. 20, 2016 — In efforts to develop new treatments for brain cancer, scientists report they have altered the structure of an experimental drug that seems to enhance its ability to slip through the mostly ... read more

Advances Made in Alzheimer's Research

Oct. 20, 2016 — A major advance has been made in Alzheimer’s research, say researchers. They showed how a diseased vertebrate brain can naturally react to Alzheimer’s pathology by forming more neurons. Two ... read more

Patients With Insomnia Have Altered Activity in Specific Brain Regions

Oct. 19, 2016 — Specific brain regions, including those involved in awareness of self and tendency to ruminate, show altered activity in patients with insomnia when compared to good sleepers, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — Using a recently developed technology for analyzing DNA, scientists have found dozens of genes and two major biological pathways that are likely involved in the development of the disorder but had ... read more

Overcoming Egocentricity Increases Self-Control

Oct. 19, 2016 — Neurobiological models of self-control usually focus on brain mechanisms involved in impulse control and emotion regulation. Recent research shows that the mechanism for overcoming egocentricity also ... read more

Dire Effects of Sports Head Injuries, Concussions Still a Concern

Oct. 19, 2016 — As football and soccer become year-round sports, their popularity accounts for more concussions and head injuries. This has parents, athletes and head injury experts sounding the alarm of long-term ... read more

A New Player in Appetite Control

Oct. 18, 2016 — Brain cells called glial cells play a critical role in controlling appetite and feeding behavior, neuroscientists have discovered. In a study of mice, the researchers found that activating these ... read more

Hard of Hearing? It's Not Your Ears, It's Your Brain

Oct. 18, 2016 — The reason you may have to say something twice when talking to older family members at Thanksgiving dinner may not be because of their hearing. Researchers have determined that something is going on ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Mutations in a gene linked with brain development may dispose people to multiple forms of psychiatric disease by changing the way brain cells communicate, new research has ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Scientists are aiming to develop a more effective method for delivering neural stem cells to the brain in an effort to move forward stem cell therapies to treat neurological ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Understanding of the physical root of depression has been advanced, thanks to new research. Researchers have identified the lateral orbitofrontal cortex as the area of the brain affected by ... read more

Researchers Identify New Imaging Findings, Treatment for Patients With Parsonage-Turner Syndrome

Oct. 18, 2016 — Physicians have been studying patient outcomes of Parsonage-Turner Syndrome (PTS), a neurological disorder that results in a sudden paralysis of one or more muscles around the shoulder and ... read more

Insight Into Sleep's Role in Schizophrenia Offers Potential Treatment Path

Oct. 18, 2016 — A sleep abnormality likely plays an important role in schizophrenia, according to sleep experts. In a review of the growing body of evidence linking a reduction in sleep spindle activity to ... read more

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