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October 23, 2016

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October 23, 2016

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

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

Oct. 17, 2016 — Spinal cord injury alters the type of bacteria living in the gut and that these changes can exacerbate the extent of neurological damage and impair recovery of function, new research suggests. The ... read more

Bad Relationships Increase Risk of Infection in Both Mother and Child

Oct. 17, 2016 — Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children, reports a research ... read more

Building a Better Rat Maze Could Help Us All Cooperate

Oct. 13, 2016 — A fully-automated rat maze could help scientists better understand how individuals cooperate, and how this process may go awry in the brains of people with disorders ranging from autism to ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — A new approach to image functional activity in the brains of individual fetuses has now been pioneered by researchers, allowing a better look at how functional networks within the brain develop. The ... read more

Hypothyroidism Symptoms Linger Despite Medication Use, Normal Blood Tests

Oct. 12, 2016 — New research gives hypothyroidism patients—who often feel dismissed and forgotten—evidence that their persistent symptoms are not just in their ... read more

Visual Cortex Plays Role in Plasticity of Eye Movement Reflex

Oct. 12, 2016 — The visual cortex – a region of the brain known to process sensory information – plays a key role in promoting the plasticity of innate, spontaneous eye movements, according to a ... read more

Perceived Obesity Causes Lower Body Satisfaction for Women Than Men, Study Shows

Oct. 11, 2016 — ‘Owning’ an obese body produces significantly lower body satisfaction for females than males, scientists have found. In the first study of its kind investigating healthy individuals and their ... read more

Correlation Found in TBI, Concussions

Oct. 11, 2016 — Physicians and researchers have identified a link between domestic violence and traumatic brain injury. The findings could have important implications in the treatment of domestic violence survivors, ... read more

Understanding the Delayed Response to Antidepressants

Oct. 11, 2016 — Depression is a mental illness that affects how a person feels, thinks and handles daily activities. Antidepressants are prescribed to alleviate the symptoms of depression and help the brain process ... read more

Running Triggers Production of a Molecule That Repairs the Brain in Animal Models

Oct. 11, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that a molecule triggered by running can help repair certain kinds of brain damage in animal models. They found that this molecule, called VGF nerve growth factor, helps ... read more

New Study Finds 'Amplifier' Helps Make Connections in the Fetal Brain

Oct. 11, 2016 — Early neural connections are sparse, weak, and unreliable. Now researchers have discovered that fetal brains use a special amplifier in order to transmit ... read more

Alzheimer's Disease Could Be Treated With Gene Therapy, Suggests Animal Study

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers have prevented the development of Alzheimer’s disease in mice by using a virus to deliver a specific gene into the brain, outlines a new ... read more

Research Team Maps Genomic Landscape of Schwannoma Tumors

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers have described the genomic landscape of schwannomas in a new paper. Schwannomas are one of the most common posterior fossa brain tumors and the most common spinal ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — A new tool allows researchers to interactively explore the hierarchical processes that happen in the brain when it is resting or performing tasks. Scientists also hope that the tool can shed some ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — A specialized area of the mosquito brain mixes tastes with smells to create unique and preferred flavors. These findings advance the possibility of identifying a substance that makes "human ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Will astronauts traveling to Mars remember much of it? That's the question concerning scientists probing a phenomenon called "space brain." Scientists have found that exposure to ... read more

What's Really Going on in PTSD Brains? Experts Suggest New Theory

Oct. 7, 2016 — PTSD experts agree that the condition has its roots in very real, physical processes within the brain – and not some sort of psychological “weakness”. But no clear consensus has emerged about ... read more

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