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April 26, 2017

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April 26, 2017

Low Levels of 'Memory Protein' Linked to Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 25, 2017 — This discovery may lead to important research and may one day help experts develop new and better therapies for Alzheimer's and other forms of cognitive ... read more

Stem Cells Help Researchers Identify Neuronal Defects Causing Angelman Syndrome

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers have used stem cells derived from patients with Angelman syndrome to identify the underlying neuronal defects that cause the rare neurogenetic disorder, an important step in the ongoing ... read more

Orange Essential Oil May Help Alleviate Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Apr. 24, 2017 — PTSD will affect about 8 percent of people during their lives. A new study suggests that passively inhaling orange essential oil could offer a nonpharmaceutical option to relieve ... read more

How Walking Benefits the Brain

Apr. 24, 2017 — You probably know that walking does your body good, but it's not just your heart and muscles that benefit. Researchers found that the foot's impact during walking sends pressure waves ... read more

Brain's Power to Adapt Offers Short-Term Gains, Long-Term Strains

Apr. 24, 2017 — Like air-traffic controllers scrambling to reconnect flights when a major hub goes down, the brain has a remarkable ability to rewire itself after suffering an injury. However, maintaining these new ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Two years ago, the Zika virus drew attention to microcephaly, a developmental disorder in which the brain and skull display inhibited growth. But there are other causes of microcephaly, such as ... read more

Challenging the Current Approach to Glut1 Deficiency

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers have discovered that diet changes and early diagnosis could help outcomes for patients with Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency, a rare pediatric neurological disorder that can cause ... read more

Brain Circuit Enables Split-Second Decisions When Cues Conflict

Apr. 24, 2017 — A circuit in the brain is critical for governing how we respond to conflicting environmental cues, new research ... read more

Mothers' Relationship Happiness May Influence Infant Fussiness

Apr. 24, 2017 — How happy a mother is in her relationship and the social support she receives may affect the risk of infant colic, according to ... read more

Unravelling a Mystery Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 24, 2017 — Ahead of MS Awareness Week, an international team of researchers has discovered a new cellular mechanism -- an underlying defect in brain cells -- that may cause the disease, and a potential hallmark ... read more

Medical History Reveals Multiple Sclerosis Begins to Impact Patients Sooner

Apr. 21, 2017 — People with multiple sclerosis can show signs of something wrong five years before the onset of disease, much earlier than previously thought, according to a new analysis of health records from ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Excess sugar -- especially the fructose in sugary drinks -- might damage your brain, new research suggests. Researchers found that people who drink sugary beverages frequently are more likely to have ... read more

Hearing Tests Miss Common Form of Hearing Loss, Study Shows

Apr. 20, 2017 — Traditional clinical hearing tests often fail to diagnose patients with a common form of inner ear damage that might otherwise be detected by more challenging behavioral tests, according to new ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Electrical stimulation delivered when memory is predicted to fail can improve memory function in the human brain, a team of neuroscientists shows for the first time. That same stimulation generally ... read more

Treating Sports-Related Concussions Using Telemedicine

Apr. 20, 2017 — An estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million traumatic brain injuries occur every year. More than 75 percent of the injuries are sports-related mild traumatic brain injuries or concussions. Now a study focuses on ... read more

Want to Stay Mentally Healthy in Older Age? Stimulate Your Brain in Early Life

Apr. 20, 2017 — Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education help people stay mentally healthy in later life, according to new ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Damaging tangles of the protein tau dot the brains of people with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and boxer's dementia. Now, a team of scientists has found a way to measure tau ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — New clues to the wiring of the brain have now been uncovered by a team of researchers. They found that neurons in brain regions that store memory can form networks in the absence of synaptic ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Most left-handers can rattle off a list of their eminent comrades-in-arms: Oprah Winfrey, Albert Einstein, and Barack Obama, just to name three, but they may want to add on cockatoos, ... read more

Reduction of Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms Associated With Noninvasive Technology

Apr. 19, 2017 — A closed-loop acoustic stimulation brainwave technology significantly reduced symptoms in people suffering from post-traumatic stress in a small pilot study, report ... read more

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