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May 25, 2016

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May 25, 2016

Crowdsourcing Contest Using Data from People, Dogs Advances Epileptic Seizure Forecasting

May 24, 2016 — It might sound like a riddle: What do you get when you combine one online contest, two patients, five dogs and 654 data ... read more

Distinguishing Differences in Dementia Using Brain Scans

May 24, 2016 — Neuroscientists are now able to distinguish two different forms of dementia using advanced imaging techniques. This is the first step towards early recognition of dementia in patients on the basis of ... read more

PET Imaging With Special Tracer Can Detect, Diagnose Early Alzheimer's Disease

May 24, 2016 — Recognizing that the use of biomarkers has led to advances in the detection of Alzheimer's disease (AD), researchers reviewed a PET amyloid imaging agent, finding that imaging with PiB provides ... read more

Higher Fluctuations in Blood Pressure Linked to Brain Function Decline

May 23, 2016 — Fluctuations in blood pressure readings over a five-year period resulted in faster declines in brain and cognitive function among older adults. Controlling this blood pressure instability may be a ... read more

Enzyme Pair Play Crucial Role in Maintaining Balance of Cellular Processes

May 20, 2016 — Scientists show that ULK1 and ULK2, two enzymes involved in autophagy, regulate the trafficking of proteins between select cellular compartments, a new report ... read more

Brain Scans of Dementia Patients With Coprophagia Showed Neurodegeneration

May 19, 2016 — Coprophagia, eating one's feces, is common in animals but rarely seen in humans. Now researchers have reviewed the cases of a dozen adult patients diagnosed with coprophagia over the past 20 ... read more

New Brain-Training Tool to Help People Cut Drinking

May 19, 2016 — An online exercise featured in the first episode of BBC One’s ‘Lose Weight for Love’ is now available to the public for free to help people who want to cut down on ... read more

May 17, 2016 — The discovery that unattached, sliding microtubules aid in neuronal migration, could ultimately help researchers better understand how neurons gone astray contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders, ... read more

EPO in Very Preterm Infants Does Not Improve Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at 2 Years

May 17, 2016 — A new study randomly assigned 448 preterm infants born between 26 weeks 0 days' and 31 weeks 6 days' gestation to receive either high-dose recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) or ... read more

Chronic Fatigue Patients More Likely to Suppress Emotions

May 17, 2016 — Chronic fatigue syndrome patients report they are more anxious and distressed than people who don’t have the condition, and they are also more likely to suppress those emotions. In addition, when ... read more

Magic Mushroom Compound Psilocybin Could Provide New Avenue for Antidepressant Research

May 17, 2016 — Psilocybin -- a hallucinogenic compound derived from magic mushrooms -- may offer a possible new avenue for antidepressant research, according to a new ... read more

A Narrow Band of Green Light Could Improve Migraines

May 17, 2016 — Most migraine and post-traumatic headache sufferers find their headaches get worse in light, leading them to quit their most fundamental daily tasks and seek the comfort of darkness. A new study ... read more

Using Exercise to Reduce Glutamate Build-Up in the Brain

May 17, 2016 — Exercise has the potential to decrease toxic build-up in the brain, reducing the severity of brain disorders such as Huntington's disease, report ... read more

Children, Youth Take Longer to Fully Recover from Concussion

May 16, 2016 — The findings indicate that those in the age group of eight and 16 are not only vulnerable to concussions, but because their brain is still developing, they are neurologically more fragile than adults ... read more

Regular Exercise at Any Age Might Stave Off Alzheimer's

May 16, 2016 — Research has demonstrated a positive correlation between fitness and blood flow to areas of the brain where the hallmark tangles and plaques of Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology are usually ... read more

Obese or Anorexic Individuals React Differently to Taste, Study Says

May 16, 2016 — Women suffering from anorexia nervosa and those who are obese respond differently to taste, a finding that could lead to new treatments for the eating disorders, report ... read more

May 16, 2016 — An interdisciplinary team is developing unique technologies to sense and stimulate individual cells of the brain without invasive ... read more

Resistant Neurons Point the Way to Protective Factors in ALS

May 16, 2016 — The growth factor IGF-2 can prevent the death of human nerve cells in the incurable disease ALS, according to a new study. The work demonstrates that degeneration-resistant oculomotor neurons can be ... read more

Omega-3 Lowers Childhood Aggression in Short Term

May 13, 2016 — Consuming omega-3 initially improves a child's aggressive behavior, according to researchers but the effects eventually ... read more

May 13, 2016 — For decades, scientists have fiercely debated whether rapid eye movement sleep -- the phase where dreams appear -- is directly involved in memory formation. Now, a study provides evidence that REM ... read more

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