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February 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

Drugs That Alter Inhibitory Targets Offer Therapeutic Strategies for Autism, Schizophrenia

Feb. 21, 2017 — Memories are formed at structures in the brain known as dendritic spines, which communicate with other brain cells through 'synapses.' Researchers recently discovered that an inhibitory ... read more

Treatment Strategy for Anorexia

Feb. 20, 2017 — New research conducted in adolescent rodents provides insights on the mechanisms behind anorexia nervosa and points to a potential treatment ... read more

Repetitive Head Injuries May Not Cause Movement Problems for Former NFL Players

Feb. 19, 2017 — Former NFL players who had repeated head injuries may not have significant problems with motor functions later in life, according to a preliminary ... read more

Scientists Uncover How Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly

Feb. 17, 2017 — A multidisciplinary team has uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to alter brain development, outlines a new ... read more

Discovery of Genetic 'Switch' Could Help to Prevent Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

Feb. 17, 2017 — A genetic 'switch' has been discovered, which could help to prevent or delay the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, report ... read more

Solving the Puzzle of Alzheimer's Disease

Feb. 16, 2017 — A new study examines if a compound called AC253 can inhibit a 'rogue' protein called amyloid. The protein is found in large numbers in the brains of Alzheimer's patients and is ... read more

New Test May Quickly Identify Mild Traumatic Brain Injury With Underlying Brain Damage

Feb. 16, 2017 — A new test using peripheral vision reaction time could lead to earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment of mild traumatic brain injury, often referred to as a ... read more

B Vitamins Reduce Schizophrenia Symptoms, Study Finds

Feb. 16, 2017 — A review of worldwide studies has found that add-on treatment with high-dose B vitamins -- including B6, B8 and B12 -- can significantly reduce symptoms of schizophrenia more than standard treatments ... read more

Complex Neurological Infections Require Team Care

Feb. 16, 2017 — A multidisciplinary approach is important for diagnosis and treatment of healthcare-associated ventriculitis and meningitis, suggest new guidelines. These complex brain and spinal infections can be ... read more

Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Exceeding Ten Years May Protect from Dementia

Feb. 16, 2017 — Postmenopausal estrogen-based hormone therapy lasting longer than ten years was associated with a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease in a large study. The study explored the association ... read more

Depression or Anxiety May Increase Risk of Surgical Wound Complications

Feb. 16, 2017 — Patients' mental health may affect their risk of experiencing wound-related complications after surgery, new research ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Ultra-flexible, nanoelectronic thread (NET) brain probes have been designed that can achieve more reliable long-term neural recording than existing probes and don't elicit scar formation when ... read more

Is It Depression or Dementia? Brain SPECT Imaging Helps Distinguish Them

Feb. 16, 2017 — Does a patient have depression or a cognitive disorder (CD) such as Alzheimer's disease or both? Since both disorders have overlapping symptoms, how can a clinician tell them apart to make an ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — New clues to the link between Nodding syndrome, a devastating form of pediatric epilepsy found in specific areas of east Africa, and a parasitic worm that can cause river blindness have now been ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in infants with older siblings with autism, researchers from around the country were able to correctly predict 80 percent of those infants who would later meet ... read more

Mental Shortcuts: Many Physicians Choose Insomnia Meds Based on Habit

Feb. 15, 2017 — Clinical decision-making and treatment choice is a complex cognitive process influenced by multiple variables, report ... read more

Emotions Are Cognitive, Not Innate, Researchers Conclude

Feb. 15, 2017 — Emotions are not innately programmed into our brains, but, in fact, are cognitive states resulting from the gathering of information, researchers ... read more

Depression Symptoms Among Men When Their Partners Are Pregnant

Feb. 15, 2017 — Men who were stressed or in poor health had elevated depression symptoms when their partners were pregnant and nine months after the birth of their child, according to the results of a study of ... read more

Outdoor Adventure Program Is a Promising Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Feb. 15, 2017 — A new study finds outdoor challenge-based interventions may be effective in reducing the overall severity of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ... read more

How Depression Can Muddle Thinking

Feb. 15, 2017 — Depression is associated with sadness, fatigue and a lack of motivation. But people with depression can also have trouble processing information and solving problems. Now scientists studying a rat ... read more

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