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April 30, 2016

Exercise Genes? Study Suggests Certain People With Depression May Benefit from Exercise

Apr. 27, 2016 — Call it personalized medicine for depression -- but the prescription in this case is exercise, which researchers have found helps people with certain genetic ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Biologists have homed in on the genes that tell brain cells to grow the tendrils critical for passing messages throughout the body. In a new study, they report certain genes in nearby neurons need to ... read more

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Linked to Reduced Depressive Relapse Risk

Apr. 27, 2016 — The largest meta-analysis so far of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for recurrent depression has found that MBCT is an effective treatment option that can help prevent the recurrence of ... read more

Emotion Detector: Facial Expression Recognition to Improve Learning, Gaming

Apr. 27, 2016 — A computer algorithm that can tell whether you are happy or sad, angry or expressing almost any other emotion would be a boon to the games industry. New research describes such a system that is ... read more

Young Gay, Bisexual Men Six Times More Likely to Attempt Suicide Than Older Counterparts

Apr. 26, 2016 — Young gay and bisexual men are at significantly greater risk of poor mental health than older men in that group, according to new research. The study is the first to examine the mental health ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — A drug that slows protein production may help neurons affected by a genetic disease, report scientists. Rapamycin has been shown to extend lifespan and reduce symptoms in a broad range of diseases ... read more

Researchers Find Brain Circuit That Controls Binge Drinking

Apr. 26, 2016 — Researchers have identified a circuit between two brain regions that controls alcohol binge drinking, offering a more complete picture on what drives a behavior that costs the United States more than ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — A new study shows the death of newborn brain cells may be linked to a genetic risk factor for five major psychiatric diseases, and at the same time shows a compound currently being developed for use ... read more

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Mental-Health Apps

Apr. 26, 2016 — There are more than 165,000 mobile applications available for health care, with the largest category for people with mental-health disorders, managing everything from addiction to depression and ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — The hormone insulin - usually associated with diabetes -- is involved in the daily activity patterns and cognitive deficits in the fruitfly model of FXS. Results reveal a metabolic pathway that can ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — The Allen Institute for Brain Science has announced major updates to its online resources available at brain-map.org, including a new resource on Aging, Dementia and Traumatic Brain Injury. The ... read more

Abnormally Low Blood Flow Indicates Damage to NFL Players' Brains

Apr. 26, 2016 — The discovery of brain pathology through autopsy in former National Football League (NFL) players called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has raised substantial concern among players, medical ... read more

Unique Head Restraint, Car Seat System Could Reduce Whiplash Injuries

Apr. 26, 2016 — A reactive head restraint and car seat system designed to reduce whiplash in rear-end vehicle collisions has been unveiled by British engineers. The unique concept has been brought to life using ... read more

Immuno-Psychiatry: When Your Body Makes Its Own 'Angel Dust'

Apr. 26, 2016 — A new study reports structural brain damage from an autoimmune encephalitis that impairs behavior in ways that are somewhat similar to the effects of "angel dust". The body sometimes makes ... read more

New Light Shed on Causes of Movement Disorders in Parkinson's Disease

Apr. 26, 2016 — A possible cause has been found for the disrupted communication between brain cells exhibited by Parkinson's patients. Researchers have discovered that this group of patients have increased ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — Anxiety and depression are two of the most frequently occurring mental disorders worldwide. Light-activated nerve cells may indicate how they are formed, report ... read more

Nutrient Supplements Can Give Antidepressants a Boost

Apr. 26, 2016 — Certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression, an international evidence review has found. Omega 3 fish oils, ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Children whose mothers were nurturing during the preschool years, as opposed to later in childhood, have more robust growth in brain structures associated with learning, memory and stress response ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — For some types of autism, gastrointestinal problems may originate from the same genetic changes that lead to the behavioral and social characteristics of the condition, report researchers after ... read more

Regenerating Brain Tissue Brings Hope for a New Treatment Against Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s

Apr. 25, 2016 — Researchers developed a nanogel that enables the growth of new neurons. Working with animal models, researchers were able to cross the electroencephalic barrier, introduce a nanogel and achieve the ... read more

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