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How nature, nurture shape the sleeping brain
SCIENCE DAILY Some patterns of electrical activity generated by the brain during sleep are inherited, according to a study of teenage twins. Pinpointing the relative contributions of biology and experience to sleep neurophysiology could inform therapies... 7 hours
Biogen and Eisai announce results of LTE Phase 1b study of aducanumab for treating MCI
NEWS MEDICAL Biogen and Eisai Co., Ltd. announced results from a recent analysis of the ongoing long-term extension Phase 1b... 19 hours
Recent study helps predict probability of pregnant mothers to have child with autism
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute--led by Juergen Hahn, professor and head of biomedical engineering--are continuing to make remarkable progress with their research... 20 hours
Study of protein 'trafficker' provides insight into autism and other brain disorders
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that the protein ASTN2 shuttles receptors away from the surface of neurons, a process that facilitates efficient brain activity. 24 hours
Stress-regulating brain area larger in depression, bipolar
MNT New research finds that the hypothalamus, the brain area that controls the stress response, is larger in people with affective disorders. 2 days
Medical News Today: Stress-regulating brain area larger in depression, bipolar
MNT New research finds that the hypothalamus, the brain area that controls the stress response, is larger in people with affective disorders. 2 days
Latest research hints at predicting autism risk for pregnant mothers
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are continuing to make remarkable progress with research focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 2 days
USC research uncovers previously unknown genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL New research from USC has uncovered a previously unknown genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The study provides insights on how these conditions,... 3 days
Why natural disasters can be particularly scary for those with dementia
ABC NEWS For the estimated 5 million seniors in the U.S. diagnosed with dementia natural disasters can be particularly terrifying. 3 days
Genomic dark matter activity connects Parkinson's and psychiatric diseases
SCIENCE DAILY Using a new technique known as laser-capture RNA seq, that involves cutting out dopamine neurons from a human brain section with a laser, investigators have cataloged more than 70,000 novel... 4 days
Air pollution appears to be linked to increased risk of developing dementia
NEWS MEDICAL According to a new study co-authored by Professor Frank Kelly, School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences, air pollution appears to be linked to... 4 days
Dopamine neurons may involve in conditions ranging from Parkinson's disease to schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL Dopamine neurons are located in the midbrain, but their tendril-like axons can branch far into the higher cortical areas, influencing how we move and... 4 days
Grieving patients treated with talk therapy have lower risk of suicide and psychiatric illness
NEWS MEDICAL In a comprehensive study, researchers from Aarhus University show that grieving patients who receive what is known as talk therapy... 4 days
Brain region for stress control is enlarged in people with depression, finds study
NEWS MEDICAL According to the World Health Organization, 322 million people worldwide were affected by depression in 2015--4.4 percent of the world's population. 4 days
Your gut is directly connected to your brain, by a newly discovered neuron circuit
Science Magazine Find could lead to new treatments for obesity, depression 4 days
In depression the brain region for stress control is larger
SCIENCE DAILY Although depression is one of the leading psychiatric disorders, its cause remains unclear. A recent study found that those affected by depressive disorder have a larger hypothalamus compared... 4 days
Medical News Today: Dementia: New risk factor examined
MNT A number of risk factors are known for dementia; these include hypertension, a sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and smoking. A new study may add another. 4 days
Chaos and agitation: Helping a patient survive a hurricane
NEWS MEDICAL As Hurricane Florence barreled toward her coastal community, Patty Younts grappled with a question: Where should a person with dementia go? 5 days
Survey: 91% of people around the world believe medical research will result in dementia cure
NEWS MEDICAL A new survey from Novartis, Amgen and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, along with Alzheimer’s Disease International, shows that 91%... 5 days
Can a heart treatment lower depression and anxiety?
MNT Researchers find that one treatment for atrial fibrillation effectively improves the symptoms of anxiety and depression linked with this condition. 5 days
Medical News Today: Can a heart treatment lower depression and anxiety?
MNT Researchers find that one treatment for atrial fibrillation effectively improves the symptoms of anxiety and depression linked with this condition. 5 days
Older individuals with multiple sclerosis report higher quality of life than younger counterparts
NEWS MEDICAL A recent brief report by MS researchers provides preliminary evidence that older individuals with multiple sclerosis report lower levels of depression and... 5 days
Twitter Chat » NIMH Twitter Chat: Depression
NIMH In recognition of National Depression Screening Day, NIMH is hosting a Twitter chat on depression, a common but serious mood disorder. The event will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018, 11:00AM―12:00 PM ET.... 5 days
Medical News Today: Daily aspirin does not make for a longer, 'disability-free' life
MNT Daily low-dose aspirin does not help healthy older people with no history of heart problems live a longer dementia- and disability-free life,... 5 days
From Syria to California: Refugees seek care for wounds of war
ABC NEWS A clinic in El Cajon, Calif., treats patients recovering from anything from gunshot wounds to PTSD and anxiety about family left behind. 5 days
Alector announces initiation of Phase 1 trial of AL001 for treating frontotemporal dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Alector, a privately held biotechnology company pioneering immuno-neurology, a novel therapeutic approach for the treatment of neurodegeneration, today announced the initiation of... 6 days
New study reveals mechanisms that lead to cognitive decline in Type 2 diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL Type 2 diabetes has been linked with an increased risk of cognitive dysfunction and dementia, but the underlying mechanisms are uncertain. 6 days
Arthritis common in individuals with varying degrees of depression, finds study
NEWS MEDICAL Arthritis is common in individuals with varying degrees of depression, according to a new International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry study. 6 days
Air pollution increases risk of dementia
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has shown that air pollution raises the risk of dementia. The risk remains among people of all ages find researchers. 6 days
Medical News Today: Schizophrenia: 'Resyncing' brain circuits could halt symptoms
MNT 'Resyncing' brain circuits in an adult mouse model of schizophrenia eliminated some neural and behavioral symptoms of the disorder, a new study found. 6 days
Schizophrenia: 'Resyncing' brain circuits could halt symptoms
MNT 'Resyncing' brain circuits in an adult mouse model of schizophrenia eliminated some neural and behavioral symptoms of the disorder, a new study found. 6 days
NASA infrared imagery reveals wind shearing Tropical Depression Joyce
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at Tropical Depression Joyce and found wind shear was pushing the bulk of clouds and showers to the east of the center. 6 days
Most prior research on discrimination looked at adults, study says
PHYS.ORG Racial and ethnic discrimination takes a toll on adolescents and is linked to their depression, poor self-esteem, lower academic achievement, substance use and risky sexual behavior, according to... 6 days
Researchers find children experience concussion symptoms three times longer than adults
SCIENCE DAILY Parents should be aware that significant changes in concussion treatment have emerged in recent years. Primarily, there has been a major shift to promoting active recovery... 7 days
Anxiety surrounding mass shootings briefly closes ideological divides
PHYS.ORG People who feel anxious surrounding mass shootings tend to abandon their political ideology on typically divided issues, according to a study by two University of Kansas professors. 7 days
Resynchronizing neurons to erase schizophrenia
SCIENCE DAILY By increasing the excitability of a subpopulation of 'defective' inhibitory neurons, researchers have demonstrated that it is possible to suppress certain behavioral symptoms associated with schizophrenia. 1 week
NASA finds Tropical Depression Joyce continues to lose it
PHYS.ORG Visible and infrared satellite imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed Tropical Storm Joyce continues to become more disorganized. 1 week
Watchdog slams safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs
ABC NEWS Federal watchdog agency slams safeguards for foster kids prescribed powerful psychiatric drugs 1 week
Witnessing school violence linked to later risk of psycho-social and academic impairment
NEWS MEDICAL Students who witness violence in school at age 13 are at later risk of psycho-social and academic impairment at age 15, according to a... 1 week
Daily low-dose aspirin does not prolong healthy life in older people, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL In a large clinical trial to determine the risks and benefits of daily low-dose aspirin in healthy older adults without previous cardiovascular... 1 week
Daily low-dose aspirin found to have no effect on healthy life span in older people
SCIENCE DAILY In a clinical trial to determine the effects of daily low-dose aspirin in healthy older adults without previous... 1 week
APNewsBreak: Few safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs
ABC NEWS APNewsBreak: Federal watchdog agency says safeguards are lacking for foster kids taking psychiatric drugs 1 week
The irresistible CCL17
SCIENCE DAILY Doctors have long known that a high level of the protein CCL17 in the body indicates an allergic reaction. Now scientists have discovered a completely new function: CCL17 also influences signal transmission in the brain. There may even be a... 1 week
NASA-NOAA satellite finds winds tearing Tropical Depression Isaac apart
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over tropical cyclone Isaac in the eastern Caribbean Sea and it has weakened to a depression as a result of being hammered by vertical wind... 1 week
Computer avatars play a part in dementia detection
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have demonstrated the possibility of detecting dementia from conversations in human-agent interaction. Their research shows how a machine can learn characteristics of sounds of elderly people who answered easy questions from... 1 week
One in three college freshmen worldwide reports mental health disorder
SCIENCE DAILY A new study finds that more than one-third of first-year university students in eight industrialized countries around the globe report symptoms consistent with a diagnosable mental health disorder. 1 week
Scientists reveal drumming helps schoolchildren diagnosed with autism
SCIENCE DAILY Children diagnosed with autism perform better in school if they participate in two 30-minute drumming sessions a week, according to a new scientific study. 2 weeks
Can brain-stimulating implants treat some severe cases of autism?
Science Magazine Deep brain stimulation all but erased autism-induced obsessive behavior in one woman 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Inhaled blood pressure drug could prevent panic attacks
MNT New research suggests that a drug commonly used for hypertension could be used as a quick-acting nasal spray to prevent anxiety attacks. 2 weeks
Drumming can benefit school children with autism
NEWS MEDICAL DRUMMING for 60 minutes a week can benefit children diagnosed with autism and supports learning at school, according to a new scientific study. 2 weeks
Computer avatars play role in diagnosis of dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Diagnosis of dementia was made via cognitive function tests such as Mini-Mental State Examination and medical imaging systems at hospitals, a fairly large system for the purpose. 2 weeks
Breakthrough shows immune cells may play a role in schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO A type of immune cell called the “macrophages” are known to be one of the first soldiers of the body that can fight off infections and plays a... 2 weeks
Cancer drug and antidepressants provide clues for treating brain-eating amoeba infections
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have now identified three new molecular drug targets in Naegleria fowleri and a number of drugs that are able to inhibit the amoeba's growth in... 2 weeks
NASA sees Tropical Depression Olivia's strength waning
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at a weakening and now tropical depression Olivia in the Central Pacific Ocean. Olivia soaked the Hawaiian Islands on its east to west track through them. 2 weeks
Enhanced 3-D imaging poised to advance treatments for brain diseases
PHYS.ORG Researchers have developed a combination of commercially available hardware and open-source software, named PySight, which improves rapid 2-D and 3-D imaging of the brain and other tissues. By... 2 weeks
Researchers develop new wearable photostimulator that speeds up hair growth
NEWS MEDICAL Although some people embrace the saying "bald is beautiful," for others, alopecia, or excessive hair loss, can cause stress and anxiety. 2 weeks
Childhood adversity associated with impaired social cognition in adults with major psychiatric disorders
NEWS MEDICAL A new report published in European Psychiatry identified a significant association between childhood adversity and impaired social cognitive functioning among adults diagnosed... 2 weeks
Childhood trauma linked to impaired social cognition later in life for patients with major psychiatric disorders
SCIENCE DAILY A new report has identified a significant association between childhood adversity and impaired social cognitive functioning... 2 weeks
Early Holocene human presence in Madagascar evidenced by exploitation of avian megafauna
Science Magazine Previous research suggests that people first arrived on Madagascar by ~2500 years before present (years B.P.). This hypothesis is consistent with butchery marks on... 2 weeks
[Editors' Choice] Network tools identify early signs of anxiety
Science Magazine Novel network analyses identify constellations of childhood symptoms that predict anxiety disorders and depression during adolescence and young adulthood. 2 weeks
A wearable device for regrowing hair
PHYS.ORG Although some people embrace the saying "bald is beautiful," for others, alopecia, or excessive hair loss, can cause stress and anxiety. Some studies have shown that stimulating the skin with lasers can help regrow hair, but... 2 weeks
A wearable device for regrowing hair
SCIENCE DAILY Although some people embrace the saying 'bald is beautiful,' for others, alopecia, or excessive hair loss, can cause stress and anxiety. Some studies have shown that stimulating the skin with lasers can help regrow hair, but... 2 weeks
New dopamine sensors could improve our understanding of Parkinson’s Disease
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have developed a sensor that can measure dopamine in the brain for more than a year. The tech could help us understand Parkinson's and depression. 2 weeks
Tiny sensors can measure dopamine levels in the brain for more than a year
NEWS MEDICAL Dopamine, a signaling molecule used throughout the brain, plays a major role in regulating our mood, as well as controlling... 2 weeks
Study finds overlapping copy number variations in Japanese patients with autism and schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL Common genetic variants may underlie autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia across human populations, according to a study appearing September 11th in the... 2 weeks
Back pain linked to mental health problems and risky behaviors in teenagers
SCIENCE DAILY A new study indicates that adolescents who experience back pain more frequently are also more likely to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and report problems... 2 weeks
Inhaled version of blood pressure drug shows promise in treating anxiety, pain
SCIENCE DAILY An inhaled form of a high blood pressure medication has potential to treat certain types of anxiety as well as pain, according to a... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Autism prognosis: Parental genes 'incredibly useful'
MNT While a main variant primes a person to develop a complex disorder such as autism, their 'genetic background' sets the 'clinical features,' a study finds. 2 weeks
Autism prognosis: Parental genes 'incredibly useful'
MNT While a main variant primes a person to develop a complex disorder such as autism, their 'genetic background' sets the 'clinical features,' a study finds. 2 weeks
Inhaled form of high blood pressure drug has potential to treat anxiety, pain
NEWS MEDICAL An inhaled form of a high blood pressure medication has potential to treat certain types of anxiety as well as pain, according... 2 weeks
NASA sees Tropical Depression Paul's strength sapped
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at Tropical Depression Paul and found its center pushed away from strongest storms. 2 weeks
Overlapping copy number variations underlie autism and schizophrenia in Japanese patients
SCIENCE DAILY Common genetic variants may underlie autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia across human populations, according to a new study. In line with previous studies in Caucasians, the... 2 weeks
The benefits of prison chess clubs
PHYS.ORG Chess is a cheap and tactical game, and is claimed to develop the part of the brain responsible for planning, judgement and self control, and even to help prevent dementia. So it's no wonder that thousands... 2 weeks
Back pain linked with mental health problems and risky behaviors in adolescents
NEWS MEDICAL A new study in the Journal of Public Health indicates that adolescents who experience back pain more frequently are also more likely to smoke... 2 weeks
Breakthrough shows immune cells may play a role in schizophrenia
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