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Schizophrenia disrupts the brain's entire communication system, researchers say
SCIENCE DAILY Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption to the brain's entire communication system.... 5 hours
New imaging system offers better way to monitor brain changes from Alzheimer's in mouse models
NEWS MEDICAL An estimated 5.5 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease, a type of dementia that causes problems with memory,... 7 hours
Medical News Today: Schizophrenia affects whole-brain connectivity, major study finds
MNT The largest ever big data study of schizophrenia finds that the entire communication system in the brain's white matter is disrupted in the disease. 12 hours
Schizophrenia affects whole-brain connectivity, major study finds
MNT The largest ever big data study of schizophrenia finds that the entire communication system in the brain's white matter is disrupted in the disease. 12 hours
New imaging approach maps whole-brain changes from Alzheimer's disease in mice
PHYS.ORG An estimated 5.5 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease, a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Although treatments can slow the... 13 hours
Signaling pathway may be key to why autism is more common in boys
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered sex differences in a brain signaling pathway involved in reward learning and motivation that make male mice more vulnerable... 16 hours
On back roads of Appalachia’s coal country, mental health services are as rare as jobs
NEWS MEDICAL Every other month, Tanya Nelson travels 32 miles from the heart of Appalachia's coal country for an appointment... 16 hours
Study sheds new light on why autism is more common in boys
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers aiming to understand why autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are more common in boys have discovered differences in a brain signaling pathway involved in... 17 hours
USC study reveals how schizophrenia has biological effect on the entire brain
NEWS MEDICAL Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption... 18 hours
Medical News Today: What is stimming?
MNT Stimming is a common symptom of autism. Learn more about it here, including the different types of behavior that can occur, and what can be done to help. 21 hours
What is stimming?
MNT Stimming is a common symptom of autism. Learn more about it here, including the different types of behavior that can occur, and what can be done to help. 21 hours
Magic mushrooms chemical Psilocybin for treatment of hard-to treat depression
NEWS MEDICAL A new study from UK has found efficacy of psilocybin – a chemical found in “magic mushrooms”, in severe depression. The study involved 19 patients with severe depression.... 1 day
NASA sees Tropical Depression Khanun sissipating in Gulf of Tonkin
PHYS.ORG NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Storm Khanun after it had passed over southern China and began dissipating in the Gulf of Tonkin. 1 day
Study identifies new biomarker for depression in diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL A study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic has identified a biomarker for depression in diabetes. Findings of epidemiological studies have shown an overall 2-fold increased prevalence of depression... 2 days
Cocktail tests on toxic waste called for
SCIENCE DAILY Surprisingly low concentrations of toxic chemicals -- from fungicides to antidepressants -- can change the way some aquatic creatures swim and feed, according to new research. In addition, depending on the cocktail of toxins... 2 days
Fungicides and antidepressants in rivers alter the swimming and feeding behaviour of aquatic animals
PHYS.ORG Surprisingly low concentrations of toxic chemical products in rivers including fungicides to antidepressants can change the swimming and feeding behaviours... 2 days
Researchers turn a critical eye on safety, anxiety, and how they're shaping society
PHYS.ORG Jean and John Comaroff, professors in the Departments of African and African American Studies and of Anthropology, divide their teaching and research... 2 days
'Magic Mushrooms' Might Ease Depression Symptoms
LIVE SCIENCE Very preliminary results suggest psilocybin could help depression. 2 days
Harvey Weinstein's Retreat: Does He Really Have an Addiction?
LIVE SCIENCE Harvey Weinstein is reportedly in rehab for sex addiction, a diagnosis that doesn't formally exist and is a matter of great controversy in psychology and psychiatry. 4 days
Medical News Today: Magic mushroom compound may treat severe depression
MNT Psilocybin, a magic mushroom compound, may succeed where other anti-depression treatments have failed; the drug may 'reset' the brain, new research shows. 5 days
Magic mushroom compound may treat severe depression
MNT Psilocybin, a magic mushroom compound, may succeed where other anti-depression treatments have failed; the drug may 'reset' the brain, new research shows. 5 days
Uncovering origins of developmental brain disorders could eventually help treat seizures
SCIENCE DAILY New research discoveries in the development of brain disorders could pave the way to new therapies for treating seizures, and even some children with autism. 5 days
WATCH: Beyond the scale: What to eat to lower your risk for 3 health issues
ABC NEWS Dr. Jennifer Ashton and nutritionist Maya Feller discuss some foods you should add to every meal to reduce... 5 days
'Magic mushrooms' may 'reset' the brains of depressed patients, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY Patients taking psilocybin to treat depression show reduced symptoms weeks after treatment following a 'reset' of their brain activity. 5 days
Magic mushrooms may effectively reset activity of brain circuits involved in depression
NEWS MEDICAL Patients taking psilocybin to treat depression show reduced symptoms weeks after treatment following a 'reset' of their brain activity. 5 days
Chile penguins win battle in war against mine
PHYS.ORG They may be less than a meter tall but they have conquered a Goliath: Chile's vulnerable Humboldt penguins have thwarted—for now at least—a billion dollar mining project in one of the country's... 5 days
Researchers find multiple new mutations linked to autism in children but not their parents
NEWS MEDICAL Most cases of autism appear to be associated with the appearance of new mutations that are not inherited from the... 5 days
Vanderbilt Center for Autism & Innovation aims to help people with ASD find meaningful employment
NEWS MEDICAL Creating a model pipeline that will assist adults on the autism spectrum find meaningful and gainful employment while... 5 days
Whole genome sequencing could help better understand genetic abnormalities underlying autism
NEWS MEDICAL An analysis of the complete genomes of 2,064 people reveals that multiple genetic variations could contribute to autism. The work suggests that scanning whole genomes may... 5 days
Research findings could pave way to new therapies for treating seizures and autism
NEWS MEDICAL Recent research discoveries in the development of brain disorders could pave the way to new therapies for treating seizures, and even some... 5 days
Criminal offenders with genetic mental disorders judged more negatively
SCIENCE DAILY Popular literature and crime dramas imply that defense attorneys who portray their clients as victims may have better outcomes. The belief is that jurors assign less blame to defendants they... 5 days
Whole genome sequencing identifies new genetic signature for autism
SCIENCE DAILY An analysis of the complete genomes of 2,064 people reveals that multiple genetic variations could contribute to autism. The work suggests that scanning whole genomes may one day be useful... 5 days
Study Identifies New Gene Variation Associated with Increased Risk of Nicotine Addiction
SCI-NEWS.COM Europeans and European/African Americans with a variant of the DNA Methyltransferase 3 Beta (DNMT3B) gene have an increased risk of developing nicotine dependence, smoking... 5 days
Psychologists give new insight into the nature of psychosis
SCIENCE DAILY Psychologists challenged common wisdom about the nature of mental illness. 6 days
Autism prevalence and socioeconomic status: What's the connection?
SCIENCE DAILY Children living in neighborhoods where incomes are low and fewer adults have bachelor's degrees are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder compared to kids from more affluent neighborhoods. 6 days
Criminal offenders with genetic mental disorders assigned more blame, harsher punishment
NEWS MEDICAL Popular literature, crime dramas and recent trials dominating the media imply that defense attorneys who portray their clients as victims may have better outcomes. 6 days
Dementia patient at center of spoon-feeding controversy dies
NEWS MEDICAL An Oregon woman with Alzheimer's disease, whose husband claimed she was kept alive with spoon-feeding against her written wishes, has died. 6 days
Expert report provides new insight into nature of mental illness
NEWS MEDICAL A week after the government announced its review of mental health legislation, an expert report published by the British Psychological Society's Division of Clinical Psychology on Friday 13... 6 days
Web-based therapies increase likelihood of people with severe mental illness finding work
NEWS MEDICAL Patients living with severe mental illness are being helped to return to work courtesy of new research from Sydney's Westmead Institute for Medical Research. 7 days
Criminal offenders with genetic mental disorders judged more negatively
PHYS.ORG Popular literature, crime dramas and recent trials dominating the media imply that defense attorneys who portray their clients as victims may have better outcomes. The belief is that jurors assign... 7 days
Scientists reveal how inflammation affects the life of brain cells
SCIENCE DAILY New research reveals how blood inflammation affects the birth and death of brain cells, which could offer new treatment targets for antidepressants. 7 days
Study finds brain chemical elevations in young people experiencing first episode of psychosis
NEWS MEDICAL A new study of young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis reports elevations in the brain chemicals glutamate and glycine. Published... 7 days
Where does the sand on Mars come from?
PHYS.ORG This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter (MRO) shows one possible place where sand grains are being produced on Mars today. Discovered in images from the Context Camera, this region exhibits dark... 7 days
Novel midday bright light therapy decreases symptoms of depression in bipolar patients
NEWS MEDICAL Daily exposure to bright white light at midday significantly decreased symptoms of depression and increased functioning in people with bipolar disorder, a recent Northwestern... 7 days
Researchers find gaps in knowledge about causes of symptoms in dementia patients
NEWS MEDICAL Behavioral and psychological symptoms are difficult for dementia patients and their caregivers, but despite research efforts, there are still gaps in knowledge about what causes or... 1 week
Patients unaware of memory loss more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL While memory loss is an early symptom of Alzheimer's disease, its presence doesn't mean a person will develop dementia. A new study... 1 week
Maternal immune activation linked to ASD symptom severity in children with autism
NEWS MEDICAL The retrospective cohort study of 220 Australian children, conducted between 2011-2014, indicates that a "an immune-mediated subtype" of autism driven by the body's inflammatory and immunological systems may... 1 week
NASA eyes the Development of Tropical Storm Ophelia
PHYS.ORG Tropical Storm Ophelia developed on Oct. 9 around 5 a.m. EDT as the seventeenth, tropical depression of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season. It formed in the Central Atlantic Ocean about 875 miles... 1 week
NASA finds Tropical Depression 23W's strongest storms in two countries
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression 23W formed on Monday, Oct. 9 and by Tuesday, Oct. 10 it made landfall in northern Vietnam. NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed the depression in infrared light... 1 week
Mom's immune response could trigger social deficits for kids with autism
SCIENCE DAILY Children with autism are more likely to show severe social symptoms if their mother had chronic asthma or allergies while pregnant, a new study reveals. 1 week
Bright light therapy at midday helped patients with bipolar depression
SCIENCE DAILY Daily exposure to bright white light at midday significantly decreased symptoms of depression and increased functioning in people with bipolar disorder, a recent study found. More than 68... 1 week
Being unaware of memory loss predicts Alzheimer's disease, new study shows
SCIENCE DAILY While memory loss is an early symptom of Alzheimer's disease, its presence doesn't mean a person will develop dementia. A new study has found a clinically... 1 week
Major breakthrough identifies new mechanism for the development of schizophrenia
SCIENCE DAILY The new research shows that dysfunctional brain blood vessels may be associated with the development of schizophrenia. There is potential for new treatments of schizophrenia by developing new... 1 week
Cannabidiol benefits and mechanisms shown in mouse study of Dravet syndrome
SCIENCE DAILY Cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating derivative from cannabis, has been shown to reduce seizures and autism-like behaviors in a mouse model of a genetic disorder, Dravet syndrome. Children... 1 week
Abnormalities of blood vessels in the brain may play major role in development of schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from Trinity College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland have discovered that abnormalities of... 1 week
Human brain recalls visual features in reverse order than it detects them
SCIENCE DAILY New research has contributed to solving a paradox of perception, literally upending models of how the brain constructs interpretations of the outside world. When... 1 week
No Sweat: Small Doses of Exercise May Ward Off Depression
LIVE SCIENCE Anyone who has experienced the euphoric "runner's high" that follows a satisfying workout will likely attest to a connection between physical activity and mental health. 1 week
Safe to treat dementia patients with clot-busting drugs, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Stroke patients with dementia treated with intravenous thrombolysis using powerful clot-busting drugs are at no higher risk of brain haemorrhage or death than other patients receiving the same... 1 week
Medical News Today: Dementia: Study helps to unravel the cause of brain cell death
MNT Researchers suggest that the loss of a gene called LSD1 plays a role in the brain cell death that occurs... 1 week
Dementia: Study helps to unravel the cause of brain cell death
MNT Researchers suggest that the loss of a gene called LSD1 plays a role in the brain cell death that occurs with Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia. 1 week
How brain cells die in Alzheimer's and FTD
SCIENCE DAILY Removal of a regulatory gene called LSD1 in adult mice induces changes in gene activity that that look unexpectedly like Alzheimer's. Another surprise: LSD1 is tangled up in brain samples from humans... 1 week
Why people hate maths and how to fix it
PHYS.ORG What do you think of when you think of maths? If you're like most people, it's probably something like: numbers, equations, boredom, anxiety and pain. 1 week
Powerful clot-busting drugs found safe for treating stroke patients with dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Stroke patients with dementia treated with intravenous thrombolysis using powerful clot-busting drugs are at no higher risk of brain hemorrhage or death than other patients receiving the same... 1 week
Whitehead Institute scientists identify brain/body connection in genomic region linked to autism
NEWS MEDICAL For the first time, Whitehead Institute scientists have documented a direct link between deletions in two genes--fam57ba and doc2a--in zebrafish and certain brain and body traits,... 1 week
Investigators believe Las Vegas gunman had severe undiagnosed mental illness: Sources
ABC NEWS Authorities are particularly focused on the period of September to October 2016. 1 week
Medical News Today: Tactile hallucinations: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment
MNT Learn more about tactile hallucinations and its symptoms. Including more on causes such as Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, and delirium tremens. 2 weeks
Tactile hallucinations: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment
MNT Learn more about tactile hallucinations and its symptoms. Including more on causes such as Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, and delirium tremens. 2 weeks
Genetic body/brain connection identified in genomic region linked to autism
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, scientists have documented a direct link between deletions in two genes--fam57ba and doc2a--in zebrafish and certain brain and body traits, such as seizures, hyperactivity,... 2 weeks
Cannabis consumption increases violent behavior in young people in psychiatric care
SCIENCE DAILY A new study on cannabis use that involved 1,136 patients (from 18 to 40 years of age) with mental illnesses who had been seen five times... 2 weeks
Physicists, engineers to build next-generation MRI brain scanner
PHYS.ORG Functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, has transformed our view of the brain, allowing researchers to pinpoint areas associated with everything from depression and dementia to playing chess and engaging in sex. 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Schizophrenia: Nearly 80 percent of risk down to genes
MNT The largest study of its kind to date suggests that almost 80 percent of the risk of developing schizophrenia is purely down to genetic... 2 weeks
NASA finds heavy rainfall in developing Tropical Storm Nate
PHYS.ORG VIDEO After tropical depression 16 formed in the southwestern Caribbean Sea it continued organizing and strengthening. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite flew over the depression and found... 2 weeks
Earlier school start times may increase risk of adolescent depression and anxiety
SCIENCE DAILY Teenagers with school starting times before 8:30 a.m. may be at particular risk of experiencing depression and anxiety due to compromised sleep quality, according... 2 weeks
Better genetic decoding of neurodevelopmental disorders
SCIENCE DAILY New research into improving the genetic decoding of neurodevelopmental disorders promises to help future diagnosis of children with such conditions, including intellectual disability, autism or schizophrenia. 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Could multivitamin use in pregnancy protect children from autism?
MNT A new study published in The BMJ suggests that children born to mothers who use multivitamins during pregnancy may be at lower risk of... 2 weeks
Multivitamin use during pregnancy could protect children from autism with intellectual disabilities
NEWS MEDICAL Children whose mothers took multivitamins during pregnancy are roughly 30 percent less likely to develop autism with a co-occurring intellectual disability, according to a... 2 weeks
Largest twin study pins nearly 80% of schizophrenia risk on heritability
SCIENCE DAILY In the largest study of twins in schizophrenia research to date, researchers have estimated that as much as 79% of schizophrenia risk may be explained by... 2 weeks
Genetic factors have substantial influence on schizophrenia risk, twin study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL In the largest study of twins in schizophrenia research to date, researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, estimate that as much as 79% of schizophrenia risk may... 2 weeks
Factors linked to dying comfortably for the very old
SCIENCE DAILY Very old people are more likely to die comfortably if they die in a care home or at home, compared with dying in a hospital, suggests a new study. Yet... 2 weeks
Predicting depression and PTSD before deployment could help soldiers cope
SCIENCE DAILY A set of validated, self-reported questions administered early in a soldier's career could predict mental health problems such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after return from... 2 weeks
Multivitamins in pregnancy may be linked to lower autism risk in children
SCIENCE DAILY Taking multivitamins during early pregnancy may be associated with a reduced risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children compared with mothers who do... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Can CBD oil help anxiety? What you need to know
MNT Cannabidiol oil (CBD oil) is a compound derived from cannabis plants that may help people with anxiety reduce their symptoms. We look... 2 weeks
For women, high blood pressure in your 40s may be tied to increased risk of Dementia
SCIENCE DAILY Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be more likely to develop dementia... 2 weeks
Staggering economic burden of dementia in younger people, study reveals
SCIENCE DAILY Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) -- the most common dementia for people under age 60 -- inflicts a significantly higher economic burden on both patients and their caregivers, a new... 2 weeks
Researchers improve genetic decoding of neurodevelopmental disorders
NEWS MEDICAL A result that will help in the future diagnosis of children with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as intellectual disability, autism or schizophrenia. 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Women's dementia risk increased by midlife hypertension
MNT Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be at greater risk of dementia, a new study finds, but this association may not ring true for... 2 weeks
Women's dementia risk increased by midlife hypertension
MNT Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be at greater risk of dementia, a new study finds, but this association may not ring true for men. 2 weeks
Study captures economic burden of frontotemporal degeneration in the United States
NEWS MEDICAL You may not have heard of it, but frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) accounts for 20 to 50 percent of dementia cases in people under the age of... 2 weeks
Unique conference aims at preventing major diseases and extending healthy lifespan
NEWS MEDICAL The program for the first assembly of the World Congress on Targeting Metabesity is now available at www.metabesity2017.com. Metabesity refers to the major public health challenges—cardiovascular... 2 weeks
Women with high blood pressure in their 40s may more likely develop dementia later
NEWS MEDICAL Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be more likely to develop dementia years later, according to... 2 weeks
Tulane researchers explore Shox2 protein’s potential link to epilepsy, autism and schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL Tulane University's Laura Schrader, a cell and molecular biology professor and Brain Institute member, received a two-year grant from the National Institute of Health... 2 weeks
One in four people leave work a year after a heart attack
SCIENCE DAILY One in four people in Denmark who suffer a heart attack leave their jobs within a year of returning to work. Heart attack survivors... 2 weeks
NASA sees Tropical Depression 16 develop in southwestern Caribbean Sea
PHYS.ORG Infrared imagery from NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites showed powerful thunderstorms around the center of Tropical Depression 16 as it developed early on Oct. 4 in the southwestern... 2 weeks
Virtual reality videos may help alleviate pre-surgical anxiety in children
SCIENCE DAILY A virtual reality tour of the operating room prior to anesthesia helped reduce preoperative anxiety in children scheduled to undergo surgery. 2 weeks
Anxiety and depression caused by childhood bullying decline over time
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has provided the strongest evidence to date that exposure to bullying causes mental health issues such as anxiety years later. 2 weeks
Virtual reality tour of operating room helps reduce preoperative anxiety in children
NEWS MEDICAL A virtual reality tour of the operating room prior to anesthesia helped reduce preoperative anxiety in children scheduled to undergo surgery who took part... 2 weeks
Scientists awarded $1.3 million grant to study relationship between traumatic brain injury and dementia
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a team of scientists and physicians from leading health care institutions across Phoenix... 2 weeks
Scientific Meeting » Using the RDoC Framework in Developmental Research
NIMH As a pillar of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) matrix, neurodevelopment plays a critical role in the RDoC research framework in understanding psychopathology. 2 weeks
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NASA finds heavy rainfall in developing Tropical Storm Nate
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