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February 20, 2019

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February 20, 2019

New Model Mimics Persistent Interneuron Loss Seen in Prematurity

Feb. 19, 2019 — Research-clinicians created a novel preclinical model that mimics the persistent interneuron loss seen in preterm human infants, identifying interneuron subtypes that could become future therapeutic ... read more

Children With Autism More Likely to Face Maltreatment, Study Finds

Feb. 15, 2019 — A recent study of 11 counties in Middle Tennessee revealed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were nearly 2.5 times more likely than children without ASD to be reported to the Child ... read more

Brain Discovery Explains a Great Mystery of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Feb. 15, 2019 — One of the great mysteries of neuroscience may finally have an answer: Scientists have identified a potential explanation for the mysterious death of specific brain cells seen in Alzheimer's, ... read more

First Model of Mitochondrial Epilepsy

Feb. 15, 2019 — Researchers have become the first to describe a model of mitochondrial epilepsy which raises hope for better therapies for patients with this incapacitating condition.Despite the severity of this ... read more

Feb. 14, 2019 — Cell replacement may play an increasing role in alleviating the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) in future. In a new article, experts describe how newly developed stem cell ... read more

New Tool for Documenting Injuries May Provide Better Evidence for Elder Abuse Cases

Feb. 14, 2019 — Scientists have developed the first standardized framework for clinicians to document physical findings on older patients for better evidence in abuse ... read more

Brain Pathways of Aversion Identified

Feb. 14, 2019 — What happens in the brain when we feel discomfort? Researchers are now one step closer to finding the answer. They identify which pathways in the mouse brain control behaviour associated with ... read more

Neural Processing With Trauma and Adversity Interact to Increase Core Symptom of PTSD

Feb. 14, 2019 — Lifetime adversity and increased neural processing during a traumatic event combine to increase the frequency of intrusive traumatic memories and the distress they cause, according to a new ... read more

Diet Drinks May Be Associated With Strokes Among Post-Menopausal Women

Feb. 14, 2019 — In a large observational study, women who reported drinking more than one diet soda or other artificially sweetened drink a day had a higher risk of strokes caused by a blood clot. The association ... read more

'Lack of Cleaning' in Brain Cells Is Central to Alzheimer's Disease

Feb. 14, 2019 — An international research team has created a better understanding of Alzheimer's. They have shown that the cleaning system of the brain cells, the so-called mitophagy, is very weakened in ... read more

The More the Merrier? Children With Multiple Siblings More Susceptible to Bullying

Feb. 14, 2019 — A child with more than one brother or sister is more likely to be the victim of sibling bullying than those with only one sibling, and firstborn children and older brothers tend to be the ... read more

The Ways of Wisdom in Schizophrenia

Feb. 14, 2019 — Researchers report that persons with schizophrenia scored lower on a wisdom assessment than non-psychiatric comparison participants, but that there was considerable variability in levels of wisdom, ... read more

UK Sales of Xanax and Other Prescription Psychiatric Drugs Increasing Via the Darknet

Feb. 13, 2019 — Sales of prescription psychiatric drugs such as Xanax and diazepam via darknet online drug markets have increased in the UK at an alarming rate, according to new ... read more

Cannabis Use in Teens Linked to Risk of Depression in Young Adults

Feb. 13, 2019 — Cannabis is the most commonly used recreational drug by teenagers worldwide. In Canada, among youth aged 15 to 19 years, the rate of past-year cannabis use is 20.6 percent, while in England, 4 ... read more

Scientists Discover How Neuroactive Steroids Dampen Inflammatory Signaling in Cells

Feb. 13, 2019 — For the first time, scientists discovered how neuroactive steroids naturally found in the brain and bloodstream inhibit the activity of a specific kind of protein called Toll-like receptors (TLR4), ... read more

Feb. 13, 2019 — In a randomized, controlled pilot trial, researchers found that participants pre-treated with noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation experienced less pain after heat stimulus than mock-treated ... read more

Exercise Gives Older Men a Better Brain Boost

Feb. 13, 2019 — New research suggests that the relationship between physical and brain fitness varies in older adults by virtue of their ... read more

Newly Isolated Human Gut Bacterium Reveals Possible Connection to Depression

Feb. 13, 2019 — Researchers have established a correlation between depression and a group of neurotransmitter-producing bacteria found in the human ... read more

Movement Impairments in Autism Could Be Reversible

Feb. 13, 2019 — Researchers from Cardiff University have established a link between a genetic mutation and developmental movement impairments in ... read more

PTSD Alone Didn't Increase Heart Disease Risk in Veterans With PTSD

Feb. 13, 2019 — Coexisting medical conditions, psychiatric disorders, heavy smoking and illicit drug use may explain the increased risk for heart disease among veterans with ... read more

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