The most common genetic cause of both ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and FTD (frontotemporal dementia) was recently identified as an alteration in the gene C9orf72. But how the mutation causes neurodegenerative disease ...
Genetics Apr 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A bird listening to birdsong may experience some of the same emotions as a human listening to music, suggests a new study on white-throated sparrows, published in Frontiers of Evolutionary Ne ...
Neuroscience Dec 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 11 |
(Medical Xpress)—A compassion-based meditation program can significantly improve a person's ability to read the facial expressions of others, finds a study published by Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 04, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers at Emory University have found that a medication that inhibits inflammation may offer new hope for people with difficult-to-treat depression. The study was published Sept. 3 in the online version of Archives of ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 03, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (18) | 3 |
Scientists have found a master regulator gene needed for the development of M cells, a mysterious type of intestinal cell involved in initiating immune responses.
Immunology Jun 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
When flies are made to lose a gene with links to Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), they suffer the same sleep disturbances and restlessness that human patients do. The findings reported online on May 31 in Current Biology strong ...
Genetics May 31, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
The pandemic 2009 H1N1 vaccine can generate antibodies in vaccinated individuals not only against the H1N1 virus, but also against other influenza virus strains including H5N1 and H3N2. This discovery adds an important new ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Some monkeys can survive infection by SIV, a relative of HIV, and not develop AIDS. Their immune systems appear to display a pattern of "peaceful coexistence" rather than the all-out conflict provoked by HIV when it infects ...
HIV & AIDS Mar 08, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Sequencing a patient's entire genome to discover the source of his or her disease is not routine yet. But geneticists are getting close.
Genetics Feb 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (9) | 0 |
When a friend tells you she had a rough day, do you feel sandpaper under your fingers? The brain may be replaying sensory experiences to help understand common metaphors, new research suggests.
Neuroscience Feb 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 5 |
An Emory University neuro-imaging study shows that personal values that people refuse to disavow, even when offered cash to do so, are processed differently in the brain than those values that are willingly sold.
Neuroscience Jan 22, 2012 | 4.4 / 5 (19) | 18 |
A new study shows that deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a safe and effective intervention for treatment-resistant depression in patients with either unipolar major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar ll disorder (BP). The ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 02, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (11) | 21 |
(Medical Xpress) -- When HIV is transmitted from one person to another, the virus faces a genetic "bottleneck." This means that usually during heterosexual transmission, only one virus out of a swarm of frequently mutating ...
HIV & AIDS Nov 07, 2011 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
In 2009, the DNA alphabet expanded. Scientists discovered that an extra letter or "sixth nucleotide" was surprisingly abundant in DNA from stem cells and brain cells.
Neuroscience Oct 30, 2011 | 5 / 5 (8) | 0 |
Clumsy fruit flies with poor posture are helping an international team of scientists understand inherited intellectual disability in humans and vice versa.
Genetics Jul 04, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |