News tagged with biological basis
Studying the networks of connections in the brains of people affected by schizophrenia, bipolar disease or depression has allowed Dr. Peter Williamson, from Western University, to gain a better understanding of the biological ...
Neuroscience 13 hours ago | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
This past weekend teams from the National Football League used statistics like height, weight and speed to draft the best college players, and in a few weeks, armchair enthusiasts will use similar measures ...
Neuroscience Apr 29, 2013 | 4 / 5 (5) | 0 |
A University of Utah survey of judges in 19 states found that if a convicted criminal is a psychopath, judges consider it an aggravating factor in sentencing, but if judges also hear biological explanations ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 7 |
Scientists from the University of Leicester have hit upon unique forms of spinal nerve activity that shape output of nerve cell networks controlling motor behaviours.
Neuroscience Nov 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
A new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers is the first to identify a genetic risk factor for persistent pain after traumatic events such as motor vehicle collision and sexual assault.
Medical research May 02, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Chromosomes, the molecular basis of genetic heredity, remain enigmatic 130 years after their discovery in 1882 by Walther Flemming. New research published online in Nature by the team of Edith Heard, PhD, from the Curie ...
Genetics Apr 11, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Researchers at Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center (DF/CHCC) and several collaborating institutions have linked mutations in specific genes to each of the four recognized subtypes of medulloblastoma, the most common ...
Cancer Jul 22, 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 |
German neurophysiologists have developed a new method to study widespread networks of neurons responsible for our memory.
Neuroscience Nov 21, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Study reveals linguistic deficits behind autistic children's difficulties understanding other people
One of the defining characteristics of autism is difficulty communicating with others. However, it is unclear whether those struggles arise only from the poor social skills commonly associated with autism, ...
Autism spectrum disorders Apr 23, 2013 | 4 / 5 (4) | 1 |
New research provides the best evidence to date that the late-day anxiety and agitation sometimes seen in older institutionalized adults, especially those with dementia, has a biological basis in the brain.
Medical research Jun 27, 2011 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Newborn babies' immune system development and levels of vitamin D have been found to vary according to their month of birth, according to new research.
Neuroscience Apr 08, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Neuroscience might seem to have little to do with economics, but over the last decade researchers have begun combining these disparate fields, mining the latest advances in brain imaging and genetics to get a better understanding ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0
(HealthDay) -- One out of 11 school-aged children is diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and up to 40 percent of those kids may display symptoms in preschool, an expert says.
Attention deficit disorders Aug 01, 2012 | 2.4 / 5 (5) | 0
Recently, large studies have identified some of the genetic basis for important common diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, but most of the genetic contribution to them remains undiscovered. Now researchers at the ...
Genetics Feb 06, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |