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A team of researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College has discovered that amyloid peptides are harmful to the blood vessels that supply the brain with blood in Alzheimer's disease—thus accelerating cognitive decline by ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Feb 04, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers have overcome a major challenge to treating brain diseases by engineering an experimental molecular therapy that crosses the blood-brain barrier to reverse neurological lysosomal storage disease in mice.
Medical research Feb 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A low dose of the sedative clonazepam alleviated autistic-like behavior in mice with a mutation that causes Dravet syndrome in humans, University of Washington researchers have shown.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 22, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Chronic stress has a more powerful effect on the brain during adolescence than in adulthood and now there's proof at the molecular level, according to findings published in Neuron by University at Buffalo researchers.
Neuroscience Mar 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Children with autism see simple movement twice as quickly as other children their age, and this hypersensitivity to motion may provide clues to a fundamental cause of the developmental disorder, according ...
Autism spectrum disorders May 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
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 |
Up to 10 per cent of the population are affected by specific learning disabilities (SLDs), such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism, translating to 2 or 3 pupils in every classroom according to a new study.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Cognitive problems with memory and behavior experienced by individuals with schizophrenia are linked with changes in brain activity; however, it is difficult to test whether these changes are the underlying cause or consequence ...
Neuroscience Mar 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Doctors at Yale School of Medicine and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) have called upon their fellow physicians to limit or end the practice of prescribing memory-enhancing drugs to healthy children whose brains are ...
Neuroscience Mar 13, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Homer prevents stress-induced cognitive deficits: A lack of Homer-1 in the brain causes learning problems in mice
(Medical Xpress)—Before examinations and in critical situations, we need to be particularly receptive and capable of learning. However, acute exam stress and stage fright causes learning blockades and reduced ...
Neuroscience Feb 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Good mental health and clear thinking depend upon our ability to store and manipulate thoughts on a sort of "mental sketch pad." In a new study, Yale School of Medicine researchers describe the molecular basis of this ability—the ...
Neuroscience Feb 20, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Researchers have discovered that adding lovastatin, a widely used cholesterol-lowering drug, to traditional antimalarial treatment decreases neuroinflammation and protects against cognitive impairment in a mouse model of ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A large meta-analysis conducted by researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center has concluded that breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy are at risk for mild cognitive deficits after treatment. The meta-analysis, ...
Cancer Sep 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have identified a potential medical treatment for the cognitive effects of stress-related disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study, conducted ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 30, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered a cause-and-effect relationship between two well-established biological risk factors for schizophrenia previously believed to be independent of one another.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |