News tagged with neuroscience

New therapy target for kids' fever-induced seizures

Fever-induced childhood seizures, known as febrile seizures, can be terrifying for parents to witness. The full-body convulsions, which mostly affect children six months to five years old, can last from mere seconds up to ...

Jun 11, 2013
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Seeing our errors keeps us on our toes

If people are unable to perceive their own errors as they complete a routine, simple task, their skill will decline over time, Johns Hopkins researchers have found—but not for the reasons scientists assumed. The researchers ...

Jun 04, 2013
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Breakthrough on Huntington's disease

Researchers at Lund University have succeeded in preventing very early symptoms of Huntington's disease, depression and anxiety, by deactivating the mutated huntingtin protein in the brains of mice.

May 23, 2013
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