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Neuroscience

How depression can muddle thinking

Depression is associated with sadness, fatigue and a lack of motivation. But people with depression can also have trouble processing information and solving problems. Now scientists studying a rat model for depression are ...

Neuroscience

Smoking and alcohol: Double trouble for the brain?

Along with many other harmful health consequences, smoking tobacco causes chemical changes, oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain. Excessive alcohol use can have similar effects. Surprisingly, however, very few studies ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Sensor array may detect de novo Parkinson's disease in breath

(HealthDay)—A sensor array has the potential to identify de novo Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with high sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy values, according to a research letter published online July 10 in ACS ...

Neuroscience

How manganese produces a parkinsonian syndrome

Using X-ray fluorescence at synchrotrons DESY and ESRF, researchers in the Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Bordeaux Gradignan (CNRS/Université de Bordeaux) have demonstrated the consequences of a mutation responsible for ...

Neuroscience

Unlocking the mysteries of memory—and potentially enhancing it

Memory acts like an anchor, reminding us of past experiences that have made us who we are today. Attempts to boost it, particularly as we age, have sprouted cottage industries of supplements and brain games. In parallel, ...

Neuroscience

Investigating potential fetal exposure to antidepressants

Depression is a serious issue for expecting mothers. Left untreated, depression could have implications for a fetus's health. But treating the disease during pregnancy may carry health risks for the developing fetus, which ...

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