Neuroscience

Optimum amount of dopamine improves cognitive ability

The 'right' amount of dopamine in the brain makes study participants better at solving certain cognitive tasks. This is the conclusion of Bryant Jongkees after experiments and a literature review. Ph.D. defence on 21 February.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Cannabis use in teens raises risk of depression in young adults

While there has been a lot of focus on the role of cannabis use in psychosis, there has been less attention on whether cannabis use is associated with an increased risk of common mental health disorders, such as depression ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

New NIH research policy seeks greater inclusion across lifespan

The pipeline of research supporting care as we age is about to look a bit more like the country it serves—and for good reason. Beginning this year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), America's premier institution ...

Medical research

New method improves transplant safety in mice

Blood stem cell transplants—also known as bone-marrow transplants—can cure many blood, immune, autoimmune, and metabolic disorders, from leukemia to sickle-cell disease. But to make sure the healthy blood cells "take," ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Report looks to biological 'pillars of aging'

Medical care for older adults has long focused on preventing and treating chronic diseases and the conditions that come with them. But now, geriatrics researchers and clinicians hope a new understanding—one honed at a prestigious ...

Medications

FDA approves cablivi for rare blood-clotting disorder

(HealthDay)—Cablivi (caplacizumab-yhdp) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP).

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