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February 22, 2019

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February 22, 2019

How to Treat Depression in Prison -- And Why It Matters

Feb. 21, 2019 — The first randomized study of its kind reveals effective treatment for prisoners suffering from mental ... read more

How Blood Vessels Protect the Brain During Inflammation

Feb. 21, 2019 — Researchers have discovered how blood vessels protect the brain during inflammation -- a finding that could lead to the development of new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as stroke, ... read more

Peer Support, Healing Hands May Curb Prescription Opioid Misuse

Feb. 20, 2019 — A program offering group support, acupuncture, mindfulness, massage and gentle exercise may help prevent patients on prescription opioids from spiraling down to drug misuse, overdose and death, ... read more

Food Allergies and Multiple Sclerosis: New Link

Feb. 19, 2019 — Investigating the correlation between allergy and inflammatory disease activity, a team of investigators has found new evidence connecting food allergies and relapses of multiple ... read more

Feb. 19, 2019 — Researchers pinpoint how brain activity changes in mouse models of Parkinson's disease, hinting at what may drive symptoms in ... read more

Feb. 19, 2019 — A team of researchers under the direction of the Medical Center -- University of Freiburg has created an entirely new map of the brain's own immune system in humans and ... read more

Blueprint for Treating a Deadly Brain Tumor

Feb. 19, 2019 — In a study of mice and human brain tumors researchers searched for new treatments by exploring the reasons why some patients with gliomas live remarkably longer than others. The results suggested ... read more

New Model Mimics Persistent Interneuron Loss Seen in Prematurity

Feb. 19, 2019 — Research-clinicians created a novel preclinical model that mimics the persistent interneuron loss seen in preterm human infants, identifying interneuron subtypes that could become future therapeutic ... read more

Children With Autism, Co-Occurring ADHD Symptoms Lag in Key Measures of Independence

Feb. 19, 2019 — A pair of new studies has provided new insight into the challenges faced by children on the autism spectrum who exhibit symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). According to the ... read more

Neuromelanin-Sensitive MRI Identified as a Potential Biomarker for Psychosis

Feb. 18, 2019 — Researchers have shown that a type of magnetic resonance imaging -- called neuromelanin-sensitive MRI (NM-MRI) -- is a potential biomarker for psychosis. NM-MRI signal was found to be a marker of ... read more

Mapping Brain Circuits in Newborns May Aid Early Detection of Autism

Feb. 18, 2019 — A new map of newborn babies' brains offers details of structure that will provide a new reference for researchers studying both typical brain development and neurological disorders. Using ... read more

Depression Reversed in Male Mice by Activating Gene That Helps Excite Neurons

Feb. 18, 2019 — Directly activating a gene important to exciting our excitatory neurons and associated with major depression may help turn around classic symptoms like social isolation and loss of interest, at least ... read more

Children With Autism More Likely to Face Maltreatment, Study Finds

Feb. 15, 2019 — A recent study of 11 counties in Middle Tennessee revealed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were nearly 2.5 times more likely than children without ASD to be reported to the Child ... read more

Brain Discovery Explains a Great Mystery of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Feb. 15, 2019 — One of the great mysteries of neuroscience may finally have an answer: Scientists have identified a potential explanation for the mysterious death of specific brain cells seen in Alzheimer's, ... read more

First Model of Mitochondrial Epilepsy

Feb. 15, 2019 — Researchers have become the first to describe a model of mitochondrial epilepsy which raises hope for better therapies for patients with this incapacitating condition.Despite the severity of this ... read more

Feb. 15, 2019 — Researchers have clarified, for the first time, the mechanism behind a very rare brain disorder called MICPCH (microcephaly, disproportionate pontine and cerebellar hypoplasia) syndrome in animal ... read more

Blood Clot Discovery Could Pave Way for Treatment of Blood Diseases

Feb. 15, 2019 — Scientists have discovered new ways in which the body regulates blood clots, in a discovery which could one day lead to the development of better treatments that could help prevent and treat ... read more

Hidden Genes May Underlie Autism Severity, New Study Shows

Feb. 15, 2019 — Scientists have implicated a largely hidden part of the human genome in the severity of autism symptoms, a discovery that could lead to new insights into the disorder and eventually to clinical ... read more

Feb. 14, 2019 — Cell replacement may play an increasing role in alleviating the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) in future. In a new article, experts describe how newly developed stem cell ... read more

New Tool for Documenting Injuries May Provide Better Evidence for Elder Abuse Cases

Feb. 14, 2019 — Scientists have developed the first standardized framework for clinicians to document physical findings on older patients for better evidence in abuse ... read more

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