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April 23, 2019

More Evidence That Blood Tests Can Detect the Risk of Alzheimer's

Apr. 23, 2019 — A new study confirms that a simple blood test can reveal whether there is accelerating nerve cell damage in the brain. The researchers analyzed neurofilament light protein (NFL) in blood samples from ... read more

New Insight Into How Obesity, Insulin Resistance Can Impair Cognition

Apr. 22, 2019 — Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, scientists ... read more

Important Insight on the Brain-Body Connection

Apr. 18, 2019 — A study reveals that neurons in the motor cortex exhibit an unexpected division of labor, a finding that could help scientists understand how the brain controls the body and provide insight on ... read more

Brain Wiring Differences Identified in Children With Conduct Disorder

Apr. 18, 2019 — Behavioral problems in young people with severe antisocial behavior -- known as conduct disorder -- could be caused by differences in the brain's wiring that link the brain's emotional ... read more

Apr. 18, 2019 — More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. Now researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that ... read more

Study Shows Promise in Repairing Damaged Myelin

Apr. 18, 2019 — A new study shows that a synthetic molecule stimulates repair of the protective sheath that covers nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The study demonstrates in mice that a synthetic molecule ... read more

Growing a Cerebral Tract in a Microscale Brain Model

Apr. 18, 2019 — An international research team modeled the growth of cerebral tracts. Using neurons derived from stem cells, they grew cortical-like spheroids. In a microdevice, the spheroids extended bundles of ... read more

Apr. 18, 2019 — Researchers have found that general anesthesia induces unconsciousness by hijacking the neural circuitry that makes us fall sleep. They traced this neural circuitry back to a cluster of cells at the ... read more

Blood Pressure Drug Shows Promise for Treating Parkinson's and Dementia in Animal Study

Apr. 18, 2019 — A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in mice and ... read more

Early Intervention Programs for Mood and Anxiety Disorders Improve Patient Outcomes

Apr. 18, 2019 — Researchers examined the impact of Canada's only early intervention program for youth with mood and anxiety disorders. Results suggest that treatment at the First Episode Mood and Anxiety ... read more

Major Study Finds One in Five Children Have Mental Health Problems

Apr. 17, 2019 — One in five Ontario children and youth suffer from a mental disorder, but less than one-third have had contact with a mental health care provider. A new study included 10,802 children and youth aged ... read more

Taking Care of People With TBI: New Tool Could Speed Caregiver Research

Apr. 17, 2019 — A traumatic brain injury happens in an instant: a battlefield blast, a car crash, a bad fall. But the effects can last a lifetime -- and can leave the survivor dependent on daily care from their ... read more

Technology Automatically Senses How Parkinson's Patients Respond to Medication

Apr. 17, 2019 — Adjusting the frequency and dosage of Parkinson's patients' medication is complex. In their 'ON' state they respond positively to medication and in their 'OFF' state ... read more

Cannabidiol Could Help Deliver Medications to the Brain

Apr. 17, 2019 — Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, is being touted as beneficial for many health conditions, ranging from anxiety to epilepsy. Although much more research is needed to verify ... read more

Oxytocin Could Help Treat Alcohol Use Disorder

Apr. 16, 2019 — The neuropeptide oxytocin blocks enhanced drinking in alcohol-dependent rats, according to a new ... read more

Mindful Body Awareness Training During Treatment for Drug Addiction Helps Prevent Relapse

Apr. 16, 2019 — A novel type of body awareness training helps women recover from drug addiction, according to new research. People in the study made marked improvement, and many improvements lasted for a ... read more

Simple Test Can Indicate Prolonged Symptoms Following Pediatric Sports-Related Concussion

Apr. 16, 2019 — Researchers have found that abnormal performance on the Romberg balance test can indicate that children and adolescents will experience prolonged symptoms following sports-related ... read more

How College Students Can End Up in Vicious Cycle of Substance Abuse, Poor Academics, Stress

Apr. 16, 2019 — One negative behavior such as substance abuse or heavy alcohol drinking can lead college students toward a vicious cycle of poor lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, mental distress and low grades, ... read more

Common Sleep Myths Compromise Good Sleep and Health

Apr. 16, 2019 — People often say they can get by on five or fewer hours of sleep, that snoring is harmless, and that having a drink helps you to fall asleep. These are, in fact, among the most widely held myths ... read more

Indicators of Despair Rising Among Gen X-Ers Entering Middle Age

Apr. 15, 2019 — Indicators of despair -- depression, suicidal ideation, drug use and alcohol abuse -- are rising among Americans in their late 30s and early 40s across most demographic groups, according to new ... read more

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