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March 22, 2019

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March 22, 2019

Sleep Problems, Alzheimer's Disease Are Linked, but Which Comes First?

Mar. 22, 2019 — A new article explores the pathophysiological factors that link sleep disturbances and Alzheimer's disease. Better understanding of this connection may lead to potential diagnostics and ... read more

Hidden Differences Between Pathology of CTE and Alzheimer's Disease

Mar. 21, 2019 — A new study challenges the belief that Alzheimer's disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy have identical ... read more

Delusions May Stem from Sticky Beliefs, Study Finds

Mar. 21, 2019 — Delusions are one of the most common symptoms of psychosis, but little is known about what causes them. A new study offers insight into the development of delusions, which could lead to better ... read more

Small Vessel Disease MRI Marker Linked to Worse Cognitive Health in Older Adults

Mar. 21, 2019 — Seemingly harmless fluid-filled spaces around the cerebral small vessels, commonly seen on brain MRIs in older adults, are now thought to be associated with more compromised cognitive skills, ... read more

New Study Reshapes Understanding of How the Brain Recovers from Injury

Mar. 20, 2019 — Each year, approximately 265,000 Americans have a stroke that causes visual impairment. New research sheds light on how the damage in the brain caused by a stroke can lead to permanent vision ... read more

Stroke Risk Drops in Both Black and White Older Adults

Mar. 20, 2019 — Recent reductions in hospitalization and death due to stroke extend to both black and white Medicare beneficiaries, reports a new ... read more

Brain-Inspired AI Inspires Insights About the Brain (and Vice Versa)

Mar. 20, 2019 — Researchers have described the results of experiments that used artificial neural networks to predict with greater accuracy than ever before how different areas in the brain respond to specific ... read more

Sniffing out Parkinson's Disease

Mar. 20, 2019 — Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that leads to progressive brain cell death and extensive loss of motor function. Despite much research being conducted on this disease, there ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — We all know the feeling of a mobile phone vibrating in our hands. We perceive these vibrations so clearly thanks to specialized receptors that transduce them into neural signals sent to our brain. ... read more

Inflammation Inhibitor Blocks Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Mouse Model

Mar. 19, 2019 — New work shows that an enzyme inhibitor reduced inflammation in the brains of mice born to mothers with maternal immune activation. Inflammation triggered by the enzyme, soluble epoxide hydrolase, is ... read more

Experiments With Roundworms Suggest Alternatives for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

Mar. 19, 2019 — Researchers used C. elegans as an animal model to investigate the importance of certain human genes for the treatment of ... read more

How Attention Helps the Brain Perceive an Object

Mar. 19, 2019 — The ability of the brain to ignore extraneous visual information is critical to how we work and function, but the processes governing perception and attention are not fully understood. Scientists ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — A new imaging method provides structural information about brain tissue that was previously difficult to access. Diattenuation imaging allows researchers to differentiate, e.g., regions with many ... read more

Deep Brain Stimulation Provides Sustained Relief for Severe Depression

Mar. 19, 2019 — Patients suffering from severe, treatment-resistant depression can benefit not only acutely but also the long-term from deep brain ... read more

Go for a Run or Eat Chocolate: A Choice Dictated by the Cannabinoid Receptors

Mar. 19, 2019 — A study reveals that the cannabinoid type 1 (CB1) receptors play an essential role in the choice between running and eating chocolatey ... read more

Where Does Chronic Pain Begin? Scientists Close in on Its Origins

Mar. 19, 2019 — A new study has produced evidence of the source of chronic pain in humans, revealing several new targets for pain treatment. The paper examined human dorsal root ganglia, specialized nerve cells ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — Using strong and targeted but noninvasive magnets at specific sites in the brains of people with and without mild learning and memory problems, researchers report they were able to detect differences ... read more

A Nutty Solution for Improving Brain Health

Mar. 19, 2019 — Long-term, high nut consumption could be the key to better cognitive health in older people according to new ... read more

New Research Identifies Potential PTSD Treatment Improvement

Mar. 18, 2019 — Researchers may have found a way to improve a common treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by changing how the brain learns to respond less severely to fearful conditions, according to ... read more

Brain Research Reveals a Circuit for Cocaine Relapse

Mar. 18, 2019 — Researchers have identified which neurons are responsible for cocaine-seeking behaviors in rodents and where these neurons exert their effects within the brain. Their work opens a new line of ... read more

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