Definitive cause of some autism discovered

Dec 21, 2014 by

A global collaboration of 13 institutions has shown one definitive cause of autism to be a genetic mutation. The researchers found that people with a mutation in the CHD8 gene have “a very strong likelihood” that they will have autism...

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Brain training helps seniors better multitask

Dec 20, 2014 by

A team of researchers in Canada has shown that targeted brain training on plasticity and attentional control helped seniors develop their ability to multitask....

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New technology sends antibodies through blood-brain barrier

Dec 19, 2014 by

The results of the Roche-designed Brain Shuttle technology, a means of efficiently transferring investigational antibodies from the blood through the blood-brain barrier into the brain, may be big news in the fight against Alzheimer’s. By...

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Discovery of brain area that’s unique to humans

Dec 18, 2014 by

Neuroscientists at Oxford University have identified an area of the brain that is unique to humans. The region is located in the ventrolateral frontal cortex and deals with strategic planning, decision-making and multi-tasking....

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Brain and cognitive decline protect against long-term declin...

Dec 17, 2014 by

Kessler Foundation researchers have found that brain reserve and cognitive reserve help protect long-term against cognitive decline. The study followed people over a course of 4.5 years and measured memory, cognitive efficiency,...

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When you develop diabetes and high BP affects brain later

Dec 16, 2014 by

New research from the Mayo Clinic shows that people who develop high blood pressure and diabetes in middle age (40 to 64) are more likely to have brain cell loss and other damage (including problems with thinking skills and memory) to the...

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Stopping immune system from killing brain cells reduces dama...

Dec 15, 2014 by

Researchers have discovered that by stopping the body’s immune system from killing brain cells, they can reduce the brain damage caused by head injuries. Although the study was done on mice, the scientists’ findings could have major...

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