Autism genes activate during development of fetal brain

Mar 30, 2015 by

New research indicates that mutations that cause autism are connected to a pathway that regulates brain development....

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Newborn neurons in adults may help us adapt

Mar 27, 2015 by

In a recent review article in “Trends in Cognitive Sciences,” two researchers wrote about the influence that new neurons in the adult hippocampus have on helping us adapt to our environment....

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Abandoned children at risk of autism

Mar 25, 2015 by

A new study suggests that children raised in institutions have an increased risk of developing symptoms similar to those seen in autism....

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Women 50-55 on HRT have no risk of memory problems

Mar 23, 2015 by

A study from Wake Forest School of Medicine showed that there is no risk of memory problems or cognitive decline for women on hormone replacement therapy (at least for those between 50-55, which was the study group’s age)....

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Sleep patterns change throughout adolescence

Mar 20, 2015 by

Research is showing that because adolescents’ physiology naturally creates later bedtimes and school times are too early, teens don’t get enough sleep....

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Declarative memory compensates for dyslexia, autism & S...

Mar 18, 2015 by

People with any of five neurodevelopmental disorders—OCD, autism, Tourette’s, dyslexia and Specific Language Impairment—rely on declarative memory to compensate for dysfunctions....

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Type 2 diabetes linked to decreased cognitive performance

Mar 16, 2015 by

After reviewing 60 studies comparing 9,815 people with type 2 diabetes, researchers found that those with the disease performed more poorly on tests measuring cognitive abilities like executive function....

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