Mouse study indicates ASD not just disease of the brain

Jul 30, 2016 by

There’s new evidence indicating that some aspects of autism—including how touch is perceived, anxiety and social abnormalities—are linked to defects in another area of the nervous system: the peripheral nerves in our limbs, digits and other parts that communicate sensory information....

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Advanced imaging predicts concussion outcomes

Jul 28, 2016 by

Using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine were able to predict which concussion patients would fully recover and which wouldn’t....

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Fatigue and sleepiness linked to brain atrophy in “normal” seniors...

Jul 26, 2016 by

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota have shown that “normal” older adults who experience excessive sleepiness during the day or significant fatigue may have more brain atrophy than usual for their age....

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Antidepressants in pregnancy can affect baby’s brain activity...

Jul 24, 2016 by

According to research out of Finland, fetal exposure to common SRIs appears to affect brain activity in newborn babies....

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Older adults have weak “clutter control” in their brain

Jul 22, 2016 by

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers found that seniors (60+ and older) struggle to remember details because their brains are ‘cluttered” with irrelevant information....

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Brain tumor risk linked to higher education

Jul 20, 2016 by

A study from Sweden found that women who completed a minimum of three years of college courses were 23 percent more likely to be diagnosed with a type of cancerous brain tumor called glioma. Why? Perhaps because highly educated people may be more likely to see medical care earlier....

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