LearningRx reviews study on autism risk genes

Jul 26, 2017 by

A new Yale study suggests that genetic variants linked to autism spectrum disorders may have been selected during evolution because they contribute to enhanced cognition. Researchers found that evolutionary gene selected showed ASD were found under positive selection in larger numbers that would have been expected by chance....

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Novel dimensional approach uncovers biomarker for inattention...

Jul 22, 2017 by

In the largest structural imaging study to date on ADHD symptoms in adolescents, researchers found a possible brain marker that uses a comparison of brain structure and dimensional measures of ADHD symptoms....

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Spider venom peptide could prevent stroke-induced brain damage...

Jul 18, 2017 by

A peptide called Hi1a, which is found in the venom of the Australian funnel web spider, appears to block ion channels in the brain that play a role in brain damage caused by stroke. When tested in rats, researchers found that the peptide protected the brain tissue, as well as neurological and motor function....

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LearningRx reviews study on Alzheimer’s and fatty acids...

Jul 16, 2017 by

An international research team has found that six unsaturated fatty acids (UFA) found in the middle frontal and inferior temporal gyri correlate with Alzheimer’s disease. The scientists aren’t sure if the UFAs cause Alzheimer’s or the other way around....

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LearningRx reviews study on sleep and dementia

Jul 14, 2017 by

A large-scale study from researchers at the Boston School of Medicine found that sleeping nine hours or more is linked to a greater risk of dementia. Education also plays a role, as being highly educated appeared to protect against dementia in the presence of long sleep duration....

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LearningRx reviews study on slowing Alzheimer’s progression...

Jul 12, 2017 by

Scientists may have a new way to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s: by inhibiting an interaction between two specific proteins. The process may also help slow the progression of other neurodegenerative diseases....

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Caffeine may ward off dementia by boosting protective enzyme

Jul 10, 2017 by

Indiana University researchers have discovered that caffeine and 23 other compounds boost the production of an enzyme referred to as NMNAT2, which may block processes associated with the development of dementia....

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