Allergies during pregnancy associated with ADHD and autism in offspring...

Jan 22, 2017 by

New research presented at Neuroscience 2016 indicates that prenatal exposure to allergens alters brain development and function, which could be a contributing factor to neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and ADHD....

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New study shows women equal to men in spatial abilities

Jan 18, 2017 by

Despite decade of anecdotes saying otherwise, new findings indicate that women perform just as well as men on spatial reasoning tests when certain superficial aspects of the test were changed. For example, when instructions noted that the spatial reasoning test was a type of social intelligence test that women tend to better at than men, the women did better....

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Our brain folds lose tension as we age

Jan 16, 2017 by

Researchers have found that the cerebral cortex loses tension as we age, especially in people with Alzheimer’s. The researchers compare it to skin begin to slacken as we age....

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Brain training may help keep seniors on the road

Jan 14, 2017 by

A Penn State University study of over 2,000 adults 65 or older found that those who participated in training designed to improve cognitive abilities are more likely to continue driving over the next decade....

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New strategy to prevent Alzheimer’s

Jan 12, 2017 by

A study published in Neuron showed that scientists were able to prevent the early events of Alzheimer’s and the development of brain pathology in experimental animal models. Specifically, they found that the inhibition of Nuak1 resulted in reduced levels of tau....

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Risk-taking behavior in teens caused by imbalanced brain activity...

Jan 10, 2017 by

For the first time, a new study links behavioral control and risk-taking in teens to a specific imbalance in brain function....

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Kids show signs of ADHD in early morning despite treatment

Jan 8, 2017 by

Survey results from an online questionnaire found that even with stable doses of stimulant medications, children and adolescents with ADHD displayed poor symptom control and functional impairment during their early morning routine before school....

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