Scientists create blood test for concussions

Feb 13, 2017 by

A research team working under a program of Lawson Health Research Institute has developed a blood test to identify concussions in adolescent athletes. The test identifies the concussions with greater than 90 percent certainty....

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Nutrition protects against stress on the brain in early life

Feb 11, 2017 by

Supplementing a mother’s nutrition during early pregnancy can protect the baby’s brain from early-life stress later....

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High-fat foods alter kids’ executive functions

Feb 9, 2017 by

After just four weeks after feeding mice high-fat foods, researchers found that the mice developed cognitive defects....

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Antibiotic restores cell communication in areas damaged by Alzheimer’s...

Feb 7, 2017 by

Researchers reduced synaptic disruption and cleared the lines of neuronal communication in mice with early stage Alzheimer’s using an FDA-approved antibiotic called Ceftriaxone....

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Autistic toddlers don’t avoid eye contact but do miss its significance...

Feb 5, 2017 by

A study of toddlers with autism has found that they don’t actively avoid eye contact, but rather look less at the eyes of others. It could be because they find it negative and stressful, or it could be because they don’t perceive social cues from the eyes as being important....

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Loneliness may be a sign of Alzheimer’s in older adults

Feb 3, 2017 by

Study participants with high levels of amyloid levels were 7.5 times more likely to feel lonely, compared to those with low cortical amyloid levels....

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Brain volume may help diagnose dementia with Lewy bodies

Feb 1, 2017 by

When measuring the volume of the hippocampus, researchers found that patients with no measurable shrinkage were actually 5.8 times more likely to develop dementia with Lewy bodies compared to those who did have shrinkage....

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