Category Archives: Neurology

Study Finds Genetic Risk Factors Shared by 5 Psychiatric Disorders – NYTimes.com

The psychiatric illnesses seem very different โ€” schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, major depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Yet they share several genetic glitches that can nudge the brain along a path to mental illness, researchers report. Which disease, if … Continue reading

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Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating | kare11.com

Scientists are using imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating. via Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating | kare11.com.  

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Blink if your brain needs a rest

Most of us take between 15 and 20 such moments of downtime per minute, and scientists have observed that most blinking takes place near or at the point of an “implicit stop”: While reading or listening to another person, that … Continue reading

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Origin of intelligence and mental illness linked to ancient genetic accident

Scientists have discovered for the first time how humans โ€“ and other mammals โ€“ have evolved to have intelligence.Researchers have identified the moment in history when the genes that enabled us to think and reason evolved.This point 500 million years … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s drug ‘slows memory loss by a third’ – Telegraph

Combined results from two trials shows the drug, called solanezumab, slows the speed of mental decline by a third in those with mild-to-moderate disease. via Alzheimer’s drug ‘slows memory loss by a third’ – Telegraph.

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Biasing the content of hippocampal replay during sleep : Nature Neuroscience : Nature Publishing Group

These results indicate that sleep replay can be manipulated by external stimulation and provide further evidence for the role of hippocampal replay in memory consolidation. via Biasing the content of hippocampal replay during sleep : Nature Neuroscience : Nature Publishing … Continue reading

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