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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Findings Could Improve Understanding of Neuropsychiatric Diseases

Researchers from the Columbia University Medical Center found in a recent study that decision-making accuracy can be improved by postponing the onset of a decision by a fraction of a second. The results of the study could further the understanding of …
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Anti-psychotic Meds Offer Hope Against Brain Cancer

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine discovered in a recent study that FDA-approved anti-psychotic drugs possess tumor-killing capability against the most aggressive form of primary brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme …
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Critical Role of One Gene to Brain Development

A gene linked to intellectual disability is critical to the earliest stages of the development of human brains, new research from University of Adelaide has shown. Mutations of the gene known as USP9X have been shown to cause disruptions to normal brain …
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Blood Test May Help Identify, Monitor Concussion

According to a recent study that appeared online in JAMA Neurology, a new blood test may help indicate the severity of concussion, as well as length of patient recovery time. Swedish researchers say they have found a way to test for total tau (T-tau) …
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Reducing Wait Times Could Improve Spinal Cord Stimulator Success for Chronic Pain

According to a retrospective analysis presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s 2014 annual meeting, success rates soared to 75 percent for patients who waited less than two years for a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) implant, compared with …
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Scientists Create Detailed Picture of Membrane Protein

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have created the most detailed 3D picture yet of a membrane protein linked to learning, memory, anxiety, pain and brain disorders such as schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and autism …
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Study Identifies New Insight Into the Nature of Memory Storage

Researchers from New York University have found new insight into the temporal nature of how we store our memories, which could potentially offer a pathway for treating cognitive-related diseases. The findings, published in the journal Neuron, pinpoint …
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Postsurgical Pain Control Linked to Patient Satisfaction with Hospital Experience

According to research presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s 2014 annual meeting, postsurgical pain scores were highly correlated with reports of overall patient satisfaction during hospital stays. The goal of the research was to clarify …
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lack of Sleep Predicts Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk in Obese Adolescents

A recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics found that obese adolescents who do not get enough sleep could be increasing their risk for developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Lack of sleep and obesity have previously been associated …
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Biomarkers of Cell Death in Alzheimer’s Reverse Course After Symptom Onset

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis recently reported in the journal Science Translational Medicine that three promising biomarkers have been identified to potentially detect Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages …
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