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Monday, December 22, 2014

Brain Inflammation a Hallmark of Autism, Large-scale Analysis Shows

Researchers have discovered an abnormal immune response within autistic brains by analyzing the genetic structure of cells in one of the largest tissue studies ever to take place. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, analyzed tissue …
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Monday, December 22, 2014

Study: Thrombectomy Effective for Clot Removal in Large-vessel Strokes

Thrombectomy and other intra-arterial treatments shone in the Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial of Endovascular Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Netherlands (MR CLEAN) trial, according to an article on MedPageToday.com. The trial showed …
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Friday, December 19, 2014

Nearly Half of U.S. Kids Exposed to Traumatic Experiences During Childhood

The study recently published in the journal Health Affairs analyzes the impact of traumatic life events on childhood development throughout the nation. Researchers reviewed data from the National Survey of Children’s Health, which included records …
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Many Senior Citizens with Memory Loss, Dementia Never Get Tested

Researchers have published a study in the journal Neurology that reports senior citizens are very unlikely to be tested for dementia unless the condition has visibly disrupted their daily life. In the study, 856 elderly individuals were evaluated for …
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mental Illness Is the Wrong Scapegoat After Mass Shootings

A study published in the journal American Journal of Public Health analyzes data regarding mental health and shooting deaths, concluding that a scarce minority of shootings are committed by mentally ill individuals, despite popular beliefs. The paper …
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Brain Activity After Smokers Quit Predicts Chances of Relapsing

Quitting smoking sets off a series of changes in the brain that researchers say may better identify smokers who will start smoking again. Reporting in a new study recently published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, researchers found that smokers …
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Obese Children’s Brains More Responsive to Sugar

In a recent study published in the journal International Journal of Obesity, researchers from the University of California found that the brains of obese children respond more intensely when tasting sugar. This elevated sense of “food reward,” which …
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Researchers Link Late Evenings to Repetitive Negative Thoughts

Researchers from Binghamton University have published a study in the journal Cognitive Therapy and Research analyzing the link between sleep cycles and overall negative thinking. The study surveyed 100 young adults at Binghamton University with an extensive …
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Monday, December 15, 2014

Major Brain Pathway Rediscovered After Century-old Confusion, Controversy

Researchers from the University of Washington have stumbled upon a neural pathway which has been lost to medical science for over a century, allowing it to be studied for the first time with modern techniques. According to the paper published in the …
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Monday, December 15, 2014

Scientists Develop Cooling Technique to Safely Map the Human Brain

Scientists from NYU Langone Medical Center and the University of Iowa have found a way to safely map the human brain during complex neurosurgery, resulting from monitoring thousands of calls from songbirds. The mapping process, first tested in zebra …
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