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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Toxic Proteins Removed Through Immune System Booster

Alzheimer’s disease experts at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere are reporting success in specifically harnessing a mouse’s immune system to attack and remove the buildup of toxic proteins in the brain that are markers of the neurodegenerative …
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Study Looks to Disrupt Addiction

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded the University at Buffalo a grant to conduct research that could provide an answer to why cocaine addicts relapse after months or years of abstinence. The research has the potential to identify novel therapies …
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Researchers Developing Noninvasive Method for Diagnosing Back Conditions

An interdisciplinary research team from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center received a grant to develop the first imaging technique used to identify biomarkers that could indicate patients who have degenerative back conditions. When non-invasive imaging procedures …
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sleep Loss Linked to Decline in Brain Volume

According to a recent study published in the journal Neurology, sleep difficulties may be linked to faster rates of decline in brain volume. The study included 147 adults between the ages of 20 and 84, and researchers examined the link between sleep …
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Brain Networks Hyper-Connected in Young Adults with Depression

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have discovered that young adults who previously experienced depression have hyper-connected emotional and cognitive networks in their brains. The researchers used fMRI to examine the brain …
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Study Links Alcohol Dependence Gene to Neurotransmitter

In a recent study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have figured out why a specific signaling pathway can be associated with alcohol dependence. The signaling pathway is regulated by a …
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Study Helps Explain Risky Teenage Behavior

A series of studies has shed light on specific brain mechanisms that help explain what might be going on inside juvenile male brains that predispose them to risky behaviors. A series of 19 studies approached the question from multiple specific domains …
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Mouse Model Provides Window into Working Brain

In a recent study published in the journal Neuron, scientists from the University of Utah developed a genetically engineered line of mice that could open the door to new research on epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and other diseases. The mice carry a protein …
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Training Your Brain to Prefer Healthy Foods

According to new research conducted by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA), it may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy, low-calories foods over unhealthy, higher-calorie foods. Published in the …
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Neurological Basis Found for Honesty and Lying Tradeoff

In a recent study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, scientists from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute confirmed the area of the brain responsible for making the choice between honesty and deception. During the study, researchers …
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