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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Lessens Burden for Seizure Patients
News   May 26, 2020

An NIHR-funded and supported study has found that adding cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to standardised medical care gives patients with dissociative seizures longer periods of seizure freedom, less bothersome seizures and a greater quality of life.

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Microstroke Recovery Restores Blood Flow Before Brain Tissue
News   May 26, 2020

Using new tech to measure blood flow and neuronal recovery simultaneously, researchers have discovered that the former recovers before the latter after a microstroke.

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Microfluidic Models Helps Understand the Beginnings of the Brain
News   May 26, 2020

We know a lot about the human brain, but very little about how it is formed. To help address this imbalance, researchers have now developed a model that mimics these early stages of the human brain in the laboratory.

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ALS Biomarkers Discovered in Teeth
News   May 26, 2020

A new study has identified biological markers of ALS present in the teeth of patients who went on to develop the disease as adults.

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Ion Channels at Heart of Upper Motor Neuron Degeneration in ALS
News   May 26, 2020

Scientists have pinpointed the electrophysiological mechanism behind upper motor neuron disease, unlocking the door to potential treatments for many neurodegenerative diseases.

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Fly Brain Study Hints at Why It's So Hard To Wake Up on a Cold Winter's Morning
News   May 26, 2020

A study using fruit flies has indicated a link between sensory neurons and regulation of the sleep-wake cycle.

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Antibody Designed To Identify Toxic Particles That Destroy Healthy Brain in Alzheimer’s Disease
News   May 26, 2020

Researchers have discovered a way to design an antibody that can identify the toxic particles that destroy healthy brain cells.

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New Device Quickly Detects Lithium Ions in Blood of Bipolar Disorder Patients
News   May 22, 2020

A group of Hokkaido University researchers has developed a paper-based device that can easily and cheaply measure lithium ion concentration in blood, which could greatly help bipolar disorder patients.

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Not All Types of Empathy Benefit a Relationship
News   May 22, 2020

A new study by a team of psychologists from the University of Rochester and the University of Toronto tried to figure out under what circumstances the ability to read another person's emotions--what psychologists call "empathic accuracy"--is beneficial for a relationship and when it could be harmful.

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Why Is Sex So Popular? Microbe Study Suggests Stress Reduction Role
News   May 22, 2020

Why is sex so popular? The question of why so many organisms reproduce sexually has mystified evolutionary biologists since before Darwin. A new study, suggests that the molecular mechanisms underlying sex and the stress response may be more tightly coupled than previously appreciated, providing a new explanation for the widespread prevalence of sex in nature.

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