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30 Risk Factors Found During and After Pregnancy for Children Developing Psychosis
News   Mar 30, 2020

It is the first comprehensive meta-analysis of pre- and perinatal risk factors for psychosis in nearly 20 years.

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Spinal Nerve Healing Enhanced by Boost in Cellular Energy, New Findings Reveal
News   Mar 30, 2020

The findings suggest that boosting cellular energy levels could help damaged adult nerve cells repair themselves.

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New Immune Cell on the Block During Viral Lung Infections
News   Mar 27, 2020

Scientists have identified a novel group of immune cells in the lungs that are associated with the control of inflammation during viral infections, like influenza or possibly coronavirus. This discovery may help to advance the development of therapeutics to treat inflammation-related lung conditions such as bronchitis, influenza and potentially even COVID-19.

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The First Genetic Map of the Cerebral Cortex
News   Mar 27, 2020

Researchers have produced the first genetic map of the cerebral cortex, identifying more than 300 genetic variants that influence cortical structure and could play roles in psychiatric conditions.

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Lipid Helps Heal the Eye
News   Mar 27, 2020

A species of a lipid that naturally helps skin injuries heal appears to also aid repair of common corneal injuries, even when other conditions, like diabetes, make healing difficult, scientists report.

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Jumping Genes Help Make Neurons in a Lab Dish
News   Mar 26, 2020

The process of making functional brain cells in a lab dish requires the precise activation of selfish genetic elements known as LINE-1 (L1) retrotransposons. The finding, from researchers at KAUST, could lead to safer and more effective regenerative therapies for Parkinson's disease and other brain conditions.

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Study Provides Insights Into the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Brain Cancer
News   Mar 26, 2020

In a recent study published in Autophagy, researchers at Kanazawa University show how abnormalities in a gene called TPR can lead to pediatric brain cancer.

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Molecular Probes for Opioid Receptors
News   Mar 26, 2020

Newly developed molecular probes could make it easier to study the behavior of individual opioid receptors in detail.

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Infrared Imaging Illuminates Alzheimer's Disease
News   Mar 26, 2020

To understand what happens in the brain when Alzheimer's disease develops, researchers need to be able to study the molecular structures in the neurons affected by Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have tested a new imaging method for this purpose.

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Mother-Infant Skin Contact Boosts Baby's Brain
News   Mar 26, 2020

A new study demonstrates that mother-infant touch and contact are essential for optimal neurodevelopmental regulation in early infancy.

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