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Magnetic Brain Stimulation Alters Negative Emotion Perception
Magnetic Brain Stimulation Alters Negative Emotion Perception
News   Feb 07, 2018

A new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging looks at the modulation of emotion in the brain.

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Stem Cells From Huntington's Patients Made Into Neurons, Recapitulate the Disease
Stem Cells From Huntington's Patients Made Into Neurons, Recapitulate the Disease
News   Feb 06, 2018

Scientists have transformed skin cells from patients with Huntington’s disease into the type of brain cell affected by the disorder. The resulting mass of neurons serves as a new tool to study the degenerative and eventually fatal neurological condition.

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Nile Grass Rat Sheds Light on How Dim Lighting Might Be Compromising Brain Function
Nile Grass Rat Sheds Light on How Dim Lighting Might Be Compromising Brain Function
News   Feb 06, 2018

Neuroscientists suggest spending too much time in dimly lit rooms and offices may actually change the brain's structure and hurt one's ability to remember and learn.

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Immune System Dysfunction May Occur Early in Alzheimer’s
Immune System Dysfunction May Occur Early in Alzheimer’s
News   Feb 06, 2018

Study offers new insights into how brain and rest of body communicate.

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Evidenced-Based Antioxidant Therapy Prevents Vision Loss Caused by Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome
Evidenced-Based Antioxidant Therapy Prevents Vision Loss Caused by Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome
News   Feb 05, 2018

Researchers demonstrate the addition of widely available antioxidants to the current standard-of-care prevents vision loss in an animal model of a rare genetic disease.

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Analyzing Street Drug 'Stamp Bags' Points to Potential Early Warning System in Opioid Crisis
Analyzing Street Drug 'Stamp Bags' Points to Potential Early Warning System in Opioid Crisis
News   Feb 05, 2018

Stamp bags are small wax packets that contain mixtures of illicit drugs, most commonly heroin, packaged for sale and sometimes stamped with a graphical logo by drug dealers to market their contents. Analysis shows huge rise in fentanyl content.

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Potential Drug Target for Bipolar Identified
Potential Drug Target for Bipolar Identified
News   Feb 05, 2018

By connecting the regulatory dots between known bipolar-linked genes and proteins researchers have expanded our understanding of the biology of bipolar and, revealed a potential drug target.

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Bottled Water Advertising Campaigns Target a Deep Psychological Vulnerability
Bottled Water Advertising Campaigns Target a Deep Psychological Vulnerability
News   Feb 05, 2018

A fear of dying plays a role in people buying bottled water, even though they know it may not be good for them or the planet, a study has found. The study suggests that most bottled-water advertising campaigns target a deep psychological vulnerability in humans, compelling them to buy and consume particular products. Bottled water ads specifically trigger our most subconscious fear.

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Meta-Analysis of Meditation Reveals Limited Prosocial Effect
Meta-Analysis of Meditation Reveals Limited Prosocial Effect
News   Feb 05, 2018

For decades many people have claimed meditation can change how we behave towards others and make us more compassionate. New research suggests meditation's role in making individuals better people is limited.

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Half of All Dementias, Including Alzheimer’s, Start With Damaged ‘Gatekeeper Cells’
Half of All Dementias, Including Alzheimer’s, Start With Damaged ‘Gatekeeper Cells’
News   Feb 05, 2018

Once the cells are compromised, blood toxins can trespass into the brain and damage critical connections, USC researchers say.

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