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Patients With Schizophrenia Are Three Times More Likely To Have Bartonella DNA in Their Blood

A new study has found that patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or another psychotic disorder are three times more likely to have Bartonella DNA in their blood.
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Immune System “Misdirection” May Explain Link Between Epstein-Barr Virus and MS

Research from the University of Birmingham has found that following EBV infection there is more immune system cross-reactivity, where the body’s immune system binds to the wrong target, than previously thought.
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Enhanced Mental Agility: Women Perform Better During Their Period

A new study from University College London and the Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health (ISEH) investigated how the menstrual cycle can affect sport-related mental cognition.
Cancer cells.

New Brain Tumor Therapy Helps Immune System Recognize Cancer Cells

In a major advance for the treatment of the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma, scientists used ultrasound technology to penetrate the blood-brain barrier and provide a small dose of a chemotherapy and immunotherapy drug cocktail.
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Long-Read Sequencing Identifies RNA Isoforms in Alzheimer’s Patients

Researchers at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging are working to develop a pre-symptomatic disease diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease.
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Enzyme Inhibitor Prevents Lipid Activation and Alleviates Symptoms of Mental Disorder

A genetic disorder leads to an increase in bioactive lipids in the brain, resulting in an imbalance between excitation and inhibition in neural circuits and promoting mental disorders.
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Fish Oil Injection Reduces Brain Damage in Newborn Rodents

An injectable emulsion containing two omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil markedly reduced brain damage in newborn rodents after a disruption in the flow of oxygen to the brain near birth.
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First Patient Dosed in Study To Unravel “Mystical Experiences” of Psychedelic Derived From Toad Skin

The first participant in a new psychedelic study has received a dose of a synthetic formulation of 5-MeO-DMT. The study is set to evaluate its neurophysiological effects on the human brain and perceived “mystical experiences.”
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Common Drugs Linked to Lower Risk of Ruptured Brain Aneurysm

A new study suggests that people who take a few common drugs may have a decreased risk of having a bleeding stroke due to a ruptured brain aneurysm. The results only show an association.
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Eating Habits Impact Brain Chemistry and Mental Health

Eating a poor quality diet might lead to brain changes that are associated with depression and anxiety. This is according to a first-of-its-kind study into the brain chemistry and structure, and diet quality of 30 volunteers.