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Speech Alterations May Be the First Sign of Parkinson's

Changes to speech associated with early-stage Parkinson's, including slower and more fragmented speech, can be identified by AI.
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Rare Cases of Frontotemporal Dementia May Have a Treatable Leak in the Brain

According to research, some patients diagnosed with an incurable condition that prevents patients from controlling their behavior and coping with daily living may instead have an often-treatable cerebrospinal fluid leak.
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Traffic Pollution Found To Impair Brain Function

A first-in-the-world study suggests that even brief exposure to air pollution has rapid impacts on the brain.
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"Pop-Up" Electrode Could Help Map the Brain in 3D

Researchers have developed a pop-up electrode device that could gather information about individual neurons and their interactions while limiting the potential for brain tissue damage.
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How the Vagus Nerve Can Tweak Our Inflammatory Reflex

The mechanism behind how the vagus nerve signals to the brain and body to regulate inflammation has been identified by researchers from The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research.
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How Vascular Health and Sex Alter Alzheimer's Risk

According to research, two known Alzheimer’s risk factors affect males and females very differently.
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A New Brain Map Uncovers Underwater Camouflage

Mapping the brains of cuttlefish has revealed the neuronal networks involved in camouflage and given insights into how the cuttlefish brain evolved.
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Young Chimps, Like Human Teens, Take More Risks

Adolescent chimpanzees share some of the same risk-taking behaviors as human teens, but they may be less impulsive than their human counterparts.
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Orienteering Could Help Stave Off Cognitive Decline

The physical and cognitive demands of orienteering could stimulate parts of the brain and help to prevent cognitive decline, according to new research from McMaster University.
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Emotional “Blunting” From Common Antidepressants Explained

A new study has discovered the possible origins of emotional “blunting”, a side effect experienced by as many as one in two users who take a common class of antidepressants.