Two New Subtypes of Schizophrenia Have Been DiscoveredNews
An international team led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has published research identifying two distinct subtypes of the complex neurological disorder schizophrenia. The authors say that their findings could lead to more personalized treatment of the condition.
Ping-pong for Parkinson's?News
Pingpong may hold promise as a possible form of physical therapy for Parkinson's disease. People with Parkinson's who participated in a pingpong exercise program once a week for six months showed improvement in their Parkinson's symptoms, according to a preliminary study.READ MORE
Mouse Study Suggests Hitting the Immune "Reset Button" May Help Brain Injury RecoveryNews
Targeting overactive immune cells and dampening their chronic neurotoxic effects may offer new therapeutic strategies for traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to new preclinical research in mice.READ MORE
Experts in the emotional needs of small children say increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol in babies and small children who are separated from their parents, especially their mothers, could have a long-term genetic impact on future generations.READ MORE
A new study has investigated sensual alterations in people living with migraine (migraineurs). The paper has highlighted that tactile stimuli may feel more painful for migraineurs, whilst pleasurable sensations are dulled.
Over half of our genomes are made of repeating elements within DNA. Research to date has focused on how these expanded repeats can cause disease, but little attention has been given to their normal functions in genes. A new study reports that repeats in the gene that causes Fragile X Syndrome normally regulate how and when proteins are made in neurons.READ MORE
How can cognitive neuroscience account for something as complex and overarching as a personality? Researchers at Bar-Ilan University aim to make that process easier with a new model to unify the cortical mechanisms by which our states of mind are determined.READ MORE
Researchers report that early, subtle differences in cognitive performance, such as fewer words recalled on a memory test, are a sign that harmful proteins are accumulating in the brain, even if levels of those proteins do not yet qualify as dangerous.READ MORE
Combining the experimental cancer drug TAK228 (sapanisertib) with an existing anti-cancer drug called trametinib may be more effective than either drug alone in decreasing the growth of pediatric low-grade gliomas, according to findings using animal and cell models.READ MORE
Researchers have identified the mechanism of a gene involved in the development of olfactory bulb neurons, which may explain how hypersensitivity associated with autism may arise.READ MORE
Researchers have suggested that facial expressions might not be reliable indicators of emotion, and that it may actually be more accurate to say we should never trust a person's face.READ MORE