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Klerman & Freedman Prizes Presented to Outstanding Young Scientists at Ceremony in NYC

News   Aug 05, 2018 | Original Story from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Researchers Receive Awards for Exceptional Work on the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Illness

This is Christina M. Gremel, Ph.D., Byungkook Lim, Ph.D., Herbert Pardes, M.D., Ueli Rutishauser, Ph.D., Timothy Y. Mariano, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc, and Albert R. Powers III, M.D., Ph.D. Credit: Chad David Kraus, BBRF



Saliva-based Alzheimer's Test Could be the Future


Three biomarkers for detecting mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease in saliva samples have been identified.


Continuous EEG Proves Its Worth in Monitoring Childhood Seizures


A recent retrospective study evaluating continuous electroencephalography (cEEG) of children in intensive care units (ICUs) found a higher than anticipated number of seizures. The work also identified several conditions closely associated with the seizures, and suggests that cEEG monitoring may be a valuable tool for helping to identify and treat neurological problems in patients who are 14 months old or younger.


More Than Just an Unpleasant Sensation


Pain is a negative feeling that we want to get rid of as soon as possible. In order to protect our bodies, we react for example by withdrawing the hand. This action is usually understood as the consequence of the perception of pain. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now shown that perception, the impulse to act and provision of energy to do so take place in the brain simultaneously and not, as was expected, one after the other.



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