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IUPUI scientists develop new synthetic method to shorten drug discovery and development process

IUPUI scientists develop new synthetic method to shorten drug discovery and development process

Synthesizing useful new compounds is what pharmaceutical discovery and development is all about. Researchers at the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have devised a method to substantially speed up the process. [More]
New study finds link between memory mechanisms and resistance to epilepsy

New study finds link between memory mechanisms and resistance to epilepsy

A new study undertaken jointly by researchers from the Sagol Department of Neurobiology at the University of Haifa and European researchers, published in the journal Cerebral Cortex, exposes a new biological mechanism that, on the one hand, damages a very specific type of memory, but at the same time provides resistance to epilepsy. [More]
New combinatination therapy shows promise in treating patients with traumatic brain injury

New combinatination therapy shows promise in treating patients with traumatic brain injury

A combination of the stimulant drug methylphenidate with a process known as cognitive-behavioral rehabilitation is a promising option to help people who suffer from persistent cognitive problems following traumatic brain injury, researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have reported. [More]
Quitting smoking during addiction treatment may improve recovery rates in teens

Quitting smoking during addiction treatment may improve recovery rates in teens

A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher has found that addiction treatment results improved when teens in a residential program stopped smoking. [More]
Vitamin D supplementation improves autism symptoms, study shows

Vitamin D supplementation improves autism symptoms, study shows

Vitamin D supplementation improved symptoms of autism in a recent trial. [More]
Music lessons increase brain fiber connections in children

Music lessons increase brain fiber connections in children

Taking music lessons increases brain fiber connections in children and may be useful in treating autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). [More]
Researchers use SIG-Blocks for cognitive testing and training of adults and children

Researchers use SIG-Blocks for cognitive testing and training of adults and children

Psychologists have long used building blocks to assess cognitive skills. But researchers at Case Western Reserve University are imbedding the blocks with technology that may provide a clearer view of problems a child or adult may suffer due to developmental disabilities, brain trauma or dementia. [More]
Exposure to allergens during pregnancy alters the brain makeup of fetuses and newborn rats

Exposure to allergens during pregnancy alters the brain makeup of fetuses and newborn rats

A new study in rats could begin to explain why allergies during pregnancy are linked to higher risks for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism in children. [More]
Young adults with ADHD may display unique physiological signs that could lead to accurate diagnosis

Young adults with ADHD may display unique physiological signs that could lead to accurate diagnosis

Young adults diagnosed with ADHD may display subtle physiological signs that could lead to a more precise diagnosis, according to Penn State researchers. [More]
Fight for Sight, Thomas Pocklington collaborate to fund new neuro-ophthalmology research

Fight for Sight, Thomas Pocklington collaborate to fund new neuro-ophthalmology research

Retinal activity in autism, ADHD and Duchenne muscular dystrophy [More]
Fun with exercise may help improve physical activity among young people with autism and ADHD

Fun with exercise may help improve physical activity among young people with autism and ADHD

The best way to help young people with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder get more exercise is to make it fun, according to a small international sampling of adults living with them. [More]
New Medgenics data confirms presence of specific genetic mutations in many ADHD children

New Medgenics data confirms presence of specific genetic mutations in many ADHD children

New data presented at AACAP’s 63rd Annual Meeting (Oct. 24-29, 2016 in New York, NY) confirmed the presence of specific genetic mutations in many children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). [More]
Review offers new way of looking at spontaneous versus controlled thinking

Review offers new way of looking at spontaneous versus controlled thinking

During downtime, some of us daydream while others might focus on a to-do list, or get stuck in a negative loop. Psychology has traditionally defined all these thought patterns as variations of "mind-wandering." [More]
Mind-wandering research proposes new framework for understanding how thoughts flow

Mind-wandering research proposes new framework for understanding how thoughts flow

If you think the mind grinds to a halt when you're doing nothing, think again. A University of British Columbia-led review of mind-wandering research, published in the November issue of Nature Reviews Neuroscience, proposes a new framework for understanding how thoughts flow, even at rest. [More]
Shire announces recipients of 2016 Excellence in ADHD Patient Group Awards

Shire announces recipients of 2016 Excellence in ADHD Patient Group Awards

To coincide with ADHD Awareness Month, Shire plc today announced the winners of the 2016 Excellence in ADHD Patient Group Awards. [More]
Well-established screening tool may be over-diagnosing ADHD in children with autism, study finds

Well-established screening tool may be over-diagnosing ADHD in children with autism, study finds

A well-established screening tool used to assess children for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be less accurate when a child has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). [More]
Impulsive meth users more likely to have started taking drug at earlier age, study shows

Impulsive meth users more likely to have started taking drug at earlier age, study shows

Methamphetamine users who described themselves as impulsive were more likely to have started taking the drug at an earlier age, a study of more than 150 users showed. [More]
Research findings provide clues to possible genetic causes and potential treatments for autism

Research findings provide clues to possible genetic causes and potential treatments for autism

As a researcher at Harvard Medical School, Christopher W. Cowan, Ph.D., used to watch autistic kids come onto campus to attend a special school. [More]
Researchers find new way to rapidly awaken patients after general anesthesia

Researchers find new way to rapidly awaken patients after general anesthesia

The use of general anesthesia for surgery has not changed fundamentally since it was first introduced 170 years ago. Patients are still left to come around in their own time following withdrawal of the drug. [More]

UTA investigators use advanced computational approach to assess learning difficulties in children

University of Texas at Arlington researchers are using an advanced computational approach or artificial intelligence to help experts assess learning difficulties in children very early in their lives. [More]
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