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Scientists reveal how manipulating novel target in the brain could lead to new therapies for depression

Scientists reveal how manipulating novel target in the brain could lead to new therapies for depression

Northwestern Medicine scientists have shown how manipulating a novel target in the brain using gene therapy could lead to new treatments for depression. [More]
Suicide prevention hotlines could improve quality of services by expanding digital offerings

Suicide prevention hotlines could improve quality of services by expanding digital offerings

Suicide prevention hotlines in California respond to callers in need and reduce caller distress, but could improve their services and reach more users by expanding digital offerings such as chat services and establishing better programs to monitor and improve the quality of their services, according to new studies from the RAND Corporation. [More]
MD Anderson, ILC Dover and NASA partner to increase awareness of childhood cancer

MD Anderson, ILC Dover and NASA partner to increase awareness of childhood cancer

Today, several of Space City's best-known institutions -- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and ILC Dover -- announced a partnership that brings the benefits of arts and science to pediatric cancer patients while increasing awareness of childhood cancer. [More]
UVA receives grant to combat opioid epidemic in Southwest Virginia

UVA receives grant to combat opioid epidemic in Southwest Virginia

A federal grant to the University of Virginia Health System will help battle the opioid epidemic in Southwest Virginia by expanding access to specialized care through telehealth. [More]
Non-drug solutions for postpartum depression: an interview with Dr David Brock & Christopher Thatcher

Non-drug solutions for postpartum depression: an interview with Dr David Brock & Christopher Thatcher

Postpartum depression (PPD) is reported to occur in 10-15% of delivering women with an estimated 400,000 women affected annually in the US. It is the most common complication of childbirth and is a significant public health concern. [More]
TSRI researchers link genes within striatum to bipolar disorder

TSRI researchers link genes within striatum to bipolar disorder

While bipolar disorder is one of the most-studied neurological disorders—the Greeks noticed symptoms of the disease as early as the first century—it’s possible that scientists have overlooked an important part of the brain for its source. [More]
UDOL launches two short courses for healthcare professionals

UDOL launches two short courses for healthcare professionals

Healthcare professionals from around the world wanting to develop their career can benefit from two short courses launched by University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL). [More]
People with IED have connectivity deficits in SLF region of the brain

People with IED have connectivity deficits in SLF region of the brain

People with intermittent explosive disorder (IED), or impulsive aggression, have a weakened connection between regions of the brain associated with sensory input, language processing and social interaction. [More]
Early attention problems in children can have lasting impact on academic outcomes

Early attention problems in children can have lasting impact on academic outcomes

Children with attention problems in early childhood were 40 percent less likely to graduate from high school, says a new study from Duke University that examines how early childhood characteristics affect academic performance. [More]
Study reveals high healthcare costs for chronic pain patients in Canada

Study reveals high healthcare costs for chronic pain patients in Canada

Costs of patients who develop chronic post-surgical pain could range from $2.5 million to $4.1 million a year, in one Ontario hospital alone, according to a study in Pain Management. [More]
University of Derby students work with DHCFT to support development of new Trust-wide strategy

University of Derby students work with DHCFT to support development of new Trust-wide strategy

MBA students have been working in partnership with Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (DHCFT) to support the development of a new Trust-wide strategy. [More]
PREVAIL IV trial opens in Liberia for EVD survivors with persistent traces of Ebola virus RNA

PREVAIL IV trial opens in Liberia for EVD survivors with persistent traces of Ebola virus RNA

The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia, a U.S.-Liberia joint Clinical Research Partnership, today announced the opening of PREVAIL IV, a treatment trial for men who have survived Ebola virus disease (EVD) but continue to have evidence of Ebola virus genetic material, RNA, in their semen. [More]
Light physical activity during work or study has positive benefits, reveals Clemson professor

Light physical activity during work or study has positive benefits, reveals Clemson professor

A Clemson University psychology professor has published research revealing a positive link between mood, motivation and physical activity during work and study. [More]
New risk calculator can assess individual's risk of developing psychosis

New risk calculator can assess individual's risk of developing psychosis

A new risk calculator can predict an individual's risk of developing psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, according to a new study published today in The American Journal of Psychiatry. [More]
Researchers identify astroglia-mediated mechanism for causing FXS symptoms in mice

Researchers identify astroglia-mediated mechanism for causing FXS symptoms in mice

A study published today in the Journal of Neuroscience led by Yongjie Yang of Tufts University School of Medicine identifies an astroglial trigger mechanism as contributing to symptoms of fragile X syndrome in mice. [More]
Study demonstrates role of leukocyte activation receptor CD69 in development of psoriasis

Study demonstrates role of leukocyte activation receptor CD69 in development of psoriasis

Scientists at the Centro de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III have defined the key role of an immune-system receptor in the development of psoriasis, suggesting that it could serve as a therapeutic target for the control of this disease. [More]

New research reveals increase in fatalities linked to adolescent abuse and neglect

New research from the University of Warwick reveals an increase in the number of adolescents who died or were seriously harmed as a result of abuse or neglect. [More]
Body image-related problems growing among male individuals

Body image-related problems growing among male individuals

It’s referred to as the opposite of anorexia – muscle dysmorphia – but men with body-building and other body image issues are up to four times more likely than females to be undiagnosed and it is a growing public health problem. [More]
UL research survey highlights lack of uniformity in wheelchair provision across Ireland

UL research survey highlights lack of uniformity in wheelchair provision across Ireland

The results of a recent UL research survey of wheelchair users and their careers in Ireland will be presented today to Senator John Dolan (CEO, Disability Federation of Ireland) in Leinster House by Dr Rosie Gowran, Department of Clinical Therapies, University of Limerick, who is calling for a national review of wheelchair and seating provision services in Ireland. [More]
Enzyme from fermented Japanese vegetable boosts colon health in rats

Enzyme from fermented Japanese vegetable boosts colon health in rats

An enzyme produced by fermenting a vegetable common in Japanese cuisine may be responsible for increasing the amount of at least one beneficial bacterium associated with healthy colons in a study using rats. [More]
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