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Study: Slow walking, memory complaints may predict future dementia

Study: Slow walking, memory complaints may predict future dementia

A study involving nearly 27,000 older adults on five continents found that nearly 1 in 10 met criteria for pre-dementia based on a simple test that measures how fast people walk and whether they have cognitive complaints. [More]
Study analyses whether connectivity of infant's brain is related to children's impulsiveness

Study analyses whether connectivity of infant's brain is related to children's impulsiveness

Researchers from the University of Murcia have studied the changes in the brain that are associated with impulsiveness, a personality trait that causes difficulties in inhibiting a response in the face of a stimulus and leads to unplanned actions without considering the negative consequences. [More]
Difference between love and lust might be in eyes, say researchers

Difference between love and lust might be in eyes, say researchers

Soul singer Betty Everett once proclaimed, "If you want to know if he loves you so, it's in his kiss." But a new study by University of Chicago researchers suggests the difference between love and lust might be in the eyes after all. [More]
Study: Fish oil supplements reduce cognitive decline, brain atrophy in older adults

Study: Fish oil supplements reduce cognitive decline, brain atrophy in older adults

Rhode Island Hospital researchers have completed a study that found regular use of fish oil supplements (FOS) was associated with a significant reduction in cognitive decline and brain atrophy in older adults. [More]

Findings provide insight into how brain represents innermost feelings

Although feelings are personal and subjective, the human brain turns them into a standard code that objectively represents emotions across different senses, situations and even people, reports a new study by Cornell University neuroscientist Adam Anderson. [More]
Parkinson's disease drug could also help people with phobias or PTSD

Parkinson's disease drug could also help people with phobias or PTSD

A drug used to treat Parkinson's disease could also help people with phobias or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Scientists of the Translational Neurosciences Research Center at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz are currently exploring the effects of psychotherapy to extinguish fears in combination with L-dopa. [More]
NIH funds Phase II 90-subject pediatric clinical trial at UCLA

NIH funds Phase II 90-subject pediatric clinical trial at UCLA

NeuroSigma, Inc., a California-based life sciences company focused on commercialization of its non-invasive Monarch eTNS System for the treatment of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, today announced that the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded UCLA a grant that funds a Phase II 90-subject pediatric clinical trial at the University of California, Los Angeles focused on the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with NeuroSigma's external trigeminal nerve stimulation (eTNS) System. [More]
Analysis of clinical trials reveals urgent need to increase Alzheimer's drug development

Analysis of clinical trials reveals urgent need to increase Alzheimer's drug development

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health have conducted the first-ever analysis of clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease (AD), revealing an urgent need to increase the number of agents entering the AD drug development pipeline and progressing successfully towards new therapy treatments. [More]
Neuroimaging support for psychosis continuum

Neuroimaging support for psychosis continuum

Cortical thinning is present in people with nonclinical psychotic symptoms, but is less pronounced than in those with a psychotic disorder, report researchers [More]
Brain activation differences hint at developing course of bipolar disorder

Brain activation differences hint at developing course of bipolar disorder

Results of an activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis highlight the differences and similarities in brain activation between youths and adults with bipolar disorder. [More]
University of Maryland School of Medicine receives NIH grant to establish neuroscience research center

University of Maryland School of Medicine receives NIH grant to establish neuroscience research center

The University of Maryland School of Medicine's Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, a research center in the School's Department of Psychiatry, was awarded a $10.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a Silvio O. Conte Neuroscience Research Center that will examine the causes of schizophrenia and search for possible new treatments. [More]
UT Arlington researchers use portable device to map brain activity responses during cognitive activities

UT Arlington researchers use portable device to map brain activity responses during cognitive activities

UT Arlington researchers have successfully used a portable brain-mapping device to show limited prefrontal cortex activity among student veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder when they were asked to recall information from simple memorization tasks. [More]

Study analyses link between childhood maltreatment and volume of cerebral grey matter

An international study has analysed the association between childhood maltreatment and the volume of cerebral grey matter, responsible for processing information. [More]
REM sleep disorder: A sign of impending neurodegenerative disease

REM sleep disorder: A sign of impending neurodegenerative disease

How many millions of people suffer from sleep disturbance? One sleep disorder in particular, called REM behavior disorder, could be a sign of impending neurodegenerative disease, including Parkinson's and dementia, say scientists presenting their research at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2014 Annual Meeting. [More]
Late-life depression could become major risk factor for developing Alzheimer's

Late-life depression could become major risk factor for developing Alzheimer's

Many people develop depression in the latest stages of life, but until now doctors had no idea that it could point to a build up of a naturally occurring protein in the brain called beta-amyloid, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. [More]

New mathematical models seem to explain processing in medial temporal lobes

When it comes to familiarity, a slew of memories including seemingly unrelated ones can come flooding into the brain, according to mathematical theories called global similarity models. [More]
New gene involved in Parkinson's disease, find researchers

New gene involved in Parkinson's disease, find researchers

A team of UCLA researchers has identified a new gene involved in Parkinson's disease, a finding that may one day provide a target for a new drug to prevent and potentially even cure the debilitating neurological disorder. [More]
UCLA’s BrainSPORT Program earns $10M to research, treat sport concussions in youth

UCLA’s BrainSPORT Program earns $10M to research, treat sport concussions in youth

Philanthropist Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants and an Academy Award-winning film producer, has pledged $10 million to the department of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for the BrainSPORT Program, which has been renamed the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program. [More]
New fNIRS -FD instrument can identify affected areas of brain

New fNIRS -FD instrument can identify affected areas of brain

Monitoring the rehabilitation of patients with neurological damage caused by a stroke, has encouraged Mexican scientists to work in the design and manufacture of a functional infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS -FD ) instrument capable of identifying the affected areas of the brain and the sites that were activated while analyzing the oxygen content in blood flow during therapy. [More]
Study examines potential use of medical marijuana, CBD in treating epilepsy

Study examines potential use of medical marijuana, CBD in treating epilepsy

The therapeutic potential of medical marijuana and pure cannabidiol (CBD), an active substance in the cannabis plant, for neurologic conditions is highly debated. [More]