July 19, 2016
In his neuroethics
lecture at the recent FENS forum, Steven Hyman described how what scientists
have learned about conditions like schizophrenia and addiction suggests that
they may strip a person’s agency, or “free will.” But data so far don’t yet
reach the bar that law demands.
June 27, 2016
early, prospective study suggests that pinpointing where children are on a
scale of brain connectivity could tell doctors which child is at risk of
June 21, 2016
Human tests on drugs to treat Alzheimer’s
disease by clearing amyloid beta clumps have shown mixed results at best. Some
researchers now think prevention may be more feasible than cure.
June 14, 2016
presented at the recent Pediatric Academic Societies meeting suggests that the
number of mental-health diagnoses among children with parents in the military
has increased in the past decade. Other research suggests that coordinated
medical care and specific social supports might help all children thrive.
June 9, 2016
Many of the presenters at the recent Aspen Brain
Forum focused on the vulnerable period of adolescence, looking for markers of
those most at risk.
May 24, 2016
rising too early or too late can lead to health troubles.
May 9, 2016
People who react strongly to placebos also react strongly to antidepressants, and vice versa, according to new research. Splitting clinical trials by reactor/nonreactor might help researchers better test a potential drug’s effectiveness.
May 2, 2016
After crossing the placenta, the virus
appears to kill the radial glia, the ‘founder’ stem cells that generate all
cell types in the cortex.
April 20, 2016
Researchers share progress on the effects of altering synaptic
connections in the brain at a symposium at the New York Academy of Sciences.
April 7, 2016
By sharing information and combining data on
psychiatric disorders, “we’re starting to nail down some real findings—reliable
genetic associations that are meaningful, consistent, and measurable,” says one
March 31, 2016
Tiny clumps of
reprogrammed cells that send impulses to one another could prove fertile
testing ground for brain researchers and toxicologists.
March 23, 2016
American College of Physicians has issued a new clinical practice guideline
suggesting that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an equally viable choice
to treat adults with depression.
March 15, 2016
longitudinal studies of families and brain imaging of children, researchers
find potential biomarkers of risk.
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March 8, 2016
Idol enzyme, first considered a target for preventing heart disease, also
appears to influence the amount of harmful plaques in the brain.