Could Shared Medical Conditions Offer Insights into Treating Neurodevelopmental Disorders?

October 25, 2016

People with neuro-troubles often also have the same additional physical ailments. Seeking genetic clusters for both might open new paths to treatments.

The Revival of Brain PET

October 17, 2016

The development of new ‘radiotracers’ that bind to different proteins has opened a window into synaptic pruning, neurogenesis in the living human brain.

Closing the Language Skills Gap Among Children

October 11, 2016

Many children are at a disadvantage even before they walk into an early Head Start or pre-K program.What do we know and what can be done to mitigate the long-term effects of this deficit? A researcher, an outreach specialist, and a federal official discussed data,programs, and policy during a recent forum in Washington, DC.

In Memoriam: Barbara Rich

October 4, 2016

In Memoriam: Barbara Rich 2016-10-04 With regret the Dana Foundation announces that Barbara Rich , executive vice president of communications, died on Saturday, October 2, 2016. She had worked at the Foundation since 1995. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our co

Multi-Modal Model of Psychosis

October 4, 2016

Could running a series of tests in a certain order better predict who is at risk for progression from schizophrenia to psychosis?

Targeting Dyslexia

September 27, 2016

Researchers turn to infants and “pre-readers” to see if difficulty in reading changes the brain or if the differences were there to begin with.

Refining the Connections

September 20, 2016

Why do so many disorders, especially schizophrenia, develop in adolescence? University of Cambridge researchers find myelination increases even as gray matter decreases, in “normal” teens—especially in areas linking brain networks.

A Biophysical Theory of Beta Waves

September 12, 2016

In a new model, researchers at Brown University posit that one pattern of electrical activity, beta waves, may arise from the thalamus.

Mental illness, Violence, and Stigma: The Need for Accuracy in the Media

September 7, 2016

How tightly is violence tied to mental illness? Not as tight as US journalism makes it appear, researchers say.

Brain Link Established Between Stress and Type 2 Diabetes

August 16, 2016

Researchers describe sequence from distractibility to anxiety to inflammation to diabetes.

Decoding the Patterns in Sleep

August 11, 2016

Researchers at the 10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience in Copenhagen suggest that differences in sleep waves could reflect intelligence or disease states.

Seeking Clues to Stuttering Deep Within the Brain

August 8, 2016

People who stutter have no problems with memory, syntax, grammar, word finding, or articulation. Scientists theorized that there must be some extremely specific population of neurons somewhere in the brain that are affected.

Predicting Effects of Surgery on Cognition

July 25, 2016

At a recent NYAS conference, researchers compare notes, trying to suss out why so many older people show signs of delirium just after surgery, and to predict which ones will progress to longer-term dysfunction and earlier-onset dementia.

Will Neuroscience and Law Collide?

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. 

A Bird’s Eye View of Sensory Perception

July 1, 2016

Q&A with Carl Petersen, head of the Laboratory of Sensory Processing at L’ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), who delivered the European Dana Alliance for the Brain (EDAB) / Max Cowan Special Lecture at the 10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience in Copenhagen. 


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