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Monday, September 7, 2015

Tissue Bank Pays Dividends for Brain Cancer Research

Researchers from the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research in Australia have recently discovered genetic information that could lead to new cancer treatments for metastatic brain tumors. The study is the first of its kind to use genome …
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Friday, September 4, 2015

Study Finds Current Brain Cancer Treatments May Cause Brain Shrinkage

In a recent study published in the journal Neurology, researchers from the Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology found that radiation and chemotherapy may be shrinking patients’ brains. Although it is well known that whole brain radiation can have adverse …
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Friday, September 4, 2015

New Molecular Feedback Process May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

New research conducted by Rockefeller University has identified a series of naturally occurring molecular steps — known as a pathway — that can dampen the production of amyloid-β, the key toxic protein fragments indicated in Alzheimer’s disease …
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Saliva Test for Stress Hormone Levels

According to a study published in the journal Neurology, testing the saliva of healthy older people for their cortisol levels may help identify individuals who should be screened for problems with cognition. The study found that people with higher levels …
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Maltreated Children’s Brains Show Ability to Regulate Emotion

In a study recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, a team of researchers from the University of Washington analyzed the brains of maltreated adolescents when they viewed emotional images in order to …
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Healthy Moods Spread Via Social Contact, Not Depression

Research recently published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B revealed that having mentally healthy friends can help someone recover from depression or even continue to remain mentally healthy. In contrast, the study found that having …
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Studying Worm Movements May Offer Clues to the Human Brain

In a study recently published in the journal in the journal PLOS Biology, researchers from MRC’s Clinical Sciences Centre at Imperial College London developed a pioneering tool to analyze a worm’s posture is it wriggles and are investigating how …
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

How Exposure to Brief Trauma and Sudden Sounds Form Lasting Memories

Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center recently found how even brief exposure to sudden sounds or mild trauma can form permanent, long-term brain connections, or memories. The research team, working with rats, said it was able to chemically stimulate …
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New Cancer Drugs May Cause Memory Loss in Mice

Results from a recent study regarding a new class of cancer drugs were found to cause memory loss in mice. The findings, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, tested BET inhibitors, and could lead to safer drug therapies that reduce the risk …
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Friday, August 28, 2015

Antidepressants Fine-Tune Brain Reward Pathway to Lessen Neuropathic Pain

According to a study recently published in journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, commonly used antidepressant drugs change levels of a key signaling protein in the brain region that processes both pain and mood. The newly understood …
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