Monday, December 11, 2017

Study Finds ‘Portal 2’ Better at Improving Cognitive Skills Than ‘Luminosity’

A trio of researchers at Florida State University has conducted a small study the results of which suggest that the video game Portal 2...

Schizophrenia Not One, But Eight Genetically Distinct Disorders

New research shows that schizophrenia isn't a single disease but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders, each with its own set of symptoms....

Should We All Take a Bit of Lithium? (New York Times...

The idea of putting a mind-altering drug in the drinking water is the stuff of sci-fi, terrorist plots and totalitarian governments. Considering the outcry...

Higher Coffee Intake Linked to Lower Alzheimer’s Disease Rates

Hope you're enjoying your morning coffee - especially if you’re an older adult. A recent study monitoring the memory and thinking processes of people...

Intake of Fish Fats Improves Effectiveness of Antidepressants

Up to 42 percent of all treated cases of depression do not respond to antidepressants. While the reasons for this have been a mystery,...

Researchers Discover Underlying Neurochemical Imbalance Responsible for Schizophrenia

Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California, San Diego have discovered...

Yale Researchers Reverse Alzheimer’s with New STEP Drug in Animal Study

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered a new drug compound that reverses the brain deficits of Alzheimer's disease in an animal model....

Developing Diabetes in Middle Age Increases Loss of Brain Cells Later...

People who develop diabetes and high blood pressure in middle age are more likely to have brain cell loss and other damage to the...

Blood-Oxytocin Levels in Normal Range in Children with Autism

Autism does not appear to be solely caused by a deficiency of oxytocin, but the hormone's universal ability to boost social function may prove...

New Study – Cinnamon Reverses, Halts Progression of Parkinson’s Disease in...

Neurological scientists at Rush University Medical Center report that cinnamon, a common food spice and flavoring material, can reverse the biomechanical, cellular and anatomical changes...

Brain Aging Accelerated by Lack of Sleep in Adults

Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) have found evidence that the less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age. These findings,...

Common Antidepressant Slows Alzheimer’s Disease, Lowers Production of Amyloid Beta

A commonly prescribed antidepressant can reduce production of the main ingredient in Alzheimer's brain plaques, according to new research at Washington University School of...