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News-medical.net: Studies demonstrate effect of Ketogenic Diet on cognitive health in animals

News-medical.net: Studies demonstrate effect of Ketogenic Diet on cognitive health in animals

We’ve all experienced a “gut feeling” — when we know deep down inside that something is true. That phenomenon and others (like “butterflies in the stomach”) aptly describe what scientists have now demonstrated: that the gut and the brain are more closely connected than we once thought, and in fact

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News-medical.net: Human brain cell transplant opens new avenues to understand neurological conditions

News-medical.net: Human brain cell transplant opens new avenues to understand neurological conditions

Scientists have created a ‘window’ into the brain, which enables researchers to watch in incredible detail how human brain cells develop and connect to each other in real time.

In the new study, led by Imperial College London in collaboration with a group from the University of Cambridge, researchers transplanted

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News-medical.net: Columbia scientist and collaborators receive $11.3 million to find new targets against brain disease

News-medical.net: Columbia scientist and collaborators receive $11.3 million to find new targets against brain disease

Anthony Fitzpatrick, PhD, a Principal Investigator at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute and Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), together with scientists from the Mayo Clinic and Boston Children’s Hospital, has been awarded $11.3 million to map the three-dimensional structures of protein tangles that accumulate in the human brain. These tangles are

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News-medical.net: Growth of early brain circuits may help predict child's intelligence and emotional health

News-medical.net: Growth of early brain circuits may help predict child's intelligence and emotional health

Growth rates of brain circuits in infancy may help experts predict what a child’s intelligence and emotional health could be when the child turns 4, a new study has found. Along with prior research, these findings could help future physicians identify cognitive and behavioral challenges in the first months and

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News-medical.net: Overweight or obese mothers may have babies with multiple self-regulatory problems

News-medical.net: Overweight or obese mothers may have babies with multiple self-regulatory problems

A mother’s weight during early pregnancy may affect how well her baby is able to self-regulate during its first months and years of life. This is according to a study of more than 3100 Finnish women in the journal Pediatric Research, which is published by Springer Nature. According to lead

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News-medical.net: Drug treatment at a young age could help reverse autism-like behavior in tuberous sclerosis

News-medical.net: Drug treatment at a young age could help reverse autism-like behavior in tuberous sclerosis

New research on autism has found, in a mouse model, that drug treatment at a young age can reverse social impairments. But the same intervention was not effective at an older age.

The study is the first to shed light on the crucial timing of therapy to improve social impairments

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News-medical.net: UTSA acquires state-of-the-art microscope to write commands directly into neurons

News-medical.net: UTSA acquires state-of-the-art microscope to write commands directly into neurons

It’s about the size of a dinner table; yet, one day may influence conversations held around the kitchen table. This is what excites researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio as they anticipate the arrival of a state-of-the-art microscope. This device, known to a very select few, as

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News-medical.net: Study suggests novel approach to treating adults with autism spectrum disorder

News-medical.net: Study suggests novel approach to treating adults with autism spectrum disorder

A team of scientists at Florida Atlantic University has uncovered a brain-signaling pathway that can be pharmacologically manipulated in genetically engineered mice to reverse an autism-related pathway. Using an investigational drug targeting this pathway, the researchers normalized the disrupted physiology and behavior of these mice. Moreover, effects were seen in

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News-medical.net: Scientists receive Young Investigator Grants from Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

News-medical.net: Scientists receive Young Investigator Grants from Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation today announced the awarding of its Young Investigator Grants valued at more than $13.8 million to 200 of the world’s most promising young scientists. The grants, awarded annually, support the work of early-career scientists with innovative ideas for groundbreaking neurobiological research seeking to identify

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News-medical.net: Genentech announces clinical data from studies investigating risdiplam in spinal muscular atrophy

News-medical.net: Genentech announces clinical data from studies investigating risdiplam in spinal muscular atrophy

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, announced today interim clinical data from the dose-finding parts of the pivotal FIREFISH and SUNFISH studies investigating risdiplam (RG7916) in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). In the FIREFISH study in Type 1 SMA, six out of 14 infants (43 percent) were able to sit

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News-medical.net: New molecular interaction governs formation of specific connections between neurons

News-medical.net: New molecular interaction governs formation of specific connections between neurons

Researchers at VIB and KU Leuven have uncovered a new molecular interaction that governs the formation of specific functional connections between two types of neurons. It gives an important clue as to how unique interactions give shape to precisely organized neuronal networks in the brain.

Pyramidal neurons are named after

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News-medical.net: Pesticides used in food, tobacco products place children and smokers in potential risk

News-medical.net: Pesticides used in food, tobacco products place children and smokers in potential risk

Pesticides used in food, tobacco and marijuana production are placing children and smokers in potential risk, a study has found.

Farmers across the world use pesticides to keep bugs and weeds at bay during the growing process. However, this often means these potent chemicals find their way into our bodies

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News-medical.net: EMBO's long-term fellowships support advanced research by funding postdoctoral scientists

News-medical.net: EMBO's long-term fellowships support advanced research by funding postdoctoral scientists

Committed to scientific excellence, since the 1960s, the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) has helped thousands of early-career scientists through its fellowship programme. Typically awarded for two-year periods, EMBO’s long-term fellowships support advanced research and training by funding postdoctoral scientists through spells in other European countries or, when justified, further

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News-medical.net: Elevated cerebrospinal fluid levels linked with autism diagnosis, third study confirms

News-medical.net: Elevated cerebrospinal fluid levels linked with autism diagnosis, third study confirms

Oct 1 2018

Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute and the University of North Carolina have shown for the third time that an increased amount of extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is associated with the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in young children. The ability to identify ASD children early

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News-medical.net: Scientists use machine learning to better predict learning difficulties in children

News-medical.net: Scientists use machine learning to better predict learning difficulties in children

Scientists using machine learning – a type of artificial intelligence – with data from hundreds of children who struggle at school, identified clusters of learning difficulties which did not match the previous diagnosis the children had been given.

The researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Cognition and Brain Sciences

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News-medical.net: CUIMC experts to explore effects of genetic knowledge on individuals with autism and their families

News-medical.net: CUIMC experts to explore effects of genetic knowledge on individuals with autism and their families

The Center for Research on the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic, and Behavioral Genetics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) will bring its expertise to bear on exploring the effects of new genetic knowledge on individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families. The Center, which

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News-medical.net: Parents are leery of schools requiring 'mental health' disclosures by students

News-medical.net: Parents are leery of schools requiring 'mental health' disclosures by students

Children registering for school in Florida this year were asked to reveal some history about their mental health.

The new requirement is part of a law rushed through the state legislature after the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

On registration forms for new students,

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