Nuevo enfoque científico para intentar descubrir nuevos genes que podrían estar ligados al #autismo –

Originally posted 2016-08-02 10:15:39.

Investigadores de la Universidad de Princeton y de la Fundación Simons han desarrollado un nuevo enfoque de aprendizaje que por primera vez al analizar todo el genoma humano consigue predecir qué genes pueden causar trastorno del espectro autista, elevando el número de genes que podrían estar vinculados a la enfermedad de 65 a 2.500.

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Encuentran alteraciones cerebrales comunes al #autismo, el #TDAH y el #TOC

Originally posted 2016-08-02 10:15:01.

Científicas de Canadá han descubierto alteraciones en la materia blanca del cerebro comunes a tres trastornos del neurodesarrollo: el autismo, el TDAH y el trastorno obsesivo compulsivo (TOC), respecto a los niños sanos. En los dos primeros casos las alteraciones son mayores que en el tercero.

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#Alzheimer’s pill can slow the process of the disease and can even help recovery | #LMTX

Originally posted 2016-07-27 20:12:45.

Scientists say they have been able to significantly slow the rate of mental decline in patients who took the twice-daily pill.The drug, called LMTX, even slows the rate at which the brain shrinks in dementia patients, according to results presented at the world’s largest Alzheimer’s conference.

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Shining a light on how #neuroscientists can control our #brains. #optogenetics

Originally posted 2016-07-27 20:10:27.

Pioneer Gero Miesenböck explains how optogenetics illuminated neuroscience

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Low-cost smell test may predict early stages of #Alzheimer’s: Study | Business Standard News

Originally posted 2016-07-27 20:09:18.

The Smell Identification Test (SIT) developed by the University of Pennsylvania in the US, may offer a practical, low-cost alternative to other tests, the researchers said.

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#TauRx #Alzheimer’s drug fails in large study; some benefit seen | Daily Mail Online

Originally posted 2016-07-27 20:04:30.


CHICAGO, July 27 (Reuters) – TauRx Pharmaceuticals’ experimental Alzheimer’s drug LMTX failed to improve cognitive and functional skills in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, a large, late-stage study showed.But the drug did show a benefit in a small group of patients who were not taking other standard Alzheimer’s drugs, according to the findings released on Wednesday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto.

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Robot helps babies at risk for #cerebralpalsy to crawl – CNET

Originally posted 2016-07-27 20:05:34.

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma have designed a robotic gizmo to assist babies at risk of developing cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder. Typically not diagnosed until a child reaches one year of age, CP can limit motor function and mobility.

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How To Manage #ADHD Without Drugs | Psychology Today

Originally posted 2016-07-27 20:03:19.

According to recent data from the CDC, almost 13% of men and 5% of women will have clinically significant ADHD at some point in their lives (i.e., ADHD severe enough to require treatment). Of course, the majority of people diagnosed with ADHD are children, but its prevalence in adults is much higher than most people realize.

While many believe pharmacological treatment is necessary to combat its ill effects, plenty of people benefit greatly from nonmedical interventions, especially CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy) methods. Indeed, even when medication is used to treat ADHD, most people are advised to augment its effectiveness with CBT and other psychoeducational approaches.

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Scientists just identified 97 brand-new regions in our #brains – #Autism #schizophrenia #dementia

Originally posted 2016-07-27 20:02:34.

Scientists have created the most detailed map of the human brain ever, using brain scans of hundreds of people to identify almost 100 new regions in the cerebral cortex.
While researchers have been charting the brain for over 150 years, the new map – which delineates 180 cortical areas – will give scientists unprecedented understanding of how we think, talk, and feel – and offer new insights into disorders like autism, schizophrenia, and dementia.

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Double Decisions computer game ‘could slow onset #Alzheimer’s disease’ | Daily Mail Online

Originally posted 2016-07-27 20:01:10.

A computer game has been developed to help Alzheimer’s sufferers keep control of their brain function.The exercise involves a series of visual memory games.And though they seem banal, these repetitive activities dramatically slow the onset of memory loss, according to a study by the Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE). In the game, Double Decisions developed by BrainHQ, two images appear on the screen, a car at the center and a road sign on the periphery.

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