Researchers develop novel genetic score to calculate age-specific risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Originally posted 2017-05-24 03:14:15.

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and University of California San Francisco, has developed a novel genetic score that allows individuals to calculate their age-specific risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), based upon genetic information.

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Low-carbohydrate diet may help reverse inherited intellectual disability linked to #Kabuki syndrome

Originally posted 2016-12-28 11:17:23.

Experimenting on mice with a genetic change similar to that found in people with a rare inherited disease called Kabuki syndrome, Johns Hopkins scientists report that a very low-carbohydrate diet can “open up” DNA and improve mental function.

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Originally posted 2017-05-24 02:31:46.

The diagnosis of mental disorders is largely based on looking at a patient’s history to determine signs and symptoms that, collectively, lead to a recognizable syndrome. Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, can include hyperactivity, fidgeting, trouble focusing or the need to get up frequently. But youth at risk for bipolar disorder often initially present signs of having ADHD.The diagnosis of mental disorders is largely based on looking at a patient’s history to determine signs and symptoms that, collectively, lead to a recognizable syndrome. Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, can include hyperactivity, fidgeting, trouble focusing or the need to get up frequently. But youth at risk for bipolar disorder often initially present signs of having ADHD.

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Diseñan una estrategia para combatir enfermedades como el síndrome de #Rett

Originally posted 2016-12-22 09:12:02.


Aunque nuestros genes normalmente vienen en pares (uno en cada cromosoma homólogo), a veces uno de ellos falta y el “sobreviviente” es incapaz de hacer todo el trabajo, un fenómeno llamado “haploinsuficiente”, que puede dar lugar a enfermedades muy graves como el síndrome de Rett.

Un equipo de expertos de la ‘Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati’ (SISSA), en Triste, Italia, ha adoptado con éxito una posible estrategia: el uso de técnicas de vanguardia para estimular el gen sobreviviente con el fin de que haga también el trabajo del gen que falta.

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Cinco datos poco conocidos sobre el síndrome de Asperger.

Originally posted 2016-12-28 10:55:56.

Cuando la gente escucha la expresión síndrome de Asperger, con frecuencia piensan en niños o en Albert Einstein, aunque al genio de la física nunca se le diagnosticó esta condición. Pero hay algunos datos sobre el Asperger que son menos conocidos.

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Increased #Schizophrenia Risk in Offspring of Mothers With Low Thyroxine Levels During Pregnancy – Neuroscience News

Originally posted 2016-06-22 15:31:32.

Study reveals a link between low levels of a thyroid hormone during pregnancy and schizophrenia in the offspring.

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Gifted, talented and pathologized

Originally posted 2016-06-22 15:28:13.


In her article My Adventures in Psychopharmacology, Gogo Lidz writes, “Between the ages of 16 and 21, I was prescribed more than fifteen different stimulants, antidepressants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers. The cure was worse than the disease.”In her article My Adventures in Psychopharmacology, Gogo Lidz writes, “Between the ages of 16 and 21, I was prescribed more than fifteen different stimulants, antidepressants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers. The cure was worse than the disease.”

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People with #autism spectrum disorder can excel – Experts » The Guardian Nigeria

Originally posted 2016-06-21 16:36:17.

Some experts on Monday said there was need to give special care to people with developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as they could excel in life.The experts spoke at the 6th Annual Autism Conference organised by Guaranty Trust Bank PLC in Lagos on “Managing Autism: The Next Generation, Consideration and Resources.’’

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Large-Scale Genetic Study Provides New Insight Into the Causes of #Migraine

Originally posted 2016-06-21 16:37:32.

The results of the largest genetic study on migraine thus far were published online in the journal Nature Genetics today, June 20. The study was based on DNA samples of 375,000 European, American and Australian participants. Almost 60,000 of them suffer from migraine.

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Proceso para obtener un diagnóstico de #TDAH

Originally posted 2016-06-21 07:26:01.


Una de las mayores incertidumbres a la que se enfrentan unos padres cuyo hijo se encuentra en pleno proceso diagnóstico de TDAH, es el hecho de no tener muy claras las pruebas que se van a realizar, qué tipo de profesionales lo van a diagnosticar, etc.

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