Sleep abnormality may play vital role in #schizophrenia, say BIDMC experts

Originally posted 2016-11-01 09:10:25.

A sleep abnormality likely plays an important role in schizophrenia, according to sleep experts at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). In a review of the growing body of evidence linking a reduction in sleep spindle activity to schizophrenia, the researchers suggested that a better understanding of this sleep abnormality’s genetic underpinnings opens the door to new treatments for the psychiatric disorder. Their paper appeared in the October 15 issue of Biological Psychiatry.

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Immune system plays important role in #Duchenne muscular dystrophy, research reveals

Originally posted 2016-11-01 09:09:46.

A new paper, co-written by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York, increases the understanding of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)—one of the most common lethal genetic disorders—and points to potential therapeutic approaches.

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#Alzheimer’s disease in women: Mental deterioration faster than men, memory skills may mask early signs

Originally posted 2016-11-01 09:10:03.


In Alzheimer’s disease, mental deterioration in women is faster, compared to men. The researchers found that women performed significantly worse on cognitive tests, compared to men with Alzheimer’s disease. The most significant differences were seen in verbal skills between female and male patients with Alzheimer’s.

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Study: Statin Cholesterol-lowering Drug Use Linked to Increase in #Parkinson’s Disease

Originally posted 2016-11-01 09:09:12.

New findings from a large national claims database show the use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to be associated with an increased risk for Parkinson’s disease (PD), contrary to previous research suggesting the drugs have a protective effect for PD.

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Icelandic people more likely to carry novel rare genetic variant linked to risk of #Alzheimer’s disease

Originally posted 2016-11-01 09:08:25.

People with Icelandic heritage are more likely to carry a novel rare mutation in the TM2D3 gene, which leads to greater risk for Alzheimer’s disease, based on a new study published October 14th, 2016 in PLOS Genetics by Johanna Jakobsdottir of the Icelandic Heart Association, Sven van der Lee of Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and colleagues.

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#Risperdal en niños hiperactivos – #TDAH

Originally posted 2016-11-01 08:39:04.

Origen: Risperdal en niños hiperactivos – Etapa Infantil

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Salud: Por qué los medicamentos contra el #alzhéimer pueden hacer más mal que bien. Noticias de Alma, Corazón, Vida

Originally posted 2016-11-01 09:04:05.

Cuando las barbas de tu vecino veas cortar… A finales de octubre, la Comisión de Transparencia de la Alta Autoridad Francesa de Salud (Haute Autorité de Santé, HAS), solicitó que se dejasen de subvencionar cuatro de los medicamentos más utilizados para combatir el alzhéimer, ya que sus efectos son, “en el mejor de los casos, mínimos”.

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Control emocional en el #tdah

Originally posted 2016-11-01 08:37:07.

 

Dentro de la triada básica o nuclear del tdah, junto a la falta
de atención mantenida y la hiperactividad esta la impulsividad. La impulsividad en el paciente con tdah va a
ser un factor importante en el control emocional que nos genera ese carácter mas o menos explosivo
de estos pacientes.

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El autismo podría estar causado por un funcionamiento defectuoso de las mitocondrias

Originally posted 2016-11-01 08:37:56.

Los trastornos del espectro del autismo (TEA) podrían ser causados por deficiencias en el funcionamiento de las mitocondrias, esto es, los órganos responsables de generar la energía que necesitan las células.

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Visual dysfunction in #Parkinson’s disease | Brain

Originally posted 2016-10-28 09:33:36.


Patients with Parkinson’s disease have a number of specific visual disturbances. These include changes in colour vision and contrast sensitivity and difficulties with complex visual tasks such as mental rotation and emotion recognition. We review changes in visual function at each stage of visual processing from retinal deficits, including contrast sensitivity and colour vision deficits to higher cortical processing impairments such as object and motion processing and neglect.

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