8 Immune Genes Linked To Brain Cancer Death Risk | Asian Scientist Magazine | #neurology #genetics

Originally posted 2016-05-31 15:54:40.

A set of eight immune system genes may play a role in how long people can live after developing glioblastoma multiforme, a common type of brain cancer.

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Brain Pattern Flexibility and Behavior – #autism

Originally posted 2016-12-01 09:48:04.

Summary: cognitive processing occurs by looking at how different brain regions are connected.

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Lifestyle may be key to improving #ADHD in kids

Originally posted 2016-05-31 15:47:07.

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often treated with medications, such as Adderall or Ritalin. But a new study suggests that parents can also help their kids by promoting healthy lifestyle habits.

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#Seizures Vs. #Epilepsy: Risks, Differences, And Treatments

Originally posted 2016-12-01 09:46:31.

Seizures and epilepsy often overlap, so it’s easy to mistake one for the other. However, there are key differences between these medical terms, and understanding them could mean the difference between life and death for those who are affected. Here is a brief overview of seizures and epilepsy to help you better understand the conditions.

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Scientists identify microrna that provides clues for quieting auditory hallucinations of #schizophrenia

Originally posted 2016-12-01 09:46:58.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have identified a small RNA (microRNA) that may be essential to restoring normal function in a brain circuit associated with the “voices” and other hallucinations of schizophrenia. The microRNA provides a possible focus for antipsychotic drug development. The findings appear today in the journal Nature Medicine.

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#Alzheimer’s Pathology May Be Influenced by Bacteria

Originally posted 2016-12-01 09:44:52.

Researchers find higher levels of LPS and E coli K99 pili proteins in brain samples of Alzheimer’s patients.

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Gene mutation appears to increase risk of #Parkinson’s disease in Caucasians

Originally posted 2016-12-01 09:45:25.

A defect in a gene that produces dopamine in the brain appears to accelerate the onset of Parkinson’s disease, according to new research from Iowa State University. The effect is particularly dramatic for people under age 50.

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Researchers identify simple, inexpensive tool for assessing prognosis of #pediatric #braintumors

Originally posted 2016-12-01 09:43:59.

A multi-institutional group of researchers, led by investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Michigan, have identified a simple and inexpensive tool for assessing the prognosis of pediatric brain tumors called ependymomas. Their study, which demonstrates the epigenetic mechanism behind these tumors, may offer future opportunities for novel therapeutic options.

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La estimulación del nervio vago, un tratamiento efectivo en la #epilepsia farmacorresistente

Originally posted 2016-12-01 09:38:37.

constituye un tratamiento efectivo para mejorar significativamente la frecuencia de crisis de los pacientes farmacorresistentes y con contraindicación para otras modalidades de tratamiento quirúrgico, según los resultados de un análisis retrospectivo desde el primer implante en un centro de referencia.

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Síndrome de Ovario Poliquístico Materno y riesgo de Trastorno por Déficit de Atención / Hiperactividad en los hijos | #TDAH

Originally posted 2016-12-01 09:37:28.

El trastorno por déficit de atención / hiperactividad (TDAH) es el trastorno del desarrollo neurológico infantil más común, y los varones tienen entre dos y tres veces más probabilidades de desarrollar TDAH. El síndrome de ovario poliquístico materno (PCOS), un trastorno metabólico común asociado al exceso de andrógenos circulantes, se ha asociado con un mayor riesgo de trastorno del espectro autista en la descendencia. En este estudio, se pretende investigar si el PCOS materno aumenta el riesgo de TDAH en la descendencia.

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