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Drug use linked to impulsiveness in genetic study

Some of the same genes that influence a person’s propensity toward impulsiveness also affect whether or not he or she ...
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‘Not just eye candy’: New mapping technique could help unlock brain’s mysteries

[In mid January], 18 institutions teamed up and devised a method to image entire brains 1,000 times faster than anything ...
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Searching for a link between skin problems and mental health

While some studies have shown a link between isotretinoin use and suicidal thoughts and depression, it’s not clear whether those mental health effects are ...
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Women have ‘younger’ brains than similarly aged men

A new study has revealed that women have a more youthful brain compared to similar aged male counterparts when it ...
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Researchers launch quest to understand why mental health treatments do or don’t work

Successful mental health treatments can function like a conversation: The brain hears some kind of message — whether it’s from ...
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Learn while sleeping? Listening to foreign words could ‘enhance’ language abilities

[L]istening to French on tape while you sleep is unlikely to instantly give you the ability to order a vanilla ...
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Using genetic tests to tailor antipsychotic treatments to individual patients

Scientists are tapping individuals’ genetic profiles to learn which patients will respond to antipsychotic medication for schizophrenia. The pursuit is ...
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Does gum disease causes Alzheimer’s? We are a long way from an answer, researcher says

Do you floss regularly? A study published January 23 in Science Advances — and the news stories that it inspired — might ...
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Genetic tests for autistic people could ‘substantially alter the course of treatments’

Almost as soon as James was born in April 2003, it was clear that he was not well. When he ...
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Battling Parkinson’s disease by rejuvenating aging cells

For many degenerative conditions, there are no cures, just treatments designed to slow the progression. But we may soon be ...
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Sleep deprived brains might be more susceptible to Alzheimer’s

A sleep-deprived brain is awash in excess amounts of not one but two proteins whose bad behavior is implicated in ...
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Examining the link between autism and gender noncomformity

Traits associated with autism and gender variance co-occur even among typical children, a new study suggests. The finding may ease ...
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Controversial brain preservation company Nectome seeks second, more ethical, chance

Robert McIntyre would like to get a few things straight. That “waiting list” of people plunking down $10,000 to have ...
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‘Software’ differences between monkey, human brains could explain our susceptibility to mental illness

Neuroscientists have for the first time discovered differences between the ‘software’ of humans and monkey brains, using a technique that ...
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‘Russian blues’: How language shapes the way our brains perceive the world

Does the language you speak influence how you think? This is the question behind the famous linguistic relativity hypothesis, that the grammar ...
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Geneticists seek key to better understanding, treatment of schizophrenia

What can studying the human genome teach us about the origins and treatments for psychiatric diseases like schizophrenia? ...
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Could ‘aggressively’ attacking high blood pressure prevent cognitive decline?

Some five million Americans live with dementia, most often Alzheimer’s disease. And it’s almost certain that as the general population ...
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Autism, attention deficit disorder share ‘significant’ genetic links, sibling study shows

Children who have an older sibling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at an increased risk of having autism, ...
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Understanding the ‘little brain’ could be key to treating autism, addiction

For about two centuries the scientific community believed the cerebellum (Latin for “little brain”), which contains approximately half of the ...
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Peering into the brain: New technology allows unprecedented access to brain cells

By mixing and matching powerful advances in microscopy and cell biology, researchers have imaged intricate details of individual nerve cells ...
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Viewpoint: Why we need to know more about transgenderism and genetics

“Transgender” is a term that Just a few years ago was nonexistent in the news. These day, hardly a week ...
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Alzhiemer’s could be triggered by ‘genomic mosaicism’

Certain inherited genetic mutations lead to Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but they are relatively rare. A recent study from my laboratory, however, shows ...
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Three’s company? BrainNet successfully connects trio’s brains and thoughts

Neuroscientists have successfully hooked up a three-way brain connection to allow three people to share their thoughts – and in ...
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How the brain maps out ideas and memories

As the philosopher Immanuel Kant put it, the concept of space serves as the organizing principle by which we perceive ...
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Do you find psychopaths attractive? You may be one yourself

In 2005, Scott Peterson was convicted of the murder of his wife Laci and her unborn child. During the first ...
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Men are less tolerant than women when it comes to repeated pain, study shows

A painful experience is not one you are likely to forget—you don’t need to have a trunk slammed onto your ...
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‘Race’ may affect the way Alzheimer’s attacks the brain

Research on Alzheimer’s has mainly focused on Caucasians. New findings, however, suggest the disease process that leads to dementia may ...
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Computer modeled on biological brains could ‘jump-start’ new era in AI research

A new research project aims to harness the power of quantum computers to build a new type of neural network — work the ...