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Epilepsy research reveals unknown trigger for seizures

News India Times 21 Oct 2021
Researchers, including Indian-American scientist Manoj Patel, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have uncovered how problems in cortical microcircuits in the brain can trigger epileptic seizures ... “Based on this research, we now have a new cellular target to try to restore balance to the brain and prevent seizures.”.

Psychotic experiences in children predict genetic risk for mental disorders

Technology Org 21 Oct 2021
New research from the lab of Deanna Barch, professor and chair of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences and the Gregory B ... The research specifically looked at the association between PLEs in childhood and psychopathology-related polygenic scores (PGSs), which ...

Scientists uncover a gene involved in sexual conflict in fruit flies

Phys Dot Org 21 Oct 2021
Sexual conflict in fruit flies is governed by specifically wired neurons in the brain which have been pinpointed by scientists at the University of Birmingham, UK. The research uncovers a gene directing development of these neurons and sheds new light on how certain behaviors—in this case sexual behaviors—are 'hardwired' into the brain.

'Kissing disease' among teens could trigger MS- study

The Jerusalem Post 21 Oct 2021
... some people develop multiple sclerosis later in life, new research indicates.  ... The researchers concluded that a case of the infection around puberty may get into the brain, which could trigger MS, but the latter may not be diagnosed for a decade after infection. .

Too much or not enough sleep can lead to greater cognitive decline... and 7.5 hours ...

The Daily Mail 21 Oct 2021
Because seven and a half hours is the 'sweet spot' to preserve the brain and offset Alzheimer's disease, a study shows ... to research.

African grey parrots may have better self-control than macaws

Phys Dot Org 21 Oct 2021
We hypothesize that these differences could be linked to differences in brain size or general intelligence ... Future research could study the social organization, foraging behaviors and brain sizes of parrot species such as blue-headed and blue-throated macaws in order to determine their influence on the evolution of self-control and patience.

5 expert tips to stress less this fall

The Citizens 21 Oct 2021
And research shows that depression and anxiety in youth around the world has doubled compared with levels before the pandemic ... When we are stressed, there is an input to our brains from the external or internal world that our brain reads as a dangerous signal ... Research shows that meaningful social connection supports resilience and longevity.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Invests $6.44M in Scientific Research to Prevent Leading Cause of Death

Finger Lakes Times 21 Oct 2021
21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest private funder of suicide prevention research, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), today announced 37 new research grants totaling $6.44 million in new research for 2021; and $23.7 million for all current studies ... Jill Harkavy-Friedman, vice president of research, AFSP.

Termite brains can grow in anticipation of a single moment of flight and light

Science Daily 21 Oct 2021
Researchers investigated how this group of individuals, who are destined to leave the nest, evolve differently in ...

Dwayne Osgood, a former Navy men’s lacrosse player, died of cancer. His sister-in-law will honor ...

Baltimore Sun 21 Oct 2021
Katie Bennett is seeking to raise awareness and money for brain cancer research in honor of her late brother-in-law — and break the four-hour mark at the New York City Marathon next month ... .

Qynapse Further Strengthens its Executive Leadership Team with the Appointment of Adam Schwarz, Ph.D., as ...

Daily Times Chronicle 21 Oct 2021
Schwarz is responsible for envisioning and developing Qynapse's scientific research strategies and operations, and for expanding and communicating their product offering and scientific validation with the scientific and customer communities ... and objective brain scan analysis.

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's

The Crescent News 21 Oct 2021
(BPT) — Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be rewarding, but has its challenges. Early diagnosis, having open communication and doing some simple activities can significantly help in caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s ... 1. Seek early. diagnosis. New research shows that the brain starts to change years before you may see severe symptoms ... 2 ... 3.

Researchers find possible treatment strategy for Meningitis without antibiotics

Beijing News 20 Oct 2021
The researchers show that immune cells entering the brain's membrane, create a net that traps bacteria but also blocks the movement of cerebrospinal fluid ... The researchers theorised that if the nets were dissolved, leaving just the immune cells without their nets in the meninges, it would allow the cerebrospinal fluid to pass the brain freely.

Rosalind Franklin University Researcher Awarded $1.95 Million Grant to Study How Neural Networks Develop and ...

Eagle-Tribune 20 Oct 2021
Frost is also the recipient of a three-year, $600,000 NIH Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) subcontract to create the first transgenic mollusc model for neuroscience research ... "We are energized by the novel research underway in our Brain Science Institute and its three centers, including Dr.

Epilepsy research reveals previously unknown trigger for seizures

Technology Org 20 Oct 2021
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have uncovered how problems in cortical microcircuits in the brain can trigger epileptic seizures ... “Based on this research, we now have a new cellular target to try to restore balance to the brain and prevent seizures.” Understanding the Cause of Epileptic Seizures.