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May, 2017

Genetics and ALS: Cause for Optimism

While drug development has done little to slow the devastating symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), there is some good news in the fact that scientists have identified some 100 related genes and believe that genetic research offers the best hope for treatments. Read More...

April, 2017

Gut Feelings on Parkinson’s and Depression

(Listen to Q&A with Ted Dinan, M.D., Ph.D.)
Microbiota, which is the collective bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microorganisms that live in the digestive tract, may influence our health in ways that scientists are just now beginning to understand. Sometimes referred to as the “second genome” or the “second brain,” scientists now believe that the microbiota may be a way to treat any number of disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and depression. Read More...

March, 2017

The Four Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention

(Listen to Q&A with Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.)
While researchers continue to search for the magic pill that can prevent or halt the spread of amyloid in the brain, our authors believe that changing or modifying one’s lifestyle and attitude can make a difference in both the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Read More...

February, 2017

Next Generation House Call

(Listen to Q&A with E. Ray Dorsey, M.D.)
Before telehealth can fulfill its potential to improve treatment and lower the cost of psychiatric and neurological care, an unwieldy health care system will need to adapt. Read More...

January, 2017

Examining the Causes of Autism

(Listen to Q&A with David G. Amaral, Ph.D.)
Autism is a broad, complex, and increasingly important brain disorder. Making it especially difficult to discuss in finite, conclusive terms is the fact that there is no biological test for autism; diagnosis is based on behavior, and the only verified treatment is intensive behavior therapy. Our author examines the prenatal factors that contribute to the disorder. Read More...

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Donald Price, M.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Cerebrum Anthology 2016 thumbnailCerebrum 2016 offers new and provocative ideas in neuroscience and book reviews from a cross-section of prominent neuroscientists and policy makers, including David C. Van Essen, Shekhar Saxema, Ellen Silbergeld, Karel Svoboda, and Michael Baumann. Drawn from the highly regarded Web edition, article topics include the global mental health crisis, neurotoxins in drinking water, the state of neurofunding, terrorist thinking, and a new approach to epilepsy.
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