December 6, 2016
In the US, many states have legalized pot use without waiting for the science. At the recent Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, researchers scrambling to catch up described possible mechanisms and potential uses for compounds found in the plant.
December 1, 2016
data from massive online way-finding game highlights differences across sex and
geography. Someday, an app such as this might help identify people sliding into
November 29, 2016
stimulation may offer benefits and dangers, research in rodents presented at
the recent Society for Neuroscience annual meeting.
November 21, 2016
study suggests that memory changes in women in mid-life might be influenced by
dropping hormonal levels.
November 16, 2016
A longitudinal study in Denmark shows many young women who
were prescribed hormonal treatments were also prescribed first treatments for
depression soon after.
November 7, 2016
At a recent NYAS symposium, researchers discuss
combining biological data—and implementing app-based tracking--to improve
October 31, 2016
hard to say, because so few studies have looked at it. A review of the
available research suggests people do ask for a drug they’ve seen advertised on
TV—and doctors do give it to them.
October 25, 2016
with neuro-troubles often also have the same additional physical ailments.
Seeking genetic clusters for both might open new paths to treatments.
October 17, 2016
The development of new ‘radiotracers’ that bind to different proteins has opened a window into synaptic pruning, neurogenesis in the living human brain.
October 11, 2016
Many children are at a disadvantage even before they walk into an early Head Start or pre-K program.What do we know and what can be done to mitigate the long-term effects of this deficit? A researcher, an outreach specialist, and a federal official discussed data,programs, and policy during a recent forum in Washington, DC.
October 4, 2016
In Memoriam: Barbara Rich
With regret the Dana Foundation
announces that Barbara
Rich , executive vice president of communications, died on Saturday, October
2, 2016. She had worked at the Foundation since 1995.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss
of our co
October 4, 2016
running a series of tests in a certain order better predict who is at risk for
progression from schizophrenia to psychosis?
September 27, 2016
turn to infants and “pre-readers” to see if difficulty in reading changes the
brain or if the differences were there to begin with.
September 20, 2016
Why do so many disorders, especially schizophrenia, develop in adolescence? University of Cambridge researchers find myelination increases even as gray matter decreases, in “normal” teens—especially in areas linking brain networks.
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September 12, 2016
new model, researchers at Brown University posit that one pattern of electrical
activity, beta waves, may arise from the thalamus.