January 3, 2017
How much is genetic? How much environment? Is
having a depressive mother a sentence of depression? Scientists tease out hints
and hope for more to help find children at most risk.
December 19, 2016
analysis and eyewitness testimony can be clouded by bias to the point that they
incriminate innocent people, said Thomas Albright during a lecture at the
Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Neuroscience can offer possible
December 15, 2016
at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting describe epigenetic influences
on non-human offspring of various kinds of stress, from obesity to anxiety.
December 12, 2016
the recent Society for Neuroscience conference, researchers describe how increased
movement can improve measures of brain volume and white-matter connections, as
well as easing certain symptoms in people with schizophrenia and Parkinson’s.
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.
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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