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( If faces look like demons, you could have this extraordinary condition
Mar 22nd 2024, 14:56

Imagine if every time you saw a face, it appeared distorted. Well, for those who have a very rare condition known as prosopometamorphopsia (PMO), which causes facial features to appear distorted, that is reality. A new study reports on a unique case of a patient with PMO. The research is the first to provide accurate and photorealistic visualizations of the facial distortions experienced by an individual with PMO.

( Researchers describe tools to better understand CaMKII, a protein involved in brain and heart disease
Mar 22nd 2024, 14:54

The health impacts of a complex protein that plays a major role in the development of Alzheimer's disease and heart conditions can be lessened by three kinds of drug inhibitors, according to scientists.

( Movement disorder ALS and cognitive disorder FTLD show strong molecular overlaps, new study shows
Mar 22nd 2024, 14:54

Single-cell gene expression patterns in the brain motor and frontal cortex, and evidence from follow-up experiments, reveal many shared cellular and molecular similarities that could be targeted for potential treatment.

( Most new doctors face some form of sexual harassment, even after #MeToo
Mar 22nd 2024, 14:54

More than half of all new doctors face some form of sexual harassment in their first year on the job, including nearly three-quarters of all new female doctors and a third of males, a new study finds. That's actually down somewhat from the percentage of new doctors who experienced the same five or six years before.

( Researchers propose a new way to identify when babies become conscious
Mar 22nd 2024, 14:54

Academics are proposing a new and improved way to help researchers discover when consciousness emerges in human infancy.

( Keto diet prevents early memory decline in mice
Mar 20th 2024, 12:25

A new study shows the keto diet prevents early memory decline in mice. A molecule in the diet plays a key role in slowing Alzheimer's disease.

( Treating anxiety, depression in people with heart disease reduced ER visits, hospitalizations
Mar 20th 2024, 12:24

Treating anxiety and depression significantly reduced hospital readmission and emergency room visits in people with heart disease.This may be the first study to show that treating anxiety and depression with medication or psychotherapy has a significant impact on heart disease outcomes.

( Rural and minority dementia patients face disparities in access to neurologists
Mar 20th 2024, 12:24

A study of nearly 95,000 Washington state residents found that people living outside of urban areas as well as Native American and Hispanic people face longer travel distances to be seen by neurologists. The researchers said these disparities could be contributing to delayed diagnoses, which can result in higher costs of care, reduced chances of preserving cognitive function and lower quality of life for dementia patients.

( Cellular architecture of lesions in multiple sclerosis now mapped out
Mar 20th 2024, 12:24

Using advanced methodology, scientists have been able to reveal at the cellular level how lesions in multiple sclerosis develop.

( In flies, a single brain cell can drive multiple movements of the body
Mar 20th 2024, 12:23

Motor neurons are the cells the brain uses to command muscles to act. Scientists typically thought of them as simple connections, much like the cables that link computers with their accessories. Now, in fly studies, researchers have discovered that single motor neurons can each direct an insect's body to move in far more complex ways than previously thought.

( Knitting brings calmness and structure to the lives of people with mental illness
Mar 19th 2024, 12:31

A new study shows that knitting is beneficial for people living with mental health issues. Knitting is described as a way of bringing a sense of calm and giving life structure.

( How neurochemicals affect fMRI readings
Mar 19th 2024, 12:30

A new study shows how neurochemicals can influence blood vessels. The findings may change how researchers interpret results from functional magnetic resonance imaging studies.

( Brain recordings in people before surgery reveal how all minds plan what to say prior to speaking
Mar 19th 2024, 12:30

A new study in people undergoing surgery to treat seizures related to epilepsy shows that pauses in speech reveal information about how people's brains plan and produce speech.

( Five factors to ensure an infant thrives
Mar 18th 2024, 16:45

Researchers make the case that five 'Thrive Factors' are a key element of healthy human brain, behavioral and cognitive development.

( Deciphering the role of bitter and astringent polyphenols in promoting well-being
Mar 18th 2024, 14:24

Polyphenols, abundant in fruits, vegetables, tea, and coffee, offer potential health benefits. However, owing to low bioavailability, the mechanisms underlying their beneficial effects remain unknown. In a recent study, researchers have explored the interaction between polyphenols and human sensory receptors. Their findings elucidate how polyphenols influence brain function and metabolic pathways by interacting with gut receptors, explaining their role in well-being and nutrition innovation.

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Michael Reeder LCPC
Baltimore, MD

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