Behavioral & Cognitive Disorders News


Oct 17, 2017
Mechanism explains how seizures may lead to memory loss
Understanding of mechanism may lead to future strategies to reduce cognitive deficits in Alzheimer disease and other conditions associated with seizures, such as epilepsy.
Sep 28, 2017
Computer model showed an optimal anti-amyloid treatment
One must activate amyloid degradation as soon as possible to prevent the appearance of the protein plaques in brain under Alzheimer disease conditions.
Sep 25, 2017
After 15 years in a vegetative state, nerve stimulation restores consciousness
Findings show that vagus nerve stimulation can help to restore consciousness even after many years in a vegetative state.
Sep 13, 2017
Systems analysis points to links between Toxoplasma infection and common brain diseases
Infection with Toxoplasma gondii may alter, and in some cases amplify, several brain disorders, including epilepsy, Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases as well as some cancers.
Aug 23, 2017
Artificial intelligence predicts dementia before onset of symptoms
New technology could improve patient care, accelerate search for Alzheimer disease treatments.
Aug 14, 2017
Brain scan study adds to evidence that lower brain serotonin levels are linked to dementia
Study results suggest serotonin loss may be a key player in cognitive decline, not just a side-effect of Alzheimer's disease.
Aug 09, 2017
MRI reveals striking brain differences in people with genetic autism
Researchers have identified structural abnormalities in the brains of people with one of the most common genetic causes of autism. The abnormalities visible on brain images corresponded to cognitive and behavioral impairments in the study group, suggesting a future role for imaging in identifying people with autism who are in most urgent need of intervention.
Jul 28, 2017
Dementia: New substance improves brain function
A team at the Technical University of Munich has recently demonstrated that BACE inhibitor reduces the amount of amyloid beta in the brain.
Jul 13, 2017
Researchers investigate possible link between carnitine deficiency and autism
Lack of carnitine, a nutrient needed for the normal development and workings of the brain, the liver, the heart, and other muscles, might be involved in triggering mild forms of autism.
Jun 23, 2017
Anti-epilepsy drug restores normal brain activity in mild Alzheimer disease
Feasibility study carried out by clinician-scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggests suppressing seizure-like activity may help patients with mild Alzheimer disease. The research was published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
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