Behavioral & Cognitive Disorders News

Jan 17, 2019
Study shows mavoglurant improves eye gaze behavior in fragile X syndrome patients
Researchers find that mavoglurant, an experimental drug known as an mGluR5 negative modulator, can positively modify a key characteristic behavior in individuals with fragile X syndrome.
Jan 14, 2019
Blood-brain barrier breakdown an early driver of dementia
Leaky brain capillaries and cognitive dysfunction linked, regardless of amyloid plaques.
Jan 08, 2019
Essential nutrient may help fight Alzheimer disease across generations
Study investigates the effects of choline, an important nutrient that may hold promise in the war against the memory-stealing disorder.
Dec 18, 2018
Study reveals best tools for measuring severity of delirium
The quality of the tools available to measure delirium severity has been recognized as highly important for tracking prognosis, monitoring response to treatment, and estimating burden of care both during and after hospitalization.
Dec 13, 2018
Risk of dementia increased among female veterans with TBI, PTSD, depression
Female military veterans who have traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder or depression long after their service may be more likely to later develop dementia than female veterans without those conditions.
Dec 12, 2018
Brain activity shows development of visual sensitivity in autism
Findings help scientists understand the link between the differences in brain activity in adults and children.
Nov 21, 2018
Can genetic therapy help kids with Angelman syndrome overcome seizures?
Researchers discover key details for how a deficiency in the gene UBE3A affects the brain and how replacing it could benefit children with the neurogenetic disorder.
Nov 08, 2018
Brain activity pattern may be early sign of schizophrenia
In a study that might enable earlier diagnosis, neuroscientists find abnormal brain connections that can predict onset of psychotic episodes.
Nov 06, 2018
Artificial intelligence predicts Alzheimer disease years before diagnosis
Study of polio-like illness causing paralysis in children shows no signal of efficacy for fluoxetine treatment.
Oct 25, 2018
Stressed out? Study suggests it may affect memory, brain size in middle age
Middle-aged people with high levels of a hormone called cortisol in their blood have impaired memory when compared to those with average levels of the hormone, even before symptoms of memory loss started to show.
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