Behavioral & Cognitive Disorders News

Feb 16, 2018
Link between hallucinations and dopamine not such a mystery, finds study
Research suggests future therapies should aim to improve the processing of contextual information by targeting the dopamine system or downstream pathways.
Feb 09, 2018
NIH scientists adapt new brain disease test for Parkinson’s, dementia with Lewy bodies
Early and accurate diagnoses is essential for developing treatments and identifying patients eligible for clinical trials.
Feb 06, 2018
Immune system dysfunction may occur early in Alzheimer disease
Study offers new insights into how brain and rest of body communicate.
Feb 05, 2018
The toxic relationship between ALS and frontotemporal dementia
Mutation in a gene leads to toxicity in nerve cells, causing 10% of all cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and an additional 10 percent of frontotemporal dementia.
Jan 24, 2018
Drug may help those with dementia with Lewy bodies
May reduce movement symptoms without worsening psychiatric symptoms.
Jan 15, 2018
Research uncovers new link between head trauma, CTE, and ALS
Research opens pathway to treatment for CTE and ALS.
Jan 11, 2018
Surprise: A virus-like protein is important for cognition and memory
Protein has properties similar to those that viruses use for infecting host cells, and originated from a chance evolutionary event that occurred hundreds of millions of years ago.
Jan 09, 2018
Medication did not decrease cognitive loss in patients with Alzheimer disease
Findings do not support the use of idalopirdine for the treatment of Alzheimer disease.
Jan 08, 2018
Alzheimer disease drug turns back clock in powerhouse of cell
Results of study are encouraging for moving drug forward as an Alzheimer disease treatment and may be useful in other age-associated diseases as well.
Dec 18, 2017
Direct amygdala stimulation can enhance human memory
Preliminary study of time-specific electrical stimulation
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