Brain Disease

NPR: Key Brain Connection Slow To Develop In Kids With ADHD

Scientists analyzing data from a map of connections inside the human brain have gained new insights into the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Past images of brain structures showed that the brains of people with ADHD mature later than those of people without the condition. Now researchers making use of data collected as part […]

The Sentinel: For Better Health: Brain Awareness is Key For Recognizing Alzheimer’s

Often people want to know what they can do to keep their brain fit, thinking that they can prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. There is currently no way to prevent this devastating disease. However, the scientific community believes that lifestyle changes can impact brain health and healthy aging. Good health starts […]

BBC News: Brain May ‘Compensate’ For Alzheimer’s Damage

The human brain may be able to compensate for some of the early changes seen in Alzheimer’s disease, research in Nature Neuroscience shows. The study suggests some people recruit extra nerve power to help maintain their ability to think. Scientists hope the findings could shed light on why only some people with early signs of […]

Science Daily: Potential Link Between Assisted Reproduction, Autism: No Link Found

When prospective parents have trouble conceiving and decide to seek medical help, they typically experience more than a little anxiety and have a host of questions: What are the potential risks to the mother and the baby? What kinds of diseases or other problems are associated with assisted reproduction? And, is one of those problems […]

MedPage Today: Another Cell Therapy for MS Proves Safety

A closely watched phase I trial of autologous mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for multiple sclerosis proved that the treatment was safe, with some hints that it might have helped some patients on the efficacy side, researchers said here. Aside from some mild infusion reactions, no adverse effects were seen in 24 patients who received intravenous […]

Medical Xpress: Air Pollution Harmful to Young Brains, Study Finds

Pollution in many cities threatens the brain development in children. Findings by University of Montana Professor Dr. Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas, MA, MD, Ph.D., and her team of researchers reveal that children living in megacities are at increased risk for brain inflammation and neurodegenerative changes, including Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Calderón-Garcidueñas’ findings are detailed in a paper […]

SFARI: Autism, Attention Deficit Marked by Opposing Brain Changes

Autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have much in common: Children with either disorder are often inattentive or hyperactive, and many are diagnosed with both disorders. The two disorders also share at least some genetic risk factors. A new study published 13 August in Human Brain Mapping suggests that in the brain, however, autism […]