Brain Disease

Science Daily: Slowed Processing Speed Linked with Executive Deficits in Multiple Sclerosis

Kessler Foundation researchers have published a study supporting the role of slowed processing speed in the executive deficits found in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). “Does slowed processing speed account for executive deficits in multiple sclerosis? Evidence from neuropsychological performance and structural neuroimaging,” was published online ahead of print on August 18 by Rehabilitation Psychology. Cognitive deficits, […]

Sharp Brains: Study: A New Psychosocial Treatment for Inattentive ADHD

Chil­dren with the inat­ten­tive type of ADHD (ADHD-I) show high rates of atten­tion dif­fi­cul­ties with­out the hyper­ac­tive and impul­sive behav­ior shown by chil­dren with ADHD Com­bined Type (ADHD-C). The inat­ten­tive type of ADHD is quite com­mon and is asso­ci­ated with sig­nif­i­cant impair­ment with school work, plan­ning and orga­ni­za­tional skills, pro­cess­ing speed, and peer rela­tions. Even […]

NBC News: Teen Invents Sensor to Help Alzheimer’s Patients

Kenneth Shinozuka will soon start the eleventh grade. He’s a Boy Scout and a lover of the outdoors, and he wants to someday cure Alzheimer’s Disease. Shinozuka, 15, crosses the cheerily decorated room with its floral paintings and karaoke station, and greets Ida with a handshake and polite salutations. Then, he gets down to business. […]

Science Daily: EEG Study Findings Reveal How Fear is Processed in the Brain

An estimated 8% of Americans will suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point during their lifetime. Brought on by an overwhelming or stressful event or events, PTSD is the result of altered chemistry and physiology of the brain. Understanding how threat is processed in a normal brain versus one altered by PTSD is […]

The Brown Daily Herald: Study Links Hypertension and Dementia

High blood pressure — also known as hypertension — may have previously unforeseen implications for the brain that can even cause dementia in some older adults, according to a study published by a team of researchers including several from Brown.  “Hypertension can lead to vascular narrowing,” said Michael Alosco, a graduate student at Kent State […]

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 […]