Medical News Today: DNA Methylation in Brain ‘Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease’

DNA methylation – the biochemical alteration of the building blocks of DNA – can indicate whether DNA is biologically active within a region of the human genome. Now, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL, have demonstrated how DNA methylation in the brain is implicated […]

Liberty Voice: Ugliness Perception Is a Mental Illness for Some Brain Scans Suggest

A recent study used brain scans to show how some people’s perception of how ugly they are may actually be a mental illness characterized by abnormalities in specific regions of the brain. Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology have been looking into the structures that underlie body dysmorphic disorder, and the results were published in last […]

Red Orbit: UT Arlington Research Team’s Work Could Lead To Earlier Diagnosis, Treatment Of Mental Diseases

A computer science and engineering associate professor and her doctoral student graduate are using a genetic computer network inference model that eventually could predict whether a person will suffer from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or another mental illness. The findings are detailed in the paper “Inference of SNP-Gene Regulatory Networks by Integrating Gene Expressions and Genetic […]

Forbes: Gut Feeling: How Intestinal Bacteria Could Manipulate Your Brain

The next time you can’t figure out why you’re suddenly craving a huge slab of ultra-decadent chocolate cake—consider the possibility that it’s not just you doing the craving. New research suggests that the armies of bacteria living in our guts can pull the strings in our brains to get what they want. We’ve all heard […]

The Observer: How Corpse Brain Scans Help the Living

For thousands of years, direct studies of the human brain required the dead. The main method of study was dissection, which needed, rather inconveniently for the owner, physical access to their brain. Despite occasional unfortunate cases where the living brain was exposed on the battlefield or the surgeon’s table, corpses and preserved brains were the […]

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Medical Xpress: Brain Imaging Shows Brain Differences in Risk-Taking Teens

According to the CDC, unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for adolescents. Compared to the two leading causes of death for all Americans, heart disease and cancer, a pattern of questionable decision-making in dire situations comes to light in teen mortality. New research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas […]

Forbes: Innovation Overload: Why Saying ‘Creativity’ Is Not Enough

“What’s the opposite of innovation?,” the joke begins. A tart punchline quickly follows: “Innovation consultants.” Since I teach, coach and sometimes consult on innovation and creative leadership, that cynical joke gives me pause. Consultants of all kinds are easy marks, of course, whether they are from well-known global firms or one-person shops. But it is […]

Huffington Post: Trauma of War, Illusion of Growth

Back in 2009, the U.S. Army undertook a dramatic transformation of its own culture. The country had been at war for almost a decade, with many soldiers repeatedly deployed to the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. The intense and cumulative stress of protracted conflict was taking a devastating toll — reflected in high rates of […]

MedScape: Depression, MCI Combo Dramatically Accelerates Brain Aging

Older adults with both depression and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may have brain biomarkers signifying an increased risk for accelerated brain aging, which could then lead to the development of dementia, new research suggests. The study, which included 80 patients older than 64 years with depression, showed that those who also had MCI versus those […]