Tag: "cognitive" at biology news
Researchers determine genetic cause of Timothy syndrome
...ngenital heart disease, intermittent hypoglycemia, cognitive
abnormalities and autism." The researchers ...king medications may reduce arrhythmia and improve cognitive
function in this disorder. "While there are developmental abnormalities that we can't trea...
Rare childhood genetic syndrome identified
..., webbed hands and feet, a weakened immune system, cognitive
abnormalities, and, surprisingly, autism. The res...ications may be useful for treating arrhythmia and cognitive
deficits in individuals with Timothy syndrome, Keating says. Experiments also showed that the gene e...
Alzheimer's disease is not accelerated aging
...innings of Alzheimer's disease. Recent research by cognitive
aging experts suggests that changes related to Alz...al of Alzheimer's. Executive function involves the cognitive
processes used to complete complex, goal-oriented tasks. Elderly individuals with no symptoms of dem...
Safety of isoflavones in dietary supplements targeted by Illinois initiative
... the effects of phytoestrogens on brain tissue and cognitive
function, including cognitive
flexibility, attention, inhibitory control and working memory. John A. Katzenellenbogen, p...
New Arizona State center brings science to policy on issues of water resources and urban growth
...erstand complex relationships; investigating the cognitive
processes by which people and water managers make decisions; developing and applying sophisticated models of decision science to water allocation and use; engaging the community in discussions about priorities related to water use; developing inn...
Knock knock knocking on rhythm's neural doors
...lly, functions without any thought; and a separate cognitive
system that orchestrates more complex movement. And music? "Computational neuroscientist theorize that rhythmic movements are generated from oscillator circuits in the brain, and it may be that these inherently rhythmic neural systems make it to eas...
Study explores gene transfer to modify underlying course of Alzheimer's disease
...tolerability using two different doses. Memory and cognitive
function will also be assessed regularly during th...oderate Alzheimer's disease, based on the specific cognitive
tests used to classify the disease stage, will be enrolled in the study. The first patient in the s...
Loss of the neuronal adhesion protein d-catenin leads to severe cognitive dysfunction
...nd evidence that loss of d-catenin produces severe cognitive
and synaptic dysfunction. Researchers have been pa... deletions of d-catenin were sufficient to produce cognitive
deficits. Also, although adhesion proteins have been shown to be critical for synaptic plasticity, a...
Protein is key to fatal disorder and normal cell function
...s of five and eight years, their vision, motor and cognitive
skills begin to deteriorate, with uncontrolled seizures and massive cell loss in the brain eventually resulting in death in the twenties. Duke graduate student Dixie-Ann Persaud-Sawin, lead author of the study, focused her investigation of the protei...
In a world of distortion, archer fish learn to judge absolute size of aerial prey
...l configuration and apparent size. This remarkable cognitive
ability allows the fish to readily judge a target's objective size from underwater views they have never encountered before....
Rare deficit maps thinking circuitry
...r clues as to how genetic flaws may translate into cognitive
symptoms in more common and complex major mental d...struct a replica, as in assembling a puzzle a key cognitive
deficit experienced by people with Williams Syndrome. In addition to this visuospatial construction ...
DHA-rich diet protects brain from Alzheimer's damage, UCLA study shows
...idly, making a constant supply critical for proper cognitive
function, eye development and mental tasks. DHA helps keep the brain membrane fluid, moves proteins and helps to convert signals from other parts of the body into action. Cheap sources of DHA include coldwater fish, like salmon, halibut, mackerel, ...
Mouse study shows NPAS3 and NPAS1 genes may be linked to psychosis
...ved in the mutant mice and the complex, delusional cognitive
defects that characterize human schizophrenia. Our results may turn out to have nothing to do with schizophrenia, or they could point to something more substantial." Little is known about the NPAS1 and NPAS3 genes. Both genes are expressed in b...
OneWorld Health compiles comprehensive state of infectious diarrhea treatments, potential solutions
...is thought to have the greatest impact on fitness, cognitive
function, and school performance. "We will find ways to change this, through the development of new treatments for the world's most vulnerable infants and children," Dr. Hale said. What is being done about this today? Currently marketed antidiarrhe...
Decreasing toxins in brains of Alzheimer's patients keep cognitive deficits at bay
...nal fluid (CSF) can stave off future reductions in cognitive
abilities. This work appears in the August issue o...eimer's Disease. As measured by a paper-and-pencil cognitive
test, the researchers found that scores of the eight patients who had the specially designed shunt c...
Schizophrenia gene variant linked to risk traits
...ts. 'A' carriers had poorer performance on several cognitive
tests of prefrontal and hippocampal function than ...nherit the 'G' variant scored higher on verbal and cognitive
tests than those who have two of the 'A' variant. Scientists think the less common 'G' variant may e...
New survey reveals insights into unique relationship between mothers and pediatricians
...) in third place. Other important topics included cognitive
development updates (74 percent), behavioral development updates (72 percent), general parenting advice (63 percent), social interaction norms (62 percent) and sleeping recommendations (45 percent). Interestingly, about a third (33 percent) of moms ...
Study explains spatial orientation differences between sexes
...d when tilted 45 degrees backward. To test whether cognitive
processes affected spatial orientation, participants who were tested in the dark were told to focus on external or internal cues to help them orient the laser. He found that although instructions to pay attention to internal cues helped women to po...
Wheelchairs biomechanics, prosthetic development
...to individuals with severe physical, perceptual or cognitive
impairments. Portable wheelchair ramps and curb and vehicle access , pg 443 This study evaluates portable wheelchair ramps for ease of use when climbing curbs or accessing vehicles. Wheelchair users and caregivers, in a simulated curb and test veh...
Dr. Brenda Milner promoted to Companion of the Order of Canada
...alty and continues to broaden our understanding of cognitive
learning, language, sensations and emotions. The recipient of prestigious international honours, most recently she was presented with the Award in Neurosciences from the National Academy of Sciences (U.S.A.). She continues to be an inspirational ment...
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