Tag: "mental" at biology news
Sleep researchers from five European countries will study the mechanism of sleep regulation
...1, 4 million euros. Regular sleep is essential for mental
and physical well being. There is still much to be...methods to treat sleep disorders and possibly also mental
disorders. Dr. Porkka-Heiskanen is enthusiastic about this multidisciplinary, international consort...
New weapon in battle against osteoporosis
...in and is responsible for, among other things, the mental
effect of cannabis. The CB2 receptor, on the other hand, does not occur in nerve cells; its function was previously unknown." To explore this function the scientists working with Bonn's senior brain expert Professor Dr. Andreas Zimmer have made genet...
Scientists, linking gene with serotonin and depression, offer insights to new treatments
...al Science, could lead to new treatments for these mental
disorders. "We have shown that a gene called p11 is involved in the multiple complex changes that underlie depression," says Per Svenningsson, a research assistant professor and first-author on the paper. "Our findings demonstrate that patients with ...
Losing sleep undoes the rejuvenating effects new learning has on the brain
...age the hippocampus because the rat did not need a mental
map of the pool to reach the platform, Hairston explained. Fewer brain cells for the weary At the end of each training session, half the animals in each group were kept awake for six hours by being presented novel stimuli that kept them interested ...
Newer football helmet design may reduce incidence of concussions in high school players
...n/DingStudy2004.htm ). Concussion is any change in mental
status resulting from the brain being jolted inside of the skull due to a blow to the head or upper body. "Generally, an athlete who sustains an initial concussion can fully recover as long as the brain has had time to heal before sustaining another ...
Weizmann Institute suggests that immune cells help to maintain cognition and brain cell renewal
...s) throughout life, especially under conditions of mental
stimuli and physical activity. One such brain regi... before that rats kept in an environment rich with mental
stimulations and opportunities for physical activity exhibit increased formation of new nerve cells ...
Utah researchers confirm chromosome may harbor autism gene
... X Syndrome, an inherited condition that can cause mental
impairments ranging from learning disabilities to severe cognitive problems. Fragile X syndrome has been shown to overlap with autism, and because FXR1 is similar to the gene that causes the syndrome, U researchers suspected FXR1 might be linked to a...
Tiny RNA molecules fine-tune the brain's synapses
... that miR-134 may be relevant to disorders such as mental
retardation and autism. He notes that loss of Limk1 due to a chromosomal deletion is associated with Williams syndrome, and that the BDNF pathway that activates Limk1 includes proteins that are disabled in tuberous sclerosis and Fragile X syndrome. ...
Growth hormone, obesity can trigger sleep apnea in some kids
...ciation. Children and adults with the disease have mental
impairment, poor muscle tone and appetites so insatiable their parents often have to lock up food. Many patients become morbidly obese. Overall, about 9 million children in the United States are overweight or obese. That's about three times as many a...
Age-related memory improvement linked with consumption of apple products
...now has new meaning for those who want to maintain mental
dexterity as they age. New research from the Univ...he nutrient-deficient diet. In addition, stronger mental
acuity resulted when the aged mice consumed the human equivalent of 2-3 cups of apple juice or appro...
Use your brain, halve your risk of dementia
... the most convincing evidence to date that complex mental
activity across people's lives significantly reduc...earch showed that after five weeks of memory-based mental
exercise, participants increased brain chemistry markers in the opposite direction to that seen in A...
Study implicates defective synapse generator in onset of Alzheimer's
...d to loss of a synapse protein in certain forms of mental
retardation, such as Down syndrome. The new findin...formation and developmental cognitive deficits, or mental
retardation. The PAK enzymes form a family that includes two members known to localize to synapses ...
Contagious obesity? Identifying the human adenoviruses that may make us fat
...s from lack of control," Whigham said. "It's a big mental
leap to think you can catch obesity." However, other diseases once thought to be the product of environmental factors are now known to stem from infectious agents. For example, ulcers were once thought to be the result of stress, but researchers even...
New route to therapy for Rett syndrome?
...f Neuron. Rett syndrome is the most common form of mental
retardation in girls, affecting about one in 10,00...ers they suffer a dramatic decline in physical and mental
abilities. They experience language and growth retardation, breathing problems, seizures, motor dysf...
Thousands of Scots families to help scientists improve nation's health
... lifestyle factors cause cancer, heart disease and mental
illness is launched today, Thursday, 2 February in...proposals in the areas of cardiovascular diseases, mental
health and pharmacogenetics, and brings together an impressive list of lead investigators and collab...
March of Dimes commits additional $2.4 million to prematurity research
...nces can be very severe, including cerebral palsy, mental
retardation, chronic lung disease, and vision and hearing loss. Supporting research is critical if we are to end this epidemic." This year's PRI grantees are: Martin Kharrazi, MPH, PhD, a researcher with the Genetic Disease Branch of the Californi...
Engineered mouse mimics cognitive aspects of schizophrenia
...able tool for understanding this most malignant of mental
disorders," wrote Snyder. Kellendonk and his colleagues based their experiments on a widely accepted theory that hyperactivity in the brain's dopamine machinery plays a central role in schizophrenia. Dopamine is a major neurotransmitter in the brain-...
AAAS honors scientist's commitment to justice for workers and scientific integrity in public policy
...culosis, sexually transmitted disease, drug abuse, mental
health, homelessness, and HIV. "Dr. Michaels' advo...ulosis, sexually transmitted diseases, drug abuse, mental
health, homelessness, and HIV/AIDS in an incarcerated population. The panel also cited Dr. Michaels'...
Chromosome rearrangements not as random as believed
...romosome. Patients with the condition usually have mental
deficiency, growth retardation, a heart defect, cleft or abnormal palate, and other symptoms. Although the heart defects were often lethal in the past, advances in heart surgery are allowing children with Emanuel syndrome to survive longer. Parents ...
Benefits of eating seafood outweigh risks
...y reduce the onset of Alzheimer's as well as other mental
illnesses." Those guidelines were echoed by Michae...od consumption in brain evolution, development and mental
health," he said. Among the important nutrients for pregnant women and new mothers is a specific fat...
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