Archive for December, 2013

Vitamin E Effective in Slowing Alzheimer’s Decline

December 31st, 2013
Vitamin E Effective in Slowing Alzheimer's Decline  A new study shows that a daily dose of Vitamin E is effective in slowing functional decline in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s. The daily dosage ...

Motor Excitability Predicts Working Memory

December 31st, 2013
Motor Excitability Predicts Working MemoryPeople with a high motor excitability have a better working memory than those with a low excitability, according to a new study. Working memory allows the temporary storage of information, such as ...

Intermittent Explosive Disorder: Anger Disorder Linked to Inflammation

December 31st, 2013
Intermittent Explosive Disorder: Anger Disorder Linked to InflammationIndividuals with intermittent explosive disorder (IED) -- a mental condition characterized by impulsivity, hostility and recurrent aggressive outbursts -- have higher levels of two inflammation markers in ...

Vulnerable ‘Teen Gene’ May Sway Course of Mental Illness

December 31st, 2013
Vulnerable 'Teen Gene' May Sway Course of Mental IllnessScientists have found that a particular gene, known as DCC, is responsible for dopamine connectivity in the brain's prefrontal cortex during adolescence. This gene is altered by ...

Healthy Cholesterol Levels Tied to Lowered Risk of Alzheimer’s

December 30th, 2013
Healthy Cholesterol Levels Tied to Lowered Risk of Alzheimer'sHigh levels of "good" cholesterol and low levels of "bad" cholesterol are correlated with lower levels of amyloid plaque deposition in the brain that is a hallmark ...

Scientists Tie Brain Mechanism To Tics in Tourette Syndrome

December 30th, 2013
Scientists Tie Brain Mechanism To Tics in Tourette SyndromeResearchers have discovered the mechanism in the brain responsible for the motor and vocal tics found in Tourette Syndrome.  The study, published in the British Psychological Society’s Journal ...

Blurred Lines Between Schizophrenia, Bipolar Biology

December 30th, 2013
Blurred Lines Between Schizophrenia, Bipolar BiologySchizophrenia and bipolar disorder share a common biology, according to new findings published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. For nearly a century, the two separate diagnoses of schizophrenia and ...

Are Eating Habits Socially Transmitted?

December 30th, 2013
Are Eating Habits Socially Transmitted? A new study has found that social norms and choices by those we are eating with influence our own food choices. Researchers in the United Kingdom recently conducted a systematic review ...

Inosine May Benefit Parkinson’s Patients

December 29th, 2013
Inosine Treatment Found to Elevate Urate Levels to Slow Parkinson's  A two-year clinical trial conducted by a consortium led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health, and the University of ...

Introverts Spend More Time on the Internet IMing

December 29th, 2013
Introverts Spend More Time on the Internet IMingIntroverts spend a lot of time on the Internet talking to others, according to new research at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Duke University Medical Center and ...