Being Predictable Is The Key to Nurturing Your Child’s Brain Development

Scientists have long known that the experiences you have during infancy and childhood play an important role in shaping how your brain matures and how you behave as an adult. But figuring out why this happens has been difficult. Over the past 15 years, my team and I have been studying child brain development to … Read more

Scientists Detect Intriguing Differences in The Eyes of Children With Autism And ADHD

When it comes to neurodevelopmental conditions like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the earlier and more accurate the diagnosis the better – it means more time for treatment and symptom management, and often a diagnosis provides people with a far better understanding of themselves. However, ADHD and ASD – like … Read more

Scientists Detect Intriguing Differences in The Eyes of Children With Autism And ADHD

When it comes to neurodevelopmental conditions like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the earlier and more accurate the diagnosis the better – it means more time for treatment and symptom management, and often a diagnosis provides people with a far better understanding of themselves. However, ADHD and ASD – like … Read more

The Human Brain Runs Way Hotter Than We Ever Realized, Scientists Find

From the engine in your car to the components in your laptop, mechanical systems tend to heat up when they’re working harder. Now new research has revealed that the same can be said of the brain – and it runs hotter than was previously thought. Some parts of the deep brain can get up to … Read more

NIH-funded studies reveal credible estimates for Alzheimer’s-like brain disorder prevalence

Media Advisory Monday, June 13, 2022 Forty percent of all older adults and up to 50% of people with Alzheimer’s may have LATE. What New National Institutes of Health-funded research shows that the prevalence of brain changes from Limbic-predominant Age-related TDP-43 Encephalopathy (LATE) may be roughly 40% in older adults and as high as 50% … Read more

Anorexia Can Lead to Dramatic Changes in Brain Structure, New Study Shows

A devastating and potentially deadly eating disorder, anorexia nervosa exerts its toll on the body. However, a new study also highlights the impact of a lack of sufficient nutrition can have on the brain, by reducing critical measures of brain structure and health. Based on a total of 1,648 female brain scans (685 with anorexia … Read more

Study reveals the benefits of using thalidomide in patients with severe arteriovenous malformations

The same properties that caused birth defects when it was given to pregnant women, the inhibition of blood vessel formation (anti-angiogenesis), have led to an interest in thalidomide’s therapeutic utility in other fields. At the annual conference of the European Society for Human Genetics on Sunday, Professor Miikka Vikkula, from the de Duve Institute, Université … Read more

Frequent Nightmares Could Be an Early Sign of Parkinson’s, Study Finds

The development of nightmares later in life could be an early sign of Parkinson’s disease, according to new research in older men. Distressing dreams have long been associated with the neurological investigation of disease, especially among men, but this is the first study to whether these symptoms are a warning of Parkinson’s or a byproduct … Read more