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Mouse model shows promise for treatment of Alzheimer's disease

More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and treatments are needed for this devastating condition. One strategy researchers have been examining is to shrink the buildup of amyloid beta in the brains of those suffering...

source: By Denise A. Valenti
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Despite warnings from experts, older people are using more anti-anxiety and sleep medications, putting them at risk of serious side effects and even overdoses.

source: The New York Times

Fitness may not only be good for your heart, it may be good for your brain. That is the finding of a new study of women in Sweden that showed that women who were in good aerobic shape between the ages of 38 to 60, had a much lower risk of developing dementia later in life. Researchers...

source: Marin Independent Journal

New research finds that men and women with major depressive disorder have opposite changes in the expression of the same genes. If true, the discovery suggests that men and women may need different types of treatment for depression. Researchers...

source: Psych Central

Nearly half of adults with autism will experience clinical depression in their lifetime, according to our new research published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Depression can have devastating consequences for individuals with autism, including a loss of previously...

source: The Conversation via Spectrum

It may be time to invest in some blackout curtains, according to new research. A study published recently in the American Journal of Epidemiology found a strong association between even low-level nighttime light exposure and...

source: TIME

Scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a new target for treating major depressive disorder. Their research shows that individuals with high levels of an enigmatic receptor called GPR158 may be more susceptible to depression following...

source: Scripps Research Institute via Science Daily


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