Neuro Psychiatry

  • May- 2018 -
    4 May

    The headache of adapting to the cold, literally

    A common genetic variant implicated in migraine headaches may have proliferated because it helped early humans adapt to cold weather in northern climates. Felix Key of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and colleagues report these findings in a new study published May 3rd, 2018 in PLOS Genetics. Within the last 50,000 years, some humans left the warm climate of…

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  • Dec- 2017 -
    2 December

    Lasers could lead to better understanding of neurodegenerative conditions

    Dec. 1, 2017 • By Jim Scott Boulder researchers are embarking on a new project to study the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s by using a new technique to measure neurons firing deep inside animal brains. Eventually, the scientists hope, the research could lead to earlier diagnosis and better treatment options. Led by Ralph Jimenez of JILA—a joint institute of CU Boulder and…

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  • 1 December

    Study finds reading information aloud to yourself improves memory

    You are more likely to remember something if you read it out loud, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. A recent Waterloo study found that speaking text aloud helps to get words into long-term memory. Dubbed the “production effect,” the study determined that it is the dual action of speaking and hearing oneself that has the most…

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  • Nov- 2017 -
    29 November

    New Migraine Drugs Show Promise

      WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Two new migraine drugs have shown promise in late-stage clinical trials. The drugs were designed specifically to target a pathway believed to be important in these headaches. In stage 3 clinical trials, the drugs were found to work exceptionally well for some people, but not as well for others. Still, headache experts…

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