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Childhood trauma increases risk of mental disorders by three times

Suffering childhood trauma, either psychologically or physically, can increase the risk of mental disorder development in adulthood by as much as three times.
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COVID-19 causes brain inflammation similar to Parkinson’s disease

COVID-19 activates the same inflammatory response in the brain as Parkinson’s disease – increasing the risk of future potential neurodegenerative conditions.

How AI can help treat diseases such as cancer and stroke

Tim Wooller, Principal – Industrial Design, Sector Lead Healthcare, PDD, explores how AI can help treat diseases such as cancer and stroke.
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The expansion of potential Alzheimer’s drugs

Alzheimers drugs have been shown able to target insulin receptors located in cerebral microvessels, massively expanding the future of drug production and testing
MICROSCOPY IMAGE OF NEURAL CELLS WHERE FLUORESCENT MARKERS SHOW DIFFERENT TYPES OF CELLS. GREEN MARKS NEURONS AND AXONS, PURPLE MARKS NEURONS, RED MARKS DENDRITES, AND BLUE MARKS ALL CELLS. WHERE MULTIPLE MARKERS ARE PRESENT, COLOURS ARE MERGED AND TYPICALLY APPEAR AS YELLOW OR PINK DEPENDING ON THE PROPORTION OF MARKERS, CREDIT CORTICAL LAB

Lab-grown human brain cells in dish play video game

Fact or science fiction? A groundbreaking study has shown that human brain cells in a dish can play the video game Pong.

What are the causes and symptoms of diabetic retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy is the real medical term for diabetic eye disease. It is the most common cause of blindness in people of working age. 94 million people are affected worldwide.
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Racial discrimination worsens physical and mental health

Experiences of racial discrimination increase the risk of physical and mental illnesses and health disorders for people of colour.
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People with obesity have a 55% increased risk of developing depression

Long-term, high-fat diets both expand the waistline and shrink the brain, heightening the chances of mental illness for people with obesity.
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Improving the lives of people with brain disorders

European Brain Council outlines the priorities for the future when it comes to improving the lives of people with brain disorders.
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Digital biomarker predicts mild cognitive impairment conversion to Alzheimer’s

Digital biomarker can identify which cases of mild cognitive impairment will develop into Alzheimer’s so that early interventions can be put in place to prevent the onset of the disease.

Regenerative therapies for multiple sclerosis: Clues from studying normal brain development

Tara M. DeSilva from the Department of Neurosciences, Cleveland Clinic, walks us through regenerative therapies for multiple sclerosis, including comment on clues from studying normal brain development.
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JPND: Towards a stronger brain health partnership

One of JPND’s key objectives is to fortify its work in brain health partnerships in Europe to better combat the challenges of neurodegenerative disease (ND).
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Researching neurosciences the DeSilva Laboratory

Dr Tara DeSilva discusses her work in neurosciences at the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Cerebral creatine deficiency syndrome through genetic treatments

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechCasting Group, addresses cerebral creatine deficiency syndrome through genetic treatments.
brittle bone disease, osteogenesis imperfecta type I

The prevalence of Brittle Bone Disease

Dr Roger J. Young, Professor at Saba University School of Medicine, walks us through Brittle Bone Disease, otherwise known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type I.
communicable diseases, biological pathways

Cellular & biological pathways from studies on communicable diseases

Adonis Sfera and Zisis Kozlakidis provide recent insights into cellular and biological pathways from studies on communicable diseases.
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Understanding the brain: hope for neuroscience research

Advancing neuroscience research improves quality of life for all people with neurological disorders, and ultimately can prevent or cure these diseases. Open Access Government highlight some research priorities in neuroscience.
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Epilepsy, brain tumours and pioneering neurosurgery

Maxine Smeaton, Chief Executive of Epilepsy Research UK delves into the common yet complex connections between brain tumours and seizures.
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JPND: Neurodegenerative disease research without boundaries

Jacqueline Hoogendam, JPND’s newly elected Vice-Chair and Executive Board member talks about JPND’s past and present strategies in its outreach campaign within and beyond Europe.
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What happens to our brains when we multitask?

The Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience have been shedding light on how health brains are able to multitask while walking

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