Strict eating schedule can lower Huntington disease protein in mice

New research from the University of British Columbia suggests that following a strict eating schedule can help clear away the protein responsible for Huntington disease in mice. Huntington disease (HD) is an inherited, progressive disorder that causes involuntary movements and psychiatric problems. Symptoms appear in adulthood and worsen over time. Children born to a parent […]

People with MDD feel more negative emotion when remembering painful experiences

March 6, 2018 People with major depressive disorder (MDD) feel more negative emotion when remembering painful experiences than people without the disorder, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. The study reports that people with MDD were able to control the negative emotions about as well as people unaffected by […]

Stab injury of zebrafish unveils regenerative processes by neural stem cells in the brain

Wnt signaling regulates proliferation and differentiation of radial glia after brain injury. Credit: Waseda University Wnt signaling regulates proliferation and differentiation of radial glia after brain injury. Credit: Waseda University Close Waseda University researchers recently elucidated the regenerative processes by neural stem cells using a stab injury model in the optic tectum, a less studied […]

Helmet use associated with reduced risk of cervical spine injury during motorcycle crashes

Despite claims that helmets do not protect the cervical spine during a motorcycle crash and may even increase the risk of injury, researchers from the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison found that, during an accident, helmet use lowers the likelihood of cervical spine injury (CSI), particularly fractures of the cervical vertebrae. These […]

Strict eating schedule can help clear away protein responsible for Huntington disease in mice

March 6, 2018 New research from the University of British Columbia suggests that following a strict eating schedule can help clear away the protein responsible for Huntington disease in mice. Huntington disease (HD) is an inherited, progressive disorder that causes involuntary movements and psychiatric problems. Symptoms appear in adulthood and worsen over time. Children born […]

Levels of inflammatory biomarkers could predict effectiveness of ECT for people with depression

March 6, 2018 FINDINGS People with major depression that has not been well controlled by medications and who have a biomarker in their blood indicating a higher level of inflammation may benefit more than people with less inflammation from electroconvulsive therapy to ease symptoms of their depression, according to a new UCLA study. BACKGROUND Inflammatory […]