Sleep problems, Alzheimer’s disease are linked, but which comes first?

Related video A new article explores the pathophysiological factors that link sleep disturbances and Alzheimer’s disease. Better understanding of this connection may lead to potential diagnostics and therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases and dementia. The article is published ahead of print in the Journal of Neurophysiology (JNP). Alzheimer’s research has largely focused […]

New mechanism to reduce inflammation

Related video UT Southwestern researchers have identified two proteins that act as gatekeepers to dampen a potentially life-threatening immune response to chronic infection. The proteins — the transcription factors SIX1 and SIX2 — activate cellular pathways required for fetal development and later switch to a new role in which they repress these pathways in adult […]

African-Americans more likely to be misdiagnosed with schizophrenia, study finds

Related video African-Americans with severe depression are more likely to be misdiagnosed as having schizophrenia, according to a new Rutgers study. The study, which appeared online prior to being published in the February 2019 issue of the journal Psychiatric Services, examined the medical records of 1,657 people at a community behavioral health clinic that included […]