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Two NYU School of Medicine Researchers Awarded New Pew Research Prizes

A research team at NYU School of Medicine and its Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine is one of six from across the United States to receive newly established innovation funds from the Pew Charitable Trusts’ biomedical programs.

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Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Depression, Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Serotonin, Ssris, Research & Development, Pharmaceucticals, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, National Institutes Of Health (NIH), Mental Illness

Research Provides Clues to Treat Depression, Autism and Other Neuropsychiatric Disorders

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Alterations in a naturally occurring chemical in the brain called serotonin have been linked to a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety and autism. Researchers are revealing critical insights into the mechanisms that can drive diminished serotonin signaling during development and in adulthood to provide new ways of treating several widespread neuropsychiatric disorders associated with perturbed serotonin signaling.

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Psychiatry, Aging, Neurobiology, Wisdom Scale, Gerontology

Researchers Develop New Tool to Assess Individual’s Level of Wisdom

Researchers at University of San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new tool called the San Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE) to assess an individual’s level of wisdom, based upon a conceptualization of wisdom as a trait with a neurobiological as well as psychosocial basis.

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Study Suggests You Can ‘Pick Up’ a Good or Bad Mood From Your Friends

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New research suggests that both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up’ from friends, but depression can’t. A team led by the University of Warwick has examined whether friends’ moods can affect an individual therefore implying that moods may spread across friendship networks.

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Brain Powered: Increased Physical Activity Among Breast Cancer Survivors Boosts Cognition

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It is estimated that up to 75 percent of breast cancer survivors experience problems with cognitive difficulties following treatments, perhaps lasting years. Currently, few science-based options are available to help. University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report in a pilot study of 87 female breast cancer survivors that an increase in physical activity more than doubled the women’s post-treatment mental processing speed.

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Stem Cells Development Regeneration, Bone morphogenetic protein, sensory interneurons, Neurons, spinal cord development, Spinal Cord Injury, Sci Treatment And Recovery, Paralysis, Sensory Neurons, Neuron development, Neuroscience, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Central Nervous System Injuries, spinal cord injury research

Research Redefines Proteins’ Role in the Development of Spinal Sensory Cells

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A recent study led by Samantha Butler at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA has overturned a common belief about how a certain class of proteins in the spinal cord regulate the formation of nervous system cells—called neurons—during embryonic development.

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Sleep Deprivation Is an Effective Anti-Depressant for Nearly Half of Depressed Patients

Sleep deprivation – typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings – rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients, according the first meta-analysis on the subject in nearly 30 years, from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Autism, ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Motor Behavior, motor deficits, brain processes, Sensorimotor, motor activity, Brain Anatomy, brain mechanisms, Motor Skills

$2.3m Grant to Fund New Direction in Autism Spectrum Disorders Research at KU

Study will define motor deficits in autism spectrum disorders from childhood through adulthood. The long-term goal to learn about the causes of both motor and related behavioral issues to develop more objective, biologically based targets for treatment.

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McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Jaroslaw Aronowski, M.D., Ph.D., Neutrophils, Hemorrhagic Stroke, Nature Communications, NIH Award, UTHealth , Lactoferrin

UTHealth Researchers Discover How to Train Damaging Inflammatory Cells to Promote Repair After Stroke

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Researchers at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth have discovered a way to turn neutrophils from toxic to helpful in hemorrhagic stroke.

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Getting Emotional After Failure Helps You Improve Next Time, Study Finds

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New research led by a University of Kansas marketing professor has found emotional responses to failure rather than cognitive ones are more effective at improving people's results for the next time they tackle the next related task.







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