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Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Wellcome Trust, PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress Disoder, post-traumatic stress disorder , Research, Science

Veterans with PTSD Pay More Attention to Surprises

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The results suggest that people with PTSD don't necessarily have a disrupted response to unexpected outcomes, rather they pay more attention to these surprises.

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Mount Sinai Health System, Deep Brain Stimulation, Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery, DBS, DBS Surgery, Depression, Brain Circuit Abnormalities, brain circuits, Mental Illness, mental illness research, mental illness treatments, Neuroscience, neuroengineering, Behavioral Neuroscience, behavioral neurology, Brodman

Helen S. Mayberg, MD, Appointed Director of Newly Established Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Helen S. Mayberg, MD, a neurologist renowned for her study of brain circuits in depression and for her pioneering deep brain stimulation research, which has been heralded as one of the first hypothesis-driven treatment strategies for a major mental illness, has joined the Mount Sinai Health System as the founding Director of The Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics.

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Higher Stress Among Minority and Low-Income Populations Can Lead to Health Disparities, Says Report

People with low incomes and racial/ethnic minority populations experience greater levels of stress than their more affluent, white counterparts, which can lead to significant disparities in both mental and physical health that ultimately affect life expectancy, according to a report from the American Psychological Association.

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Why Glaucoma Develops, LASIK Eye Surgery, Stem Cell Therapy for AMD, and More in the Vision News Source

The latest research and feature news on vision in the Vision News Source

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Penn Study on Super-Silenced DNA Hints at New Ways to Reprogram Cells

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Newly described stretches of super-silenced DNA reveal a fresh approach to reprogram cell identity to use in regenerative medicine studies and one day in the clinic.

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Mirror Neuron Activity Predicts People’s Decision-Making in Moral Dilemmas, UCLA Study Finds

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Researchers found that the brain’s inferior frontal cortex is more active in people who are more averse to harming others when facing difficult ethical choices

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新的指导方针:尝试通过锻炼来改善记忆和思维

对于轻度认知障碍(mild cognitive impairment)的患者,如果医生所开的药方是锻炼而不是药物治疗,请不要感到惊讶。 新的指导方针建议该病患者每周锻炼两次以改善记忆和思维。 该建议是在美国神经病学会医学杂志“神经病学”(Neurology)上发表的更新的轻度认知障碍指南的一部分。

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biomarkers, Alzheimer's Disease, Quest MRI, Oxidative Stress, Spatial disorientation, photobiomodulation, Antioxidants

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: How a Team of Traveling Mice are Advancing the Alzheimer's Cause

Scientists from four different institutions are working together to identify a biomarker for Alzheimer's Disease using mice that travel an 850-mile circuit to test the efficacy of special technology called Quest MRI.

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Eating More Foods with Choline During Pregnancy Could Boost Baby’s Brain

When expectant mothers consume sufficient amounts of the nutrient choline during pregnancy, their offspring gain enduring cognitive benefits, a new Cornell University study suggests.

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Caffeine Level in Blood May Help Diagnose People with Parkinson’s Disease

Testing the level of caffeine in the blood may provide a simple way to aid the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, according to a study published in the January 3, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.







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