When music is medicine

From autism to Alzheimer's disease, music therapy is a growing profession that's being to used to help patients of all ages.
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Authors: Caselli RJ, Langlais BT, Dueck AC, Locke DEC, Woodruff BK Abstract INTRODUCTION: Roughly 4% to 23% of the population embody stress prone personality and other traits characterizing a subclinical "broad autism phenotype" (BAP). Subjective cognitive impairment (SCI) among healthy elderly is associated with psychological distress leading us to predict BAP would be associated with SCI. METHODS: The Autism Spectrum Quotient, a self-administered 50 item questionnaire, was completed by 419 consecutive members of the Arizona APOE Cohort who underwent neuropsychological testing every 2 years. SCI was ...
Source: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 September 2018Source: NeuroImageAuthor(s): Matthew Leming, Li Su, Shayanti Chattopadhyay, John SucklingAbstractFunctional connectivity is frequently derived from fMRI data to reduce a complex image of the brain to a graph, or "functional connectome". Often shortest-path algorithms are used to characterize and compare functional connectomes. Previous work on the identification and measurement of semi-metric (shortest circuitous) pathways in the functional connectome has discovered cross-sectional differences in major depressive disorder (MDD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a...
Source: NeuroImage - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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(University of Pennsylvania) Junhyong Kim and James Eberwine of the University of Pennsylvania are leading a multi-disciplinary team in developing cutting-edge technologies that can assess the genetic material inside individual compartments of single cells. The new Center for Sub-Cellular Genomics aims to revolutionize and personalize therapies for diseases such as bipolar disorder, autism, and Alzheimer's disease.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Neuroscientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center have a powerful new state-of-the-art tool at their disposal to study diseases like Autism, Alzheimer ’s, and traumatic brain injury. The Mobile Brain/Body Imaging system, or MoBI, combines virtual reality, brain monitoring, and Hollywood-inspired motion capture technology, enabling researchers to study the movement difficulties that often accompany neurological disorders and why our brains somet imes struggle while multitasking.
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(University of Texas at Arlington) UTA biochemists are mapping the function of specific enzymes which may facilitate development of new drugs to fight bacterial infection, cancer and potentially neurodegenerative diseases like autism, Down syndrome, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's.
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This study provides some evidence of the role DNA methylation may play in the known relationship between PON1 and neurobehavior in children, however it appears to be only suggestive and warrants additional research. PMID: 30172926 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Environment International - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Int Source Type: research
A dementia patient has worn the same clothes for eight months, has refused to take a shower, smells really bad; and, the nursing home won't do anything about it.Our reader Margaret wrote and asked for help.My brother is in a nursing home, with dementia and refuses to go in the shower. I complained 8 months ago and they said they cannot make him do anything he does not want to do.Today 8 months later the Doctor called saying my brother has the same clothes on and still will not take a shower and the smell is so bad.Well, what do they want me to do? He is combative with me, and now they are looking for my help.By Rita Jablon...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer's Alzheimer's family alzheimer's story alzheimers care Alzheimers Dementia care of dementia patients help alzheimer's help with dementia care memory care nursing home Source Type: blogs
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
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Publication date: October 2018Source: Pharmacological Research, Volume 136Author(s): Vanessa de J.R. De-Paula, Andrea S. Forlenza, Orestes V. ForlenzaAbstractApproximately 95% of the symbiotic microbes in human body are located in the gut. This microbioma is involved in important homeostatic processes, not only related to gastrointestinal function but also to several complex modulatory processes, such as glucose and bone metabolism, inflammation and immune response, peripheral (enteric) and central neurotransmission. For that reason, recent studies proposed that abnormalities in gut microbiota may play a role in systemic a...
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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