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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.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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(Scripps Research Institute) The new research opens the door to studying common brain conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, addiction and Alzheimer's disease under reproducible conditions in a dish.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Abstract Cholesterol and its oxygenated metabolites, such as oxysterols, are intensively investigated as potential players in the pathophysiology of brain disorder. Altered oxysterol levels have been described in patients with numerous neuropsychiatric disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, and Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome. Recent studies have shown that Autism Spectrum Disorders are associated with disruption of cholesterol metabolism. The present study aimed at investigating the profile of oxysterols in plasma and their associati...
Source: Biochimie - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Biochimie Source Type: research
Many current health challenges such as autism, chronic pain, and Alzheimer ’s disease have remained largely intractable. Research suggests that a combination of therapeutic approaches will likely be needed to address these complex conditions. Creative art therapies may have a role to play in these multidisciplinary strategies. 
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: news
Happy Saturday, sweet readers! Did everyone survive yesterday? Or did you even realize it was Friday 13th? Honestly, I didn’t remember until around noon yesterday. To quote the great Michael Scott, “I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.” In other words, I didn’t wake up and begin anxiously awaiting doom around every corner, but, once I did remember what day it was…I kept an eye open. It’s only human nature. Anyway, let’s get on with everything this week’s Psychology Around the Net has to offer which includes science-backed ways to boost creativity, how to ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Alzheimer's Bipolar Celebrities Children and Teens College Creativity Disorders Happiness Phobia Psychology Around the Net Research Sleep Women's Issues Alzheimer's disease Bipolar Disorder brain Creative Thinking Embarra Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: The population should be well informed about the benefits of vaccination and health professionals should assume the role of disseminating truthful information with scientific support on the subject, as an ethical and professional commitment to society.RESUMO OBJETIVO: Analisar os riscos relacionados às vacinas e os impactos da não vacinação para a população mundial. MÉTODOS: Revisão narrativa que considerou informações contidas nas bases de dados bibliográficos NCBI-PubMed, Medline, Lilacs e Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciEL...
Source: Revista de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Receptor protein tyrosine phosphatases, gamma (PTPRZ) and zeta (PTPRG), are cell surface ligands for contactin molecules, they bind with Contactins and are crucial for cell adhesion, signaling and neurodevelopment. Their main expression is in microglia and neurons, respectively; PTPRZ is essential for recovery from neuroinflammation. Both regulate neurotransmitter receptor function and are genetically associated with schizophrenia, affective disorders, Alzheimer ’s and autism.
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
DiscussionCiliary genes like DRD1 and DRD2 are implicated in neurotransmission and associated with schizophrenia. DRD1 has 4 novel interactors and DRD2 has 12 novel interactors that may have significant role in the pathology of mental disorders. Neuronal pathways associated with cilia interactome with high statistical significance such as dopamine signaling, eNOS signaling, synaptic long-term potentiation pathways are known to be associated schizophrenia. Wnt signaling and PCP signaling are also known to be associated with cilia mediated neurodevelopmental signaling, defects in these pathways contributing to schizophrenia....
Source: Schizophrenia Bulletin - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
(Harvard Medical School) A new study reveals how interneurons, dubbed 'the butterflies of the soul,' emerge and diversify in the brain. The findings may help inform the development of new classes of drugs for diseases such as autism, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: news
In this study, we sought to evaluate altered social activities in adult GluN3A knockout (KO) mice. GluN3A KO mice spent less time in reciprocal social interaction in the social interaction test compared to wild-type (WT) mice. A social approach test using a three-chamber system confirmed that mice lacking GluN3A had lower sociability and did not exhibit a preference for social novelty. GluN3A KO mice displayed abnormal food preference in the social transmission of food preference task and low social interaction activity in the five-trial social memory test, but without social memory deficits. Using a home cage monitoring s...
Source: Experimental Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Exp Neurol Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: The therapeutic potential of vaccines in Substance Use Disorders and Alzheimer Dementia was found to be limited in comparison to the results from animal studies. Safety profile of the immunogens and the adjuvants in humans is possibly the most important limitation. No causal association between Measles Mumps Rubella vaccine and Autism was found. PMID: 29476951 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
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