Therapists singing a new tune

From autism to Alzheimer's disease, music therapy is a growing profession that's being used to help patients of all ages.
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Publication date: Available online 14 August 2018Source: Neurochemistry InternationalAuthor(s): Lindsay Joy Spielman, Deanna Lynn Gibson, Andis KlegerisAbstractThe number of bacterial cells living within the human body is approximately equal to, or greater than, the total number of human cells. This dynamic population of microorganisms, termed the human microbiota, resides mainly within the gastrointestinal tract. It is widely accepted that highly diverse and stable microbiota promote overall human health. Colonization of the gut with maladaptive and pathogenic microbiota, a state also known as dysbiosis, is associated wit...
Source: Neurochemistry International - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 August 2018Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): José María Mateos-Pérez, Mahsa Dadar, María Lacalle-Aurioles, Yasser Iturria-Medina, Yashar Zeighami, Alan C. EvansAbstractIn this paper, we provide an extensive overview of machine learning techniques applied to structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data to obtain clinical classifiers. We specifically address practical problems commonly encountered in the literature, with the aim of helping researchers improve the application of these techniques in future works. Additionally, we survey how these algori...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Something’s just not right: lately you are forgetful, stressed, and tired all of the time. Symptoms can vary from mood swings, to lack of concentration, to feeling chronically tired, and anxious. To top it off, no matter how healthy you try to eat, you still aren’t losing weight. So let’s add frustrated to the list. And you’re finding that all of this is affecting your performance at work, as a parent, and even as a partner/spouse. It’s not your imagination.  Grains are behind it all… The grains you consume may have numerous damaging effects on your brain and nervous system, not ju...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates adhd anxiety appetite control blood sugar brain brain fog Brain function dementia Dr. Davis grain grains Inflammation learning ability libido mood mood swings psychiatric disorders seizures Source Type: blogs
Publication date: September 2018Source: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Volume 48, Issue 4Author(s): Pierre-Pascal Lenck-SantiniThe epileptogenic network is not only characterized by seizures but also by an impaired function. Indeed, epilepsy is commonly associated with a variety of behavioral and cognitive deficits that, on top of seizures, can dramatically affect patients. In addition, seizures and interictal activity also occur in non-epileptic syndromes such autistic spectrum disorders, schizophrenia and Alzheimer disease. To understand the mechanisms responsible for such overlap, we will consider the possible involvement o...
Source: Neurophysiologie Clinique - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Abstract Organophosphorus (OP) compounds have been known as the most widely used pesticides during the past half century and there have been a huge body of literature regarding their association with human chronic diseases. Neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders including Alzheimer, Parkinson, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and autism are among the afflicting neurological diseases which overshadow human life and their higher risk in relation to OP exposures have been uncovered by epidemiological studies. In addition, experimental studies exploring ...
Source: Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: Toxicology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2018Source: Molecular and Cellular NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Jelena Borovac, Miquel Bosch, Kenichi OkamotoAbstractActivity-dependent plasticity of synaptic structure and function plays an essential role in neuronal development and in cognitive functions including learning and memory. The formation, maintenance and modulation of dendritic spines are mainly controlled by the dynamics of actin filaments (F-actin) through interaction with various actin-binding proteins (ABPs) and postsynaptic signaling messengers. Induction of long-term potentiation (LTP) triggers a cascade of events invo...
Source: Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 March 2017Source: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty AcidsAuthor(s): Grace Y. Sun, Agnes Simonyi, Kevin L. Fritsche, Dennis Y. Chuang, Mark Hannink, Zezong Gu, C. Michael Greenlief, Jeffrey K. Yao, James C. Lee, David Q. BeversdorfAbstractDocosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) enriched in phospholipids in the brain and retina, is known to play multi-functional roles in brain health and diseases. While arachidonic acid (AA) is released from membrane phospholipids by cytosolic phospholipase A2 (cPLA2), DHA is linked to action of the Ca2+-independent...
Source: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids (PLEFA) - Category: Lipidology Source Type: research
We present an overview of the evidence supporting the importance of dysbiosis in the development of intestinal and neurological diseases. In addition, the usefulness of dietary polyphenols in managing disorders, via modulation of the microbiota-gut-brain axis, is discussed.Key findings and conclusionsDietary polyphenols are increasingly envisaged as a novel and a relevant strategy in the prevention and treatment of neurological disorders. This is explained not only by their ability to reduce neuroinflammation and to improve memory and cognitive function, but also by their ability to modulate the gut microbiota, which makes...
Source: Trends in Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2018Source: Molecular and Cellular NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Jelena Borovac, Miquel Bosch, Kenichi OkamotoAbstractActivity-dependent plasticity of synaptic structure and function plays an essential role in neuronal development and in cognitive functions including learning and memory. The formation, maintenance and modulation of dendritic spines are mainly controlled by the dynamics of actin filaments (F-actin) through interaction with various actin-binding proteins (ABPs) and postsynaptic signaling messengers. Induction of long-term potentiation (LTP) triggers a cascade of events invo...
Source: Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
(University of Virginia Health System) A new technique for precisely targeting molecules within cells is paving the way for safer medicines that are free of side effects. Big benefits are expected in the battle against cancer, autism, Alzheimer's and more.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
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