Type 2 diabetes: Coffee, green and black tea could lower blood sugar - drinks to avoid
TYPE 2 diabetes is a condition that affects how your body processes blood glucose. Blood glucose, also known as blood sugar, is important because it's what fuels your brain and gives energy to your muscles and tissues. What you drink can either help or hinder this condition. What should you drink and what should be avoided? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"My brain can stop": an ERP study of longitudinal prediction of inhibitory control in adolescence - Einziger T, Ben-Shachar MS, Devor T, Shmueli M, Auerbach JG, Berger A.
We examined the longitudinal predictors of electrophysiological and behavioral markers of inhibitory control in adolescence. Participants were 63 adolescent boys who have been followed since birth as part of a prospective longitudinal study on the developm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Callosal abnormalities, altered cortisol levels, and neurocognitive deficits associated with early maltreatment among adolescents: a voxel-based diffusion-tensor imaging study - Cunha PJ, Duran FLS, de Oliveira PA, Chaim-Avancini TM, Milioni ALV, Ometto M, Squarzoni P, Santos PP, Caetano SC, Busatto GF, Scivoletto S.
INTRODUCTION: Neuroimaging studies have shown callosal abnormalities among maltreated subjects, but little is known about the functional and neurobiological correlates of these supposed developmental alterations. The aim of this study was to investigate ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cerebral blood flow predicts recovery in children with persistent post-concussion symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury - Barlow KM, Iyer K, Yan T, Scurfield A, Carlson HL, Wang Y.
Persistent post-concussion symptoms (PPCS) following pediatric mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) are associated with differential changes in cerebral blood flow (CBF). Given its potential as a therapeutic target, we examined CBF changes during recovery i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Disruptive behaviour problems in childhood: studies on phenotypic heterogeneity and neurobiology from the Generation R Study - Bolhuis K, Tiemeier H.
Disruptive behaviour problems in childhood are strongly predictive of physical and mental health problems and criminality. A better understanding of the development of children with disruptive behaviour problems will help improve our understanding of later... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Baseline, retest, and post-injury profiles of auditory neural function in collegiate football players - Rauterkus G, Moncrieff D, Stewart G, Skoe E.
OBJECTIVES: Recent retrospective studies report differences in auditory neurophysiology between concussed athletes and uninjured controls using the frequency-following response (FFR). Adopting a prospective design in college football players, we compared... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dr. Dre back in the studio just a day after release from hospital for brain aneurysm
Dr. Dre is back in the studio just a day after getting home from the hospital. He was reportedly taken to the ICU on Jan. 4, following a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blacks are superior to Whites? Biden's civil-rights pick has shocking beliefs
(Natural News) Not only does race determine your destiny, wrote Kristen Clarke as an undergraduate at Harvard, black brains contain large amounts of neuromelanin, making them superior to whites physically, mentally and spiritually. (Article republished from WND.com) Clarke is now Joe Biden’s nominee to run the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Her views were the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turn it down: how to silence your inner voice
Your internal monologue shapes mental wellbeing, says psychologist Ethan Kross. He has the tools to improve your mind ’s backchatAs Ethan Kross, an American experimental psychologist and neuroscientist, will cheerfully testify, the person who doesn ’t sometimes find themselves listening to an unhelpful voice in their head probably doesn’t exist. Ten years ago, Kross found himself sitting up late at night with a baseball bat in his hand, waiting for an imaginary assailant he was convinced was about to break into his house – a figure conju red by his frantic mind after he received a threatening letter...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Cooke Tags: Psychology Science Coronavirus US news Medical research Source Type: news

Better diet and glucose uptake in the brain lead to longer life in fruit flies
(Tokyo Metropolitan University) Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that fruit flies with genetic modifications to enhance glucose uptake have significantly longer lifespans. Looking at the brain cells of aging flies, they found that better glucose uptake compensates for age-related deterioration in motor functions, and led to longer life. The effect was more pronounced when coupled with dietary restrictions. This suggests healthier eating plus improved glucose uptake in the brain might lead to enhanced lifespans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DARZALEX FASPRO ® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj) Becomes the First FDA-Approved Treatment for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
January 15, 2021 (HORSHAM, Pa.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of DARZALEX FASPRO® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj), a subcutaneous formulation of daratumumab, in combination with bortezomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (D-VCd) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis.[1] DARZALEX FASPRO® is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for patients with this blood cell disorder that is associated with the production of an abnormal protein, which leads to th...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Memory Preserved in Rare Aphasia Tied to Alzheimer Disease
Decline in language function, but not episodic memory, seen for primary progressive aphasia associated with Alzheimer disease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical device firm NeuroOne plots path to the Nasdaq with $12.5M private placement
NeuroOne Medical Technologies Corp. has raised $12.5 million through the private placement of 12,500,000 shares, it announced Friday. Eden Prairie-based NeuroOne makes electrodes that are used in brain surgeries related to the treatment of epilepsy. Its Evo electrodes received FDA clearance in November 2019. NeuroOne actually received about $11.5 million after paying its placement agent, The Benchmark Co. It will spend the mone y on launching a second commercial electrode product and potentially… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

HHS Will Drop Buprenorphine Waiver Rule for Most Physicians HHS Will Drop Buprenorphine Waiver Rule for Most Physicians
HHS intends to expand use of buprenorphine in treatment for opioid use disorder by easing a requirement that has often been cited as an'administrative burden. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Brenda Edwards health: Loose Women panellist has peripheral neuropathy - symptoms
BRENDA EDWARDS catapulted into the spotlight singing her heart out in the second series of The X Factor. Finishing in fourth place, the star has gone on to progress her career in entertainment. Yet, her journey hasn't been without its health struggles, as she revealed she has peripheral neuropathy - what is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane Neuromuscular Group seeks new Co-ordinating Editor – flexible location
TheCochrane Neuromuscular Group is looking to appoint one or more new Co-ordinating Editor(s) to provide leadership of the Group. TheCochrane Neuromuscular Group is part of the Cochrane Mental Health and Neuroscience Network. This is an important opportunity to lead and shape the future development of a strategically important area of Cochrane ’s healthcare evidence coverage. The Neuromuscular Group’s portfolio of reviews includes 57 active reviews and 22 protocols.Applications are welcomed from individuals based in any country. We invite applications from within existing Cochrane Groups and beyond, and also in...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Memory Preserved in Rare Aphasia Tied to Alzheimer Disease
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- Individuals with primary progressive aphasia (PPA) associated with Alzheimer disease (AD) have longitudinally preserved episodic memory, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in Neurology. M. Marsel-Mesulam, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NeuroOne Medical Technologies Corporation Closes $12.5 Million Private Placement with Certain Prominent Institutional Investors, Advances Towards Nasdaq Uplisting
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Jan. 15, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- NeuroOne Medical Technologies Corporation (OTCQB: NMTC; NeuroOne or the Company), a medical technology company focused on improving surgical care options and outcomes for pati... Devices, Neurology, Venture Capital NeuroOne Medical Technologies, Evo Cortical Electrode, functional mapping (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Childhood Insulin Levels Tied to Later Psychosis Childhood Insulin Levels Tied to Later Psychosis
A new study links high childhood insulin levels to early adult psychosis and elevated childhood BMI to early adult depression, suggesting a possible"cardiometabolic signature," researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Exercise at Midlife Linked to Better Brain Health in Late Life Exercise at Midlife Linked to Better Brain Health in Late Life
High levels of physical activity during middle age are associated with greater white matter integrity and fewer lacunar strokes in later life, an analysis of ARIC study data suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Post-COVID syndrome, RCGP (updated 14th January 2021)
Information and resources for GPs supporting patients through recovery from COVID-19. Areas covered are: Respiratory and cardiological sequelae Psychological and neurological sequelae RCGP policy External guidance (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shedding light on the prefrontal correlates of mental workload in simulated driving: a functional near-infrared spectroscopy study - Geissler CF, Schneider J, Frings C.
Optimal mental workload plays a key role in driving performance. Thus, driver-assisting systems that automatically adapt to a drivers current mental workload via brain-computer interfacing might greatly contribute to traffic safety. To design economic bra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Fiber optic sensor embedded smart helmet for real-time impact sensing and analysis through machine learning - Zhuang Y, Yang Q, Han T, O'Malley R, Kumar A, Gerald RE, Huang J.
BACKGROUND: Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) strongly associates with chronic neurodegenerative impairments such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild cognitive impairment. Early detection of concussive events would significantly enhance th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Repeated traumatic brain injury and risk of epilepsy: a Danish nationwide cohort study - Lolk K, Dreier JW, Christensen J.
Traumatic brain injury is associated with increased risk of epilepsy, but the importance of repeated traumatic brain injuries has not yet been established. We performed a nationwide population-based cohort study of 2  476 905 individuals born in Denma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Default mode and salience network alterations in suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious thoughts and behaviors in adolescents with depression - Ho TC, Walker JC, Teresi GI, Kulla A, Kirshenbaum JS, Gifuni AJ, Singh MK, Gotlib IH.
Suicidal ideation (SI) and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) are two distinct yet often co-occurring risk factors for suicide deaths in adolescents. Elucidating the neurobiological patterns that specifically characterize SI and NSSI in adolescents is neede... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The neuropsychological outcomes of non-fatal strangulation in domestic and sexual violence: a systematic review - Bichard H, Byrne C, Saville CWN, Coetzer R.
This systematic review draws together evidence from the literature for the pathological, neurological, cognitive, psychological, and behavioural outcomes of non-fatal strangulation in domestic and sexual violence. A systematic search of PubMed, PsycINFO,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Royal Society award enables University researcher to study neurodegenerative disease
Professor Peter Cullen, a Wellcome Trust Investigator from the School of Biochemistry at the University of Bristol, has been awarded the Royal Society Noreen Murray Professorship to expand his research into neurological sciences. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Staff notices; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences Source Type: news

USC study measures brain volume differences in people with HIV
(Keck School of Medicine of USC) With access to treatment, HIV has become a lifelong chronic condition for the majority of 38 million people living with it. Understanding how it affects the brain over time is increasingly important for improving both treatment and quality of life. A new study of brain scans of 1,203 HIV-infected adults across 5 continents found that with people with lower white blood cell counts also had less brain volume in the hippocampus and thalamus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New delivery method promises relief from antipsychotic medication's adverse side effects
(McMaster University) A team of neuroscientists and engineers at McMaster University has created a nasal spray to deliver antipsychotic medication directly to the brain instead of having it pass through the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Increased risk of Parkinson's disease in patients with schizophrenia
(University of Turku) A new study conducted at the University of Turku, Finland, shows that patients with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder have an increased risk of Parkinson's disease later in life. The increased risk may be due to alterations in the brain's dopamine system caused by dopamine receptor antagonists or neurobiological effects of schizophrenia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Revisiting the Global Workspace orchestrating the hierarchical organisation of the human brain
(Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona) A paper published on 4 January in the open access journalNature Human Behavior by Gustavo Deco, director of the Brain and Cognition Center, and Morten L. Kringelbach, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University (UK) and the Center for Music in the Brain, University of Aarhus (Denmark). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Score Aids Treatment Decision in Mild Large-Vessel Stroke Score Aids Treatment Decision in Mild Large-Vessel Stroke
Location and length of thrombus can identify those at highest risk for early neurologic deterioration, flagging those who may be the best candidates for thrombectomy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Toxoplasma Gondii Infection May Be Tied to Higher Risk of Brain Cancer Toxoplasma Gondii Infection May Be Tied to Higher Risk of Brain Cancer
Data from two prospective studies point to an association between Toxoplasma gondii infection and the risk of glioma in adults, suggesting that reducing exposure could provide an avenue to modify glioma risk, the researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Paige's $100M Series C, Carrum Health's $40M Series A and more digital health funding news
Also: NeuroFlow's $20 million Series B, and the launch of two new health tech investment funds. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Rapid Handheld Blood Test for Concussion FDA Clears First Rapid Handheld Blood Test for Concussion
Abbott's i-STAT Alinity TBI plasma test measures two proteins found in blood after head trauma.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Mice Share Each Others' Pain and Fear
The animals adopt the emotional state of their cagemates, and the parts of the brain engaged during the process are different for pain and fear, according to a new study. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Mice Share Each Other's Pain and Fear
The animals adopt the emotional state of their cagemates, and the parts of the brain engaged during the process are different for pain and fear, according to a new study. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Abbott to Launch the NeuroSphere(TM) myPath(TM) Digital Health App Designed to Track and Report Pain Relief in Chronic Pain Patients With Physicians Prior to Device Implant
New app will allow patients to record their pain relief during the device trial period with spinal cord stimulation or dorsal root ganglion therapy, simplify reporting outcomes and connect patients to physicians who have real-time access to this data Ne... Devices, Neurology, Monitoring, Product Launch Abbott, NeuroSphere, myPath, spinal cord stimulation, neuromodulation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Multifocal Microvascular Injury ID'd in Brain in COVID-19
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Multifocal microvascular injury has been observed in the brain and olfactory bulbs in postmortem observation of patients who died from COVID-19, according to a research letter published online Dec. 30 in the New England... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Greater Levels of Exercise May Protect Brain in Later Life
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Greater levels of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA) in midlife may protect against cerebrovascular sequelae in later life, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in Neurology. Priya Palta,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Abbott to Launch the NeuroSphere ™ myPath™ Digital Health App Designed to Track and Report Pain Relief in Chronic Pain Patients With Physicians Prior to Device Implant
- New app will allow patients to record their pain relief during the device trial period with spinal cord stimulation or dorsal root ganglion therapy, simplify reporting outcomes and connect patients to physicians who have real-time access to this data (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Valley health giant Magellan leads $20M funding round for Philadelphia mental health tech firm NeuroFlow
When Philadelphia-based mental health tech company NeuroFlow raised an early-stage round of $1.5 million two years ago, one of its customers, an independent psychologist in the city who used its software with his patients liked the product so much he decided to invest and cut the company a check. More than two years later, that same dynamic is playing out — but on a much larger scale.  This time, Phoenix-based Fortune 500 managed health care company Magellan Health led a $20 million Series… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Michelle Caffrey Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease: The best diet plan to avoid Parkinson's symptoms and signs
PARKINSON'S DISEASE symptoms could be delayed by making certain diet and food swaps, scientists have explained. You could lower your risk of the neurodegenerative brain condition by following a Mediterranean diet, it's been claimed. Are you at risk of Parkinson's disease? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Archive review – anyone for a posthuman wife? She comes with an off switch
A lonely computer scientist in the year 2038 secretly works on an android version of his wife who died in a car crash – is it romantic, or something more sinister?British illustrator and visual-effects director Gavin Rothery makes his feature debut with this artificial intelligence thriller: a tale of love, death and robotics that has some nicely creepy moments. Set in 2038, it centres on lonely computer scientist George Almore (Divergent ’s Theo James), who is holed up in a remote research facility in Japan secretly working on an android version of his wife Jules (Stacy Martin); she has died in a car crash. Hi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Cath Clarke Tags: Film Science fiction and fantasy films Artificial intelligence (AI) Technology Culture Consciousness Computing Human biology Neuroscience Psychology Source Type: news

Aphasia Affects Brain Similar to Alzheimer's, But Without Memory Loss
Title: Aphasia Affects Brain Similar to Alzheimer's, But Without Memory LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/13/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - January 14, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

How the brain paralyzes you while you sleep
(University of Tsukuba) Researchers from the University of Tsukuba have discovered a group of neurons in the mouse brainstem that control muscle tone. Inhibiting these neuronal cells caused mice to move during REM sleep, reminiscent of REM sleep behavior disorders. These neurons were also responsible for episodes of cataplexy in a mouse model of narcolepsy; inhibiting them reduced the number of cataplexic bouts. These circuits could thus be a new target for treating these sleep disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Studying and treating COVID-19's long-term impact
(Rush University Medical Center) A CDC-funded study will longitudinally track the clinical, physical and mental functioning -- including neuro-cognition and fatigue - of nearly 5000 COVID patients for two years to better assess the long-term outcomes of the disease. Eight academic medical centers will use a unique digital platform that produces real-time data, analysis, and reporting compared to more traditional approaches. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MicroRNA may serve as therapeutic targets for traumatic brain injury
(Walter Reed Army Institute of Research) WRAIR scientists have shown that traumatic brain injury causes coordinated microRNA dysregulation followed by increased amounts of the beta-site amyloid cleaving enzyme, or BACE1, and loss of amyloid precursor protein. BACE-1 cleaves APP to generate amyloid beta peptides, a hallmark of neurodegenerative disease pathology and brain cells loss, which are the focus of several clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease. Future research will characterize the direct role of miRNAs and their relationship to BACE1 within TBI. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Deep learning outperforms standard machine learning in biomedical research applications
(Georgia State University) Compared to standard machine learning models, deep learning models are largely superior at discerning patterns and discriminative features in brain imaging, despite being more complex in their architecture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Quantum computers to study the functioning of the molecules of life
(Universit à di Trento) A breakthrough that has implications for molecular biology, pharmacology and nanotechnologies. The fields of application are many. Identifying the mechanisms behind neurodegenerative processes in some proteins, for example, can help limit their proliferation. Understanding how a protein takes on a certain shape can open the way to use the nanomachines that nature has designed to cut, edit or block damaged or defective genes. Their study was published in the international academic journal Physical Review Letters (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news