Can science cure a broken heart?
New treatments involving anaesthesia drugs and neurofeedback could soon be used for getting over a breakupNothing is quite as shattering as a broken heart. A bad breakup has been known to trigger a range of psychological and physical symptoms, from nausea and insomnia to clinical depression. In more extreme scenarios,broken heart syndrome– when a person’s heart stops pumping blood properly after an emotional shock – can lead to death.Fortunately, recent breakthroughs suggest we may soon be able to beat it. In March, aSpanish study found propofol, a sedative used for anaesthesia, may also be able to mute t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Dominique Sisley Tags: Neuroscience Relationships Psychology Life and style UK news World news Source Type: news

Social isolation during adolescence drives long-term disruptions in social behavior
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai Researchers find social isolation during key developmental windows drives long term changes to activity patterns of neurons involved in initiating social approach in an animal model. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two grants will fund research into neurotechnology, drug delivery system
(Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology) Hyunjoon (Joon) Kong's group will collaborate on two grants with other researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The National Science Foundation will fund the investigation into how neurons and muscle cells communicate with each other. The Alzheimer's Foundation will support research to develop a drug delivery system that can be used to treat Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Iron in brain shows cognitive decline in people with Parkinson's
(University College London) A cutting-edge MRI technique to detect iron deposits in different brain regions can track declines in thinking, memory and movement in people with Parkinson's disease, finds a new UCL-led study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study supports the safety of varenicline
(Society for the Study of Addiction) A real-world study of over 600,000 adult participants without a history of depression has found that the stop-smoking medication varenicline (marketed as Chantix and Champix) does not appear to be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular or neuropsychiatric hospitalization compared with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). These findings confirm those of earlier clinical trials, providing further evidence of the safety of varenicline as an aid to stop smoking. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Neuroscientist Phil Haydon Sets Sail to Talk About Epilepsy
After an accident as a teenager, he developed the disorder. He then studied the brain to better understand his own seizures, and now plans to sail around the world to show others with the condition... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function
After a week on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers scored worse on memory testsConsuming a western diet for as little as one week can subtly impair brain function and encourage slim and otherwise healthy young people to overeat, scientists claim.Researchers found that after seven days on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers in their 20s scored worse on memory tests and found junk food more desirable immediately after they had finished a meal.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Dementia Diets and dieting Nutrition Food Sugar Memory Obesity Diabetes UCL (University College London) Neuroscience Health Life and style Mental health Source Type: news

Machine learning identifies personalized brain networks in children
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Machine learning is helping Penn Medicine researchers identify the size and shape of brain networks in individual children, which may be useful for understanding psychiatric disorders. In a new study published in the journal Neuron, a multidisciplinary team showed how brain networks unique to each child can predict cognition. The study is the first to show that functional neuroanatomy can vary greatly among kids, and is refined during development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson to Expand Partnership with U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to Accelerate the Discovery of Potential COVID-19 Treatments
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., February 18, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson today announced that its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies will expand its existing partnership with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, to seek treatment solutions for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 (also known as 2019-nCoV). This latest collaboration will enhance Janssen’s ongoing work with global partners to screen a library of existing antiviral...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Rice University bioscientist Rosa Uribe wins NSF CAREER Award
(Rice University) Rice University neurodevelopmental biologist Rosa Uribe has won a prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to study neural crest cells, specialist stem cells that form the enteric nervous system and also cause neuroblastoma, the third most prevalent form of pediatric cancer in the U.S. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Binaural beats synchronize brain activity, don't affect mood
(Society for Neuroscience) An auditory illusion thought to synchronize brain waves and alter mood is no more effective than other sounds, according to research in adults recently published in eNeuro. The effect reported in other studies might be a placebo but could still have helpful effects for some people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fail productively … how to turn yourself into a super-learner
Whether you ’re taking up the oboe or finessing your Finnish, scientific research offers tips to aid learningIf your aim for 2020 was to learn a new skill, you may be at the point of giving up. Whether you are mastering a new language or a musical instrument, or taking a career-changing course, initial enthusiasm can only take you so far, and any further progress can be disappointingly slow.From these struggles, you might assume that you simply lack a natural gift – compared to those lucky people who can learn any new skill with apparent ease.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: David Robson Tags: Neuroscience Learning and teaching Education Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Synchronized Neurons
Memory formation in mice involves coordinated activity at the cellular level that likely leads to new circuits in the brain. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 14, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

DGIST increased the possibility of early diagnosis for neuro-developmental disorders
(DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology)) DGIST identified causes of hypersensitivity accompanied by neurodevelopmental disorder such as autism-spectrum disorder (ASD). This is expected to make huge contributions to the early diagnosis of sensory-defective symptom brought with neurodevelopmental disorder and cancer as well as the improvement of anti-cancer drug side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Neuroscientist's fishy video nets Science's annual 'Dance Your Ph.D.' prize
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Neuroscientist Antoine Groneberg's innovative depiction of zebrafish brain development has won Science's latest annual 'Dance Your Ph.D.' prize. A dancer since she was young, Groneberg taught students jazz dance and modern swing as a side job while pursuing a doctorate in neuroscience at Champalimaud Research in Lisbon, Portugal. When she heard about Science's unusual contest, it seemed a natural fit. " Science and dance have always been my passions, " says Groneberg, who is now a postdoc at the university hospsital Charitie Berlin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Soci...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Public lecture on human cooperation, press room, and more: CNS 2020 is 1 month away
(Cognitive Neuroscience Society) To kick off the 27th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) in Boston, Michael Tomasello will deliver a public lecture on what defines people " as a special type of ape. " A neuroscientist at Duke University, Tomasello will present on a large body of research about human cooperation. The CNS 2020 conference -- only 1 month away -- will bring together more than 1,500 scientists at the Sheraton Boston, March 14-17. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Timing of brain cell death uncovers a new target for Alzheimer's treatment
(Tokyo Medical and Dental University) Alzheimer's disease affects millions of people worldwide and is characterized by neuron loss and beta-amyloid plaque formation in the brain. Researchers led by Tokyo Medical and Dental University have now found that neuron degeneration beings much earlier than originally thought and is dependent on a protein called YAP. Supplementation with a YAP analog restored cognitive function and prevented neuron loss in Alzheimer's disease mice, paving the way for novel human therapeutics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Michelle Craske to share how research can inform anxiety and depression treatment
For more than three decades, Michelle Craske  has been trying to understand what makes some people prone to anxiety and depression. She’s studied what biomarkers, behaviors and thinking patterns contribute to these conditions, and how to use that knowledge to develop better treatments. At the128th Faculty Research Lecture, Craske, distinguished professor of psychology in the UCLA College, will describe some of her findings and talk about how virtual reality has begun playing a role in changing patients ’ mindsets for the better. The talk will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesdsay, Feb. 19. “Anxie...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists at St. Jude Children ’s Research Hospital Create 3D Map of Mouse Genome to Study How Genes Respond to Disease
The scientist also employed machine learning “to gauge how easily accessible genes are for transcription” in research that could lead to new clinical laboratory diagnostic tests Anatomic pathologists and clinical laboratories are of course familiar with the biological science of genomics, which, among other things, has been used to map the human genome. But did […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 12, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing 3D modeling anatomic pathology bipolar neuron chro Source Type: news

Gene associated with autism also controls growth of the embryonic brain
A UCLA-led study reveals a new role for a gene that ’s associated with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability and language impairment.The gene, Foxp1, has previously been studied for its function in the neurons of the developing brain. But the new study reveals that it ’s also important in a group of brain stem cells — the precursors to mature neurons.“This discovery really broadens the scope of where we think Foxp1 is important,” said Bennett Novitch, a member of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA and the senior author ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Collaboration with U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to Accelerate Development of a Potential Novel Coronavirus Vaccine
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., February 11, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson today announced that its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies will further expedite its investigational coronavirus vaccine program through an expanded collaboration with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The collaborative partnership with BARDA builds on Johnson & Johnson’s multipronged response to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. In addition to Janssen’s ef...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Bruce McEwen, 81, Is Dead; Found Stress Can Alter the Brain
A neuroscientist, he showed how an unrelenting barrage of stress hormones can break down the body, leading to disease, depression, obesity and more. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Randi Hutter Epstein Tags: Science and Technology Brain Deaths (Obituaries) Bruce McEwen Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Submission to U.S. FDA for New DARZALEX ® (Daratumumab)-Based Combination Regimen for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
RARITAN, NJ, February 10, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) in combination with Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) and dexamethasone (DKd) for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The sBLA is supported by results from the Phase 3 CANDOR study, which compared treatment with DKd to carfilzomib and dexamethasone (Kd) in patients with multiple myeloma who relapsed after one to three prior lines of therapy. “W...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Customer Data Wanted
Reward is a $25 Amazon Gift CardWe are always honored when you share yourdata with us! To learn more check out the video.We make it easy to share. Just email your data to rose@neuromics.com. We will email you the gift card. (Source: Neuromics)
Source: Neuromics - February 10, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: 3-D Cell based Assays endothelial cells FBS Glia human Astrocytes Human Neurons human primary schwann cells Source Type: news

Roche provides topline results from investigator-led Phase II/III trial with gantenerumab in rare inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease
Basel, 10 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the gantenerumab arm of the Phase II/III DIAN-TU-001 study did not meet its primary endpoint in people who have an early-onset, inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease (AD). This form of AD, known as autosomal dominant AD (ADAD), accounts for less than 1% of all cases of the disease.1 The study, sponsored by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, US, did not show a significant slowing of the rate of cognitive decline in people treated with investigational medicine gantenerumab as measured by the novel DIAN Multivariate Co...
Source: Roche Media News - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche provides topline results from investigator-led Phase II/III trial with gantenerumab in rare inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease
Basel, 10 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the gantenerumab arm of the Phase II/III DIAN-TU-001 study did not meet its primary endpoint in people who have an early-onset, inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease (AD). This form of AD, known as autosomal dominant AD (ADAD), accounts for less than 1% of all cases of the disease.1 The study, sponsored by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, US, did not show a significant slowing of the rate of cognitive decline in people treated with investigational medicine gantenerumab as measured by the novel DIAN Multivariate Co...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dementia charity leads global initiative for wearables to revolutionize disease detection
(Alzheimer's Research UK) The UK's leading dementia research charity Alzheimer's Research UK has today launched a global initiative to revolutionize the early detection of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. The project will harness and analyse a wealth of digital data to develop signatures of disease -- or 'fingerprints' -- that can be then detected using wearable technologies, such as smart watches. Initial funds towards the initiative have already been secured from Bill Gates and Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Best Treatment for Post-Stroke Depression Still Unclear Best Treatment for Post-Stroke Depression Still Unclear
Choosing the best treatment option for post-stroke depression is still more art than science, with little evidence to support one approach over another, a new Cochrane review shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Neurobiological mechanisms involved in the loss of control in a study in mice revealed
(Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona) The study conducted in rodents reveals a specific mechanism in this crucial cortical circuit for food addiction that involves a loss of control over intake. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Roche ’s risdiplam showed significant improvement in motor function in people aged 2-25 with type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy
Basel, 06 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented 1-year data from the pivotal Part 2 of SUNFISH, a global placebo-controlled study evaluating risdiplam in people aged 2-25 years with Type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study showed that change from baseline in the primary endpoint of the Motor Function Measure scale (MFM-32)1 was significantly greater in people treated with risdiplam, compared to placebo (1.55 point mean difference; p=0.0156). The Revised Upper Limb Module (RULM),2 a key secondary endpoint, also showed an improvement (1.59 point difference; p=0.0028). Safety for risdi...
Source: Roche Media News - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s risdiplam showed significant improvement in motor function in people aged 2-25 with type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy
Basel, 6 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented 1-year data from the pivotal Part 2 of SUNFISH, a global placebo-controlled study evaluating risdiplam in people aged 2-25 years with Type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study showed that change from baseline in the primary endpoint of the Motor Function Measure scale (MFM-32)[1]was significantly greater in people treated with risdiplam, compared to placebo (1.55 point mean difference; p=0.0156). The Revised Upper Limb Module (RULM),[2] a key secondary endpoint, also showed an improvement (1.59 point difference; p=0.0028). Safety for ris...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Our New USDA FBS is Tet Free
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Source: Neuromics - February 5, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: FBS Fetal Bovine Serum Tet free Tetracycline free Source Type: news

Addiction is a brain disease, and it doesn't matter: prior choice in drug use blocks leniency in criminal punishment - Sinclair-House N, Child JJ, Crombag HS.
Our aim was to explore how (neuro)scientific understanding of addiction as a brain-disease impacts criminal sentencing decisions in courts in England and Wales, where legal rules concerning intoxication, prior-fault and mental disease conflict, and sentenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Inadequate Myelination of Neurons Tied to Autism: Study
A mouse model of autism and postmortem brains of autistic individuals showed a lack of mature oligodendrocytes and less myelination than controls. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 5, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Quanterix Advances Blood-Based Sports-Related TBI Test with New Study
Quanterix has reached another step in its goal to advance a blood-based test to detect concussions in athletes. The Billerica, MA-based company said researchers have successfully applied the Single Molecule Array (Simoa) technology to generate data on the value of blood biomarkers as research tools to study pathophysiological mechanisms of concussion and as potential clinical tools and objective indicators for sports-related concussions (SRCs) and mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs). Results have been published in JAMA Network Open, demonstrate the promise of blood biomarkers to serve as clinical tools for objectively id...
Source: MDDI - February 4, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Neurological disorders are linked to elevated suicide rates
(University of Southern Denmark Faculty of Health Sciences) A newly published study in JAMA shows that people with neurological disorders have a 75% higher suicide rate than people with no neurological disorders. Still, suicide deaths are rare events. While the suicide rate for the general population is around 20 per 100,000, the rate for people with neurological disorders is around 40 per 100,000 person-years. The study is based on the data covering the entire population of Denmark and followed over 37 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen to Highlight Depth of Solid Tumor Portfolio at ASCO GU
RARITAN, N.J., February 3, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today multiple data presentations from a robust solid tumor portfolio that will be featured at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium, taking place February 13-15 in San Francisco. Company-sponsored data presentations will include clinical results for ERLEADA® (apalutamide) and niraparib in prostate cancer; and BALVERSA™ (erdafitinib) in bladder cancer. “We are committed to improving outcomes in patients with prostate and bladder cancer where high unmet...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

New way to study pituitary tumors holds potential for better diagnoses and treatments
(Houston Methodist) Houston Methodist neurosurgeons are looking at a new way to classify pituitary tumors that could lead to more precise and accurate diagnosing for patients in the future. These tests also could have potential for better diagnoses in other brain tumors. The findings, published Jan. 28 in Scientific Reports, describe a new way to study the blood of pituitary adenoma patients to determine tumor type and whether they might respond to medical treatment rather than surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early life experiences biologically and functionally mature the brain, new research shows
(New York University) Experiences early in life have an impact on the brain's biological and functional development, shows a new study by a team of neuroscientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Army develops big data approach to neuroscience
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) A big data approach to neuroscience promises to significantly improve our understanding of the relationship between brain activity and performance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify link between decreased depressive symptoms, yoga and the neurotransmitter GABA
(Boston University School of Medicine) The benefits of yoga have been widely documented by scientific research, but previously it was not clear as to how yoga exerts its physiologic effect. Now a new study from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) proposes that yoga can increase levels of Gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) in the short-term and completing one yoga class per week may maintain elevated GABA that could mitigate depressive symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health and Technology District partners with Music Heals and SFU on mental health study
(Chiang Public Relations) The Health and Technology District has partnered with Music Heals and SFU on a new research study using advanced neuroscience and functional brain imaging to understand the neuro-physiological impacts of music therapies on improved mental health. The partnership will also launch a new Music Heals Lab at the Health and Technology District in Surrey where part of the study will be held. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Horseback riding combined with cognitive exercises can help children with ADHD and autism spectrum
(Frontiers) A combination of therapeutic horseback riding and brain-building exercises can help children with neurodevelopmental disorders improve their motor skills, according to a new study. Combining lessons about horse anatomy, riding equipment, and the basics of riding with music therapy, eye tracking exercises and hand-eye coordination tasks shows the first evidence of both short and long-term benefits of using a combined program of horseback riding and brain training. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

These 10 Trends will Define Digital Health in the Next Decade
By Wayan Vota, Director of digital health Smartphones have revolutionized the way health workers do business. Photo by Clement Tardif for IntraHealth International.January 30, 2020It’s been ten years since the first truly affordablesmartphone was introduced and unleashed a transformation across the African continent. These days, over 40% of all Africans use smartphones, and the technology generates 8.6% of GDP insub-Saharan Africa.But the tech transformation hasn’t stopped with telecommunications. The field of digital health has expanded, too. To kick off 2020, IntraHealth International’sdigital healt...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Digital Health Technology Source Type: news

The Scientist Speaks Podcast - Episode 1, Birds on the Brain: The Neuroscience Behind Songbird Communication and Human Speech
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Source: The Scientist - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Videos Source Type: news

Brain's 'GPS system' toggles between present and possible future paths in real time
(University of California - San Francisco) In a study of rats navigating a simple maze, neuroscientists at UC San Francisco have discovered how the brain may generate such imagined future scenarios. The work provides a new grounding for understanding not only how the brain makes decisions but also how imagination works more broadly, the researchers say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HKUST researchers find that regulating lipid metabolism in neurons helps axon regeneration
(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) Regenerative medicine is the study of repairing tissue and organ function that is lost due to injury, aging, or disease. Although many tissues and organs can be restored via either drug treatment or surgical transplantation, repairing the damaged central nervous system (CNS) is still a daunting medical problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Monkey facility in China lures neuroscientist
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Source: ScienceNOW - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Vogel, G. Tags: Neuroscience, Scientific Community In Depth Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Launches Multi-Pronged Response to Coronavirus Global Public Health Threat
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., January 29, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson today announced that it is mobilizing resources at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies to launch a multi-pronged response to the novel coronavirus (also known as 2019-nCoV or Wuhan coronavirus) outbreak. As part of this work, the Company has initiated efforts to develop a vaccine candidate against 2019-nCoV and broadly collaborate with others to screen a library of antiviral therapies. Identifying compounds with antiviral activity against 2019-nCoV may contribute to providing immediate relief to the current outbreak.“J&J has a long-standing comm...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Erin Schuman is awarded the 2020 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine
(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) The foundation is recognizing the scientist for her work on local protein synthesis at neuronal synapses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news