Recent Reviews Covering the Role of Glial Cells in Aging
Glial cells perform many vital tasks in the brain and other nervous system tissues, and age-related changes in their behavior are a part of the progression of neurodegenerative conditions. In the last couple of months a fair number of very readable review papers on this topic have been published. If you are interested in learning more about this aspect of the brain, now is your chance; take a look at the reviews referenced below. There are many varied types of glia, each with a different role. Some provide structure and nutrients so as to support neurons, others appear essential to activities such as the formation of syna...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 10, 2015 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

FwKnowledge Alert - RESEARCH IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
This study examined parent and teacher rating correspondence of adaptive > and challenging behaviours for children with autism spectrum disorders > (ASDs) enrolled in an early intervention program. Data were collected on > the Behaviour Assessment System for Children, second edition (BASC-2; n > = 22), and Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scales, second edition (VABS-II; > n = 28). Adaptive behaviour ratings generally demonstrated high > parent-teacher correlations, while challenging behaviour ratings > demonstrated relatively low correlations. Only adaptive skills on the > BASC-2 showed significant mean...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - October 10, 2013 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

What RDoC Research Might Look Like
The month of May is a violent thingIn the city their hearts start to singWell, some people sing, it sounds like they're screamingI used to doubt it, but now I believe itMonth Of May   ------The Arcade FireToday is Mental Health Month Blog Day, sponsored by the American Psychological Association (APA). It's designed to:...educate the public about mental health, decrease stigma about mental illness, and discuss strategies for making lasting lifestyle and behavior changes that promote overall health and wellness.If the public has been following the recent hullabaloo about how to diagnose mental illnesses, they ...
Source: The Neurocritic - May 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: The Neurocritic Source Type: blogs