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New NIH BRAIN Initiative awards move toward solving brain disorders

The National Institutes of Health will fund more than 175 grants, totalling nearly $500 million, through the NIH’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, part of a large effort among federal and non-federal partners to use knowledge about how the brain works to develop more effective therapies for neurological disorders. “Recent discoveries and […]

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Goodnight… everything you would like to know about sleep, dreams, dreaming, and their disorders

Since an average human spends one-third of their life asleep, it is apparent that the quality of sleep has an important impact on the overall life quality. Sleep has restorative power and improves human brain functioning, in particular memory and attention. Sleepy people have problems with concentration and commit more mistakes, which can contribute to […]

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Spontaneous release of neurotransmitters in the brain identified as a culprit of developmental disorders in infants and children

Vanderbilt pharmacologists have reported the first evidence that aberrant spontaneous release of neurotransmitters in the brain can cause a range of severe intellectual and neurodevelopmental disorders in infants and children. Ege Kavalali, who holds the William Stokes Chair in Experimental Therapeutics and is acting chair of pharmacology, and postdoctoral scholar Baris Alten, describe their research in […]

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Researchers discover link between microRNA and metabolic disorders

In a study published in the journal Cell,  UC Berkeley Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology professor Anders Näär led a group of researchers from 12 institutions in the United States and Europe, to better understand a region on the second human chromosome previously linked to both the digestion of milk and metabolic disorders. They discovered that a microRNA, which […]

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COVID-19 outcomes in patients with rare inborn immune disorders

A new research report reveals that 94 individuals with rare inherited immune disorders, otherwise known as primary immunodeficiency (PID), who were infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus had similar disease outcomes to the general population. However, admission rates to intensive care tended to be higher in PID patients and the average age of affected patients was […]

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COVID-19 outcomes in patients with rare inborn immune disorders

A new research report reveals that 94 individuals with rare inherited immune disorders, otherwise known as primary immunodeficiency (PID), who were infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus had similar disease outcomes to the general population. However, admission rates to intensive care tended to be higher in PID patients and the average age of affected patients was […]

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Polycystic ovary syndrome increases risk for gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders

A recent study by researchers at McGill University has identified polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an independent risk factor for gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. The condition, known to lead to multiple reproductive complications, including infertility, affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. PCOS was already known for its association to other […]

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Polycystic ovary syndrome increases risk for gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders

A recent study by researchers at McGill University has identified polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an independent risk factor for gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. The condition, known to lead to multiple reproductive complications, including infertility, affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. PCOS was already known for its association to other […]

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Berry Good News―New Compound from Blueberries Could Treat Inflammatory Disorders

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), caused by chronic inflammation in the digestive tract linings, can be debilitating and life threatening. Therapeutic options include suppression of immune response, but treatments leading to complete cure of IBD are still not available. Recently, a team of researchers of Tokyo University of Science has discovered a polyphenolic compound derived from […]

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Berry Good News―New Compound from Blueberries Could Treat Inflammatory Disorders

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), caused by chronic inflammation in the digestive tract linings, can be debilitating and life threatening. Therapeutic options include suppression of immune response, but treatments leading to complete cure of IBD are still not available. Recently, a team of researchers of Tokyo University of Science has discovered a polyphenolic compound derived from […]