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MonthJanuary 2015

Deep brain stimulation study is the first to successfully treat swallowing dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s disease patients treated with low-frequency deep brain stimulation show significant improvements in swallowing dysfunction and freezing of gait over typical high-frequency treatment. The study, published in Neurology, provides a … Continue Reading Deep brain stimulation study is the first to successfully treat swallowing dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease.

Research suggests anti-inflammatory protein, interleukin 10, may trigger plaque in Alzheimer’s disease.

Inflammation has long been studied in Alzheimer’s, but in a counterintuitive finding, University of Florida researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which anti-inflammatory processes may trigger the disease.  This anti-inflammatory … Continue Reading Research suggests anti-inflammatory protein, interleukin 10, may trigger plaque in Alzheimer’s disease.

Connection between mitochondria, shortened telomeres and psychiatric disorders seen at a cellular level.

Researchers from Butler Hospital have identified an association between biological changes on the cellular level and both childhood adversity and psychiatric disorders. These changes in the form of telomere shortening … Continue Reading Connection between mitochondria, shortened telomeres and psychiatric disorders seen at a cellular level.

Researchers begin to map the epigenetic methylation of excessive brain connections in Autism.

Recent research has linked autism with a lack of pruning in developing brain connections, but a new Dartmouth study suggests instead it is the excessive growth of new connections that … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map the epigenetic methylation of excessive brain connections in Autism.