Ten million Canadians are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. The Canadian Diabetes Association reports that more than 20 Canadians are newly diagnosed with the disease every hour of every day. … Continue Reading New mitochondria-based insulin amplifier pathway identified in T2 diabetes.
Fragile X syndrome, an inherited cause of autism and intellectual disability, can have consequences even for carriers of the disorder who don’t have full-blown symptoms. Some carriers may experience social … Continue Reading New previously unseen cellular mechanism identified in Fragile X syndrome.
In a study of more than 8,000 veterans living in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, researchers from Ohio State University, University of Minnesota, and The Department of Veterans Affairs found those … Continue Reading First large-scale longitudinal study links PTSD to heart disease.
In school-age children previously diagnosed with depression as preschoolers, a key brain region involved in emotion is smaller than in their peers who were not depressed, scientists have shown. The … Continue Reading Depression, overwhelming guilt in preschool years linked to brain changes.
A nano-sized discovery by Northwestern Medicine scientists helps explain how bipolar disorder affects the brain and could one day lead to new drug therapies to treat the mental illness. Scientists … Continue Reading Bipolar Disorder discovery at the nano level for the first time.
A drug being studied as a fast-acting mood-lifter restored pleasure-seeking behaviour independent of, and ahead of, its other antidepressant effects, in a National Institutes of Health trial. Within 40 minutes … Continue Reading Rapid-acting agent restores pleasure-seeking in bipolar neuroimaging trial participants.
Researchers from Harvard University and McLean Hospital have shown that schizophrenia and bipolar disorder both appear to be associated with dendritic spine loss in the brain, suggesting the two distinct … Continue Reading Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder linked with dendritic spine loss in brain.
Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered a chemical alteration in a single human gene linked to stress reactions that, if confirmed in larger studies, could give doctors a simple … Continue Reading A blood test for suicide?