Psychology (120 News)

Potential Connection between PAC1R Mutation and Severity of Social Deficits in Autism

Jan 10, 2019 3:00 pm
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A mutation of the gene PAC1R may be linked to the severity of social deficits experienced by kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), finds a stud...

New Insight into Early Development of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Jan 10, 2019 12:00 pm
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a relatively common developmental disorder of communication and behavior that affects about 1 in 59 children in t...

What is the Link between Obesity, Senescence and Anxiety?

Jan 8, 2019 1:00 pm
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Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have shown in mice that obesity increases the level of "zombie" or senescent cells in the brain...

Synapatic Protein That Regulates Anxiety Behaviors Offers a Therapeutic Target for Anxiety Disorders

Jan 7, 2019 1:00 pm
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Anxiety disorders are severe mental disorders in which patients suffer from intense fears and anxiety or from sudden, inexplicable panic attacks. I...

A Genetic Test to Measure Sociability in Dogs

Dec 29, 2018 12:00 pm
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Pet lovers seeking a better understanding of their four-footed friends might benefit from a new genetic test for sociability in dogs. While st...

Researchers Uncover a microRNA Cluster Involved in Social Behavior in Mammals

Dec 19, 2018 1:00 pm
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Heidelberg, 14 December 2018 - The recent discovery of microRNAs as key regulators of biological processes has fueled an explosion of research acti...

The Epigenetic Mechanism Involved in Schizophrenia

Dec 17, 2018 11:00 am
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A study using a PET scan tracer developed at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has identified, for...

The Influence of Microglial Elimination on Preventing Hyper Immune Sensitivity after Stress

Dec 6, 2018 1:00 pm
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Using an animal model of chronic stress, researchers at The Ohio State University have shown that the immune cells of the brain, called microglia, ...

Does Your Environment Determine the Result of Your IQ?

Oct 2, 2018 10:00 am
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Is there a link between differences in IQ test performance and the activity of certain genes? Researchers from Charité – Universität...

Dopamine Neurons And Theire Roles In Diseases

Sep 30, 2018 9:00 am
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Dopamine neurons are located in the midbrain, but their tendril-like axons can branch far into the higher cortical areas, influencing how we move and ...

Prenatal Exposure to the DDT Toxin may be Related to Autism

Sep 4, 2018 10:00 am
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National birth cohort study finds DDT metabolites in the blood of pregnant women are associated with elevated odds of autism in offspring. A s...

Measuring the Levels of Acetyl-L-Carnitine (LAC) Could Be a Biomarker Tool to Diagnose Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

Sep 3, 2018 10:00 am
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Depression is not a single disease. The term refers to a cluster of feelings and behaviors, brought on by a variety of underlying causes. And, unfortu...

New Noninvasive Technique for Precisely Controlling Brain Circuits Could One Day Help Treat Neurological Conditions

Jul 21, 2018 10:00 am
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In the maze of our brains, there are various pathways by which neural signals travel. These pathways can go awry in patients with neurological and psy...

Common Genotype for Certain Brain Disorders

Jul 14, 2018 9:00 am
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Symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, including psychosis, depression and manic behavior, have both shared and distinguishing genetic factor...

New Genes Associated with Intelligence Have Been Identified

Jul 9, 2018 1:00 pm
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Researchers have identified over 1,016 specific genes associated with intelligence, the vast majority of which are unknown to science. An inte...

KFSH & RC Signing an Agreement with Riyad Bank to Support Center for Autism Research for 3 Years

Jun 28, 2018 3:00 pm
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The General Organization of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) in Riyadh has signed a partnership agreement with Riy...

Genetic Mutation Gives Insight into Brain Wiring

Jun 26, 2018 9:00 am
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The study of a Québec family with an unusual gene provides novel insight into how our brain is built and, according to the McGill led team o...

Predicting the Side Effects of Phenytoin with a New Genetic Test

Jun 25, 2018 9:00 pm
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A study led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) has identified a new genetic test that can be used to predict if a patien...

Rapid Neurogranin Formation Enables Memory Encoding of New Places

Jun 25, 2018 2:00 pm
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Entering an unfamiliar place provides the chance to make a new memory. A new study at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory shows how...

New Genes Associated with a Particular Type of Schizophrenia

Jun 25, 2018 10:00 am
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Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) and McGill University have identified novel genes associated with a spec...


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