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Bipolar disorder may be linked to Parkinson’s disease

People who have bipolar disorder may be more likely to later develop Parkinson’s disease than people who do not have bipolar disorder, according at a new study.

How do we recall the past? New mechanism revealed

A brain study in rats that explored different environments reveals that the anterior cingulate cortex drives the hippocampus in long-term memory recall.

Aspirin green light for brain bleed stroke patients, study suggests

People who suffer a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain — known as brain haemorrhage — can take common medicines without raising their risk of another stroke, a major clinical trial has found. Researchers say the findings are reassuring for the th…

Air pollution linked to childhood anxiety

A new study looks at the correlation between exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) and childhood anxiety, by looking at the altered neurochemistry in pre-adolescents.

Multiple brain regions moderate and link depressive mood and pain

New research expands and deepens the association between clinical depression and pain, identifying specific regions of the brain that drive, influence and moderate depressive mood and its relationship to perceiving physical pain.

Exercise: Psych patients’ new primary prescription

A new study advocates for exercise as the primary method of treatment and intervention, rather than psychotropic medications, within inpatient psychiatric facilities.

Inhibition of protein phosphorylation promotes optic nerve regeneration after injury

Research results suggest that the inhibition of phosphorylation of microtubule-binding protein CRMP2 could be a novel approach to the development of treatments for optic neuropathies, such as glaucoma and traumatic injury.

What’s the right amount of ‘zapping’ in epilepsy laser surgery?

A multicenter trial of minimally invasive laser surgery to treat epileptic seizures reveals approaches for better seizure control with fewer side effects.

Road to cell death mapped in the Alzheimer’s brain

Scientists have identified a new mechanism that accelerates aging in the brain and gives rise to the most devastating biological features of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings also unify three long-standing theories behind the disease’s origins into one…

Head injury effects halted by xenon gas, finds first ever life-long study in mice

Following traumatic brain injury (TBI), xenon prevented early death, improved long-term cognition, and protected brain tissue in mice in a new study.