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Study: Boosting neural pathway from gut to brain could play part in weight control

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University study found an increase in sensory nerve fibers that send signals from the gut to ...

Cinnamon May Be Used to Halt the Progression of Parkinson’s disease

Study Results Published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology ...

Penn Researchers Find Naltrexone May Be Effective in Diminishing Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson's Disease Patients

PHILADELPHIA – Up to 20 percent of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and their families may confront a common but largely unrecognized challenge: the occurrence of impulse control disorders (ICDs) such as compulsive gambling, sexual behavior, eating, or spending. ... Full story

Anti-inflammatory drugs help in Parkinson's model

By Quinn Eastman | Woodruff Health Sciences Center - An anti-inflammatory drug that interferes with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) may be able to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease, results from an animal model of Parkinson's suggest. ... Full story

New Mouse Model May Open Autism Treatment Research Avenues

The hallmark of an excellent researcher is an open mind. That flexibility and openness is what led Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D., the William H. Eilinger Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester, to follow a hunch about a brain receptor – resulting in a new mouse model that may give researchers a new avenue for testing drugs for autism. Nature Publishing Groups’ Translational Psychiatry published the study online today. ... Full story

NIH scientists find six new genetic risk factors for Parkinson’s

Study shows power of combining big data analysis with cutting-edge genomic techniques ... Full story

At last, hope for ALS patients?

TORONTO, ON — U of T researchers have found a missing link that helps to explain how ALS, one of the world’s most feared diseases, paralyses and ultimately kills its victims. The breakthrough is helping them trace a path to a treatment or even a cure. ... Full story

Anti-inflammatory drug can prevent neuron loss in Parkinson's model

An experimental anti-inflammatory drug can protect vulnerable neurons and reduce motor deficits in a rat model of Parkinson’s disease, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have shown. ... Full story

Diagnostic criteria for Christianson syndrome

A new study provides the most definitive characterization of the autism-like intellectual disability disorder Christianson syndrome and provides the first diagnostic criteria to help doctors and families identify and understand the condition. Initial evidence suggests CS could affect tens of thousands of boys worldwide. ... Full story

UCI researchers find epigenetic tie to neuropsychiatric disorders

Flawed dopamine signaling linked to mass alteration of gene activity in prefrontal cortex ... Full story

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