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Low levels of hormone linked to social deficit in autism

In children with autism, low levels of the hormone vasopressin predict a social deficit that affects their ability to empathize with others. ...

Increasing prevalence of autism is due, in part, to changing diagnoses

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. -- The greater than three-fold increase in autism diagnoses among students in special education programs in the United States ...

NTU scientists discover potential treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Scientists from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) and McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the United States have found that existing anti-malaria drugs could be a potential treatment for Parkinson’s disease. ... Full story

Researchers Identify a Novel Disease Gene Causing Neurodegenerative Disorders

Researchers at the University of Miami have discovered and characterized a previously unknown disease gene linked to the degeneration of optic and peripheral nerve fibers. The study titled “Mutations in SLC25A46, encoding a UGO1-like protein, cause an optic atrophy spectrum disorder” is published in the journal Nature Genetics. ... Full story

Great Strides: Smartphone App May Prevent Dangerous Freezing of Gait in Parkinson’s Patients

Joint Tel Aviv University/European Union projectfocuses on major cause of disability ... Full story

Faster, better clinical trials to help find cures for brain disorders

USC physicians ask Southern Californians to take online brain tests that could lead to therapy for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s ... Full story

New Study Calls for Partnering of Parkinson’s Disease Research Community with Patient Groups to Improve Effectiveness of Clinical Trials

Survey of Parkinson’s disease researchers, patients, and caregivers discloses strategies for eliminating inherent barriers, as reported in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease ... Full story

What Is the Role of the Gut Microbiome in Developing Parkinson’s Disease?

A survey of the current literature suggests complex interactions, as reported in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease ... Full story

Balance key in Parkinson’s study

University of Canberra Master of Health by research student Hayley Teasdale is working to make life easier for people living with Parkinson's disease. ... Full story

Scripps Florida Study Points to Drug Target for Huntington’s Disease

JUPITER, FL – Huntington’s disease attacks the part of the brain that controls movement, destroying nerves with a barrage of toxicity, yet leaves other parts relatively unscathed. ... Full story

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