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Study finds psychiatric diagnosis to be ‘scientifically meaningless’

July 9, 2019

A new study, published in Psychiatry Research, has concluded that psychiatric diagnoses are scientifically worthless as tools to identify…
Autism - artistic impression. Photo credit: PlusLexia via Flickr, CC BY 2.0
Brain Changes in Autism Traced to Specific Cell Types

May 22, 2019

Changes in gene activity in specific brain cells are associated with the severity of autism in children and…
Analyzing data from more than 400,000 people, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that consuming one to two drinks four or more times per week — an amount deemed healthy by current guidelines — increases the risk of premature death by 20 percent. Image credit: U.S. Air Force, Sahara. L. Fales / Public Domain
Integrated stepped alcohol treatment for people in HIV care improves both HIV and alcohol outcomes

May 20, 2019

New clinical research supported by the National Institutes of Health shows that increasing the intensity of treatment for…
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International team of scientists detect cause of rare pediatric brain disorder

March 4, 2019

Mathilde came into the world with chubby cheeks and a full head of auburn hair. But she was…
Can music improve anxiety and depression for people with memory disorders?

January 15, 2019

In a small L-shaped classroom with a piano tucked into the corner, on the fourth floor of the Curtis…
It’s not epilepsy: Counseling helps those with often misdiagnosed seizure disorder

January 7, 2019

One of four patients admitted to hospitals for evaluation of seizures don’t have epilepsy but rather have a…
Gene mutation found to cause macrocephaly and intellectual deficits

November 13, 2018

The absence of one copy of a single gene in the brain causes a rare, as-yet-unnamed neurological disorder,…
CRISPR reduces autism symptoms in mice

June 27, 2018

Scientists have used CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to lessen some autism symptoms in mice with a form of fragile…
NIH-funded study finds new evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer’s disease

June 26, 2018

Analysis of large data sets from post-mortem brain samples of people with and without Alzheimer’s disease has revealed…
From DNA to disease, study describes rare, new brain disorder

September 7, 2016

In rare cases — for instance, among siblings in two families from Pakistan and Oman described in a…
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