Brain Stimulation for Depressive Symptoms…

A new research study by researchers at the University of California San Francisco has found patients with moderate to severe depression reported significant improvements in mood when researchers precisely stimulated a brain region, namely, the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC). The direct electrical stimulation of the affected regions of the brain has previously proven to be an... Continue Reading →

Three Shades of Depression…

Researchers from the Neural Computational Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in collaboration with their colleagues at Nara Institute of Science and Technology and clinicians at Hiroshima University have for the first time identified three sub-types of depression. Of the three sub-types of depression, one appeared to be untreatable by... Continue Reading →

Cognitive Rehabilitation for Multiple Sclerosis…

The presented review evaluates the effects of cognitive (neuropsychological) rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis. This was done by considering the effects of rehabilitation on cognitive test performance and everyday cognitive performance as well as on depression, fatigue, personality/ behaviour disturbances, anxiety, and quality of life. Link to review: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation for MS

Discovery of new inflammatory inhibitor…

A research team from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule with a new mechanism of action. By inhibiting a certain protein (such as TNF alpha), the multidiscipinary research team were able to reduce the signals that trigger an inflammation. In trials on mice with acute pulmonary disease, the researchers succeeded in... Continue Reading →

Guillain-Barré Syndrome…

A guide pertaining to Guillain-Barré syndrome - an uncommon illness causing weakness and loss of sensation. The guide is intended for patients who have been told that they have, or may have Guillain-Barré syndrome, and for their relatives and friends. Link to guide: GBS

Multiple Sclerois …

More than 100 years have passed since Charcot, Carswell, Cruveilheir, and others described the clinical and pathological characteristics of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is a chronic inflammatory and neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) with the precise etiology remaining unclear, and involving a constellation of mechanisms. MS organizations have estimated that 2.3 million... Continue Reading →

Understanding Addiction…

The disease of chemical dependency can be traced to neural pathways in the brain predating a diagnosis of addiction. A genetic predisposition alone is not enough to predict addiction. Typically, psychological and social influences drive the person to use the addicting substances, and the combination of genetic predisposition and these influences triggers the disease. Link... Continue Reading →

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