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Medical Xpress / Study builds predictive model for how attention fluctuates over time

Those are the sorts of questions that a University of Chicago neuroscientist asks in an innovative new study—one that examines brain scans to uncover how attention is sustained over time, and when it might fluctuate.

10 hours ago in Psychology & Psychiatry
Medical Xpress / Study finds that lack of oxygen during pregnancy can cause schizophrenia

Lack of oxygen during the period anticipating child birth, a condition that may affect children of pregnant women subjected to a high blood pressure disorder called pre-eclampsia, has been found to be a cause of schizophrenia. ...

12 hours ago in Neuroscience
Medical Xpress / Drug cocktail holds promise for spinal injuries

The early-stage research in rats, by a group of scientists led by Imperial College London, revealed two existing medications can boost the body's own repair machinery, by triggering the release of stem cells from the bone ...

13 hours ago in Medical research
Medical Xpress / Ethnobotanical medicine is effective against the bacterium causing Lyme disease

Lyme disease, also called borreliosis, is the most common vector-borne disease in the Northern hemisphere. It is caused by the spirochete (corkscrew-shaped) bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and close relatives and mainly spread ...

Medical Xpress / Osteosarcoma profiling reveals why immunotherapy remains ineffective

Comprehensive profiling of tumor samples taken from patients with osteosarcoma shows that multiple factors contribute to the traditionally poor responses observed from treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors, according ...

13 hours ago in Oncology & Cancer
Medical Xpress / Autism eye scan could lead to early detection

A new eye scan could help identify autism in children years earlier than currently possible.

7 hours ago in Autism spectrum disorders
Medical Xpress / Cross-talk between enzymes that read and correct recipes in the cookbook of life

DNA is the hereditary material in humans, a unique cookbook of who we are. This is where you'll find the answer as to why you have your specific eye and hair colour, or perhaps why you sunburn easily.

7 hours ago in Medical research
Medical Xpress / The fat around your arteries may actually keep them healthy

A Michigan State University researcher is adding new evidence to the argument that the fat around our arteries may play an important role in keeping those blood vessels healthy.

15 hours ago in Cardiology
Medical Xpress / Antidepressant harms baby neurons in lab-grown 'mini-brains'

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have demonstrated the use of stem-cell-derived "mini-brains" to detect harmful side effects of a common drug on the developing brain. Mini-brains are miniature ...

15 hours ago in Neuroscience
Medical Xpress / Mental health challenges four times higher in young mothers

New research from McMaster Children's Hospital shows that two out of three young mothers have at least one mental health problem.

7 hours ago in Psychology & Psychiatry
Medical Xpress / Study finds certain genetic tests not useful in predicting heart disease risk

A Polygenic Risk Score—a genetic assessment that doctors have hoped could predict coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients—has been found not to be a useful predictive biomarker for disease risk, according to a Vanderbilt ...

7 hours ago in Genetics
Medical Xpress / Height limits for 'blade runners' baseless, new study suggests

Before hitting the track to compete in an officially sanctioned race, some elite Paralympic sprinters must do something most runners would find incredibly unsettling: remove their legs and swap them out with ones that make ...