OCD patients with comorbidities respond well to deep brain stimulation

A new study published in Frontiers in Psychiatry finds that patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as well as other psychiatric comorbidities, such as autism spectrum or tic disorders, may respond well to Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). DBS is a minimally invasive neurosurgical procedure that uses coordinates to target certain areas of the brain, implanting […]

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Tracking receptor proteins can unveil molecular basis of memory and learning

The neurons in our nervous system “talk” to each other by sending and receiving chemical messages called neurotransmitters. This communication is facilitated by cell membrane proteins called receptors, which pick up neurotransmitters and relay them across cells. In a recent study published in Nature Communications, scientists from Japan report their findings on the dynamics of […]

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Screen time for older adults: Mobile health tech can support seniors with heart disease

Mobile health technology can be beneficial in encouraging lifestyle behavior changes and medication adherence among adults ages 60 and older with existing heart disease, yet more research is needed to determine what methods are the most effective, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published today in the American Heart Association […]

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Possible trigger for Crohn’s disease identified

People living with the often-debilitating effects of Crohn’s disease may finally gain some relief, thanks to ground-breaking research led by McMaster University. McMaster investigator Brian Coombes said his team identified a strain of adherent-invasive E-coli (AIEC) that is strongly implicated in the condition and is often found in the intestines of people with Crohn’s disease. […]

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