Neurology

Why children with autism don’t like social interaction

Why children with autism don’t like social interaction

Children with autism have structural and functional abnormalities in the brain circuit that normally makes social interaction feel rewarding, according to a new study...
Autism linked to the shape of brain's cerebellum

Autism linked to the shape of brain’s cerebellum

Structural differences in the cerebellum may be linked to some aspects of autism spectrum disorder, according to a study from Columbia University. The findings are...
Obesity and overweight linked to long-term health problems after traumatic brain injury

Obesity and overweight linked to long-term health problems after traumatic brain injury

Overweight and obesity are associated with chronic disease risks for survivors of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), reports a study The finding is...
Smoking and diabetes may harm brain region for memory

Smoking and diabetes may harm brain region for memory

A new study published in the journal Radiology finds that people who smoke or have diabetes may be at increased risk of calcifications in...
How autism may develop in human brain

How autism may develop in human brain

In a study published in Stem Cell Reports, a McGill team revealed a molecular mechanism that may play a role in the development of autism. By...
Scientists confirm blood test could diagnose autism

Scientists confirm blood test could diagnose autism

One year after researchers published their work on a physiological test for autism, a follow-up study confirms its exceptional success in assessing whether a...
EEG could accurately predict autism as early as three months of age

EEG could accurately predict autism as early as three months of age

Autism is challenging to diagnose, especially early in life. A new study in the journal Scientific Reports shows that inexpensive EEGs, which measure brain electrical...
Vitamin B3 may help repair damaged nerve cells in Parkinson's

Vitamin B3 may help repair damaged nerve cells in Parkinson’s disease

Unsteady hands, stiff muscles and slow movements – all these are typical symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Some 220,000 people in Germany are affected by the...
Scientists discover molecular cause of Parkinson's disease

Scientists discover molecular cause of Parkinson’s disease

Detailed brain cell analysis has helped researchers uncover new mechanisms thought to underlie Parkinson's disease. The study, published in Nature Communications, adds to our growing...
Is there a link between diabetes and Parkinson's disease?

Is there a link between diabetes and Parkinson’s disease?

People with type 2 diabetes may have an increased risk of having a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease later in life, according to a large...