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Gut bacteria transfer may cut 50% of autism symptoms

Gut bacteria transfer may cut 50% of autism symptoms

It is estimated that one in every 59 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Current treatments for ASD include several...
Scientists confirm brain-gut connection in autism

Scientists confirm brain-gut connection in autism

In a new study, researchers found that in autism, the brain and the gut share some same gene mutations. This finding confirms the gut-brain connection...

Princeton study uses AI to find new mutations behind autism

In a new study, researchers used artificial intelligence (AI) to decode the functional impact of mutations in people with autism. The research was led by...
Common mouth bacteria found in stroke patients’ brains

Common mouth bacteria found in stroke patients’ brains

In a new study, researchers found that people with the most common type of stroke may have mouth bacteria in their brains. The finding suggests...
Brain may start to change 30 years before Alzheimer’s symptoms appear

Brain may start to change 30 years before Alzheimer’s symptoms appear

In a new study, researchers found that brain changes linked to Alzheimer’s disease can appear  3 to 10 years—some even more than 30 years—before...
Common antibiotics may increase risk of nerve damage

Common antibiotics may increase risk of nerve damage

In a new study, researchers found that a commonly used class of antibiotics could increase nerve damage risk. Patients who used the antibiotics had an...
How obesity, insulin resistance may harm your cognitive functions

How obesity, insulin resistance may harm your cognitive functions

In a new study, researchers have discovered how obesity and insulin resistance may harm cognitive functions. They found that obesity can break down the protective...
Morning exercise may boost this brain function in older people

Morning exercise could boost this brain function in older people

In a new study, researchers found that doing exercise in the morning could help improve the decision-making ability in older people. In addition, they found...
Scientists restore some brain functions in a dead pig

Scientists restore some brain functions in a dead pig

In a new study, scientists have restored some functions in a pig's brain four hours after its death. The finding challenges common assumptions about the...
What you should know about traumatic brain injury

What you should know about traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is brain damages caused by accidents, such as a car accident, a fall, or a football tackle. TBI can happen...

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These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...