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Autism and the gut microbiome: Further evidence strengthens link
May 31, 2019
Gut bacteria may contribute directly to the development of autism-like behaviors, according to the results of a new study in mice.
In their study, which features in the journal , researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Calt...
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Did Leonardo da Vinci have ADHD?
May 24, 2019
Leonardo da Vinci produced some of the world's most iconic art, but historical accounts show that he struggled to complete his works. 500 years after his death, King's College London researcher Professor Marco Catani suggests the best explanation for Leonardo's inability to finish projects is tha...
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Bipolar disorder may be linked to Parkinson's disease
May 22, 2019
People who have bipolar disorder may be more likely to later develop Parkinson's disease than people who do not have bipolar disorder, according at a study published in the May 22, 2019, online issue of ®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
"Previous studies...
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Justices Decline Challenge to Exclusive Public-Employee Union Representation
April 29, 2019



The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a case that held the potential to deal a further blow to public-employee unions, including those in K-12 and higher education, in the wake of last term's major decision that removed the ability of su...
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Neuron and synapse-mimetic spintronics devices developed
April 17, 2019
A research group from Tohoku University has developed spintronics devices which are promising for future energy-efficient and adoptive computing systems, as they behave like neurons and synapses in the human brain.
Today's information society is built on digital computers that have ev...
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Clarifying Ed-Tech Research
April 16, 2019

To the Editor:
I was pleased to see our research cited in the article about key lessons about education-technology research for educators ("The Best Ed-Tech Research: 5 Key...
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Dogs may be able to sniff out seizures
April 4, 2019
For the first time, researchers have shown that dogs can identify the unique odor of a seizure. In the future, this new understanding could help design ways to halt seizures before they happen.
In past studies, researchers have had ...
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Circadian clock plays unexpected role in neurodegenerative diseases
April 2, 2019
While your body might bemoan the many uncomfortable effects of jet lag, your brain may be thanking you for that cross-time zone travel.
In a new study, Northwestern University researchers induced jet lag in a fruit fly model of Huntington disease and found that jet lag protected the f...
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Do people with Parkinson's disease smell different?
March 21, 2019
Using the skills of a "super smeller," researchers have identified how Parkinson's disease alters the way a person smells. They hope that the discovery will help aid early diagnosis.
Parkinson's is a progressive neurodegenerative condition....
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Manganese and Parkinson's: Mechanism may explain link
March 15, 2019
New research, published in the journal , details the mechanism through which exposure to manganese can trigger protein misfolding in the brain — which may, in turn, lead to Parkinson's-like symptoms. The findings may enable an earlier diagnosis of the neurological condition....
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