Latest News

REM sleep disturbance signals future neurodegenerative disease

How many millions of people suffer from sleep disturbance? One sleep disorder in particular, called REM behavior disorder, could be a sign of impending neurodegenerative disease, including Parkinson's and dementia, say scientists. In order to gauge the relationship between the REM sleep disorder and neurodegeneration, scientists performed molecular neuroimaging using a technique called single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), which allows clinicians to evaluate bodily functions instead of focusing on structure, the forte of conventional radiology.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Increased levels of the body's own cannabinoids impair embryonic brain development

  • Rigid connections: Molecular basis of age-related memory loss explained

  • Low strength brain stimulation may be effective for depression

  • Neuroprotective role of immune cell discovered

  • Enzyme linked to Alzheimer?s disease

  • Epigenetic tie to neuropsychiatric disorders found

  • Mental health issues in children with relatives who participated in manhunt after Boston Marathon

  • Underlying cause of cerebral palsy could lie in family links; Relatives including first cousins could be at risk

  • Antipsychotic drugs linked to slight decrease in brain volume

  • Researchers identify brain network with mapping technique

  •