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Recalling positive memories reverses stress-induced depression

Author: Ty Melillo Posted on: Wednesday, 24 June 2015 02:40 890 Category: Latest News
In a remarkable demonstration of the curative power of memory, published in Nature, scientists have established that artificial reactivation of memories stored during a positive experience can suppress the effects of stress-induced depression. The research, conducted by scientists at the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics, a joint collaboration of RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan and MIT, shows how positive and negative memories interact in mood disorders, and provides a specific brain circuit for future clinical interventions.

Growing number of chemicals linked with brain disorders in children

Author: Ty Melillo Posted on: Wednesday, 24 June 2015 02:36 738 Category: Latest News
Toxic chemicals may be triggering the recent increases in neurodevelopmental disabilities among children -- such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia -- according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The researchers say a new global prevention strategy to control the use of these substances is urgently needed. The report will be published online February 15, 2014 in Lancet Neurology.

China’s Uncounted Children With Autism

Author: Ty Melillo Posted on: Wednesday, 03 June 2015 02:53 1042 Category: Latest News
China has refused to do an appropriate assessment of the number of people currently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder throughout the country. Experts predict that the must be millions of people and children that are suffering from autism spectrum disorder yet receive no help or even acknowledgement since they haven't even been diagnosed. This has lead to several dilemmas throughout China however many families are still determined to help their children who currently suffer from asd.

A Special-Needs Parent Against My Will, Learning My Own Adaptive Lesson

Author: Ty Melillo Posted on: Monday, 01 June 2015 01:24 1090 Category: Latest News
A mother of a 3-year-old girl who had diplegic cerebral palsy, explains the emotions and thoughts racing through her mind as she watches her daughter dance in her first special needs dance recital.
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