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Researchers map anxiety in the brain

Researchers in Italy have identified structural and functional differences in the brains of people with temporary and chronic anxiety. These differences may serve to improve the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety. The feeling of anxiety is a common one. Most of us have, at one time or another, felt worried about future outcomes, be they […]

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Parkinson’s: Autoimmune attack may start years before diagnosis

A new study adds to evidence that autoimmunity plays a role in the development of Parkinson’s disease. The research also offers hope that early preventive treatment could offset the damage. Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive disorder. Its characteristics tend to include tremor, rigidity, slowness of movement, and impaired balance. Around 1 million people in […]

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What do we know about the neuroscience of love?

It’s Brain Awareness Week, and to mark the occasion, we’re taking a look at research focused on the most complex organ in the human body. You can view all of our content for Brain Awareness Week here. Anecdotally, love is a matter of the heart. However, the main organ affected by love is actually the […]

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First signs of young onset Parkinson’s may occur before birth

Scientists have discovered that some people who develop Parkinson’s disease before 50 years of age may be born with disordered brain cells. A team of scientists from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, made the discovery in individuals with young onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD). Their research, appearing in the journal Nature Medicine, suggests […]