Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. There is often nothing about how people with ASD look that sets them apart from other people, but those with ASD may communicate,...
Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night may face a higher risk of stroke, a new analysis suggests. These so-called "long sleepers" were 46 percent more likely to have a stroke than those who got only six to eight hours of sleep a night, the researchers found. However,...
Researchers have identified a previously unknown beneficial immune response that occurs after injury to the central nervous system, according to a press release from the University of Virginia Health System. The immune response may lead...
An intense therapy program is helping people living with Parkinson's disease improve their quality of...
New research suggests it may be possible to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease using a man-made peptide that stops the formation of faulty protein fibrils that kill the brain cells that produce dopamine.
Although natural selection is often thought of as a force that determines the adaptation of replicating organisms to their environment, Harvard researchers have found that selection also occurs at the level of neurons, which are post-mitotic cells, and plays a critical role...
Scientists have proposed a new idea for detecting brain conditions including Alzheimer's — a skin test. Their work, which is at an early stage, found the same abnormal proteins that accumulate in the brain in such disorders can also be found in skin. Early diagnosis...
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