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Juggling could lead to better understanding of neurological disorders

A visit to the circus would not be the same without jugglers. But although the skill is used primarily for entertainment purposes, new research suggests juggling may provide clues as to how vision and sense of touch help control the way animals and humans repetitively move their limbs – a motion that is carried out when we run, for example.
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‘Majority’ of stroke patients might have undiagnosed attention disorders

The majority of stroke patients may have attention disorders, most of which are not diagnosed, according to a study published in the journal Neurology. Researchers from Imperial College London in the UK analyzed 110 patients who were being treated for stroke at London’s Charing Cross Hospital, alongside 62 participants who had not suffered from stroke…
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Mental disorders linked by genetic traits

Researchers have discovered that five major mental disorders may be linked to the same common inherited genetic variations, according to a study published in the journal Nature Genetics. Scientists from the Cross Disorders Group of the Psychiatric Genomic Consortium (PGC) used genome-wide genotype data in an analysis of people with five psychiatric disorders, alongside controls…
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Five Major Psychiatric Disorders Share Genetic Link

Five common psychiatric disorders – bipolar disorder, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia – have been found to have the same genetic risk factors. Specifically, two variations in genes play a role in the balance of calcium in brain cells and are a common factor in a few of these disorders, and may be a goal for new treatments…
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New Treatment Of Mental Disorders May Be Underway As Gene Regulation Studies Advance

A new way of describing time-dependent brain development has been proposed by a group of researchers from the University of California, San Diego and the Institut Pasteur, Paris. They have based their work on the hierarchal tree of coherent-gene-groups (CGGs) and transcription-factors (TFs)…
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Genetic Link Found In Children With Kidney Defects And Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Mutations present in children born with kidney defects are known to cause neurodevelopmental delay or mental illness, according to new research appearing in the American Journal of Human Genetics. Around 10 percent of kids with kidney defects have these mutations in their genomes, also known to be associated with mental illness and neurodevelopmental delay…
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