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Navigating the Ethics of Agents for Pharmacological Cognitive Enhancement

Navigating the Ethics of Agents for Pharmacological Cognitive Enhancement

The focus on enhanced cognitive function could sideline equally important aspects of life such as health and relationships.

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Untrimmed Toenails: A Marker of Functional Status in Older Patients?

Untrimmed Toenails: A Marker of Functional Status in Older Patients?

For older patients, toenail length can provide important insight into a patient's functional status.

Preserved Neurogenesis in Hippocampus of Healthy Seniors

Preserved Neurogenesis in Hippocampus of Healthy Seniors

Noting that aging humans are thought to exhibit waning neurogenesis and exercise-induced angiogenesis, researchers examined whole-autopsy hippocampi from healthy humans.

Relapse in Major Depression Linked to Brain Cortical Changes

Relapse in Major Depression Linked to Brain Cortical Changes

For patients with major depressive disorde, relapse is associated with brain cortical changes over two years.

Early Infection With Zika Virus Associated With More Birth Defects in Pregnancy

Early Infection With Zika Virus Associated With More Birth Defects in Pregnancy

Among pregnant women with Zika virus infection, birth defects were reported more often in fetuses and infants whose mothers had been infected with the virus early in their pregnancies.

Predicting Neurological Outcome in Unconscious Cardiac Arrest With White Matter Fractional Anisotropy

Predicting Neurological Outcome in Unconscious Cardiac Arrest With White Matter Fractional Anisotropy

The normalized WWM-FA value demonstrated the greatest prognostic accuracy compared with MRI sequences or standard criteria for unfavorable neurological outcome.

Hormone Therapy May Impact Brain Structure, Cognition

Hormone Therapy May Impact Brain Structure, Cognition

3 years after menopausal HT, change in brain volumes were not significantly different from placebo.

Anesthesia, Surgery Affect Postoperative Neurological Outcomes

Anesthesia, Surgery Affect Postoperative Neurological Outcomes

Investigators examined plasma tau concentrations in blood samples obtained from patients who received general anesthesia for surgery.

Altered Neural Responses in Memory Processing in T1DM

Altered Neural Responses in Memory Processing in T1DM

Significantly stronger neural responses in superior parietal cortices during memory encoding in T1DM.

Zika Virus-Associated Neurogenic Bladder Requires Prompt Management

Zika Virus-Associated Neurogenic Bladder Requires Prompt Management

Prompt identification may help reduce the risk for subsequent renal failure and minimize overall disease burden.

FDA Fast Tracks Treatment for Fragile X Syndrome

FDA Fast Tracks Treatment for Fragile X Syndrome

OV101 has previously been granted Orphan Drug status for Fragile X and Fast Track status for Angelman syndrome.

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