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2011-12-04 12:00:00

--Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Suggests that Interventions at the Glutamate Transmission Level Might Treat Disorder-- PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pediatric researchers analyzing genetic influences in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have found alterations in specific genes involved in important brain signaling pathways. The study raises the possibility that drugs acting on those pathways might offer a new treatment option for...

2011-11-28 11:40:43

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers have identified abnormalities in the brains of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that may serve as a biomarker for the disorder, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders, affecting an estimated five to eight percent of school-aged children. Symptoms, which may continue into...

2011-11-27 23:01:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers have identified abnormalities in the brains of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that may serve as a biomarker for the disorder, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders, affecting an estimated five to eight percent...

2011-11-23 08:00:00

The new partnership between The ADD Coach Academy and CoachingWebsites provides a complimentary suite of educational programs and marketing resources for ADD-specialized Coaches. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) November 23, 2011 CoachingWebsites (http://www.CoachingWebsites.com), the authority in delivering professional and effective websites and online solutions, today announced it has partnered with The ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA). The new affiliation allows CoachingWebsites to offer an even greater...

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2011-11-22 04:57:16

Experienced meditators seem to be able switch off areas of the brain associated with daydreaming as well as psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, according to a new brain imaging study by Yale researchers. Meditation's ability to help people stay focused on the moment has been associated with increased happiness levels, said Judson A. Brewer, assistant professor of psychiatry and lead author of the study published the week of Nov. 21 in the Proceedings of the National...

2011-11-18 02:00:00

NYON, Switzerland and PHILADELPHIA, November 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announces that it has entered into an agreement with Shionogi & Co. Ltd. of Japan to co-develop and co-commercialize certain of Shire's Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) medicines in Japan. Shionogi will pay a one time fee and share costs with Shire in exchange for rights to jointly co-develop and...

2011-11-17 03:33:48

Rarely researched gene plays important role in brain development, neuron functions Being impulsive can lead us to say things we regret, buy things we really don't need, engage in behaviors that are risky and even develop troublesome addictions. But are different kinds of hastiness and rashness embedded in our DNA? A new study suggests the answer is yes -- especially if you're a man. The research, led by University of Nebraska-Lincoln assistant professor of psychology Scott...

2011-11-11 01:38:50

Brain imaging experiments uncouple two apparently intimately connected mental processes In everyday life, attention and awareness appear tightly interwoven. Attending to the scissors on the right side of your desk, you become aware of their attributes, for example the red handles. Vice versa, the red handles could attract your attention to the scissors. However, a number of behavioural observations have recently led scientists to postulate that attention and awareness are fundamentally...

2011-11-07 11:00:00

⢠Online seminar will feature case study on how comprehensive situational awareness improves emergency response, reduces response times, and saves lives and property ⢠Tuesday, November 8, at 1 pm Eastern Time (10 am Pacific Time); 1 hour duration Denville, NJ (PRWEB) November 07, 2011 Activu® Corporation, a leading provider of IP-based visualization and collaboration solutions for mission-critical command and control center environments, will...

2011-11-04 21:33:17

To be able to focus on the world, we need to turn a part of ourselves off for a short while, and this is precisely what our brain does They demonstrate more specifically that when we need to concentrate, this network disrupts the activation of other specialized neurones when it is not deactivated enough. The results have just been published in the Journal of Neuroscience. When we focus on the things around us, certain parts of the brain are activated: this network, well known to...