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2009-09-16 14:24:04

An Israeli study finds the simple act of closing one's eyes might lead to new neurological treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Tel Aviv University Professor Talma Hendler, a neuroscientist and psychiatrist, says it's no surprise scary music is scarier with your eyes closed. And it's that phenomenon, Hendler says, that might open the door to a new way of treating people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and might eventually be useful in alleviating symptoms in...

2009-09-06 23:47:05

Israeli researchers say brain profiling may help detect soldiers at risk for suicide. The Tel Aviv University study of 50 Israeli soldiers, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, used functional magnetic resonance imaging to forecast which soldiers might be vulnerable to stress symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder and therefore at more risk for suicide. Looking at the part of the brain called the amygdala, we were able to predict how many stress...

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