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2014-06-26 08:28:56

Becomes Third U.S. State to Enact Prescription Privileges WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Psychological Association applauded a new law making Illinois the third state in the country to authorize licensed clinical psychologists with advanced, specialized training to prescribe certain medications for the treatment of mental health disorders. "This is a landmark moment for mental health care," said Norman B. Anderson, PhD, APA's executive vice...

2014-06-26 08:28:23

-Contributions advancing AD clinical trials to be highlighted in a series of diverse presentations- NEWTOWN, Pa., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioClinica(®), Inc., the world's leading provider of medical imaging and cardiovascular safety services for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, announced today that their neuroscience clinical trial experts will present recent clinical trial progress on the front against Alzheimer's Disease (AD) at this year's...

2014-06-26 08:27:28

MILAN, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the World Health Organization's large-scale studies, about a third of the adult worldwide population suffer from a mental disorder such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. If also taken together with neurological disorders, such as dementia and stroke, these "disorders of the brain" account for 13% of the global disease burden. This surpasses both cardiovascular diseases (5%) and cancer (10%). Countries with the...

2014-06-25 23:11:56

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Global Neuromodulation Devices Market: Size, Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecast 2012 - 2018" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/global-neuromodulation-devices-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 This report covers an in depth analysis of the neuromodulation devices market across the globe. A detailed analysis of the market size in terms of annual revenue in...

2014-06-25 16:24:19

LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What is believed to be a pioneering "sleep time" genre of children's literature has been introduced by child psychiatrist Edward R. Ritvo, M.D. The importance of this innovative children's literature rests in the fact that sleep time stories promote bonding between the child and parent/caretaker which is a key foundation to developing a healthy child with strong self-esteem. "Sleepy time stories are powerful in that they convey to the...

2014-06-25 10:21:35

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory There are new clues about malfunctions in brain cells that contribute to intellectual disability and possibly other developmental brain disorders. Professor Linda Van Aelst of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has been scrutinizing how the normal version of a protein called OPHN1 helps enable excitatory nerve transmission in the brain, particularly at nerve-cell docking ports containing AMPA receptors (AMPARs). Her team's new work, published June 24 in...

2014-06-25 08:32:19

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The need for psychiatric services in inpatient hospitals continues to grow, according to the latest annual survey from the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) released today. The survey reports 2012 data that was collected in 2013 from NAPHS-member organizations. Data were analyzed and reported by Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, LLC, Vienna, VA. Trended inpatient hospital admissions, lengths of stay, and...

2014-06-24 12:27:33

PHILADELPHIA, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-two outstanding early-career researchers were named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences today by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The scholars--whose fields of study range from genetics to neuroscience to biophysics--will receive flexible funding to investigate some of the world's most pressing health problems. They join a community of more than 500 Pew scholars whose ranks include multiple recipients of Nobel Prizes, Lasker...

2014-06-24 12:25:44

July Monthly Food Box from Love With Food to Feature 2 Degrees' Healthy and Delicious Bars SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Love With Food, a consumer food marketing data platform and monthly snack delivery service, announced today it has joined with 2 Degrees Food, a one-for-one food company, to help end hunger in the U.S. through donations to Feeding America (www.feedingamerica.org), the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Love With Food currently...

2014-06-24 10:39:41

Washington University in St. Louis Researchers believe they have learned how mutations in the gene that causes Huntington’s disease kill brain cells, a finding that could open new opportunities for treating the fatal disorder. Scientists first linked the gene to the inherited disease more than 20 years ago. Huntington’s disease affects five to seven people out of every 100,000. Symptoms, which typically begin in middle age, include involuntary jerking movements, disrupted...


Latest neuroscience Reference Libraries

Ethology
2013-09-30 13:43:45

Ethology, a sub-topic of zoology, is the study of animal behavior that focuses on behavior in natural settings, as opposed to behaviourism, which focuses on the behavior of animals in laboratory settings. The term “ethology” is based off the Greek word ethos, which means character. It was first made popular in 1902 by William Morton Wheeler, an American myrmecologist, but the term was actually suggested by John Stuart Mill in 1843 for use in associationistic psychology. Ethology can also...

Electrooculography
2012-12-31 11:47:45

Electrooculography, sometimes shortened to EOG, is the tracing of electricity used for operation of the retina in different phases, specifically the resting potential. The results are recorded on an electrooculogram. These are interpreted for opthalmological diagnosis and in recording eye movements. Eye movement measurements: Usually, pairs of electrodes are placed either above and below the eye or to the left and right of the eye. If the eye is moved from the center position towards one...

Genes, Brain and Behavior
2012-04-29 19:42:56

Genes, Brain and Behavior (G2B) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 2002. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society. It was published on a quarterly basis during its first year in publication. In 2003, the journal switched to bimonthly publications, and then in 2006 it switched to an 8-issue-per-year schedule. Content from G2B is available online from the Wiley Online Library or, from EBSCOhost after 12 months....

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