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Harvard neuroscientist Paola Arlotta sees disease-fighting potential in brain organoids

To determine whether the cells her lab was growing related to those of the human brain, Arlotta turned to Lichtman, who for many years had been able to look at the organ in super-high resolution. The goal was to identify protrusions on nerve cells called dendritic spines, where the synapses form that connect one cell… Read More »

Medical News Today: This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia

New research has revealed that targeted cognitive training can successfully reduce cognitive impairment in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Altering certain neural pathways may improve cognitive ability in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is one of the 15 leading causes of disability globally. In the United States, this condition affects more than 3 million people. Symptoms of schizophrenia… Read More »

Fad Diets May Help With Weight Loss, But They Can Also Mess With Your Brain

Getty ImagesJohanna Parkin Keto, the Carnivore Diet, and other restrictive diets are popular. That’s because they often work. People adopt the diet and they see results, sometimes dramatic, although often in the short term. “Doesn’t he/she look great?” Is what you often here. But my question, as a registered dietitian, is, “Yes, but how do… Read More »