PsychLight, a newly developed genetically encoded fluorescent sensor, helped researchers identify a psychedelic compound that acts on beneficial neural pathways to treat psychiatric disorders without the hallucinogenic effect.
Researchers report, contrary to popular belief, Adderall and other ADHD drugs do not improve cognition in healthy college students. Instead, they may impair cognitive function.
Ketamine may improve brain functions involved in mood regulation, researchers report.
Researchers report the antidepressant paroxetine suppresses neuroinflammation in improves reaction time in people with HIV associated cognitive impairment.
Alzheimer's patients who used antipsychotics had a 29% increased risk of head injury and a 22% higher risk of TBI compared to others with the neurodegenerative disease who did not use the medications.
Dogs with epilepsy who received cannabidiol as part of a clinical trial had a reduction in the frequency of seizures.
Sulforaphane, a chemical derived from broccoli sprouts, could help improve behavioral and social problems associated with ASD, a new study reports.
Cyclodextrin, an FDA-approved drug, reduced cholesterol accumulation from broken down brain cells and inflammation in animal models. The findings point to a potential new therapy to reduce dementia following a stroke.
Dantrolene, a common muscle relaxant, shows promise in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Mice administered the drug intranasally had higher concentrations of the medicine in their brains, and for longer periods, than those who received it orally. The drug has been shown to help inhibit or slow the progression of several neurodegenerative diseases.
Rotigotine, a drug that acts on dopamine transmission, improves cognitive function in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease. While the drug did not help improve memory, it did improve executive function in the frontal lobe and positively impacted the ability of patients to perform activities of daily living.
Researchers report the rigidity found in Parkinson's flattens off with regular use of laxatives to help manage constipation.