Health Problems

Brain activity in teens predicts future mood health

An imbalance of functioning in attention-related brain systems may help forecast the course of teen depression, according to a study published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, published by Elsevier. Proper coordination of frontoinsular brain networks help us regulate our attention between external goals and self-focused or emotional thinking. But abnormalities in the coordination […]

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Set of genes predicts severity of dengue, study reports

There’s no such thing as a “good” case of dengue fever, but some are worse than others, and it’s difficult to determine which patients will make a smooth recovery and which may find their condition life-threatening. Now, after scouring the gene expression of hundreds of patients infected with dengue virus—a mosquito-borne virus that can cause […]

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Gene signature predicts outcome after spinal cord injury

Scientists have determined a gene signature that is linked to the severity of spinal cord injury in animals and humans, according to a study in the open-access journal eLife. The discovery of key genes that are switched on or off in response to spinal cord injury could inform the development of biomarkers that predict recovery […]