Tag: mental illness

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DARPA and Microsoft Brain Implants aim to fix Disabilities, PTSD

Microsoft plans to develop brain implants to help with neurological disorders and other disabilities. In related news, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) wants to use brain implants to treat mood disorders. Wouldn’t it be great...
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Link Found Between Genetics and Depression

Scientists developed a gene map in hope that they will be able to understand why depression strikes some people and not others. Researchers have discovered that certain genetic variants make some people more predisposed to...
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Troll Face Therapy: VR Insults Help Schizophrenia Patients

A new therapy proposes bringing schizophrenic patients face to face with digital avatars embodying their auditory hallucinations. Jerry Hickfang lives in a small town in Massachusetts where he works in a bathtub factory. Everything is...
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Prenatal ‘Mini-brain’ Scans May Solve Schizophrenia Origins

Schizophrenia in children can be difficult to diagnose. New research in prenatal genetic testing could improve the odds. The concept of cognitive dysfunction (specifically regarding schizophrenia) developing in the embryo brain has been around since...
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Vascular Risk Research Shows Dementia may be Preventable

*Disclaimer* This post should not be considered medical advice or a basis for medical diagnosis or treatment. Consult your doctor if you are worried about your health. Edgy Labs explores how dementia may be linked...
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Could CRISPR Gene Editing Help Cure Mental Illness?

Researchers have discovered the presence of common groups of genes in individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. If these genes are responsible for these mental illnesses, could gene editing methods like CRISPR-Cas9 could...