Schizophrenia has eight avatars, not one

In an important first step towards better diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia, researchers have found that there are eight different types of the brain disorder, and not a single type, as earlier thought.

Deer vaccine may prevent brain disorder in humans
Deer vaccine may prevent brain disorder in humans

A vaccine that researchers developed to fight a fatal brain disorder in animals also holds promise for similar brain infections among humans.

Protein 'switch' to turn off Alzheimer's identified

 Blocking a protein that acts like switch to wake us up may help prevent Alzheimer's disease, new research has found, pointing towards a new target to prevent this devastating brain disorder.

Premature babies at higher risk of brain disorders

In the early stages of brain growth, a disturbance like a premature birth could affect its neuro-circuitry, leading to a higher risk of neurological disorders, says a new research.

A blood test to detect psychosis

Offering a ray of hope for people who are experiencing symptoms of psychosis, a blood test may help identify if they are at the risk of developing serious brain disorders later in life.

Eye changes can predict dementia

A loss of cells in the retina is one of the earliest signs of a form of dementia in people with a genetic risk for the brain disorder - even before any changes appear in their behaviour, says a study.

Indian Scientist uses new approach to find `hidden` genetic causes of brain disorders

Indian scientist Dr. Saumya Jamuar recently used a novel technique called "targeted high-coverage sequencing" in order to discover hidden genetic causes of brain disorders.

Men four times likelier than women to suffer from autism

Researchers have revealed that that it takes more mutations to trigger autism in women than in men, which may explain why men are four times more likely to have the disorder.

Blood test can predict Alzheimer`s: Study

Researchers in the US say they have developed a prototype blood test that can tell with 90 percent accuracy whether a healthy person will develop Alzheimer`s disease within three years.

Self-rated physical fitness in midlife may reveal individuals` risk of dementia

A new collaborative study from Finland has found that a simple question about self-rated physical fitness in midlife may reveal individuals who are at an increased risk of developing dementia.

Independent work environments could reduce autism symptoms

A new study has found that more independent work environments may lead to reductions in autism symptoms and improve daily living in adults with the disorder.

G8 nations sets 2025 target to find treatment for dementia

Finding a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025 is within reach, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday at the first-ever G8 meeting on combating the disease.

Novel therapeutic approach may help make Lou Gehrig`s disease history

Scientists have identified a novel therapeutic approach for the most frequent genetic cause of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Autism can be spotted in eyes of kids as young as two months

Eye contact with others declines in 2 to 6-month-old infants, who are later diagnosed with autism, a new study has suggested.

Hi-tech brain implant trial gives hope to Parkinson`s disease sufferers

Scientists have claimed that a hi-tech brain implant could transform the lives of people living with Parkinson`s disease.

Parkinson`s drug could help treat Multiple Sclerosis

Parkinson`s disease drug called benztropine, was highly effective in treating a standard model of multiple sclerosis.

Handwriting can help diagnose Parkinson`s disease at early stage

Researchers have suggested that Parkinson`s disease can be diagnosed at an early stage by comparing the handwriting of sick and healthy subjects.

Brain circuitry loss may provide clues to future cognitive decline in elderly people

A study has found that degeneration of the fornix in relation to cognition was detectable even earlier than changes in the hippocampus.

Cell transplants could help treat schizophrenia

Researchers have suggested that the cell transplants could be used to treat schizophrenia.

Risk score that predicts 10-year dementia risk for diabetics developed

Researchers have created the first risk score that predicts the 10-year individualized dementia risk for patients with type 2 diabetes.