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Friday, December 4, 2015

Brain Research: Micro-map of hippocampus lends big hand to brain research ♦ Brain receptors for hunger hormone control food intake ♦ Mental health courts significantly reduce repeat offenses,

Micro-map of hippocampus lends big hand to brain research A new detailed map of the hippocampal region of the brain is helping the scientific community accelerate research and develop better treatments for patients suffering from epilepsy and other neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Brain receptors for hunger hormone control food intake Activating receptors in the brain for the body's hunger hormone increases food-related behaviors, such as gathering, storing and consuming food, a finding that has implications for the treatment of obesity.
Mental health courts significantly reduce repeat offenses, jail time Mental health courts are effective at reducing repeat offending, and limiting related jail time, for people with mental health problems – especially those who also have substance use problems.
Can slow walking speed in elderly signal Alzheimer's disease hallmarks? How fast elderly people walk may be related to the amount of amyloid they have built up in their brains, even if they don't yet have symptoms of Alzheimer's disease..

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