Diseases and Disorders

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Men with ADHD are often diagnosed in their childhood, but for girls a diagnosis may not occur until well into adulthood.
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Basic research in mice turned into a “Eureka!” moment in the lab of Jamie Maguire.
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The links between nerve cells, called synapses, allow us to learn and adapt, and hold clues to conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, and more.
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More than one-third of COVID-19 patients experience neurological symptoms.
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Learn more about this disease that impacts over 50 million people in the world.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of November 2, 2020.
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Eating too much sugar over-activates the brain’s reward areas, leading to cravings and addictive behaviors.
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The strain of living in global quarantine is making a bed for sleepless nights.
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Misbehaving neurons trigger seizures in the neurological disorder epilepsy.
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Cerebrospinal fluid protects and nourishes the brain, but too much can cause brain damage.
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Geneticists Huda Zoghbi and Adrian Bird discuss their groundbreaking work on the rare neurological disorder Rett syndrome.
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Childhood trauma physically alters the brain, with long-lasting consequences.
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Like a gardener trimming the excess branches of a tree, synaptic pruning clears away unneeded connections between neurons.
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