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Loss of motivation and Alzheimer’s disease progression

Researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine are studying why neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as apathy and irritability, appear in most Alzheimer’s disease patients before the onset of memory loss. The study, led by Yao-Ying Ma, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, was recently featured in the publication Molecular Psychiatry. The investigation focused on […]


Antidepressants are not associated with improved quality of life in the long run

Among people with depression, those using antidepressants over the long term had no better physical or mental health. Over time, using antidepressants is not associated with significantly better health-related quality of life, compared to people with depression who do not take the drugs. These are the findings of a new study published this week in […]


stem cell can help low back pain and spinal issues

Researchers from Osaka University and Kyoto University develop a stem cell-based biomaterial that can help regenerate tissue associated with low back pain and spinal issues. Many people have experienced the struggles of dealing with low back pain. A common cause of this pain is degeneration of intervertebral disks (IVDs), which are located between the vertebrae […]

Recalled Experiences Surrounding Death: More Than Hallucinations?

Scientific advances in the 20th and 21st centuries have led to a major evolution in the understanding of death. At the same time, for decades, people who have survived an encounter with death have recalled unexplained lucid episodes involving heightened consciousness and awareness. These have been reported using the popular—yet scientifically ill-defined—term “near-death experiences.” The […]