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Brain Disorders

WATCH: Inside The Brain Of A Pedophile

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.06.2014 | Science

What makes a pedophile? Research has shown that pedophiles tend to be shorter and less intelligent than the average person, as well as more likely...

Scientists Reveal Shocking Effect Of Ultrasound On Your Brain

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Ultrasound may improve sensory perception, according to a new study in humans. By directing ultrasound to a specific brain area, researchers were ab...

Science + Love = Hope

Janine Francolini | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Last weekend I spent two days in the Napa Valley where $2.8 million dollars were raised by the fierce advocates for curing all brain disorders, Garen Staglin and Patrick Kennedy. They co-found One Mind for Research which aspires to end brain disease.

Eye Movements May Reveal Common Brain Disorders, Scientists Say

| Nadja Popovich | Posted 06.19.2013 | Science

Eye-tracking has become the tech trend du jour. Advertisers use data on where you look and when to better capture your attention. Designers employ it...

A Is for....

Janine Francolini | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Awareness! And Awareness is what we have been focusing on this past month, as President Obama signed a proclamation declaring May as National Mental Health Awareness Month (the first president to do so!)

Investigating A Curious Narcolepsy Case

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Although this was clearly more than just narcolepsy, it was possible that the constellation of symptoms was due to a small genetic alteration that included both a narcolepsy-causing gene and a mitochondrial gene located close by on the same chromosome.

Obama's Crowning Achievement

William Laney | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
William Laney

On the morning of April 2, the president announced to a gathering of luminaries in the East Room of The White House a new and ambitious, decade-long research effort to uncover new ways to treat, prevent, and cure brain disorders.

Mysterious DNA Breaks Linked To Thinking, Learning, Memory

Posted 03.25.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/25/2013 07:40 AM EDT on LiveScience Brain activity from experiences as common as exploring...

Love Bigger!

Janine Francolini | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Mr. President, you have daunting tasks in front of you but know that you are not alone. This country is finally uniting and awareness of mental health issues has been catapulted to eveyone's consciousness over the past month since that day of horror where so many lives ended in an unthinkable way.

"Meaningful Action"

Janine Francolini | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Janine Francolini

We can do this... we can turn our outrage and pain into fuel to catapult us to work together to prevent such tragedies in the future. Bright, inspiring hope prevails and is revealed to us in our work every single day.

Glenn Close: Let's End The Stigma Around Mental Illness Now

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

With all of the incredible advances in care for mental illness, there is a huge roadblock between people and the treatment they need: the stigma and shame that pervade our culture regarding mental illness.

Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy's Mission: A Moonshot Into the Mind

S.Z. Berg | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
S.Z. Berg

Patrick Kennedy is challenging scientists to see "innerspace" as the new frontier, a moonshot into the mind to explore brain circuitry and impaired genes and to develop research that can be translated into therapies and cures for all brain disorders.

Actress Patty Duke's Fantasy: A March on Washington

S.Z. Berg | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
S.Z. Berg

For nearly 25 years, Patty Duke has traveled around the country educating audiences on brain disorders such as hers and speaking out about the stigma that goes along with being diagnosed with a "mental illness."

7 Bizarre Brain Disorders You've Probably Never Heard Of

The Huffington Post | Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 08.24.2011 | Healthy Living

A hand that spontaneously buttons and unbuttons your shirt against your will. The inability to recognize your own mother’s face. The belief that you...

What's Going On in Your Mind? Congressman Patrick Kennedy Brings the Best and the Brightest to Boston for a "Moonshot Moment"

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

On the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's moonshot speech, there is considerable hope in Boston. Fifty years later, another Kennedy has brought us to the brink of a new frontier.

Stem Cell Snorting Holds Promise For Treating Brain Disorders

The Blotter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

New details from a University of Minnesota researcher's initial tests show the stem cells actually make it to the brain when snorted rather than impla...