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Novartis-backed Neurovance bags $6.3M to focus on ADHD

New experimental non-stimulant drug for ADHD appears highly effective and safe FierceBiotech April 3, 2014 | By Damian Garde Neurovance said its new drug clocked a statically significant reduction in ADHD symptoms that was comparable to results with standard stimulant-based treatments, and the company plans to present its full safety and efficacy data at the […] Continue reading →

Journalist Ron Suskind On How Disney Movies Helped His Son With Autism Speak Again

Regressive autism occurs when toddlers who reach proper developmental milestones lose language and social skills they’ve previously achieved. Journalist Ron Suskind appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss his family’s experience with regressive autism and how his son Owen just “started to vanish” when 2 1/2. Watching Disney movies helped his son recover sufficiently to communicate […] Continue reading →

Specific Changes in the Brain Associated with Sleep Deprivation Described in New Study by the Allen Institute for Brain Science and SRI International

Brain Changes due to Sleep Deprivation Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science discovered that a majority of the neurons in the neocortex, amygdala and hippocampus which mediate cognitive, emotional and memory functions are impaired by sleep deprivation. The resulting irritability and impaired memory, coordination, and concentration can compromise health, performance and safety. And […] Continue reading →

Dyslexics Best Comprehend and Define Their Disorder, claims Dr. Harold Levinson

  A recently published ‘Current Biology’ study revealing that video games improve learning in dyslexia is consistent with what dyslexics have long known and reported to Dr. Harold Levinson. Dr. Levinson with the cerebellum “No expert, however gifted, and no diagnostic procedure, however sophisticated, could ever come close to determining the voluminous insights offered by […] Continue reading →