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The human brain is certainly the most complex part of the body and has been called biology’s greatest mystery. The National Institute of Health is driving a new Presidential focus aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain called BRAIN or Brain Research through Advancing...

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The BRAIN-project is an endeavor in using computer aided learning to improve the understanding of the human brain anatomy. The project consists of four parts, each based on modular packages: BRAINIMAGES: Brain atlas consisting of horizontal and frontal brain slices spaced I mm apart enabling the...
The following organizations are good resources for information on Parkinson disease : The Michael J. Fox Foundation -- www.michaeljfox.org National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke -- www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/parkinsons_disease National Parkinson Foundation -- www.parkinson.org...
Organic brain syndrome (OBS) is a general term that describes decreased mental function due to a medical disease other than a psychiatric illness. It is often used synonymously (but incorrectly) with dementia . Causes Listed below are disorders associated with OBS. Brain injury caused by trauma...
Medications Some medications can help reduce symptoms that cause problems for your child in school or at home. Many other medications may be prescribed off-label, meaning they have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a certain use or for certain people. Doctors may...
Clinical Trials Many recent research studies have focused on finding the earliest signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These studies aim to help doctors diagnose children at a younger age so they can get needed interventions as quickly as possible. For example, one early sign of ASD may be...
Signs & Symptoms Symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) vary from one child to the next, but in general, they fall into two areas: Social impairment, including difficulties with social communication Repetitive and stereotyped behaviors. Children with ASD do not follow typical patterns when...

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