News Round-Up: July 2010 1st Edition

  1. Meta-analysis of CBT for people with somatic disease shows benefit for depressive symptoms
  2. BDI-II scores in post-MI patients may include small non-depression related somatic component
  3. More evidence for APOE4 but not ACE for incident dementia in older adults
  4. In another study the researchers found that rehearsing items to do the following day just before sleep were more likely to carry them out than people that tried them before going to sleep.
  5. Delirium care – survey of UK junior doctors
  6. White matter changes seen in early Alzheimer’s Disease using DTI
  7. Association of FTD and Schizophrenia in some families but not others in this study
  8. Study (n=909) suggests mental health literacy associated with reduced prevalence of depressive symptoms in older adults
  9. ‘Blood rheology is independently related to cognitive decline in older people’ subs article
  10. Hypothesis – intestinal barrier permeability and dementia – needs testing.
  11. IQCODE and distinguishing FTD and AD
  12. Handgrip strength associated with cognitive decline in oldest old
  13. Gender specific risks should be considered to delay res/nurs home admission in older adults – subs article
  14. Need to improve labelling, leaflets and education for medications in older adult study – subs article
  15. Free article – depression associated with more cardiovascular events HYVET
  16. Subs article – large study shows interactions occur in older adults & physical comorbidity prescribed antidepressants

Psychiatry 2.0

  1. Mind Hacks as another instalment of Spike Activity and some other interesting articles
  2. The Neurocritic has an interesting critique of a study investigating the use of paracetamol for social rejection.
  3. PsychCentral have a round-up of their blogs including a look at research participants.
  4. Somatosphere draw attention to a paper on anthropology and the study of autism.
  5. At the Frontal Cortex blog, Jonas Lehrer looks at Alcoholics Anonymous.
  6. Over at All in the Mind, Natasha Mitchell looks at patient H.M.

Evolution and Cultural History

  1. Historian’s analysis suggests Plato used musical code to signify important parts of his text
  2. Mitochondrial analysis and the peopling of North America
  3. Computer deciphers ancient language in a few hours
  4. Evidence that multicellular life began 2.1 billion years ago
  5. Fast adaptation to the environment in Tibetans
  6. Discovery piece on Neanderthal teeth dating study

Appendix – Resources

  1. Excellent free resource – Popular Anthropology Magazine
  2. Delirium and long haul travel – subs article
  3. Prevention of delirium – subs article
  4. Meta-analysis – physical health as risk factor for depression in older adults – sub s article
  5. Detection of delirium in the acute hospital
  6. Cognitive dysfunction and NIDDM in older adults
  7. Teaching undergraduates about ageing – subs article
  8. Gastrostomies in dementia – subs article
  9. Cognition with intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula – subs article
  10. C-reactive protein for detecting bacterial infection in older adults – free article
  11. Free article on sarcopenia
  12. Free article – medications and tube-fed patients
  13. Free article – supporting people with dementia and sight loss
  14. Free article – global mental health assessment tool in older adults
  15. Free paper on effects of hearing loss on community support in older adults
  16. Free article on risk gene interactions in schizophrenia
  17. Free article on information processing in the nucleus accumbens
  18. Free article on frontal cortex in primates
  19. Free article on genetic basis of human brain evolution
  20. Free article on white matter in psychiatric illness and learning
  21. Free article on cerebellar nuclei
  22. Free TINS article on genetics of dementia
  23. Subscription article on olivo-cerebellar system and temporal pattern generation
  24. Subs article – timing, cerebellum and the granule layer
  25. Subs article on delirium and mortality
  26. Subs article on neurobiology of autism
  27. Subs article – abnormal development of the cerebral cortex
  28. Great title – subs article – do all animals sleep?
  29. Subs article on DNA recoding and evolution of human cognition
  30. Subs article on barrier mechanisms in the brain
  31. Subs article on cerebellum and speech production
  32. Subs article – timing, cerebellum and the granule layer
  33. Subs article – the insula and addiction
  34. Subs article immune system and aging of memory
  35. Subs article on cell adhesion molecules and autistic spectrum disorders
  36. Subs article on animal consciousness
  37. Subs article on microsaccades
  38. Subs article on primate visual feedback
  39. Subs article on difference in cingulate cortex between monkeys and humans
  40. Subs article on model of prefrontal cortex in social reasoning
  41. Subs article on angiotensin and Alzheimer’s Disease
  42. Subs article on the prairie vole and social behaviour
  43. Subs article on age related hippocampal changes
  44. Subs article on cerebellar granule cell migration
  45. Subs article on retrograde axonal transport and neuronal cell death
  46. Subs article on mammalian gustatory system coding
  47. Subs article on the default mode network
  48. Subs article on sex differences in memory formation
  49. Subs article on murine research and Alzheimer’s Disease prevention
  50. Subs article on sonic the hedgehog and the thalamus
  51. Subs article on interesting functions for serotonin
  52. Subs article on prefrontal cortex organisation

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