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    Mind control in zombie ants

    Parasitic Ophiocordyceps fungi, who turn their ant hosts into ‘zombies’, can infect and kill multiple ant species but only manipulate behaviour in their specific host species; this could be related to the metabolites they secrete.

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014, 14:166
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    Mental disorders common in Ethiopian homeless

    Psychosis, alcohol abuse and other mental disorders are common in street homeless people in Addis Ababa, suggesting that strategies to improve conditions for the homeless in low-income countries should include treatment for mental disorders.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:138
  • Targeting small vessel disease in AD

    Examination of subcortical hyperintensities revealed signs of small vessel disease, which may be differentially associated with specific cognitive functions and have potential clinical relevance as targets for treatment in Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

    Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2014, 6:49
  • A novel vaccine for tau immunotherapy

    Active vaccine AADvac1 validates the novel tau target revealed by monoclonal antibody DC8E8 by reducing Alzheimer's disease-type tau hyperphosphorylation by 95% in transgenic rats, and has now entered phase I clinical trials.

    Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2014, 6:44
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    Uncontrollable behavior or mental illness? Exploring constructions of bulimia using Q methodology

    Using Q-Methodology, this study identified six distinct, culturally-circulating constructions of bulimia, including an understanding of bulimia as a problem of behavioural control, and one of bulimia as dysfunctional psychological coping mechanism. Potential implications of these constructions for behaviour and experience are highlighted.

    Journal of Eating Disorders 2014, 2:22

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GRAIDs: a framework for closing the gap in the availability of health promotion programs and interventions for people with disabilities

Rimmer JH, Vanderbom KA, Bandini LG, Drum CE, Luken K, Suarez-Balcazar Y and Graham ID

Implementation Science 2014, 9:100

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Shaheen Emmanuel Lakhan

Executive Director, Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation