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  • Man walks again after years of paralysis

    Proof-of-concept study shows that it is possible to use direct brain control to get a person’s legs to walk again following a spinal cord injury.

    Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2015, 12:80
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    Diet quality linked to depression

    Better diet quality, measured by the Mediterranean Diet Score (MDS), Pro-vegetarian Dietary Pattern (PDP) and Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010, is associated with reduced risk of depression, providing further evidence for the benefits of a healthy diet.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:197
  • Markers for microglial phenotyping

    In this review, Walker and Lue evaluate which markers might better define different activation phenotypes of microglia in human brains and whether they fit into current microglial polarization schemes.

    Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2015, 7:56
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    Multimorbidity linked to poor health

    In resource-limited settings, having multiple conditions is associated with limitations in daily living, depression and poor health, especially among those with lower socioeconomic status, highlighting the need for interventions to reduce multimorbidity.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:178
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    Male and female brain size in primates

    Larger brain size in males is a pattern persisting throughout primate and human evolution; new experiments suggest a major role for estrogen in down-regulating genes linked to brain size, resulting in the smaller female brain size.

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015, 15:127

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Shaheen Emmanuel Lakhan

Executive Director, Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation