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Retro Style: Growth of Sensory Neurons

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A Caenorhabditis elegans worm squirms its way through a compost heap, sensory neurons in its nose helping it navigate oxygen…
New drug that could aid earlier MS diagnoses approved by FDA for first human clinical trials

January 28, 2020

A new drug that could make it easier for doctors to diagnose multiple sclerosis (MS) in its earlier…
World first as artificial neurons developed to cure chronic diseases

December 3, 2019

Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists –…
Cell signalling breakthrough opens up new avenues for research

November 6, 2019

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have made a major breakthrough in the field of cell signaling. In…
Detecting Dementia’s Damaging Effects Before It is Too Late

May 16, 2019

By studying a rare form of dementia, researchers might have found a way to detect neurodegeneration before brain…
Researchers ‘Bait’ Proteins Behind Neurodegeneration

March 4, 2019

A single misbehaving protein – called TDP-43 – is behind 97 percent of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) cases…
Proteins: A Tale of Two Structures

August 3, 2018

Throughout his science training in Vietnam, Germany, Austria and the United States, Nam Chu has loved finding ways to fight…
Recovery from Spinal Cord Injuries Can Be Predicted

March 8, 2018

Injuries to the spinal cord result in tissue loss in the spinal cord and brain. These neurodegenerative changes…
Researchers discover how neurons tell each other to die under trauma, disease

March 10, 2017

A major contributor to most neurological diseases is the degeneration of a wire-like part of nerve cells called…
Research finds that ultrasound slows brain ageing

October 12, 2016

Treatment with scanning ultrasound has already been proven to reverse Alzheimer’s disease in mice, and now it appears…
Newly discovered neural connections may be linked to emotional decision-making

September 25, 2016

Researchers suspect cells in this brain circuit could also be targets of Parkinson’s disease. MIT neuroscientists have discovered…
Infertile Worms Resist Infection-Induced Neurodegeneration

November 24, 2015

The connections are still obscure, but mounting evidence points to a link between infections, the immune system, and…
Calcium channels play a role in neuronal homeostasis and elimination of toxic buildup of proteins

March 28, 2015

Taking out the garbage is a crucial step in housecleaning. Similarly, autophagy is the body’s first-line of defense…
Upending Alzheimer’s Theory

March 5, 2015

A study from Harvard Medical School researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital reveals for…
Broken signals lead to neurodegeneration

September 10, 2014

Researchers from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan, in collaboration with Juntendo University and the Japan Science…
Autophagy as an essential cellular antioxidant pathway in neurodegenerative disease

June 1, 2014

Oxidative stress including DNA damage, increased lipid and protein oxidation, are important features of aging and neurodegeneration suggesting…
Effect of vitamin E administration on the elevated oxygen stress and the telomeric and subtelomeric status in Alzheimer’s disease

October 1, 2013

Oxidative stress (OS) may be involved in the neurodegenerative process in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Telomeres, the repeated sequences…
A protein that can mean life or death for cells

September 18, 2013

A research team at IRB discovers that Mitofusin 2 confers the cell with the sensitivity to understand its…
Brain circuitry loss may be a very early sign of cognitive decline in healthy elderly people

September 14, 2013

The degeneration of a small, wishbone-shaped structure deep inside the brain may provide the earliest clues to future…
Physical Exercise Change Inflammatory Cytokine Profile in the Brains of Aging Rats

May 29, 2013

Aging is often accompanied by cognitive decline, memory impairment and an increased susceptibility to neurodegenerative disorders. Most of…
Gene involved in neurodegeneration keeps clock running

May 21, 2013

Scientists identify another gene important to morning wake-up call Northwestern University scientists have shown a gene involved in…
New light shed on early stage Alzheimer’s disease

April 24, 2013

The disrupted metabolism of sugar, fat and calcium is part of the process that causes the death of…
University of Minnesota researchers find new target for Alzheimer’s drug development

December 4, 2012

Researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Drug Design have developed a synthetic compound that, in a…
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