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Study gives clues to the origin of Huntington’s disease, and a new way to find drugs

September 18, 2019

The first signs of Huntington’s, an inherited disease that slowly deteriorates bodies and minds, don’t typically surface until…
Single protein plays important dual shipping role in the brain

August 16, 2019

Just as a packaging breakdown can hamstring delivery of cables, switches and connectors to a house under construction,…
Advanced Neuroimaging Shows Brain Matter Alterations in U.S. Government Personnel Who Developed Neurological Symptoms in Cuba

July 25, 2019

Brain imaging of 40 U.S. government personnel who experienced a host of neurological symptoms after possible exposure of…
Saving Beethoven Mice

July 4, 2019

Scientists at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital have used a novel gene-editing approach to salvage the…
Does Anesthesia, Invasive Surgery Increase Multiple Sclerosis Relapse Risk?

July 2, 2019

A recent Multiple Sclerosis Journal study that included data from 281 patients and 609 surgeries suggests post-operative MS relapse risk does…
Pigs help scientists understand human brain

July 1, 2019

For the first time, researchers in the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center have used an imaging method normally…
‘M-RISE’ Research Program Aims to Prevent Brain Damage Caused by Cardiac Arrest

June 25, 2019

For the more than 350,000 Americans that experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year, less than 1 in 10 of those…
A Precise Look at Alzheimer’s Proteins

June 8, 2019

PNNL scientist sifts for clues from more than 1,000 human brains. A substance known as amyloid beta protein…
Swim, Jump, Shoot, Lift: Paralympians reveal brain’s amazing ability to adapt

January 3, 2019

Professor Kimitaka Nakazawa built a career studying neurological rehabilitation after spinal cord injury. He had long been interested…
Origins of Pain

December 18, 2018

A toddler puts her hand on a hot stove and swiftly withdraws it. Alas, it’s too late—the child’s…
Playing high school football changes the teenage brain

November 20, 2018

A single season of high school football may be enough to cause microscopic changes in the structure of…
Staying alert to the rare but real risks of acute flaccid myelitis

November 13, 2018

Visit any preschool or day-care center this time of year and you’ll encounter coughs and runny noses. The…
Understanding the neurological code behind how flies fly

November 8, 2018

A common flesh fly takes off and maneuvers effortlessly, her head and body steadied by a hidden, minuscule…
Migraine or Headache? How to Tell the Difference

October 26, 2018

A migraine can happen to anyone at any time. And they’re relatively common: The severe headaches have affected…
Understanding the neurological code behind how flies fly

October 17, 2018

Case Western Reserve scientists study acrobatic maneuvers of common flesh flies, offer first proofs of 70-year-old theory on nervous…
The onset of Alzheimer’s disease: the importance of family history

February 28, 2018

You’re about to turn 60, and you’re fretting. Your mother has had Alzheimer’s disease since the age of…
Research offers new clues to rare genetic disease

July 3, 2017

Tuberous sclerosis complex, or TSC, is considered a rare genetic disease, yet for the estimated 50,000 patients in…
Share the work, share the feelings

April 25, 2016

When people work together as a team, the results reveal varying degrees of success. Scientists from Aarhus University…
Spinal cord regeneration might actually be helped by glial scar tissue, contrary to conventional wisdom

March 31, 2016

Neuroscientists have long believed that scar tissue formed by glial cells — the cells that surround neurons in…
Toxic metals exposures lower school scores and slow childhood development in Australia’s mining and smelting communities

October 7, 2015

High levels of toxic metals, found in and near mining towns, could be negatively influencing the neurological development…
Predicting change in the Alzheimer’s brain

October 6, 2015

MIT researchers are developing a computer system that uses genetic, demographic, and clinical data to help predict the…
Scientists control rats’ senses of familiarity, novelty

September 30, 2015

With pulses of light in the right part of the brain at the right frequencies, Brown University scientists…
New ASU research on sense of smell could help pinpoint causes of brain diseases

September 24, 2015

Like most animals, we rely on our sense of smell for survival. It’s critical to our health and…
New Mouse Brain Connectome May Illuminate Origins of Mental Illnesses

September 22, 2015

Scientists at Duke University have released a highly detailed model of connections in the mouse brain that could…
Breakthrough survey to benchmark mental health and neurological disorders

September 18, 2015

Pioneering national research into the mental health and wellbeing of Australian adults living with neurological disorders launched this…
Multiple Pathways Progressing to Alzheimer’s Disease

June 27, 2015

The amyloid cascade hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) posits that sticky aggregations or plaques of amyloid-beta peptides accumulate…
The mind’s eye – the key to controlling Parkinson’s hallucinations?

June 27, 2015

Our ability to visually interpret the environment around us is easily taken for granted. But what about when…
Uncovering a dynamic cortex

June 20, 2015

Researchers at MIT have proven that the brain’s cortex doesn’t process specific tasks in highly specialized modules —…
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may share genetic roots with creativity

June 9, 2015

Genes linked to creativity could also increase the risk of developing schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to new…
Dynamin: a new tool to tackle neurological disorders

June 4, 2015

In a world first, neuroscientists at Flinders University have identified a series of chemical tools that can either…
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