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Case Western Reserve University-led team develops new approach to treat certain neurological diseases

Case Western Reserve University
Thursday, July 2, 2020

A team led by Case Western Reserve University medical researchers has developed a potential treatment method for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD), a fatal neurological disorder that produces severe movement, motor and cognitive dysfunction in children.

New Drug Reduces Stroke Damage in Mice

University of Pittsburgh
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute have identified a novel drug that could protect the brain during and after a stroke.

USC Stem Cell scientists find a simpler way to make sensory hearing cells

University of Southern California
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Scientists from the USC Stem Cell laboratories of Neil Segil and Justin Ichida are whispering the secrets of a simpler way to generate the sensory cells of the inner ear. Their approach uses direct reprogramming to produce sensory cells known as “hair cells,” due to their hair-like protrusions that sense sound waves.

Brain receptor pulls open electrical gate like a puppet master

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

For the first time, researchers in the lab of CSHL Professor Hiro Furukawa have been able to track each atom in the NMDA receptor, an important brain protein, as it transmits or inhibits neural signals.

New Genomic Atlas of the Developing Human Brain

Gladstone Institutes
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Researchers at Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco (UCSF) Weill Institute for Neurosciences have created a comprehensive region-specific atlas of the regulatory regions of the genome linked to human embryonic brain development.

Why memory-forming neurons are vulnerable to Alzheimer's

The Rockefeller University
Monday, June 29, 2020

The findings highlight a suite of genes that are likely involved in making entorhinal cortex neurons easy targets for degeneration.

Study Identifies Brain Pathways Between Memory and Decisions

Cedars Sinai
Thursday, June 25, 2020

New research from Cedars-Sinai has identified the pathways of neurons that help people retrieve information from memories and use that information to make decisions.

How chandelier cells light up the brain

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Abnormalities in chandelier cells have been linked to epilepsy, autism, and schizophrenia, underscoring their critical role in keeping brain signaling in balance. 

Birdsong offers clues to the workings of short-term memory

University of Oregon
Thursday, June 18, 2020

When a canary sings, it maintains a memory trace of the notes produced in the previous five to 10 seconds, a process that allows the bird to produce songs with long-range rules or syntactic structure, according to a new study co-written by a neuroscientist at the University of Oregon’s Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact.

Scientists Decode How the Brain Senses Smell

NYU Langone Health
Thursday, June 18, 2020

In experiments in mice, NYU Grossman School of Medicine researchers have for the first time created an electrical signature that is perceived as an odor in the brain’s smell-processing center, the olfactory bulb, even though the odor does not exist.