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Switching off ‘master regulator’ may shield the brain from Parkinson’s-related damage

Van Andel Institute
Monday, August 17, 2020

Switching off a molecular “master regulator” may protect the brain from inflammatory damage and neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease, reports a study published today in Nature Neuroscience.

Researchers Combine Genetic Information with Electronic Medical Records to Pinpoint When Epilepsies Affect Children

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

A team of researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) affiliated with the CHOP Epilepsy Neurogenetics Initiative (ENGIN) further bridged the gap between genomic information and clinical outcome data by systematically linking genetic information with electronic medical records, focusing on how genetic neurological disorders in children develop over time.

Gulf War Illness and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Distinct Illnesses, Georgetown Study Suggests

Georgetown University Medical Center
Monday, August 10, 2020

A brain imaging study of veterans with Gulf War illness (GWI) and patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (sometimes called myalgic encephalomyelitis), has shown that the two illnesses produce distinctly different, abnormal patterns of brain activity after moderate exercise.

Alzheimer’s-Related Tau Protein Can Disrupt Blood Flow in the Brain, Long Before Neurodegeneration Sets In

Weill Cornell Medicine
Monday, August 10, 2020

Inside neurons, the protein tau (green) moves from axons (blue), where it is normally located, to the cell body and dendrites (red), disrupting the vital link between neural activity and blood flow, which contributes to cognitive impairment and neurodegeneration. Image courtesy of Dr. Laibaik Park and Dr. Costantino Iadecola.

Implanted Neural Stem Cell Grafts Show Functionality in Spinal Cord Injuries

University of California San Diego
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

In mouse studies, the specialized grafts integrated with host networks and behaved much like neurons in a healthy, undamaged spinal cord.

How thoughts could one day control electronic prostheses, wirelessly

Stanford University
Monday, August 3, 2020

Stanford researchers have been working for years to advance a technology that could one day help people with paralysis regain use of their limbs, and enable amputees to use their thoughts to control prostheses and interact with computers.

Alzheimer’s protein in blood indicates early brain changes

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Promising target for blood-based diagnostic test

The discovery of a ‘negative regulator’ in the brain alters understanding of brain function and potential treatment of cognitive disorders

Vanderbilt University
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The brain has an uncanny ability to enhance or reduce communication between brain cells. Whether or not communication is fast or slow changes the brain’s overall function. Understanding how these cells communicate within the brain is critical to understanding how our bodies and minds work together.

Ila Fiete studies how the brain performs complex computations

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The MIT professor takes a mathematical approach to exploring memory, navigation, and other neural functions.

Brain Cell Types Identified That May Push Males to Fight & Have Sex

NYU Langone Researchers Identify ‘On–Off Switch’ Nerve Cells for Male Mating & Aggression in the Amygdala