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Novel Brain Stimulation Approach Treats Severe Depression

Baylor College of Medicine
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

This procedure uses a first-of-its-kind approach that incorporates intracranial electroencephalography (EEG) recordings and stimulation to personalize the understanding of network behavior in the brain during a depressive state and its response to the DBS device. 

Software uses selfies to detect early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

University of Rochester
Monday, November 15, 2021

The software can then predict with remarkable accuracy whether a person who takes a selfie is likely to develop Parkinson’s disease.

Study rules out an antioxidant treatment for slowing the progression of Parkinson’s disease

Massachusetts General Hospital
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The hypothesis that raising the brain levels of the natural antioxidant urate could slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease (PD) has been disproven by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

Preventing the Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

Gladstone Institutes
Thursday, September 9, 2021

Paz and her team identified a specific molecule in a part of the brain called the thalamus that plays a key role in secondary effects of brain injury, such as sleep disruption, epileptic activity, and inflammation.

The hormone irisin is found to confer benefits of exercise on cognitive function

Massachusetts General Hospital
Friday, August 20, 2021

The novel hormone irisin has the ability to drive the cognitive benefits of exercise, and therefore holds great promise for treating cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease, scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found.

Antibody Therapy Rescues Mice from Lethal Nerve–Muscle Disease

NYU Langone Health
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Led by NYU Grossman School of Medicine researchers, a new study found that an antibody treatment not only rescued young mice from a form of congenital myasthenia (CM) but also reversed disease relapse in adult mice.

CHOP Researchers Use Big Data to Assess Seizure Burden and Improve Outcomes in Pediatric Epilepsy Patients

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Thursday, June 3, 2021

Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have demonstrated how to use standardized reporting of clinical data for seizures caused by a variety of neurological disorders, providing fundamental baseline information that can determine what methods work best for keeping seizures under control.

Huntington’s disease: Modulating rapamycin target protein FKBP51 pathway promotes autophagy, lowering Huntingtin protein

Buck Institute
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Experiments with small molecule has implications for research on aging.

New algorithm could help enable next-generation deep brain stimulation devices

Brown University
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Brown University researchers have developed a technique that could allow deep brain stimulation devices to sense activity in the brain and adjust stimulation accordingly.

University of Kentucky Researchers Discover Fundamental Roles of Glucosamine in Brain

University of Kentucky
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Using novel imaging methods for studying brain metabolism, University of Kentucky researchers have identified the reservoir for a necessary sugar in the brain.