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Redrawing the brain's motor map

Emory University
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Neuroscientists at Emory have refined a map showing which parts of the brain are activated during head rotation, resolving a decades-old puzzle.


Gene Therapy Prevents Parkinson’s Disease in Animal Model, Says Pitt Study

University of Pitsburgh Medical Center
Monday, June 15, 2015

Gene therapy to reduce production of a brain protein successfully prevented development of Parkinson’s disease in an animal study, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.


New Study Brings Together Neuroscience and Psychology to Paint More Complete Picture of Sleep and Memory

The Scripps Research Institute
Thursday, June 11, 2015

In Macbeth, Shakespeare describes sleep as “the death of each day’s life,” but he may have gotten it wrong. Sleep, as it turns out, may be the one thing that keeps our memories alive and intact.


Star-shaped cells help blood vessels in the brain keep a grip on a healthy tone

Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
Monday, June 8, 2015

A star-shaped brain cell called an astrocyte appears to help keep blood pressure and blood flow inside the brain on a healthy, even keel, scientists report.


Scientists Identify New Drug Target to Treat ALS

David Gladstone Institutes
Monday, June 8, 2015

Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes and the University of Michigan have identified a cellular mechanism that can be targeted to treat ALS.


Scientists Identify New Drug Target to Treat ALS

J. David Gladstone Institutes
Monday, June 8, 2015

Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes and the University of Michigan have identified a cellular mechanism that can be targeted to treat ALS.


Researchers Find Textbook-Altering Link Between Brain, Immune System

University of Virginia
Monday, June 1, 2015

In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.


UTHealth research: grass plants can transport infectious prions

University of Texas Health Science Center
Friday, May 15, 2015

Grass plants can bind, uptake and transport infectious prions, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The research was published online in the latest issue of Cell Reports.


Antiviral compound may protect brain from pathogens, West Nile virus study shows

Washington University, St. Louis
Friday, May 15, 2015

Researchers have found that an antiviral compound may protect the brain from invading pathogens.


Researchers See Promise in Treatment to Reduce Incidence of Dementia after Traumatic Brain Injury

University of Kentucky & Northwestern University
Thursday, April 23, 2015

It was once thought that effects of a mild head injury — dizziness, headaches, memory problems — were only temporary, and the brain would heal over time.

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