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Tweaked CRISPR in Neurons Gives Scientists New Power to Probe Brain Diseases

University of California San Francisco
Friday, August 16, 2019

A team of scientists at UC San Francisco and the National Institutes of Health have achieved another CRISPR first, one which may fundamentally alter the way scientists study brain diseases.

Non-invasive Electrical Stimulation Alters Blood Flow in Brain Tumors

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

First-of-its-kind pilot study suggests repeated treatments could slow tumor growth.

Mapping the brain at high resolution

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thursday, January 17, 2019

New 3-D imaging technique can reveal, much more quickly than other methods, how neurons connect throughout the brain.

Researchers discover the brain cells that make pain unpleasant

Stanford Medicine
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Pain sensation and the emotional experience of pain are not the same, and now, in mice, scientists at Stanford have found the neurons responsible for the latter.

A New Roadmap for Repairing the Damage of Multiple Sclerosis

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Research provides new understanding about how drugs can repair damaged brain cells that cause disability in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Study shows where brain transforms seeing into acting

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Friday, July 6, 2018

Study shows where brain transforms seeing into acting

Researchers uncover hidden brain states that regulate performance and decision making

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Monday, July 2, 2018

Brain activity is driven by encounters with external stimuli and situations, simultaneously occurring with internal mental processes. A team of researchers from Stanford University, with funding from the NIH BRAIN Initiative, in part through the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), has discovered how the brain dynamically handles cognitive tasks while it also is engaged in internal mental processes.

Experimental Drug Stops Parkinson’s Disease Progression in Mice

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Monday, July 2, 2018

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have developed an experimental drug, similar to compounds used to treat diabetes, that slows the progression of Parkinson’s disease itself — as well as its symptoms — in mice. In experiments performed with cultures of human brain cells and live mouse models, they report the drug blocked the degradation of brain cells that is the hallmark of Parkinson’s disease. The drug is expected to move to clinical trials this year.

‘Music of Speech’ Linked to Brain Area Unique to Humans

University of California, San Francisco
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Understanding Vocal Pitch Could Give Realistic Synthetic Voices to Those Unable to Speak

Study Finds Tau Protein Does Not Stabilize Microtubules, Challenges Approach to Treating Alzheimer's

Drexel University College of Medicine
Thursday, June 28, 2018

A new study by researchers from Drexel University College of Medicine may reverse the popular scientific dogma that the protein tau stabilizes microtubules within brain cells. The scientists’ new research, published this week in Current Biology, suggests just the opposite: Tau’s actual role in the neuron is to allow microtubules to grow and remain dynamic.