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U-M RNA scientists identify many genes involved in neuron development

University of Michigan
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

A team of the University of Michigan (U-M), spearheaded by Nigel Michki, a graduate student, and Assistant Professor Dawen Cai in the department of Cell and Developmental Biology in the Medical School and in Biophysics in the College of LS&A, identified many genes that are important in fruit flies’ neuron development, and that had never been described before in that context.


Researchers Trace Spinal Neuron Family Tree

The Salk Institute
Thursday, April 22, 2021

New ways to classify and study spinal cord neurons could inform therapies for illness or injury


Experimental Drug Shows Potential Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Removing ‘Garbage’ from Brain Cells Improves Memory in Mice


Stem cell therapy promotes recovery from stroke and dementia in mice

UCLA Health
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

A one-time injection of an experimental stem cell therapy can repair brain damage and improve memory function in mice with conditions that replicate human strokes and dementia, a new UCLA study finds.


Noninvasive technology steps ahead to help epilepsy patients

Carnegie Mellon University
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

New research led by Bin He, in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, combines clinical application and engineering innovation to present a safe, noninvasive, cost-effective, and quicker imaging option for patients with epilepsy.


Chaperone protein imbalance promotes toxic tau buildup in the aging brain

University of South Florida Health
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

A USF Health study applies a new mouse model of tauopathy, which may help identify therapeutic targets for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases


How Brain Tumors Turn Immune Cells into Cancer-Growing Hostages

University of California San Diego School of Medicine
Monday, April 19, 2021

Researchers describe a kind of cellular “Stockholm syndrome,” but also identify a potential new drug target for treating aggressive and deadly glioblastomas


Gene mutation affects glioma and survival in a sex-specific manner

Baylor College of Medicine
Monday, April 19, 2021

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and collaborators at other institutions have discovered that POT1, a gene known to be associated with risk of glioma, the most common type of malignant brain tumor, mediates its effects in a sex-specific manner.


Study links structural brain changes to behavioral problems in children who snore

National Institutes of Health
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

A large study of children has uncovered evidence that behavioral problems in children who snore may be associated with changes in the structure of their brain’s frontal lobe.

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