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How the Office Org Chart in Your Brain Helps to Organize Your Actions

Salk Institute
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Salk scientists discover how learned behaviors are organized and controlled by different brain cell types, offering insight into Parkinson’s, OCD


Broken Shuttle May Hinder Learning Across Several Brain Disorders

New York University School of Medicine
Friday, June 22, 2018

Unable to carry signals based on sights and sounds to the genes that record memories, a broken shuttle protein may hinder learning in patients with intellectual disability, schizophrenia, and autism.


Electrically Stimulating the Brain May Restore Movement After Stroke

University of California, San Francisco
Monday, June 18, 2018

Findings suggest potential for brain implants to treat stroke patients


Drugs that suppress immune system may protect against Parkinson’s

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Thursday, May 31, 2018

People who take immunosuppressants less likely to develop the disease


Princeton researchers crowdsource brain mapping with gamers, discover six new neuron types

Princeton University
Thursday, May 17, 2018

With the help of a quarter-million video game players, Princeton researchers have created and shared detailed maps of more than 1,000 neurons — and they’re just getting started.


Brain Cells' Achilles' Heel May Prompt Hydrocephalus

Duke University
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Viruses can exploit a suprising weakness of cells that circulate fluid in the brain


Brain scans may help diagnose neurological, psychiatric disorders

Washington University of School of Medicine, St. Louis
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Study shows that brain networks reliably track individuals over time


Mitochondrial Disease Patients Face Difficult Road to Diagnosis

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Friday, March 30, 2018

A new study documents the prolonged and difficult path patients face before they are diagnosed with mitochondrial diseases, a group of rare, debilitating genetic disorders. The study was led by researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center; findings appear in the journal Neurology Genetics.


Pig model of Huntington's offers advantages for testing treatments

Emory University School of Medicine
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Using genetic engineering technology, a team of scientists has established a pig model of Huntington's disease (HD), an inherited neurodegenerative disease. The researchers anticipate that the pigs could be a practical way to test treatments for HD, which is caused by a gene encoding a toxic protein that causes brain cells to die.


Vagus Nerve Stimulation Boosts Post-Stroke Motor Skill Recovery

University of Texas at Dallas
Thursday, March 22, 2018

In a study of rats, researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have demonstrated a method to accelerate motor skill recovery after a stroke by helping the brain reorganize itself more quickly.

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